ABSTRACT: Learn how to effectively and confidently navigate through complex memory networks with EMDR therapy! This workshop will help clinicians to appropriately assess readiness for EMDR reprocessing when working with clients who present with complex trauma and dissociation. Participants will feel more confident in working with complex trauma and dissociation with EMDR therapy by learning how to select the best targets for EMDR reprocessing, developing skills for helping clients to stay in the optimal zone of arousal throughout reprocessing, and integrating an understanding of systemic dynamics and cultural attunement within EMDR therapy reprocessing; making the client's experience one of healing and hope. Additionally, participants will be able to identify how to reassess and continue the reprocessing work from one session to the next, without feeling overwhelmed when other challenges present themselves in the client's life and in the therapy office.
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Demonstrate appropriate assessment techniques in determining whether a client with complex trauma and dissociation is ready to move forward with EMDR reprocessing.
2. Appraise best practices in identifying appropriate first targets for EMDR reprocessing.
3. Integrate systemic dynamics and cultural attunement as key components in target selection, assessment and reprocessing phases.
4. Recognize the signs that a client is out of the optimal zone of arousal during therapy. Describe at least 3 skills (including cultural resources) that can be utilized to help the client to reorient to the present.
5. Summarize tools and techniques that can be utilized for effective closure of incomplete targets.
6. Teach clients specific skills that can be utilized between session to manage symptoms of continued dissociation and complex trauma.
7. Identify best practices for reassessment of unresolved trauma work and decision making in continuing trauma work.
Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC, a psychotherapist with 13 years of experience in the field of mental health, specializes in treating complex trauma and dissociative disorders. As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Institute and Trauma Recovery Facilitator, she is known for her dynamics, engaging and interactive style of presentation. Anastasia is passionate about making EMDR therapy more universally accessible to clinicians and clients. She also writes for news outlets,, and makes regular appearances on local and national television shows to discuss and bring awareness to mental health issues.
EMDRIA CREDITS- (*application for EMDRIA Credits is under review) This program is open to clinicians who are at least partially trained in EMDR (Attendees should be advised that it is recommended they complete the full EMDR basic training and have experience in using EMDR with this client population before using this material.) Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training. Attendees who are partially trained in EMDR and not eligible to receive EMDRIA Credits. *Attendance at the entire workshop is required to receive credit.

Anastasia Pollock, LCMHC maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. Please call (801) 984-1717 for more information or if special accommodations are required.

Due to the delayed viewing option of this workshop, all registrants should be able to participate in this training. No refunds will be issued.
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