Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute

EMDRIA approved training in EMDR therapy

Advanced Training

The impact of attachment in EMDR therapy: theory and practice with video Instructors: Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. and Dolores Mosquera, Psy.

Understanding attachment classifications from the adaptive information processing perspective is crucial for case conceptualization and targeting sequence. Attachment organization impacts patients’ abilities to provide a history, responses to the calm place and to reprocessing targets.

This workshop will illustrate attachment patterns in EMDR therapy sessions and how to adapt interventions along the eight phases of EMDR therapy through videos and case examples.


Dates

Dates

September 30 and October 1, 2017

Registration Closed

Times

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday
Program will begin on time. Please arrive early.

Location

Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda
1700 Harbor Bay Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94502

Reservations: (510) 521-4500

Occupancy is often high. Make your room reservations early to secure the best rate.

For those flying to the training, a free shuttle service is provided to and from the Oakland Airport.

Abstract & Objectives

  • Abstract

    Insecure and disorganized attachments profoundly affect the developmental trajectory of the future adult (Bowlby, 1986). In clients with an early history of trauma, emotional neglect in childhood attachment relationships increases the risk of developing complex trauma disorders such as borderline personality disorder and dissociative disorders.

    Early childhood caregivers’ affective signals and lack of contingent availability present a more common perceived threat to the child’s development of a secure sense of self and of capacities to trust, than the level of physical danger or risk for the child’s survival. These “hidden traumas”, which result in habitual deactivating responses to attachment cues, are related to the caretaker’s inability to modulate affective dysregulation (Schuder & Lyons-Ruth, 2004).

    Attachment theory is highly congruent with the adaptive information processing (AIP) model. Attachment organization is central to the organization of memory networks and to the distinctive ways individuals with different attachment organization process emotional information about self and other. Although the roles of insecure and disorganized attachments have been increasingly recognized in the professional literature on EMDR therapy in recent years (Gomez 2012, 2013; Mosquera, Gonzalez, & Leeds, 2014; Perez-Dandieu et al., 2015; Ringel 2014; Wesselmann 2007; Wesselmann & Potter, 2009; Wesselmann et al., 2012; Wesselmann, Schweitzer, & Armstrong, 2014; Zaccagnino & Cussino, 2013), few clinicians have received specific EMDR training in recognizing the impact of attachment classification on the 8 phases of EMDR therapy.

    Understanding the role of attachment classification from perspective of the AIP model is crucial for developing an adequate EMDR therapy case conceptualization and to plan a targeting sequence. Adult attachment classifications have a direct impact on patients’ abilities to provide a relevant and complete history and to prepare for EMDR reprocessing including their responses to the calm/safe place, RDI, and other self-regulation exercises. secure, insecure and disorganized attachment on standard EMDR reprocessing procedures.

    This workshop will illustrate how attachment patterns show up in EMDR therapy sessions and how to adapt EMDR therapy interventions to each case along the eight phases of EMDR therapy. Tools to enhance EMDR reprocessing in cases with attachment disturbances will be illustrated through videos and case examples.

    References
    Bowlby, J. (1988). Parent-child attachment and healthy human development. New York: Basic Books.

    Gomez, A. M. (2012). Healing the caregiving system: Working with parents within a comprehensive EMDR treatment. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 6(3), 136-144. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.6.3.136

    Gomez, A. M. (2013). EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children complex trauma, attachment, and dissociation. New York, N.Y.: Springer Pub.

    Mosquera, D., Gonzalez, A., & Leeds, A. M. (2014). Early experience, structural dissociation, and emotional dysregulation in borderline personality disorder: The role of insecure and disorganized attachment. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 1(15), 1-8. doi:10.1186/2051-6673-1-15

    Perez-Dandieu, B., Lenoir, H., Othily, E., Tapia, G., Cassen, M., & Delile, J. -M. (2015). The impact of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and schema therapy on addiction severity among a sample of french women suffering from PTSD and SUD. Drug & Alcohol Dependence, 146, e68-e69.

    Ringel, S. (2014). An integrative model in trauma treatment: Utilizing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and a relational approach with adult survivors of sexual abuse. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 31(1), 134. doi:10.1037/a0030044

    Wesselmann, D. (2007). Treating attachment issues through EMDR and a family systems approach. In F. Shapiro, F. W. Kaslow, & L. Maxfield (Eds.), Handbook of EMDR and family therapy processes (pp. 113-130). Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.

