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2.0 Masterclass and EMDR Beyond PTSD

presented by Ad de Jongh, PhD and Suzy Matthijssen, PhD

March 18-19, 2023

6 credits per day: EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians. 18 Association of Play Therapy CEs (details below).

9:00 AM ET • 8:00 AM CT • 7:00 AM MT • 6:00 AM PT

Hampton Inn Boston/Natick
319 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

Livestream/on-demand viewing: This option includes participation via livestream during the training and/or access to the recorded training for 90 days following the live event.

  1. Option to watch as a community from remote locations at a discounted rate
  2. Discounts for non-profit agency professionals and groups (information below)


Program Fees (includes 6 CEs per day):
Both Days: $370 early pricing/$410 after March 4th, 2023
Day 1: $245 early pricing/$285 after March 4th, 2023
Day 2: $245 early pricing/$285 after March 4th, 2023

$35/day discount for clinicians working for non-profits (30+ hours a week)

LIVESTREAM/ON-DEMAND VIEWING: When you purchase this on-demand viewing option, BeaconLive will provide you with instructions on how to access the program and tech support contact info. You can then watch the program whenever you’d like for 90 days (with a $40 per month extension available if you want more time). At the end of the program, you will see prompts to a quiz to demonstrate your participation. Once you pass the quiz (unlimited chances), you’ll have access to a downloadable CE certificate.

Full refunds until February 18, 2023; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after March 12, 2023.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: EMDR 2.0 is a version of EMDR therapy based on the standard EMDR protocol, but with some powerful adaptations used in the implementation of the therapy. EMDR 2.0 is based upon the working memory theory used within the AIP model. Techniques have proven effective in clinical experience with intensive treatment programs for individuals suffering from complex PTSD, as well as in standard psychotherapy treatment. Scientific research, which will be cited, validates the effectiveness of various types of working memory-taxing tasks on the reprocessing for traumatic memories. Research has shown that EMDR 2.0 not only provides effective treatment, but that it frequently helps desensitize trauma memories at a faster tempo (less sessions). Those who are new to EMDR 2.0 are requested to first attend the basic 2.0 online course available here at a 50% reduced rate. You will receive this code after registering for the 2.0 Masterclass Training. This code is only for use in combination with registration for the 2.0 Masterclass Training.

In this masterclass, participants will receive the first written EMDR 2.0 protocol and will guided step by step guided in how to use it. EMDR 2.0 developers, Ad de Jongh and Suzy Matthijssen, describe updated discoveries in the use of the 2.0 method and will demonstrate various applications and techniques such as how to overcome obstacles in therapy (e.g., dissociation and comorbidity). A format will be provided for participants to describe cases of patients for whom treatment with EMDR (2.0) proved difficult as an opportunity for the trainers to further explain considerations in the use of 2.0. The training will include multiple clinical examples and video clips to illustrate aspects of treatments in clinical practice.

An additional, part of the workshop will demonstrate ways to perform EMDR 2.0 via telehealth. This will include step-by-step instructions from MOOVD, a company that has developed methods to enhance online applications of EMDR 2.0. MOOVD representatives will provide guidance to on-site and virtual participants.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of conditions for which EMDR 2.0 can be used.
  • Describe possible advantages of using EMDR 2.0 techniques and applications.
  • Describe components of the working memory taxation theory.
  • Describe how EMDR 2.0 can be used with individuals with complex trauma histories.
  • Describe how EMDR 2.0 techniques can be used when dissociation prevents access to traumatic memories or when the presence of comorbid pathology seems to block reprocessing.
  • Describe methods for using EMDR 2.0 via online therapy.
Day 1 Training Schedule (all times Eastern):

  • 9:00am: Review of key components of to EMDR 2.0
  • 9:30am: Update on new developments
  • 10:30: Break
  • 10:45: Q&A on case presentations from the participants
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1:15: Demonstration
  • 1:45: Solving difficulties in therapies with complex cases
  • 2:30: Step-by-step demonstration using the EMDR 2.0 protocol script
  • 3:15: Break
  • 3:30: Demonstration of EMDR 2.0 for telehealth applications
  • 4:45: Q & A
  • 5:00: Close

DAY 2: EMDR beyond PTSD

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: International treatment guidelines recommend EMDR therapy as an intervention of first choice for posttraumatic stress disorder. But because EMDR therapy is able to erode mental representations resulting from exposure to damaging events and to reduce the emotional charge of these memories, the method is increasingly being used and found to be effective in the treatment of a variety of other mental health conditions in addition to PTSD.

