From Eye to "I"

Transforming Attachment and Identity with EMDR Therapy

November 8-9, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah

In Day One, participants will explore attachment and identity formation, and the relationship between family dynamics and ego structure. Reenactments from the family of origin, and the manifestations of ego state conflict in individual and conjoint therapy will be described. This paves the way to understand dissociative personality structure and its relational Manifestations.

In Day Two, participants will learn a model for EMDR-based assessment and treatment planning using a model original to the author: The Domains of Self. This model allows the clinician to rapidly identify appropriate negative cognitions and predict the trajectory of the therapy. Next, participants will learn a progression of techniques to control and focus desensitization within the optimal zone of arousal. 

Finally, participants will learn and practice a new and powerful technique for attachment repair: The I-Gaze Interweave. This interactive workshop will include practicum, videotape and didactic material designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of this exciting new integrative Model.  

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Explain the structural components of relationship essential to attunement and forming a secure therapeutic attachment.
  • Describe the power of the "attachment cry" as an organizing dynamic in relationship.
  • Describe three different models of dissociative personality structure.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of dissociative personality structure in their clients.
  • Explain how three domains of intervention intertwine in comprehensive EDMR therapy.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art techniques for working with ego states in EMDR Therapy.
  • Apply a typology of “self-experience” and be able to rapidly identify salient negative cognitions for EMDR targeting.
  • Describe the zone of optimal processing for efficient and safe reprocessing.
  • Describe four varieties of suboptimal processing and identify strategies for intervention.
  • Utilize somatic interweaves for maintaining their clients within the zone of optimal processing.
  • Explain the indications and contraindications for utilizing the I-Gaze Interweave.
  • Utilize the I-Gaze interweave for attachment repair during phase four of the 8 phase EMDR protocol.


Friday, November 8th and Saturday, November 9th
9am – 5pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am on both days.
You will have two 15-minute breaks each day. 
You will 1 hour for lunch on your own both days.

Hotel and Venue Information

The workshop will be held at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Salt Lake City-Airport
5151 Wiley Post Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 539-1515

A block of rooms has been reserved at the DoubleTree for a discounted rate. To book your room at a discounted rate, please contact the hotel by calling 801-539-1515 and mention the “EMDR” event. This rate will be available until October 11th. 

This workshop will be held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please notify Jeanette Faircloth if special accommodations are required.

Workshop Requirements 

  • You must have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training weekends 1 and 2
  • Have a valid professional license

You must attend the workshop in its entirety to receive full CE credit.


Continuing Education Credits

Attendees must have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training weekends 1 and 2 and have a valid professional license. If you were not trained by either the EMDR Institute or EMDR of Greater Washington, please provide proof of your EMDR training. In order to receive a CE Certificate, you must attend this workshop in its entirety.

Continuing Education Credit is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions;

Psychologists (13): Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Social Workers (13): Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (13): Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Counselors (13): Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for licensed counselors. Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) awards CEs for licensed mental health counselors in the following states: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. Please note that it is the responsibility of the licensee to check with their individual state board to verify CE requirements for their state.

EMDRIA: This program has been approved for 13 EMDRIA credits.

Grievance Policy

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Road, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact CES at (800) 376-3345.

Need more information? Please contact Jeanette Faircloth.

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