Art Therapy & EMDR Consultations
My mission as a Consultant is twofold. First I endeavor to attune to the needs of consultees, responding to them as a fellow clinician seeking answers and support. I want them to get the answers they are coming for. Second, I want every consultee to leave with more knowledge, tools, unique approaches, and strategies than they came in with. Ultimately I hope my consultation helps clinicians feel more confident about their overall capacity to meet the clinical needs of their clients.
As a specialist in assessment for Trauma Institute I believe good treatment begins with good case formulation. With a background in attachment assessment, over 20 years working with children and families, as well as with adults with complex trauma and dissociation, I help clinicians learn to deconstruct their most challenging cases. I offer diagnostic interview strategies and perspectives to help navigate the decision tree of when and how to move forward with trauma processing. I have found that what many clinicians are longing for is guidance and strategies for their most challenging cases. These are ultimately the cases that teach us the most and highlight where we need to grow as a therapist.
As a Consultant I specialize in the Intensive therapy model, complex trauma and dissociation, working with children, foster care, adoption, and residential placements, and neurodivergent population.
ATTACHMENT & DISSOCIATION
Attachment Trauma and Dissociation in Adults and Children
The impact of unprocessed childhood trauma/loss, from the perspective of attachment theory and structural dissociation theory, will be explored as a foundation for understanding, assessing, and treating complex trauma. This workshop will provide tools to both assess and work with attachment trauma and dissociation, as well as offer a structured approach to ensure client readiness and proper preparation for trauma work. Participants will be introduced to using integrative strategies such as attachment resourcing, ego states/parts work and metacognitive/mindful awareness to build affect tolerance for processing trauma and addressing dissociative barriers. More information can be found here.
Integrating Art Therapy and EMDR with Complex Clients
This workshop is for therapists who have completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR basic-training. When therapists complete training
in the 8 phase EMDR protocol, they sometimes find it challenging to integrate EMDR therapy into their current work with challenging and complex trauma clients. By the same token, clinicians with a primary focus in EMDR are often looking for ways to deliver the EMDR protocol in more developmentally sensitive ways which feel safer to the traumatized client We will review the therapeutic power of the arats and identify techniques and tools that will maximize the healing of clients through integration of the two approaches.
EMDR & BASIC TRAINING
EMDR Basic Training through the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute
This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach -- with adults as well as children.
The training program involves lecture, demonstration, in-class practice, and on-the-job practice with your clients. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants. Because participants are working on their own material during the practice sessions, some individuals have reported that their participation led to facing personal issues; participants are always in charge of what they disclose in class.
Training can be provided at your location. Scheduling is flexible and can be designed to suit the needs of your organization or group. More information can be found here.