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The Basics of EMDR Therapy

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
  • ONLINE

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  • FREE for SCV-CAMFT Members!
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Presented by Kara Nossardi, MA, LMFT

This is an online event. 
FREE for SCV-CAMFT Members!
Includes 2 CEUs. 

Join us at 12:45PM for social time.
Presentation will begin at 1PM. 

The Basics of EMDR Therapy workshop will focus on the foundational elements involved in Francine Shapiro’s 8-Phase Protocol: history taking, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation. Beginning with a symptom-focused approach to case conceptualization and treatment planning, special attention will be given to attachment organization, the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality, bilateral stimulation, and the 3-Pronged Approach to target sequencing of traumatic memories and current and/or future triggers.  The objective of this workshop is to give participants a basic theoretical and methodological  understanding of how EMDR Therapy benefits clients from a variety of attachment orientations and trauma histories.  

Presentation Goals

The presentation is designed to introduce, enhance, and expand participant
awareness of the application and effectiveness of EMDR Therapy when working with clients who have suffered a variety (from simple, single incident traumas to more complex histories) of adverse experiences that are impacting present day quality of life. Special attention is give to case conceptualization and treatment planning within the framework of the Adaptive Information Processing model, Attachment Organization, and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will explain the 8-phase EMDR Protocol: history taking, 
preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body scan, closure, and re-evaluation.
  2. Participants will describe key principles of the Adaptive Information Processing Model, Attachment Organization, and the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality.
  3. Participants will describe a symptom informed approach to EMDR case conceptualization and treatment planning.
  4. Participants will describe how bilateral stimulation (BLS) and dual attention are utilized in EMDR Therapy.
  5. Participants will explain multiple means for resourcing and stabilizing clients in the preparation and desensitization phases of EMDR Therapy.

About the Presenter

Kara Nossardi, M.A., LMFT is the Director of Training and Founder of the EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), an Approved Consultant and Practicum Supervisor at Sonoma Psychotherapy Institute (Sonoma PTI), as well as a founding Practicum Facilitator for the EMDR Center of Southern California (ECSC) and the EMDR Center of Canada. Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in Temecula, California, where she specializes in using attachment-focused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety. Kara is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara’s skill and passion in providing EMDR training and consultation is accentuated by her previous career as a college-level instructor.

TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 1.5 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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