Upcoming Workshops (by Farnsworth)

2018 Events

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EVENTSTART-END
Advanced Seminar (Tuesdays 2018-2019)
Open Seats 8
2018-9-11
10:00 am
-2019-6-11
1:15 pm
Second Year Seminar (Fridays 2018-2019)
Open Seats 9
2018-9-14
10:00 am
-2019-6-28
1:15 pm
Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Providence RI)
Open Seats 10
2018-9-15
9:00 am
-2018-9-17
5:00 pm
Advanced Seminar (Fridays 2018-2019)
Open Seats 7
2018-9-21
10:00 am
-2019-6-21
1:15 pm
Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Salt Lake City UT)
Open Seats -3
2018-10-13
9:00 am
-2018-10-15
5:00 pm
Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (South Bend IN)
Open Seats 8
2018-11-3
9:00 am
-2018-11-5
5:00 pm

Advanced Seminar (Tuesdays 2018-2019)


Sep 11,2018 - Jun 11,2019 Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Advanced Seminar: Integrating Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR Therapies 30 Psychology CEs pending; 30 Social Work, LMFT and LMHC CEs approved; 12 EMDRIA CEs (all you need for two years) approved. SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER. 1164 South East Street Amherst MA 01002 Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September 11, 2018 through June 11, 2019, 10am to 1:15pm Interested, but can't make Tuesdays? Sign up for the Friday series by clicking here. Each seminar is limited to 9 clinicians who are Level II trained and who use EMDR regularly with clients. Preference will be given to those who have done individual or group consultation with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. COST: $100 per three-hour meeting or $80 for clinicians working fulltime in Community Mental Health. Partial scholarships may be available. A 2 session deposit ($200/$160) is required to hold your place. If event is cancelled, full refunds will be given. Full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given if participant withdraws more than two weeks before the workshop or Seminar begins. After that, no refund will be given. Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download a PDF registration form, click here. SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: EMDR Therapy can fail to make significant progress in the presence of dissociative parts of the personality (ANPs and EPs) or ego states that are hostile to the work, frightened of it, or whose needs aren’t being met in therapy. Most challenging of all can be Perpetrator Introjects who powerfully dictate that the rules of the past abuse still apply. Both therapists and clients are often largely unaware of these parts that block progress in therapy and make life so challenging. Through this intensive, small group seminar, you will: DEVELOP a sophisticated understanding of dissociative processes with clients with severe traumas. Even PTSD symptoms are dissociative in nature; PRACTICE in supervised triads two different techniques – the Meeting Place and the Healing Circle – for integrating Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy into your work with clients; INTEGRATE Ego State and EMDR therapies into immediate work with healthier clients to develop the skills needed to use them with your more challenged clients; UNDERSTAND the dissociative language of severely traumatized clients; IDENTIFY and WORK WITH the phobias of attachment, of traumatic memories and of inner experience in severely traumatized clients; LEARN TIP OF THE FINGER strategy and other Structural Dissociation techniques to stabilize dissociative clients; LEARN to target the internal experiences of dissociative clients to improve their functioning long before you can safely target childhood trauma. Didactic presentations and assigned readings will broaden your understanding; transcripts of many Ego State/EMDR and Structural Dissociation/EMDR sessions will facilitate your use of these approaches with clients. Case consultation will enrich your confidence and prepare you to integrate these Approaches with EMDR. Monthly meetings will facilitate your powerful learning process. Seminar Objectives Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe dissociative processes in clients with severe trauma histories with greater depth and understanding.
  2. Utilize their own Conference Room experience, readings, and case consultation to use this very beneficial approach to working with their clients’ ego states and/or alters.
  3. Determine in using the Conference Room with dissociative clients whether the adult client is present or is asked to leave or go to a soundproof booth.
  4. Apply their own Healing Circle experience, readings, and case consultation to use this deeply resourcing technique with clients with complex trauma.
  5. Apply their own personal experiences in the Conference Room and the Healing Circle to better understand therapist as self.
  6. Discern when to use Ego State and EMDR therapies with healthier clients to develop the skills needed to use these modalities with their more challenged clients.
  7. Describe the ways in which Perpetrator Introjects are in fact protective parts.
