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3 Days of Learning with Ad de Jongh and Suzy Matthijssen

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

March 18-20, 2022 – Bundle and save!

6 credits per day: EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians

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

Attention on-site registrants: Participant numbers will be limited due to COVID related conditions so register early. In addition, vaccination verification will be required of all on-site participants. The hotel employs state-of-the-art cleaning, air circulation and other COVID aware procedures. In addition to state mandates, other public health practices such as required masks and seating distancing will be determined as we get closer to the event. Participants registered for on-site can switch to the livestream/recorded option or receive a full refund, up to one week before the event.

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)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR IN-PERSON TRAINING
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Program Fees (includes 6 CEs):
ALL THREE DAYS: $415 if sent by March 4; $445 thereafter
ANY TWO DAYS: $315 if sent by March 4; $345 thereafter
ANY ONE DAY: $215 if sent by March 4; $245 thereafter

$30/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 March 4, 2022; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after March 11, 2022.

DAY 1 – Powerful EMDR techniques within EMDR therapy: EMD bomb, Flash 1.0, Flashforward and Mental Video Check – Program Description:

In this workshop, Ad de Jongh and Suzy Matthijssen explain how clinicians can use special EMDR techniques which can be applied to treat patients with a variety of mental health conditions, including Complex PTSD. They will show how to deal with the ingrained avoidance patterns of patients who are too afraid and avoidant to get started with trauma-focused therapy. Through extensive – and step-by-step – demonstrations the presenters will illustrate the application of these EMDR 2.0 consistent (i.e., including deliberate taxation of working memory) techniques – as well as various titration techniques designed to help patients manage the affect associated with EMDR procedures to help patients to continue effective reprocessing. For those who are unfamiliar with EMDR 2.0, a short explanation will be given on the fundamental aspects of 2.0. Additionally, this workshop will teach, with examples, the use of the Flashforward technique which addresses anticipatory anxiety. The effectiveness and versatility of the Flashforward technique has been strongly scientifically substantiated. In this workshop you will learn how to use the Flashforward technique in combination with the Mental Video Check, another technique, which is used as an indispensable method in the treatment of anxiety disorders with EMDR therapy. You will also learn how to use the Flashforward technique with patients who are inclined to dissociate such as those with complex PTSD or borderline personality disorder features. All techniques can be used in both “on-site” and virtual therapy and the “how to’s” for each will be discussed.

Goals for Day 1 include:

  • Describe the indication areas for which the “EMDR bomb” and “Flash 1.0” can be used.
  • Describe possible advantages of using the “EMDR bomb” and “Flash 1.0”.
  • Describe how the “EMDR bomb” and “Flash 1.0” can be used in individuals suffering from Complex PTSD in both on-site and virtual therapy.
  • Have knowledge of several titration techniques to maintain successful reprocessing of memories.
  • Describe the indication areas for which the Flashforward technique and the mental video check can be used.
  • Describe possible advantages of using the Flashforward technique and the mental video check.
  • Describe how the Flashforward technique can be used when dissociation is preventing access to traumatic memories.
  • Describe how the Flashforward technique can be used via virtual therapy.

 

Day 1 Training Schedule (all times Eastern):

  • 9:00am: Introduction to the EMD bomb, Flash 1.0 Techniques
  • 10:00: Titration techniques to keep processing memories
  • 10:30: Break
  • 10:45: Memory-taxing tasks (e.g., fast eye movements and spelling tasks)
  • 11:30: How the “EMDR bomb” and “Flash 1.0” can be used in individuals suffering from Complex PTSD, both face to face and remotely.
  • 12:15pm: Break
  • 12:45: Step-by-step demonstration
  • 1:45: Use of the Flashforward technique in combination with the Mental Video Check
  • 2:15: Practicum #2
  • 3:00: Break
  • 3:30: Use of the Flashforward technique in patients who are inclined to dissociate, for example those with complex PTSD or borderline personality disorder.
  • 4:00: Flashforward technique and online therapy
  • 4:15: Q & A
  • 4:30: Close

DAY 2 – Efficient Methods for EMDR Therapy: Case Conceptualization and Strategic Target Selection – Program Description:

A key component of case conceptualization is determining priorities for which target memories to reprocess. Too often EMDR clinicians fail to think strategically and consistently about target selection, rely heavily on clients to know what to target, or are just unaware of targeting options. Yet, there are a variety of proven targeting strategies that create efficient “routes” for adaptive memory reprocessing and bring optimal relief of clinical symptoms.

