EMDR and Beyond Book Club: Pain Control with EMDR Treatment Manual by Mark Grant

Kick back and relax after work with an informative discussion at the EMDR and Beyond Book Club. This month’s book is Pain Control with EMDR Treatment Manual by Mark Grant on Feb. 27, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm. It’s a great time to get an overview of the book before you purchase it. Join us live or virtually!

EMDR and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Workshop

EMDR and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Workshop with Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC and Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT on April 26 and 27, 2018, 8:30am – 4:30pm in Des Moines is open for registration! In this workshop, we have created a step by step, phase by phase, treatment map that we want to share with you! This program is co-sponsored by EMDR and Beyond LLC and Unity Point. Registration is at hopepayson.com/desmoines-reg/?mc_cid=96fd115065&mc_eid=f07aef9b30.

4th EMDR Brunch and Learn: An Introduction to Dissociation using EMDR and Parts of Self

An Introduction to Dissociation using EMDR and Parts of Self with Lindsey Olsen, LMFT, Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 8:00am – 12pm is open for registration! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brunch-learn-an-introduction-to-dissociation-using-emdr-parts-of-self-tickets-39200148700

Lindsey has a special interest in addressing complex trauma with clients. She is the owner of Alliance Therapy & Counseling Services and is an EMDR approved consultant and basic coach.

EMDR Basic Training in Tulsa Oklahoma starting March 22 & Iowa City Iowa starting May 17 is open for registration!

Des Moines Iowa EMDR Basic Training February 15, 2018 is SOLD OUT. Tulsa, Oklahoma Basic Training starting Mar. 22 and Coralvill (Iowa City) Iowa Basic Training starting May 17 is open for registration at www.emdrconsulting.com. Pending Trainings include Bismarck, North Dakota, Rogers, Arkansas, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Sioux City Iowa, Minneapolis, MN., and Council Bluffs Iowa coming in 2018.

EMDR & Beyond’s Calendar of EMDR Training, Workshops, and Educational Events

EMDR & Beyond’s Calendar of Upcoming Educational Events for the EMDR Community, including EMDR Basic Trainings, Specialty Workshops, Brunch & Learns, and Book Club discussions (in person and live streaming). Check it out and plan to join us!

Deeper Connections: EMDR with Couples and Families


Are you interested in learning to integrate EMDR in couples and family counseling? Join us Saturday March 3, 2018 with expert EMDR & Couples and Families therapist Kenya Rocha, LMHC, in Des Moines Iowa. Registration open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deeper-connections-emdr-with-couples-and-families-tickets-41022091179

EMDR Success with Children: Integration of Play Therapy Interventions through 8 Phases of EMDR

 Interested in strengthening your skills in providing play therapy interventions and EMDR with children? Join us March 2, 2018 with expert EMDR & Play Therapist Shanon Claussen LISW in Des Moines Iowa. Registration is open at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emdr-success-with-children-integration-of-play-therapy-8-phases-of-emdr-tickets-41022588667?ref=estw

Spiderman And The Search For The Negative Belief

Need some new ways to discover negative and positive beliefs with clients? Here’s some creative ideas to push your creative thinking further, with the help of Spiderman and other Superheroes!

Highlights of the 27th Annual EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis

Highlights from the 2016 Annual EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis: Plenary and Workshop Presentations, EMDR community updates and research progress, and great new EMDR books!

Cultural Competence & Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy Home Study Course

Trauma Book Club Summary: The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk is a must read for trauma therapists!

Considerations When Targeting Rape With EMDR

The last thing I want to do is talk about what happened to me!

Thinking about starting therapy?

Common Client Questions

A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks.

Understanding How Trauma Changes the Brain

Joyce Andresen uses an illustration from Van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score to assist in understanding how our brains get stuck in ‘trauma time.’

Bilateral CD’s

What bilateral CD’s are best for assisting our clients in developing more affect regulation, coping skills, resourcing or in our own self care?

