THE MARRIAGE OF EMDR AND EGO STATE THEORY IN COUPLES THERAPY

November 10, 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah 

This workshop will describe an EMDR-based approach to couples therapy combing the best of individual and systemic ideas.

Dysfunctional patterns of relating in the family of origin can imprint themselves on the relational template of adults, only to be re-enacted in the contemporary couples relationship.

Because EMDR can be effective at transforming these earlier relational traumas, adults can become less reactive, enjoy greater distress tolerance, and have a more resilient ego boundary.

Thus, EMDR is an invaluable tool in couples therapy. After examining the role and manifestations of dissociation and fusion in couples dynamics, participants will learn a method for turning “relational problems” into psychological solutions by utilizing EMDR in their conjoint Therapy.

Participants who complete this workshop will be able to:

  • Utilize knowledge gained to evaluate repetition compulsions or reenactments in their client couples. (Phase 3)
  • Design sessions to optimize trust and motivation to do the needed work for change. (Phase 2)
  • Identify negative cognitions based on reenactments identified in therapy. (Phase 3)
  • Describe the indications and contraindications for conducting conjoint EMDR sessions with client couples. (Phases 3, 4)
  • Create and implement a model for transitioning from relational transactions to the individual focus needed to engage in EMDR. (Phase 2, 3)

Schedule

Sunday, November 10th
9am – 5pm

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

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.

Cost

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 (6.5): 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 (6.5): 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 (6.5): 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 (6.5): 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 6.5 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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