  8. Utilize new approaches to develop successful alliances with clients’ Perpetrator Introjects/”honchos” that have blocked progress and caused self-harm.
  9. Assess and analyze the dissociative language of severely traumatized clients.
  10. Recognize nonverbal dissociative processes in clients.
  11. Identify and work with the Structural Dissociation phobias of attachment and of attachment loss in Phase 1 of trauma treatment.
  12. Identify and work with the phobias of trauma-derived mental actions and of traumatic memories with dissociative clients in all 3 phases of trauma treatment.
  13. Identify when a client with severe trauma may be able to start safely processing childhood trauma, and what behaviors would categorize them as “not ready” to start processing.
  14. Describe the Structural Dissociation concept of mental level, composed of mental energy and mental efficiency.
  15. Apply the concept of mental level to a particular client over time, noting how it has varied and it’s impact on the capacity of the client to process trauma.
  16. Apply the Tip of the Finger strategy to stabilize Emotional Parts of dissociative clients.
  17. Explain how to target the internal experiences of dissociative clients to improve their functioning long before they can safely target childhood trauma.
  18. Utilize Structural Dissociation approaches and bilateral stimulation to process current situations and address internal interference.
  19. Note the differences between Fraser’s Dissociative Table Technique (the Conference Room) and Gonzalez & Mosquera’s Meeting Place and adapt them to their preferences and their clients’ situations.
  20. Discuss the three learned approaches using assigned readings including transcripts of many Ego State/EMDR and Structural Dissociation/EMDR sessions shared with the consent of my clients.
  21. Describe how case consultation enriches their confidence in working with complex trauma and prepares them to integrate these approaches with EMDR Therapy.
  22. Describe in their final paper how the Seminar has transformed their clinical practice, utilizing a case example.
Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving as a Facilitator since 2001. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant, he has provided individual and group consultation services since 2003. He joined EMDR TRN/HAP as a Facilitator in 2005. Farnsworth works with children 10-12, adolescents and adults in private practice. He was closely involved with the development of the Western Massachusetts EMDRIA Regional Meeting/Network annual conferences. In 2007 he began teaching an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy. This has expanded to include Structural Dissociation. Farnsworth is just completing the 11th year of the highly successful and well-regarded Advanced Seminar. In 2013, at the request of a consultee, Farnsworth finally tackled teaching Weekend Workshops, “An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy.” Farnsworth discovered how much he loved this style of teaching, and especially doing live demonstrations with participants. Finally, in 2016, he added a third day using these same three modalities in the treatment of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Questions? 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. What your colleagues are saying about the Advanced Seminar: I am thoroughly enjoying the Ego State class. It is beyond excellent. Your profoundly intelligent teaching style, the quality readings and the breadth of clinical experience you bring are all so magnificent. (I have been recommending it to all my Connecticut colleagues!) I am also thrilled to be with such wise and open-minded peers. Cheryl Kenn, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, New Haven CT I love the moments now when I understand the logic of the dissociative experience that is presented and I can be creative and adroit in guiding and supporting it. Aimee Golbert, LCSW, Hartford CT The Advanced Seminar is the best course I have ever taken. Wendy Ball, LMHC, Albany NY In the seven years since I completed Farns’ Seminar, Ego State Therapy continues to transform my work with clients in such profound ways. I had to travel three hours each way to attend, but it was well worth the investment of time and money. Sharon Coleman, LICSW, LADC I, II, Burlington, VT This was the best seminar that I’ve attended since graduating from the Smith MSW program 28 years ago. Cheryl Case, LICSW, Greenfield MA I am in awe of the talent and cohesion of this group experience and have learned as much about myself as I have about doing the work in session with my clients. Jody Hardesty, LICSW, New Bedford MA This is the best hands-on, seat-of-the-pants learning experience I’ve ever had. Andrea Reber, LICSW, Northampton MA You are a wonderful and gifted teacher! Diane Murphy, LICSW, Westerly RI

Location


1164 S East Street
Amherst, 01002

Event Fees:

Advanced Seminar (Tues) - 2 Session Deposit $ 200.00
Advanced Seminar (Tues) - 2 Session Deposit - Community Mental Health $ 160.00
Advanced Seminar (Tues) - 10 Sessions $ 1000.00
Advanced Seminar (Tues) - 10 Sessions - CMHC $ 800.00

Second Year Seminar (Fridays 2018-2019)


