Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute

EMDRIA approved training in EMDR therapy


Advanced Training

EMDR Treatment of obesity and eating disorders with overeating
Instructor: Natalia Seijo, Psy.

Natalia Seijo has served as the director of a private psychology clinic specializing in the treatment of trauma, dissociation, attachment, and psychosomatic disorders for the past 21 years.

This workshop will cover essential issues in the EMDR treatment of patients suffering from obesity and overeating disorders including how to structure history taking, preparation, and sequencing of targets for reprocessing.

Case vignettes and videos will illustrate the practical application of essential skills.
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Dates

Dates

September 21 and 22, 2019

Registration Open

Times

9:00 AM - 5:00 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

    Psychotherapy can be an essential aspect of the treatment of obesity and overeating disorders. Both research and clinical experience show that disordered eating and obesity are more likely in those with adverse early life experiences. If patients do not work through these experiences, they often remain unable to regulate their emotional impulses for eating.

    Basic training in EMDR therapy does not include the specialized information and procedures clinicians need to overcome key challenges and succeed with these patients. This workshop will clarify the diagnoses most frequently at the base of the food related problems and cover specific practical strategies for developing a treatment plan appropriate to each specific case.

    Negative experiences with food from an early age onwards help to shape patients’ relationship with their bodies. These patients are often subjected to social rejection and ridicule. Multiple attempts at weight loss that ultimately fail can leave these patients with a deep sense of helplessness. All these issues need to be successfully addressed to restore to these patients’ quality of internal life and develop their ability to sustain ordered eating.

    This workshop will cover essential issues in the EMDR treatment of patients suffering from obesity and overeating disorders including how to structure history taking, preparation, and sequencing of targets for reprocessing. Case vignettes and videos will illustrate the practical application of essential skills.

  • Objectives

    1. Participants will be able to make specific differential diagnoses in cases of obesity and overeating disorders.

    2. Participants will be able to recognize the roles played by attachment organization and personality type on specific types of disordered eating.

    3. Participants will be able to adapt each phase of EMDR therapy to meet the needs of those with obesity and overeating disorders.

    4. Participants will be able to identify and work through the most frequent defenses found in in those with obesity and overeating disorders.

    5. Participants will be able to apply specific EMDR therapy strategies for decreasing urgency of eating and overeating triggers in those with obesity and overeating disorders.

    6. Participants will be able to identify specific beliefs related to different self-states or emotional parts.

    7. Participants will be able to make use of the AIP model and the theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality to select and make effective use of EMDR therapy strategies for those with obesity and overeating disorders.

    8. Participants will be able to recognize, identify and help patients work through the subjective experience of “emptiness”.

    9. Participants will be able to facilitate integration of self-states or emotional parts in those with obesity and overeating disorders.


Program Outline and Schedule

Day 1 (6 hours)

8:30 – 9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM Program

10:30 – 10:45 AM Break

10:45 – 12:15 PM Program

12:15 – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM Program

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 – 4:30 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 #99019. This workshop is approved for 12 EMDRIA Credit hours approval #99019-63. 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 12 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:

12 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. 12 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 15, 2019: $345 individual. $315 agency discount.
After August 15, 2019: $395 individual. $365 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

You can download and complete this form on your computer.
Then print it out, sign and return by mail, email, or fax.
Please allow 2-3 business days to receive your registration confirmation.