In this workshop, Suzy Matthijssen and Ad de Jongh discuss effective AIP informed case conceptualization backed by research findings that affirm a range of effective applications of EMDR therapy treating other clinical diagnosis and presenting problems.

The training features key findings and treatment recommendations for a variety of mental health conditions and patient groups that many consider difficult to treat. These include people presenting with symptoms of psychosis, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, depression, somatic symptoms, as well as those suffering from the psychological consequences of a traumatic childbirth and/or fear of childbirth. Treatment findings and recommendations will be illustrated by video clips of clinical treatment.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indication areas for EMDR therapy.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with psychotic disorders.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with an anxiety disorder.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with major depression.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with a personality disorder.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with somatic symptom disorder.
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with PTSD following childbirth
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can be used with individuals with fear of childbirth.
Day 2 Training Schedule (all times Eastern):

  • 9:00am: Introduction and cases conceptualizations for treating mental health disorders using EMDR therapy
  • 10:30: Break
  • 10:45: EMDR with current psychosis and schizophrenia (i.e., delusions and hallucinations)
  • 11:30: EMDR with anxiety disorders
  • 12:15pm: Lunch
  • 1:15: EMDR with depression
  • 2:00: EMDR with personality disorders (particularly borderline PD)
  • 2:45: EMDR with somatic symptom disorder (incl. tinnitus)
  • 3:15: Break
  • 3:30: EMDR with pregnant women (incl. fear of childbirth)
  • 4:15: Q & A
  • 5:00: Close

About the presenters:


Ad de Jongh, PhD is a clinical psychologist and professor of Anxiety and Behavior Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. He is also an honorary professor in psychology at the School of Health Sciences of Salford University in Manchester, at the Institute of Health and Society of the University of Worcester, and at the School of Psychology of Queen’s University in Belfast. He was involved in establishing the Psychotrauma Expertise Center (PSYTREC), where he is the head of research department. He is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders and involved in research on the efficacy of evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of patient groups, including traumatized children, people with intellectual disabilities and other complex psychiatric conditions such as psychosis. He is an approved trainer for the EMDR Europe association and member of the Council of Scholars; the Future of EMDR project.

Suzy Matthijssen, PhD is a clinical psychologist-psychotherapist, senior researcher, cognitive behavioral therapist, psychotraumatherapist NtVP, NRGD registered pro justice reporter, EMDR supervisor and is a lecturer at university and post-doctorate psychology specialization programs. The focus of the research she conducts is on the optimization of trauma treatments. She works at the Altrecht Academic Anxiety Centre where she is head of an intensive trauma treatment program and she is expert leader on PTSS. She is connected to Utrecht University. She is involved in research on the enhancement of trauma therapy, intensive trauma treatments and working mechanisms of trauma therapy. She is the vice president of the Dutch EMDR association, is in the scientific committee of EMDR Europe and is a member of the Council of Scholars; the Future of EMDR project.

GROUP DISCOUNT RATE: This rate is designed so that local colleagues can both co-register at reduced rates and have the option to link up for collaborative discussions about the training content. As a group member, you have many viewing options. You can simply watch the training individually or you can watch parts or all of it with your group members. You’ll have access to the livestream and the recorded training for 90 days after the training to watch/rewatch. You can create any opportunities you want to discuss and practice the techniques together. Please understand that it is unethical for non-paying clinicians to participate in the livestream/on-demand viewing option.

The rates are as follow:

  • 4 or more clinicians: $30 off per person per day
  • Once a group has been formed, the group organizer (captain) should register and, in the box below, indicate others in the group. Then those other group members can register using the group rate at checkout. Four are needed to start the group but additional members can add themselves to the group by mentioning their group leader’s name.

EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC (EMDR ATDL) maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards and is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (ACEP #6709) to offer masters level clinician CEs. Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. EMDR ATDL and APT maintain responsibility for this program and its content.

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