This training will guide EMDR clinicians to determine which target selection is most fitting for each client at any moment in time. These different types of case conceptualizations have been tested in the presenters’ clinical work and through scientific research. They include the (1) “Timeline route” for most mental health symptoms, such as sleeping problems, or feeling depressed, the (2)“Intrusion route” for trauma-related conditions, such as PTSD, the (3) “Floatback route”, for difficult emotions or bodily symptoms, the method EMDR therapists are probably most familiar with, (4) the “Belief route” for cases where irrational and negative core cognitions, about the person themselves, are central, (5) the “Emotion route” for when strong emotions such as guilt and anger are in the foreground, and the (6) “Flashforward route”, for anticipatory fear and anxiety disorders.

Participants will be taught how to carry out case conceptualization and develop different targeting plans. By practicing with the material in groups within Zoom, participants will acquire the competences and master the material to become more effective in applying EMDR therapy.

Goals for Day 2 include:

  • Describe the relationship between case conceptualization and target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Floatback route for target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Intrusion route for target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Timeline route for target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Belief route for target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Emotion route for target selection
  • Describe key features and reasons to use the advantages of Flashforward route for target selection

 

Day 2 Training Schedule (all times Eastern):

  • 9:00am: Introduction
  • 9:30: Floatback route
  • 10:00: Practicum #1
  • 10:20: Break
  • 10:45: Intrusion route
  • 11:00: Practicum #2
  • 12:00pm: Break
  • 1:00: Practicum #3
  • 1:40: Belief route
  • 2:10: Practicum #4
  • 2:45: Break
  • 3:15: Emotion route and Flashforward route
  • 3:45: Practicum #5
  • 4:15: Q & A
  • 4:30: Close

DAY 3 – Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociation – Program Description:

From a clinical point of view, there are a number of challenges when treating patients with Complex PTSD. These include client fears in confronting their memories and emotions, the possibility of severe abreactions, dissociative reactions that may limit access to trauma memories, the possibility that SUD levels do not decline, and that cognitive distortions (e.g. guilt) do not shift. In addition, other issues that are consistent with Complex PTSD (e.g., regarding negative self-concept, emotional dysregulation and difficulties in relationships) often need concurrent clinical work.

Scientific research and the clinical experiences of the presenters and their staff with almost 6000 patients who received intensive immediate trauma-focused treatment for severe PTSD in their treatment clinics have contributed to the development of a wide array of powerful treatment strategies for individuals with Complex PTSD.

The purpose of this engaging workshop is to teach participants effective clinical approaches and treatment techniques to deal with individuals with Complex PTSD features, including dissociation. The training will be illustrated by various case presentations and multiple video segments of treatment sessions with a wide range of individuals suffering from Complex PTSD Some techniques will be demonstrated live and participants will be given opportunities and guidance to practice with the new material.

Goals for Day 3 include:

  • List diagnostic criteria for Complex PTSD that distinguish it from PTSD
  • Describe 3 or more features of an EMDR informed evidence-based, trauma-focused approach to Complex PTSD
  • Describe key features and results of intensive treatment for Complex PTSD
  • Describe the relationship between affect phobia and dissociation and how to address it
  • Describe 3 or more methods presented for managing dissociation when it arises during reprocessing sessions
  • Describe 3 or more examples of cognitive interweaves for Complex PTSD

 

Day 3 Training Schedule (all times Eastern):

  • 9:00am: What is Complex PTSD
  • 9:30: Overview of scientific research and implications for treatment
  • 10:00: Break
  • 10:15: Intensive treatment program
  • 11:00: Case conceptualization
  • 12:00pm: Dissociation
  • 12:15: Break
  • 1:15: Treatment strategies #1
  • 2:00: Practicum #1
  • 2:45: Break
  • 3:00: Treatment strategies #2
  • 3:45: The use of cognitive interweaves
  • 4:15: Q & A
  • 4:30: Close

About the presenters:

Ad de Jongh, Ph.D. 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, Ph.D. 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. NY CEs by arrangement.

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