Helping Clients Understand EMDR Therapy

Shanon Claussen, LISW, Consultant in Training, shares simple and useful analogies for EMDR therapy to assist clients in understanding and getting the best treatment outcomes.

EMDR with Adolescents

The mechanics of the EMDR processing phase are the same as when working with an adult, unless the adolescent is developmentally delayed.

EMDR with Four to Seven Year Old Children

EMDR with young children who may not know what “therapy” is and/or may not know why they’ve been brought to see a therapist.

EMDR with Eight-Twelve Year Old Children

Children process much faster than adults or older teens but it can be more difficult to assess affect tolerance for emotional regulation.
It is harder to gauge affect tolerance, because they don’t always show emotions the way an adult does.

EMDR with Infants and Toddlers

It is interesting how many adults assume that infants and toddlers are not affected by adverse events in their lives because they cannot explain in words what happened to them.

Theraplay ® and EMDR

Trauma is a disorder of regulation. Children who have been traumatized cannot modulate their arousal, overreacting to stimuli and challenged at self-calming.

Assisting Clients in Joining the ‘Emotional Bandwagon’

Elyse Harper, LMFT, shares strategies for assisting our clients in being able to as well as willing to feel emotions and body sensations.

The Wounds Within EMDR & Military

The Wounds Within home study course (12 CE’s and 8 EMDRIA credits) will deepen your grasp of the key challenges for active duty and veteran military personnel and their families to better prepare you as a mental health professional.

EMDR Therapy with the Military

EMDR with Military Case Presentation

More on EMDR Therapy with Children: Drawing Protocol

Shanon Claussen shares more on EMDR therapy with children with resourcing tips as well as pictures for processing with all phases of the drawing protocol.

Complex Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR & Ego State Therapy

Carol Forgash presents a DVD or a Book Course on the Cross Training model: combining the cutting edge integration of EMDR, trauma informed phase oriented therapy, and ego state therapy in the treatment of highly traumatized clients

EMDR and Addictions

Options for EMDR therapy for addictive and compulsive behaviors from expert EMDR specialty trainers.

The Two Hand Interweave Clinical Intervention

Resourcing Imagery for EMDR

Screening for DID and more…

If you are new to EMDR therapy and need more guidelines for working with dissociation, expert Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D, has essential information to assist you. www.bainbridgepsychology.com

Reflections on Training with Francine Shapiro

Attachment Therapy for Healing Childhood Trauma and Neglect

The Ben Franklin Institue provides Continuing Education for mental and behavioral health specialists, listing 4 EMDR distance learning courses in their catalog at http://bfisummit.com/online-ce-courses-and-expert-dvds/

Staying in the Window of Tolerance: Underaccessing

As EMDR clinicians it is important to know how to keep our clients in their window of tolerance. This post focuses on those clients who are hypoaroused, underaccessing the material we are trying to activate in Phase three of our work for processing through the distress.

Staying in the Window of Tolerance: Overaccessing

As EMDR clinicians it is important to know how to keep our clients in their window of tolerance. This post focuses on those clients who are hyperaroused, overaccessing the material we are trying to activate in Phase three of our work for processing through the distress.

EMDR in the Treatment of Acute and Complex Trauma DVD Course

In this highly practical, skill building DVD workshop from a live presentation, Nancy Newport, LPC, gives an overview of assessment for and treatment of Acute Trauma of all kinds and Tracy Ryan Kidd, LCSW, covers how to use EMDR within the three stages of trauma work.

Enhancing Empathy in the Practice of EMDR Distance Course

Using guided imagery exercises, participants will be able to identify with new clients presenting for and experiencing EMDR treatment. and evaluate one’s own capacity for empathy within the therapeutic context and apply it to their own EMDR practice.

Bilateral Stimulation Considerations

Bilateral Stimulation—Finger Eye Movements, tapping, technology? What’s the clinical thinking, clinician preferences, and decision-making around BLS types and usage? Here’s a discussion for your consideration…

Shapiro Updates on EMDR Therapy in Practice

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