Council Bluffs, IA - A-TIP: Acute-Traumatic Incident Processing

Council Bluffs, IA - A-TIP: Acute-Traumatic Incident Processing


October 24, 2018

General Admission: 
$75 (deadline October 20, 2018)

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This one-day Acute Traumatic Incident Processing workshop will assist you in providing psychological first-aid. Participants will learn how to use use eye movements and other strategies to treat psychological emergencies. 




Holiday Inn Ameristar
2202 River Rd
Council Bluffs, IA 51501


8:30   -  9:00 Registration & Refreshments
9:00   -  10:15 Trauma and the Brain, Use of Eye Movements
10:15   - 10:30 Break
10:30  - 11:30 Breath Work, Calming, Containment Procedures
11:30   - 12:00 Live Video Demonstration
12:00  -  1:00 Lunch
1:00    -   2:15 The ATIP Procedure Video Demonstration
2:15     -   2:30 Break
2:30    -   3:15 Practicing ATIP
3:15     -   3:30 Debrief & Wrap-up


This will boost your skills in:

  • Stabilization skills to use before, during and after crisis

  • Grounding skills to use before, during and after crisis

  • Acute Traumatic Incident Processing (A-TIP) to treat crisis situations (emotional and psychological)

  • Triage crisis situations and if necessary, refer to qualified mental health professionals


About the Presenter: 

Bonnie Mikelson, LISW, is the director of EMDR & Beyond (, an organization dedicated to providing training, education, consultation, and therapy to survivors of adverse experiences and those that assist them in their recovery. Bonnie has a wealth of experience as a therapist, supervisor, consultant, and trainer in mental health and trauma, having received her MSW from the University of Iowa in 1977. Her years as a national trainer for the University of Iowa as well as practice in community mental health and group psychiatric practice provide the foundation for her expertise as a trainer/consultant.

At EMDR & Beyond, Bonnie is a leader and educator within the EMDR community. Her expertise covers a broad range of mental health and clinical topics, including sexual abuse, domestic abuse, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative disorders. An Approved Consultant since 2008 and EMDR Trainer since 2011, Bonnie has been mentored by Roy Kiessling since 2010. She became a Trainer for EMDR Consulting’s EMDR Trainings in 2014.

Amy Terrell, LMHC has worked in the crisis/trauma response field for 15+ years. She holds a BA in Human Service and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Crisis Response and Trauma Treatment. Amy is a therapist, agency consultant, and community educator. She is also an EMDRIA approved Certified EMDR Therapist and Consultant. Amy is the co-owner and Clinical Director of EMDR & Beyond, an agency that grew out of a shared passion for the healing of suffering and a vision to promote EMDR Therapy in the community. EMDR & Beyond actively enhances the growth and development of EMDR therapists in the community.

Amy has received ongoing special training in order to provide EMDR therapy to children and adults with complex trauma. Her mental health counseling practice has a focus on the treatment of trauma, with a great deal of experience working with violent crime survivors. She has clinical knowledge in the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with complex trauma, secondary trauma, dissociative disorders as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Additional areas of specialization include therapeutic group facilitation and professional advocacy.


Cancellation Policy:

We will allow refunds up to 7 days prior to workshop minus a $5 processing fee. Cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will be non-refundable.