Sep 14,2018 - Jun 28,2019 Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Structural Dissociation: a 10-month Seminar with Gonzalez and Mosquera’s EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach Book Cover Open to EMDR-trained clinicians who have read The Haunted Self by van der Hart, Nijenhuis and Steele and to my Advanced Seminar graduates. First Friday of each month, September 2018 - June 2019 (except we begin on Sept. 14) 10am-1:15pm 30 CEs for social workers, LMFTs and LMHCs. 12 EMDRIA CEs. SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER. 1164 South East Street Amherst MA 01002 You are cordially invited to join me and a sophisticated group of your peers for an exciting journey exploring Gonzalez and Mosquera’s brilliant book and their significant new contributions to Structural Dissociation. Many of you have had the opportunity to hear Dolores Mosquera and/or Anabel Gonzalez present and know how powerful their work is. Registration is limited to 9. We will thoroughly digest a chapter (or two) a month with didactic presentations and discussion as well as live demonstrations. And, of course, there will be opportunity each month for case consultation, benefiting from the rich experience of your peers and myself. At least one triad practicum experience, using their Meeting Place script, will be provided, as well as brief practicums in pairs of Tip of the Finger strategy and other techniques. This is a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of Structural Dissociation and its many direct applications to your EMDR-focused work with clients with complex trauma and dissociation. In this book, Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera:
  1. Explain the elements of dissociative language likely to occur in each of the 8 Phases.
  2. Emphasize enhancing higher order mental functions that go well beyond Resource Development.
  3. Focus on healthy self-care patterns and how to assess them.
  4. Teach how to process Structural Dissociation phobias.
  5. Provide a protocol to process unspecific blockages.
  6. Illustrate nine therapeutic relationship problems and how to address them.
  7. Demonstrate their widely acclaimed Tip of the Finger Strategy to facilitate trauma processing.
  8. Detail their Meeting Place Procedure and why they have modified The Dissociative Table/Conference Room technique.
Click here to see the extended table of contents for EMDR and Dissociation: the Progressive Approach. COST: $100 per three-hour meeting or $80 for clinicians working full-time in Community Mental Health. Partial scholarships may be available. A 2 session deposit ($200/$160) is required to hold your place. Full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given if participant withdraws more than two weeks before the Seminar begins. After that, no refund will be given. 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. 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.

From the 2017-2018 Second Year Seminar Evaluations:
Question: What's been most helpful for you during this second year?

“The integration of parts work with EMDR. I now fluidly move EMDR into the Meeting Place. It has moved my practice in a whole new direction. I do Conference Room 10 times a week. I was getting bored in my practice.”

“I feel rejuvenated. I feel excited by using these tools. The Meeting Place has been so transformative. It lends itself to an attachment repair focus that is essential. One of my DID clients is doing so well after 3 months.”

“It's been so helpful to have a base of support – so few therapists are trained at this level of work in dissociation.”

“I’ve learned to slow down the work a lot. Less is More. Glacial Passes. So helpful. That has really taught me to slow down.”

“Having the 2 years has really increased my confidence in trying out these skills with new clients. Having the framework of Structural Dissociation has really shifted my thinking.”

“I am much more confident and comfortable using the concepts and tools. Using the Self-Care scale as the starting place is so useful.”

“I see that clients taking the tools of the induction to the Meeting Place, working, and then coming back has really reduced dissociation in my office.”
Questions? 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.


Location


1164 S East Street
Amherst, 01002

Event Fees:

Second Year Seminar (Fri) - 2 Session Deposit $ 200.00
2nd Year Seminar (Fri) - 2 Session Deposit - Community Mental Health $ 160.00
Second Year Seminar (Fri) - 10 Sessions $ 1000.00
2nd Year Seminar (Fri) - 10 Sessions - CMHC $ 800.00

Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Providence RI)


