Upcoming Workshops (by Farnsworth)

2019 Events

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Webinar for Workshop Graduates (Fridays, 2019-2020)
Open Seats 3
2019-9-6
10:00 am
-2020-6-5
1:00 pm
Webinar for Advanced Seminar Graduates (Mondays, 2019-2020)
Open Seats 7
2019-9-9
9:00 am
-2020-6-8
12:00 pm
Advanced Seminar (Tuesdays 2019-2020)
Open Seats 9
2019-9-10
10:00 am
-2020-6-10
1:15 pm
Advanced Seminar (Fridays 2019-2020)
Open Seats 4
2019-9-20
10:00 am
-2020-6-19
1:15 pm
Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Chicago IL)
Open Seats 3
2019-9-28
8:30 am
-2019-9-30
4:00 pm
Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Albuquerque NM)
Open Seats 31
2019-11-16
8:30 am
-2019-11-18
4:00 pm

Webinar for Workshop Graduates (Fridays, 2019-2020)


Sep 6,2019 - Jun 5,2020 Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Webinar for 2019-2020! EMDR Therapy & Structural Dissociation Deepening Your Skills Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW and Kristen K. Wold, LMFT Join Farnsworth and Kristen for this 10 month, in-depth study of EMDR Therapy and Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality. Through this intensive, small group webinar, you will continue to develop skills and tools to utilize with your most complex clients. We will utilize EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach as our primary text which will facilitate a deeper integration of the wonderful work of Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera. Book Cover WEBINAR FOR WEEKEND WORKSHOP GRADUATES The Webinar was designed for graduates of Farnsworth’s Weekend Workshop: Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy. Through the Webinar, you will:
  1. Develop a sophisticated understanding of dissociative processes.
  2. Continue the integration and utilization of the Meeting Place intervention.
  3. Understand the Dissociative language of severely traumatized clients.
  4. Identify and work with the phobias of attachment, traumatic memories and inner experience.
  5. Provide a protocol to process unspecific blockages.
  6. Learn the Tip of the Finger Strategy and other Structural Dissociation techniques to stabilize dissociative clients.
Details When: Meets the 1st Friday of the month from September 2019 - June 2020 Dates: Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6, Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5 Time: 10 am - 1 pm EST Where: Via Zoom videoconferencing Price: $125 per session; First session fee payable upon registration Other: 30 NBCC CE hours approved; 12 EMDRIA CE hours Questions? Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW farnsloben@gmail.com; 413-256-EMDR(3637) Kristen Wold, LMFT kristen@therapyandwellnessforwomen.com

Location

Virtual via Zoom
16 Center Street, Suite 423
Northampton, 01060

Event Fees:

Webinar for Workshop Participants - 1 Session Deposit $ 125.00
Webinar for Workshop Participants - 10 Sessions $ 1250.00

Webinar for Advanced Seminar Graduates (Mondays, 2019-2020)


Sep 9,2019 - Jun 8,2020 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Webinar for 2019-2020! EMDR Therapy & Structural Dissociation Deepening Your Skills Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW and Kristen K. Wold, LMFT Join Farnsworth and Kristen for this 10 month, in-depth study of EMDR Therapy and Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality. Through this intensive, small group webinar, you will continue to develop skills and tools to utilize with your most complex clients. We will utilize EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach as our primary text which will facilitate a deeper integration of the wonderful work of Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera. Book Cover Webinar for ADVANCED SEMINAR Graduates The Webinar was designed for graduates of Farnsworth’s Advanced Seminar: Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy. Through the Webinar, you will:
  1. Develop a sophisticated understanding of dissociative processes.
  2. Continue the integration and utilization of the Meeting Place intervention.
  3. Understand the Dissociative language of severely traumatized clients.
  4. Identify and work with the phobias of attachment, traumatic memories and inner experience.
  5. Provide a protocol to process unspecific blockages.
  6. Learn the Tip of the Finger Strategy and other Structural Dissociation techniques to stabilize dissociative clients.
Details When: Meets the 2nd Monday of the month from September 2019 - June 2020 Dates: Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Jun 8 Time: 9 am - 12 pm EST Where: Via Zoom videoconferencing Price: $125 per session; First session fee payable upon registration Other: 30 NBCC CE hours approved; 12 EMDRIA CE hours Questions? Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW farnsloben@gmail.com; 413-256-EMDR(3637) Kristen Wold, LMFT kristen@therapyandwellnessforwomen.com

Location

Virtual via Zoom
16 Center Street, Suite 423
Northampton, 01060

Event Fees:

Webinar for Workshop Participants - 1 Session Deposit $ 125.00
Webinar for Workshop Participants - 10 Sessions $ 1250.00

Advanced Seminar (Tuesdays 2019-2020)