    Wesselmann, D., & Potter, A. E. (2009). Change in adult attachment status following treatment with EMDR: Three case studies. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3(3), 178-191. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.3.3.178

    Wesselmann, D., Davidson, M., Armstrong, S., Schweitzer, C., Bruckner, D., & Potter, A. E. (2012). EMDR as a treatment for improving attachment status in adults and children. Revue Européenne De Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, 62(4), 223 - 230. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2012.08.008

    Wesselmann, D., Schweitzer, C., & Armstrong, S. (2014). Integrative team treatment for attachment trauma in children : Family therapy and EMDR. New York: W. W. Norton.

    Zaccagnino, M., & Cussino, M. (2013). EMDR and parenting: A clinical case. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 7(3), 154-166. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.7.3.154

  • Objectives

    1. Participants will articulate four categories of adult attachment classification, associated patterns of parental behaviors, primary interpersonal characteristics and impact on the structure of patient narratives related to interpersonal dynamics.
    2. Participants will list the impact of four categories of adult attachment classification on patient’s ability to provide a relevant and complete history and to prepare for EMDR reprocessing including their responses to the calm/safe place, RDI, and other self-regulation exercises.
    3. Participants will recognize and respond effectively to the impact of secure, insecure and disorganized attachment on standard EMDR reprocessing procedures.
    4. Participants will recognize and respond effectively to the impact of insecure and disorganized attachment on modified EMDR reprocessing procedures.

Program Outline and Schedule

Day 1 (7 hours)

8:00 – 8:30 Registration

8:30 – 10:15 AM Program

10:15 – 10:30 AM Break

10:30 – 12:15 PM Program

12:15 – 1:45 PM Lunch

1:45 – 3:30 PM Program

3:30 – 3:45 PM Break

3:45 – 5:30 PM Program

Day 2 (6 hours)

8:30 – 10:00 AM Program

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:45 PM Program

11:45 – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 Program

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break

3:00 – 4:30 PM Program

EMDRIA & CE Credits

EMDRIA Credits

Andrew M. Leeds is an approved EMDRIA Credit Provider #GP1509. This workshop is approved for 13 EMDRIA Credit hours. Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA Standards. Prior full completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training is required to earn EMDRIA credits.

Continuing education

Continuing education credit for re-licensure is available for listed mental health professionals only.

BBS:

The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs, LPCs, and MFTs. For California, the course meets the qualifications for 13 hours of continuing education credit for LPCs, MFT's and LCSW's as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. and Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute maintain responsibility for this program and its content. CPA Provider # SON012.

NBCC:

13 clock hours. Andrew M. Leeds has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6093. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Andrew M. Leeds is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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CPA Accredited:

Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 13 hours of continuing education credit for California licensed psychologists.

Attendance

You must attend both days in full in order to earn CE credits/hours and receive a certificate of completion for this training. Those who miss more than 15 minutes, whether due to arriving late, or leaving before the workshop is completed, will not receive CE credits/hours.

How to Register

This workshop is held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please notify Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute if accommodations are needed for the workshop.

Parking: The Hampton Inn and Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda provides free self-parking and offers free shuttle service to and from Oakland International Airport.

Please allow sufficient time for travel to the hotel. The workshop will start on time. You must attend the entire program to earn EMDRIA Credits or CE credits/hours.

Meals: The Hampton Inn and Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda provides complementary breakfast for hotel guests. Coffee, decaf and tea will be provided to workshop participants throughout the workshop. Lunch and dinner are available off-site a short drive from the hotel and are not included.

Workshop Registration: By August 31, 2017: $335 individual. $305 agency discount.
After August 31, 2017: $385 individual. $355 agency discount.

Note: for agency discount include supervisor letter confirming 30+ hours employment per week.

To be eligible to register you must have completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR.

Refund Policy: Tuition is refundable up to 10 days prior to the workshop date less a processing fee. Processing fee: $50 up to 21 days prior to the workshop; $75 from 10 to 21 days before the workshop. Within 9 days prior to workshop, no refunds will be given. Requests for refunds must be in writing by email, fax or USPS mail and will be calendared on the date received. Refunds will be disbursed within 10 working days from the date received.

Registration Form

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