Upcoming Workshops (by Farnsworth)

2018 Events

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Advanced Seminar (Tuesdays 2018-2019)
Open Seats 1
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

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 NOTE CHANGE: 12 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 30 NBCC masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved. APA credits possible. 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 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: 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


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

 

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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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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.

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