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Healing Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

presented by Robin Shapiro, LICSW

October 29, 2021

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

10:00am to 5:30pm ET


Program Fees (includes 6 CEs):
$195.00 by October 10, 2021; $225.00 thereafter
15% discount for clinicians working for non-profits (30+ hours a week)

Full refunds until October 10, 2021; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after October 22, 2021.

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.

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.

Author and dynamic presenter Robin Shapiro will guide clinicians to assess and treat the impact of client sexual abuse histories including dissociation, to establish a sense of present time safety, to free clients from flashbacks, emotions, old sensations, and outdated senses of self- so they can live in the present, with new potential for healthy sexuality.

Key Features:

  1. Describing the prevalence, types, and effects of sexual abuse
  2. Talking to clients about abuse
  3. Assessment of sexual abuse
  4. Establishing therapy goals
  5. Establishing the sense of a safe present
  6. Choosing trauma interventions
  7. Starting trauma therapy with appropriate preparation
  8. Working through all the visual, visceral, and emotional targets
  9. Helping clients achieve healthy, adult, consensual sexual lives

One out of four American girls and one out of six boys experience some form of sexual abuse, that can range from a one-time fondling to years of being sexually trafficked. The more the abuse, the more likely the client will have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other forms of dissociation. This workshop explains the prevalence and effects of sexual abuse on children and the adults that they become. Participants will be able to assess clients’ abuse histories and the effects, including dissociation, that it had. They will be able to talk effectively with different kinds of clients about their abuse histories and assess client therapy needs that are consistent with EMDR therapy and Ego State therapy. Participants will learn strategies to help clients establish a sense of safety in present time, to find freedom from flashbacks, distressing emotions, old sensations, and outdated senses of self in order to live, completely, in the present. Participants will know how to help their clients understand healthy sexuality, teach them how to talk about sex, and navigate a current, happy consensual relationship with a good partner.

Training Schedule:
10:00 – Prevalence, types of abuse, victim/survivor considerations, and effects of abuse.
10:45 – How to talk to clients with abuse history. The challenges in talking about sexual issues.
11:30 – Break
11:45 – Starting active therapy.
1:15pm – Lunch
2:15 – The long haul — healing trauma.
3:45 – Break
4:00 – Achieving a healthy, adult sex life.
5:30 – Close

Learning Objectives:

  1. List at least 3 keys in the assessment of survivors of sex abuse
  2. Describe a procedure to assist clients to establish a sense of present safety
  3. Describe an example of setting an appropriate therapeutic goal and a means to achieve it
  4. List at least 3 examples of using EMDR therapy, Ego State therapy and Somatic therapy to clear the trauma of sexual abuse
  5. Describe at least 3 methods to assist clients to work through feelings of shame, fear, and anger tied to their abuse experiences
  6. Describe a method to keep dissociated clients “in the room”
  7. Describe characteristics of healthy, consensual, sexual relationships
  8. Describe ways to use education and future envisioning (Future Template) to achieve healthy relationship

About the presenter:

Robin Shapiro, LICSW is an EMDR practitioner (28 years) and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in Seattle, WA. She has presented workshops at eight international EMDR conferences. She is skilled at synthesizing diverse therapy modalities and explaining them, simply, to other therapists. Robin edited EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) and EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More (2009) and wrote Trauma Treatments Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum (2010), Easy Ego State Interventions (2016), and Doing Psychotherapy (2020). She served seven years on the board of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. Robin loves doing therapy, consultation, and teaching psychotherapists. Her unique presentation style is dynamic, frank, witty, and loaded with creative clinical strategies.


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. APT maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

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