Sep 10,2019 - Jun 10,2020 Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
You are registering for the TUESDAY Advanced Seminar. Interested in Fridays? Click here. Advanced Seminar: Integrating Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR Therapies 12 CE hours from EMDRIA and 30 NBCC masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved. SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER. 16 Center Street, Suite 423 Northampton, MA 01060 Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September 10, 2019 through June 10, 2020, 10am to 1:15pm 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. 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 12th 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: My skills were dramatically increased through the two academic year seminar classes I took with you! I actually can’t imagine my work without them. Truly, I’ll be eternally grateful for all the work you’ve put into developing your own skills and sharing them with others (especially me!). I’m sure many of your students feel the same way. Laura Washburn, LICSW, Amherst, MA 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


16 Center Street, Suite 423
Northampton, 01060

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

Advanced Seminar (Fridays 2019-2020)


Sep 20,2019 - Jun 19,2020 Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
You are registering for the FRIDAY Advanced Seminar. Interested in Tuesdays? Click here. Advanced Seminar: Integrating Structural Dissociation, Ego State and EMDR Therapies 12 CE hours from EMDRIA and 30 NBCC masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved. SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER. 16 Center Street, Suite 423 Northampton, MA 01060 Meets the 3rd Friday of each month from September 20, 2019 through June 19, 2020, 10am to 1:15pm 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. 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 12th 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: My skills were dramatically increased through the two academic year seminar classes I took with you! I actually can’t imagine my work without them. Truly, I’ll be eternally grateful for all the work you’ve put into developing your own skills and sharing them with others (especially me!). I’m sure many of your students feel the same way. Laura Washburn, LICSW, Amherst, MA 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


16 Center Street, Suite 423
Northampton, 01060

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 (Chicago IL)


Sep 28,2019 - Sep 30,2019 Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 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; 12 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved. Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore and Skokie Banquet & Conference Center 5300 West Touhy Avenue Skokie, IL 60077 Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2019 8:30am to 4pm both days Registration from 7:30am-8:30am Sat; 8am-8:30am Sun. Registration limited to 45. BONUS: Monday, September 30: 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 approved. (description below) REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE: Standard $450 early bird rates until August 28, 2019; $500 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $400 until August 28, 2019; $450 thereafter 2 DAY PROGRAM FEES: Standard $350 early bird rates until August 28, 2019, 2019; $400 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $300 until August 28, 2019; $350 thereafter Day 3 only ($100) available to clinicians who have previously taken Days 2-3 of this workshop. *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. We expect these readings -- and a wealth of other articles and assessments -- will be available by May 7. All registrants will receive the password to access these handouts on my website, www.abbott-lobenstine.com, when they are available. 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 30, 2019 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 twelfth 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, Joyce Mojica drjoycemojica@gmail.com; 773-251-4605 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

Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore and Skokie Banquet & Conference Center
5300 West Touhy Avenue
Skokie, 60077

Event Fees:

3 Day Workshop - Registration $ 500.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 400.00
2 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 300.00
2 Day Workshop - Registration $ 400.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 350.00
Day 3 only $ 100.00

Integrating EMDR Therapy, Structural Dissociation & Ego State Therapy (Albuquerque NM)


Nov 16,2019 - Nov 18,2019 Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 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) approved. Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second Street, NW  Albuquerque, NM 87102 Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, 2019 9am to 5pm both days Registration from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Registration limited to 45. BONUS: Monday, November 18: Working with Clients with DID - open to clinicians who take this workshop, past workshop participants and to graduates of the Advanced Seminar. 8:30am to 4pm. 6 CE hours approved. (description below) REGISTER FOR ALL 3 DAYS AND SAVE: Standard $450 early bird rates until October 16, 2019; $500 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $400 until October 16, 2019; $450 thereafter 2 DAY PROGRAM FEES: Standard $350 early bird rates until October 16, 2019, 2019; $400 thereafter Community Mental Health Clinicians* $300 until October 16, 2019; $350 thereafter Day 3 only ($100) available to clinicians who have previously taken Days 2-3 of this workshop. *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. We expect these readings -- and a wealth of other articles and assessments -- will be available by May 7. All registrants will receive the password to access these handouts on my website, www.abbott-lobenstine.com, when they are available. 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 18, 2019 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 twelfth 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, Peggy Moore pvmoore@unm.edu; 505-247-8915 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

Hotel Andaluz
125 Second Street, NW
Albuquerque, 87102

Event Fees:

3 Day Workshop - Registration $ 500.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 450.00
3 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 400.00
2 Day Workshop - Early Registration $ 350.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Early Registration $ 300.00
2 Day Workshop - Registration $ 400.00
2 Day Workshop - Community Mental Health Clinician Registration $ 350.00
Day 3 only $ 100.00

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An Introduction to the Integration of Ego State Therapy,
Structural Dissociation and EMDR Therapy

Presented by Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW

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