Sep 15,2018 - Sep 17,2018 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scroll down or click "Show/Hide Details" above to register. An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy 12 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 13 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) pending. Warwick Center for the Arts 3259 Post Road Warwick, RI 02886 Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16, 2018 9am to 5pm both days Registration from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Registration limited to 30. BONUS: September 17: Working with Clients with DID - open to clinicians who take this workshop, past workshop participants and to graduates of the Advanced Seminar. 9am to 4pm. 6 CE hours pending. (description below) REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE: Standard $400 early bird rates until August 15, 2018; $450 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $350 until August 15, 2018; $400 thereafter 2 DAY PROGRAM FEES: Standard $300 early bird rates until August 15, 2018; $350 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $250 until August 15, 2018; $300 thereafter MONDAY ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Standard $150 early bird rates until August 15, 2018; $175 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $125 until August 15, 2018; $150 thereafter *Community Mental Health Clinicians: within 1 week of registering, you must submit a letter from your supervisor on agency letterhead stating you work 30+hrs/wk and you do not have training reimbursement funds available for this workshop. Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download PDF flier, click here. This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required. OVERVIEW: This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves. Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6. Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by email, before the workshop. These include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy sessions with my clients, used with permission. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe several core concepts of Ego State Therapy that make EMDR more effective with complex trauma clients.
  2. Assess how Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) facilitates work with aspects of self.
  3. Demonstrate beginning confidence using the Conference Room or Meeting Place with clients through your own supervised practica experience.
  4. Apply knowledge gained to several of your complex trauma and/or dissociative clients.
  5. Discuss when to use several specific techniques in EMDR work with parts of the personality.
  6. Utilize successful strategies for honoring hostile introjects’ protective intentions and gaining their alliance.
  7. Explain the usefulness of the Tip of the Finger Strategy in reducing the vehement emotion held by Emotional Parts of the Personality to facilitate EMDR treatment.
Treating Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder With Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy And EMDR Therapy - September 17, 2018 We will begin the day reviewing a unique 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 clinical masters past and present will also be provided. DAY 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe the complex internal structure of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  2. Identify when dissociative phobias are blocking EMDR therapy and several useful ways to lessen their impact.
  3. Utilize newly learned skills to communicate more effectively with alters (Apparently Normal Parts/Emotional Parts), especially perpetrator introjects.
  4. Working through the Self, build communication and trust among parts of the personality.
  5. Discuss several specific ways to use EMDR very early in treatment to stabilize clients with DID.
  6. Explain how to empower the adult to take care of internal child parts and why we avoid the reification of child alters/Emotional Parts.
  7. Identify when to work through the client and when to work directly with dissociated self-states.
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 eleventh year, he is teaching an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. Since 2013, he has presented sold out workshops around the country. 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 EMDR trained clinicians advanced skills so they can succeed with their most complex clients. Questions? For questions about the location/accommodations/etc: Local sponsor, Daphne Kalaidjian, LICSW daphne@daphnekalaidjian.com; 401-578-4453 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. Cancellation policy: refund minus $50 administrative fee until one week before workshop; none thereafter. There is no conflict and no commercial support for any program offered on this website. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6873. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Location

Warwick Center for the Arts
3259 Post Road
Warwick, 02886

Event Fees:

3 Day Workshop - Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 300.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 250.00
2 Day Workshop - Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 300.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - Early Registration $ 150.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - CMHC Registration $ 150.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - Registration $ 175.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - CMHC Early Reg $ 125.00

Advanced Seminar (Fridays 2018-2019)


