Friday October 19, 2018 8:30am-4:00pm Renew Wellness Gahana 287 W. Johnstown Rd. Columbus, OH 43230
Working with addictive and compulsive behaviors with EMDR therapy is not as simple as mastering one specialty protocol or trendy technique. Rather, mastering a mindful, comprehensive understanding of the interplay between trauma and addiction and recognizing how EMDR therapy can be used for healing is paramount for addressing our current addiction landscape. This workshop begins with the foundations of mindfulness practice and how they can be translated into clinical settings in a way that is optimal for working with clients in recovery. Infusing mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy Phase 2 preparation is a particular component of emphasis, and participants are challenged to consider how grounding clients in mindful practices in Phase 2 will facilitate greater success in the later phases of the standard protocol with addicted clients. Participants are also challenged to consider how embracing traditional approaches to addiction recovery, like working with 12-step models, the stages of changes, and psychoeducation are also vital in Phase 2. Grounding strategies, body scanning, feeling tone, breathing, and movement meditations that can help to widen a client’s affective window of tolerance are all covered. Explanations are also given for how teaching these exercises as part of preparation can help orient clients to questions EMDR therapists frequently use in Phases 3-6 such as “What are you noticing now?,” and “Go with that,” which can be particularly challenging for clients new to recovery who are can struggle with body awareness. Strategies for case conceptualization and treatment planning are also reviewed in the context of information presented in this workshop.
To describe 3 different models of/definitions of addiction and explain how the AIP model can bolster application of these traditional explanations
To discuss the interplay between unhealed trauma/PTSD and addiction and offer several solutions for addressing with respect to the AIP model
To define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term for addressing addiction
To apply no fewer than five embodied mindfulness interventions in clinical situations, particularly as a component of EMDR Therapy Phase 2, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused and addiction-focused care
To implement use of traditional addiction treatment approaches, like 12-step strategies and/or the stages of change into EMDR therapy case conceptualization
To discuss reasons for taking a comprehensive understanding of addiction into the application of EMDR therapy with addicted populations, compared to just learning a series of techniques or specialty protocols
To offer a case conceptualization/presentation of a client struggling with addictive/compulsive behaviors within the lens of EMDR therapy
Cost of Training: $95.00 for licensed professionals, $55.00 for current graduate students Includes 6.0 continuing education units for psychologists, social workers, marriage/family therapists, professional counselors, and substance abuse professionals and 6 EMDRIA credits
Lunch is on your own
*Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved continuing education sponsor by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Mindful Ohio/The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education for counselors and social workers by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapists Board (#RCS091306). This program is approved for 6 credits by the EMDR International Association (#10002-31).