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TREATING CLIENTS WITH DID (MADISON, CT)

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Jun 4,2016 -     Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Treating Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder using Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy, and EMDR Therapy 7 EMDRIA CEs, 7 LMFT CEs and 6.5 LMHC CEs have been approved. CEs for social workers pending. **Registration, accommodation info, and payment info below** Mercy By the Sea 167 Neck Road, Madison, CT 06443 Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:30am to 5:30pm Registration and cont. breakfast from 8:30am-9:30am; hot lunch will be provided. PROGRAM FEES: Past Participants of Farnsworth's Workshop or Seminar: $125 by May 18; $150 after May 18 Others: $150 by May 18; $175 after May 18 Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download PDF flier, click here. This advanced EMDR Therapy workshop is designed for EMDR trained therapists who already have some training in Ego State Therapy or Dissociation. This of course includes those who have taken my weekend “Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation with EMDR Therapy” or who have taken my year long Advanced Seminar on this topic. While it will be helpful to have had some background in dissociation and ego state work, this workshop will be carefully paced to deepen the knowledge and skills of experienced clinicians while introducing EMDR therapists new to these topics with a helpful overview. Join us in this beautiful setting, a Catholic retreat center with 30 acres right on the Long Island Sound. Continental breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snack will be served. Accessible overnight accommodations are available. Let us be gently present in their space. There is no cell phone use anywhere in the buildings. You may make and return calls in the parking lot. OVERVIEW: We will begin the day with a review of a timeline of the modern treatment of dissociation, with a particular focus on EMDR Therapy. Focusing on the complex internal structure of clients with DID, we will use Structural Dissociation to understand the profound phobias that divide alters living in the present (Apparently Normal Parts of the Personality) and alters living in the past (Emotional Parts). Clients with DID also have ego states/parts that are not fully dissociated. The central challenge of therapeutic change is the facilitation of the client’s realization in therapeutically safe and titrated ways. These things happened to me in the past and I am able to live differently and more safely in the present. And as there is more internal communication and understanding, the client’s mental energy and mental efficiency increases, facilitating more rapid progress as well as living in the present more successfully. It is essential to find ways to ally with or neutralize the client’s perpetrator introjects in order to begin to build communication and trust among parts of the personality and meet the needs of terrified younger abused parts. Encouraging the development of the Self (from IFS) that is able to guide the internal communication and meet needs further empowers the client. Thus we avoid reification of alters/parts, especially of child parts, that invites the therapist to take care of the client. Demonstrations with participants roleplaying one of their clients will illustrate the use of EMDR and cautious use of bilateral stimulation to address self-care, current internal conflicts (not early trauma causing it), and draining some of an alter/part’s overwhelming affect. Participants will be asked in advance to read the narrative of one of Farnsworth’s client’s journey from DID to DDNOS and this will be a reference point during the day. Other readings on the treatment of DID from masters past and present will also be provided. Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving since 2001 as a Facilitator. He has been an EMDRIA Approved Consultant since 2003 and a Trauma Recovery (HAP) Facilitator since 2005. For the eighth year he is teaching an Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. This ten-month post-graduate course offers 30 professional CEs, and EMDRIA CEs. He began teaching weekend workshops as an "Introduction" to these complex issues in 2013. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. He co-authored a lengthy article published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2013 on his highly successful brief, intensive treatment, using EMDR and Ego State Therapy with a woman who had been hospitalized. Farnsworth is passionate about the extraordinary privilege of working as a psychotherapist, walking for a time with others on their journey towards health and a vibrant life. He is equally passionate about teaching other clinicians basic and advanced skills of EMDR. Questions? For questions about location/etc, contact Local Sponsor: Cheryl Kenn cheryl@platinumken.com For questions about the workshop: Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW farnsloben@gmail.com; 413-256-EMDR(3637) The program site is ADA compliant. Please contact Farnsworth Lobenstine if special accommodations are required. Farnsworth Lobenstine maintains responsibility for this program and its contents in accordance with EMDRIA requirements. Directions Click here for directions. Accommodations **Please note, this is peak season and hotels may sell out quickly this time of year. Plan accordingly.** Mercy By the Sea $145 single occupancy; $115 double occupancy (203) 245-0401 From Mercy By the Sea: We have 35 guest rooms, with private baths. Most rooms have a balcony that overlooks the Long Island Sound.  We have ADA compliant guest rooms and ADA compliant elevator access.  Our guest rooms are decorated simply in keeping with the serenity of the property.  There are no televisions, phones or alarm clocks in the rooms.  This is part of the retreat experience so that you can "unplug" from all the distractions of life and seek rest and relaxation.  Our rooms have either Queen or Twin beds, please specify if you have a preference. Comfort Inn Guilford 300 Boston Post Road (3.27 mi. from Madison) (203) 453 – 5600 ~$141 Red Roof Inn 2300 Boston Post Road (5.17 mi. from Madison) (203) 453-0123 ~$165 Tower Inn & Suites 320 Boston Post Rd (3.27 mi. from Madison) (203) 689-7219 Clinton Motel (866) 276-6393 (6.74 mi. from Madison)


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Mercy by the Sea
167 Neck Rd
Madison, 06443


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