Sep 21,2018 - Jun 21,2019 Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
Advanced Seminar: Integrating Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR Therapies 30 Psychology CEs pending; 30 Social Work, LMFT and LMHC CEs approved; 12 EMDRIA CEs (all you need for two years) approved. SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER. 1164 South East Street Amherst MA 01002 Meets the 3rd Friday of each month (except April 19) from September 21, 2018 through June 21, 2019, 10am to 1:15pm Interested, but can't make Fridays? Sign up for the Tuesday series by clicking here. Each seminar is limited to 9 clinicians who are Level II trained and who use EMDR regularly with clients. Preference will be given to those who have done individual or group consultation with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. COST: $100 per three-hour meeting or $80 for clinicians working fulltime in Community Mental Health. Partial scholarships may be available. A 2 session deposit ($200/$160) is required to hold your place. If event is cancelled, full refunds will be given. Full refund minus a $50 administrative fee will be given if participant withdraws more than two weeks before the workshop or Seminar begins. After that, no refund will be given. Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download a PDF registration form, click here. SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: EMDR Therapy can fail to make significant progress in the presence of dissociative parts of the personality (ANPs and EPs) or ego states that are hostile to the work, frightened of it, or whose needs aren’t being met in therapy. Most challenging of all can be Perpetrator Introjects who powerfully dictate that the rules of the past abuse still apply. Both therapists and clients are often largely unaware of these parts that block progress in therapy and make life so challenging. Through this intensive, small group seminar, you will: DEVELOP a sophisticated understanding of dissociative processes with clients with severe traumas. Even PTSD symptoms are dissociative in nature; PRACTICE in supervised triads two different techniques – the Meeting Place and the Healing Circle – for integrating Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy into your work with clients; INTEGRATE Ego State and EMDR therapies into immediate work with healthier clients to develop the skills needed to use them with your more challenged clients; UNDERSTAND the dissociative language of severely traumatized clients; IDENTIFY and WORK WITH the phobias of attachment, of traumatic memories and of inner experience in severely traumatized clients; LEARN TIP OF THE FINGER strategy and other Structural Dissociation techniques to stabilize dissociative clients; LEARN to target the internal experiences of dissociative clients to improve their functioning long before you can safely target childhood trauma. Didactic presentations and assigned readings will broaden your understanding; transcripts of many Ego State/EMDR and Structural Dissociation/EMDR sessions will facilitate your use of these approaches with clients. Case consultation will enrich your confidence and prepare you to integrate these Approaches with EMDR. Monthly meetings will facilitate your powerful learning process. Seminar Objectives Participants will be able to:
  1. Describe dissociative processes in clients with severe trauma histories with greater depth and understanding.
  2. Utilize their own Conference Room experience, readings, and case consultation to use this very beneficial approach to working with their clients’ ego states and/or alters.
  3. Determine in using the Conference Room with dissociative clients whether the adult client is present or is asked to leave or go to a soundproof booth.
  4. Apply their own Healing Circle experience, readings, and case consultation to use this deeply resourcing technique with clients with complex trauma.
  5. Apply their own personal experiences in the Conference Room and the Healing Circle to better understand therapist as self.
  6. Discern when to use Ego State and EMDR therapies with healthier clients to develop the skills needed to use these modalities with their more challenged clients.
  7. Describe the ways in which Perpetrator Introjects are in fact protective parts.
  8. Utilize new approaches to develop successful alliances with clients’ Perpetrator Introjects/”honchos” that have blocked progress and caused self-harm.
  9. Assess and analyze the dissociative language of severely traumatized clients.
  10. Recognize nonverbal dissociative processes in clients.
  11. Identify and work with the Structural Dissociation phobias of attachment and of attachment loss in Phase 1 of trauma treatment.
  12. Identify and work with the phobias of trauma-derived mental actions and of traumatic memories with dissociative clients in all 3 phases of trauma treatment.
  13. Identify when a client with severe trauma may be able to start safely processing childhood trauma, and what behaviors would categorize them as “not ready” to start processing.
  14. Describe the Structural Dissociation concept of mental level, composed of mental energy and mental efficiency.
  15. Apply the concept of mental level to a particular client over time, noting how it has varied and it’s impact on the capacity of the client to process trauma.
  16. Apply the Tip of the Finger strategy to stabilize Emotional Parts of dissociative clients.
  17. Explain how to target the internal experiences of dissociative clients to improve their functioning long before they can safely target childhood trauma.
  18. Utilize Structural Dissociation approaches and bilateral stimulation to process current situations and address internal interference.
  19. Note the differences between Fraser’s Dissociative Table Technique (the Conference Room) and Gonzalez & Mosquera’s Meeting Place and adapt them to their preferences and their clients’ situations.
  20. Discuss the three learned approaches using assigned readings including transcripts of many Ego State/EMDR and Structural Dissociation/EMDR sessions shared with the consent of my clients.
  21. Describe how case consultation enriches their confidence in working with complex trauma and prepares them to integrate these approaches with EMDR Therapy.
  22. Describe in their final paper how the Seminar has transformed their clinical practice, utilizing a case example.
Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving as a Facilitator since 2001. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant, he has provided individual and group consultation services since 2003. He joined EMDR TRN/HAP as a Facilitator in 2005. Farnsworth works with children 10-12, adolescents and adults in private practice. He was closely involved with the development of the Western Massachusetts EMDRIA Regional Meeting/Network annual conferences. In 2007 he began teaching an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy. This has expanded to include Structural Dissociation. Farnsworth is just completing the 11th year of the highly successful and well-regarded Advanced Seminar. In 2013, at the request of a consultee, Farnsworth finally tackled teaching Weekend Workshops, “An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy.” Farnsworth discovered how much he loved this style of teaching, and especially doing live demonstrations with participants. Finally, in 2016, he added a third day using these same three modalities in the treatment of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Questions? 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. What your colleagues are saying about the Advanced Seminar: I am thoroughly enjoying the Ego State class. It is beyond excellent. Your profoundly intelligent teaching style, the quality readings and the breadth of clinical experience you bring are all so magnificent. (I have been recommending it to all my Connecticut colleagues!) I am also thrilled to be with such wise and open-minded peers. Cheryl Kenn, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, New Haven CT I love the moments now when I understand the logic of the dissociative experience that is presented and I can be creative and adroit in guiding and supporting it. Aimee Golbert, LCSW, Hartford CT The Advanced Seminar is the best course I have ever taken. Wendy Ball, LMHC, Albany NY In the seven years since I completed Farns’ Seminar, Ego State Therapy continues to transform my work with clients in such profound ways. I had to travel three hours each way to attend, but it was well worth the investment of time and money. Sharon Coleman, LICSW, LADC I, II, Burlington, VT This was the best seminar that I’ve attended since graduating from the Smith MSW program 28 years ago. Cheryl Case, LICSW, Greenfield MA I am in awe of the talent and cohesion of this group experience and have learned as much about myself as I have about doing the work in session with my clients. Jody Hardesty, LICSW, New Bedford MA This is the best hands-on, seat-of-the-pants learning experience I’ve ever had. Andrea Reber, LICSW, Northampton MA You are a wonderful and gifted teacher! Diane Murphy, LICSW, Westerly RI

