Registration Code: SWE-YYC
Presented by Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A.
Monday, July 13, 2020 – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Calgary, ab
Registration Code: SWE-YYC
EMDR is a evidence-based intervention that has gained popularity over the past couple of decades, so much so that some clients specifically request it! Part of EMDR’s allure is that research has shown it to quickly and consistently help clients recover from trauma and anxiety. However, mastering EMDR can be daunting, and there is often confusion about how to integrate EMDR, and other memory reconsolidation tools, into therapy work with clients.
At this 3-Day workshop, you’ll learn and practice the EMDR skills and techniques you need to move clients from surviving to thriving, without retraumatization. After this seminar you’ll feel confident helping clients manage overwhelming emotions, and will be able to guide them as they process and reconsolidate traumatic memories and sensations, conquer their fears, and utilize resources that help them feel more in control of their lives.
Additionally, this workshop will help you anticipate and overcome common treatment obstacles, modify EMDR techniques as needed, and understand when and with whom EMDR is likely to be beneficial. For those clients that may resonate with other trauma-relieving strategies, the workshop will also discuss EFT, brainspotting, and neuromodulation as alternative memory reconsolidation approaches.
This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.
The Neuroscience of Trauma and Anxiety
Introduction to the autonomic system (ANS)
Fight, flight, freeze, fawn survival responses
Key brain areas involved in trauma and anxiety
Clinical implications of the freeze response
Mechanisms of Change:
How EMDR and Other Treatment Approaches Work
The neuroscience of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
The neuroscience of relaxation exercises
Mechanisms of change
Why EMDR works so well from a brain perspective
Connect Symptoms and Presentations to a Diagnosis
Nervous system switched on/off – PTSD and Depression
Underactivations and weakened connections
Trauma memories and intrusive thoughts
Phobias, anxiety and insula hyperactivation
Why treating avoidance is critical in anxiety and trauma
DSM-5 symptoms in a nutshell
Connect Your Client to a Diagnosis
Simple vs. complex trauma
Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
CAPS-5 and PCL-5
Primary Care PTSD Screen
EMDR as Applied Neuroplasticity
How EMDR builds dual awareness to treat avoidance
What you are thinking about is the network you’re in
You need to activate a network to change it
Neurons that fire together, wire together (Hebb’s Rule)
EMDR as neuroentrainment
† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.
* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.
* Please contact your accrediting body for more information on individual association requirements.
Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, women’s issues, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Centre for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioural genetics at Harvard University.
Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates, and co-owns Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., a continuing education company. She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Centre. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.
2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4
To make a reservation, please call 403.291.2003 or 1.877.769.2562 and refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate.
The 2020 Rate is $114.00 and up plus tax on weekdays/ $99.00 and up plus tax on weekends.
*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability*
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Early bird cutoff date: June 29, 2020
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