After many early cautions about the potential dangers of using EMDR with individuals suffering from dissociative disorders, limited proposals have been offered for adapting EMDR procedures to this specific population. Based on these early cautions, EMDR is still considered by many clinicians as offering interventions that are limited to the treatment of traumatic memories in high functioning dissociative clients and only after a long preparation phase that depends on other treatment modalities. From this conceptualization, the use of EMDR is strongly limited and many survivors of severe traumatization are seen as unable to benefit from EMDR, if at all, only much later in the treatment process.
In this workshop, clinical case examples and video fragments will be used to illustrate interventions with EMDR for dissociative clients following the “Progressive Approach” (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012). Using this model, this workshop will demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. My aim is to provide a comprehensive model for applying EMDR therapy in the treatment of dissociative disorders, extending the AIP model to address the kinds of dysfunctionally stored information found in those with the most severe forms of traumatization and dissociative phobias. EMDR therapists will learn to integrate new interventions into their clinical work at different phases of treatment. In particular, they will learn to implement specific clinical interventions, based on ‘progressive protocols’ for dissociative disorders.
Key Program Content
Dolores Mosquera, is a psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in severe and complex trauma, personality disorders, and dissociation. She is an accredited EMDR Europe Trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP) in A Coruña, Spain—a 3-clinic private institution initially founded in 2000. She collaborates with two different Domestic Violence Programs, one focused on Women Victims of DV and another one on Males with Violent Behavior. She belongs to the Spanish National Network for the Assistance of Victims of Terrorism, and also collaborates with an organization aiding victims of emergencies, accidents, violent attacks, kidnapping and other traumatic incidents.
Dolores has extensive teaching experience leading seminars, workshops, and lectures internationally. She has participated as a guest speaker in numerous conferences and workshops throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America. She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociation, and is a recognized expert in this field. She also teaches in several Universities, and collaborates supervising Clinical Psychologists in postgraduate training programs in Spain. She received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing) field in 2017, and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018, for her important contributions to the trauma and dissociation field.
After completing this workshop, you will learn:
Saturday, June 15th
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday, June 16th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration begins at 8:00 am both days.
A continental breakfast buffet will be served starting at 8:00 am.
You will have two 15-minute breaks each day.
You will have 1.5 hours for lunch on your own both days.
This workshop will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott.
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209
To reserve your room at a discounted rate, please call 703-524-6400 and reference “EMDR Workshop.” To book your room online, please click here. This rate will be available until May 16th. 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.
You 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 fax (202-600-2836) or email us a copy of your Certificate of Completion.
You must attend the workshop in its entirety to receive full CE credit.
$425 after June 7th and on site
Price includes the 2-day workshop, breakfast and break refreshments, CE verification, and certificate.
Tuition is refundable up to May 24th, minus a processing fee of $50.
No refunds after May 24th.
Please email Jeanette Faircloth.
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.
Counseling: EMDR of Greater Washington and Deany Laliotis, LICSW, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6775. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EMDR of Greater Washington is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Counselors will receive 12 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.
Social Workers Licensed in Washington, DC: This program has been approved for 12 Continuing Education hours for social workers licensed in Washington, DC.
EMDRIA: Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an EC Provider (#00017) and this program (#00017-68) has been approved for 12 EMDRIA credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.
After successfully completing this workshop, you will be able to:
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.