Location


1164 S East Street
Amherst, 01002

Event Fees:

Advanced Seminar (Fri) - 2 Session Deposit $ 200.00
Advanced Seminar (Fri) - 2 Session Deposit - Community Mental Health $ 160.00
Advanced Seminar (Fri) - 10 Sessions $ 1000.00
Advanced Seminar (Fri) - 10 Sessions - CMHC $ 800.00

Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Salt Lake City UT)


Oct 13,2018 - Oct 15,2018 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY FULL! Please register to add your name to the waitlist and/or join us in South Bend, IN (11/3/18-11/15/18). Scroll down or click "Show/Hide Details" above to register. An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy 12 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 13 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) pending. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport 5151 Wiley Post Way Salt Lake City, UT 84116 For discounted room rates, click here. Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14, 2018 9am to 5pm both days Registration from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Registration limited to 48. BONUS: October 15: Working with Clients with DID - open to clinicians who take the October 13-14 workshop. 9am to 4pm. 6 CE hours pending. (description below) REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE: Standard $400 early bird rates until September 13, 2018; $450 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $350 until September 13, 2018; $400 thereafter 2 DAY PROGRAM FEES: Standard $300 early bird rates until September 13, 2018; $350 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $250 until September 13; $300 thereafter *Community Mental Health Clinicians: within 1 week of registering, you must submit a letter from your supervisor on agency letterhead stating you work 30+hrs/wk and you do not have training reimbursement funds available for this workshop. Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download PDF flier, click here. This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required. OVERVIEW: This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves. Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6. Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by email, before the workshop. These include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy sessions with my clients, used with permission. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe several core concepts of Ego State Therapy that make EMDR more effective with complex trauma clients.
  2. Assess how Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) facilitates work with aspects of self.
  3. Demonstrate beginning confidence using the Conference Room or Meeting Place with clients through your own supervised practica experience.
  4. Apply knowledge gained to several of your complex trauma and/or dissociative clients.
  5. Discuss when to use several specific techniques in EMDR work with parts of the personality.
  6. Utilize successful strategies for honoring hostile introjects’ protective intentions and gaining their alliance.
  7. Explain the usefulness of the Tip of the Finger Strategy in reducing the vehement emotion held by Emotional Parts of the Personality to facilitate EMDR treatment.
Treating Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder With Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy And EMDR Therapy - October 15, 2018 We will begin the day reviewing a unique 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 clinical masters past and present will also be provided. DAY 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe the complex internal structure of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  2. Identify when dissociative phobias are blocking EMDR therapy and several useful ways to lessen their impact.
  3. Utilize newly learned skills to communicate more effectively with alters (Apparently Normal Parts/Emotional Parts), especially perpetrator introjects.
  4. Working through the Self, build communication and trust among parts of the personality.
  5. Discuss several specific ways to use EMDR very early in treatment to stabilize clients with DID.
  6. Explain how to empower the adult to take care of internal child parts and why we avoid the reification of child alters/Emotional Parts.
  7. Identify when to work through the client and when to work directly with dissociated self-states.
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 eleventh year, he is teaching an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. Since 2013, he has presented sold out workshops around the country. 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 EMDR trained clinicians advanced skills so they can succeed with their most complex clients. Questions? For questions about the location/accommodations/etc contact local sponsors: Leslie Brown, leslielbrown53@msn.com; 801-372-5206 Cindy White, cwhitelcsw@gmail.com; 801-810-0560 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. Cancellation policy: refund minus $50 administrative fee until one week before workshop; none thereafter. There is no conflict and no commercial support for any program offered on this website. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6873. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Location

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Salt Lake City Airport
5151 Wiley Post Way
Salt Lake City, 84116

Event Fees:

3 Day Workshop - Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 300.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 250.00
2 Day Workshop - Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 300.00

Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (South Bend IN)


Nov 3,2018 - Nov 5,2018 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scroll down or click "Show/Hide Details" above to register. An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy 12 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 13 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) pending. Century Center South Bend 120 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard South Bend, IN 46601 Saturday and Sunday, November 3-4, 2018 9am to 5pm both days Registration from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Registration limited to 60. BONUS: November 5: Working with Clients with DID - open to clinicians who take this workshop, past workshop participants and to graduates of the Advanced Seminar. 9am to 4pm. 6 CE hours pending. (description below) REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE: Standard $400 early bird rates until October 3, 2018; $450 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $350 until October 3, 2018; $400 thereafter 2 DAY PROGRAM FEES: Standard $300 early bird rates until October 3, 2018; $350 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $250 until October 3, 2018; $300 thereafter MONDAY ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: Standard $150 early bird rates until October 3, 2018; $175 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $125 until October 3, 2018; $150 thereafter *Community Mental Health Clinicians: within 1 week of registering, you must submit a letter from your supervisor on agency letterhead stating you work 30+hrs/wk and you do not have training reimbursement funds available for this workshop. There is a room block available at the Double Tree Hotel, which is located across from the Century Center. Click here to reserve your discounted room. Online registration strongly preferred (below). To download PDF flier, click here. This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required. OVERVIEW: This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves. Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6. Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by email, before the workshop. These include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy sessions with my clients, used with permission. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe several core concepts of Ego State Therapy that make EMDR more effective with complex trauma clients.
  2. Assess how Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) facilitates work with aspects of self.
  3. Demonstrate beginning confidence using the Conference Room or Meeting Place with clients through your own supervised practica experience.
  4. Apply knowledge gained to several of your complex trauma and/or dissociative clients.
  5. Discuss when to use several specific techniques in EMDR work with parts of the personality.
  6. Utilize successful strategies for honoring hostile introjects’ protective intentions and gaining their alliance.
  7. Explain the usefulness of the Tip of the Finger Strategy in reducing the vehement emotion held by Emotional Parts of the Personality to facilitate EMDR treatment.
Treating Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder With Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy And EMDR Therapy - November 5, 2018 We will begin the day reviewing a unique 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 clinical masters past and present will also be provided. DAY 3 LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Describe the complex internal structure of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  2. Identify when dissociative phobias are blocking EMDR therapy and several useful ways to lessen their impact.
  3. Utilize newly learned skills to communicate more effectively with alters (Apparently Normal Parts/Emotional Parts), especially perpetrator introjects.
  4. Working through the Self, build communication and trust among parts of the personality.
  5. Discuss several specific ways to use EMDR very early in treatment to stabilize clients with DID.
  6. Explain how to empower the adult to take care of internal child parts and why we avoid the reification of child alters/Emotional Parts.
  7. Identify when to work through the client and when to work directly with dissociated self-states.
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 eleventh year, he is teaching an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. Since 2013, he has presented sold out workshops around the country. 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 EMDR trained clinicians advanced skills so they can succeed with their most complex clients. Questions? For questions about the location/accommodations/etc: Local sponsor, Crystal Whitlow, LCSW therapycrystal@gmail.com; 574-210-0771 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. Cancellation policy: refund minus $50 administrative fee until one week before workshop; none thereafter. There is no conflict and no commercial support for any program offered on this website. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW, has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6873. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Farnsworth E. Lobenstine, LICSW is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Location

Century Center South Bend
120 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
South Bend, 46601

Event Fees:

3 Day Workshop - Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 400.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 300.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 250.00
2 Day Workshop - Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 300.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - Early Registration $ 150.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - CMHC Early Reg $ 125.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - Registration $ 175.00
1 Day DID Workshop (for past participants only) - CMHC Registration $ 150.00

 

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An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy,
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