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A Master Class on the EMDR Interweave: Providing the Fibers for the Integration of the Self

MODULE 1- The EMDR Interweave: Mending the Broken Self
Presenter: Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC
Friday July 31, 2015- 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
When clinicians are skillful in the use of the EMDR interweave, they are often able to move faster into the processing phases of EMDR therapy with their clients and support their work as they process memories of trauma and adversity.
This module will focus on helping clinicians fully and thoroughly understand the EMDR interweave, its history and development and some of the models, categories and typologies developed by a number of authors. This module will  cover clear guidelines for selecting an interweave.  A typology of interweaves will be presented that include interweaves that assist clients in: Modulating arousal, maintaining dual awareness and a mindful presence, challenging procedural memory, recalibrating the nervous system, challenging the window of tolerance, maintaining safety while embracing exploration, and risk; meeting unmet attachment needs, nurturing the younger self and the inner family, utilizing resources during traumatic moments, changing the orienting response, completing truncated defenses, executing new and restoring empowering actions that could not be performed during the traumatic event, reclaiming dissociated, repressed and dismissed cognitive, affective and somatic material and reconnecting to the mind, the heart and the body in fresh and novel ways.
1.     Learn about the history and development of the EMDR interweave.
2.     Learn pointers to navigate through the decision making process of selecting an interweave.
3.     Learn how the clinician’s mentalizing and mindsight capacities guides and informs the process of selecting an interweave.
4.     Learn a comprehensive typology of EMDR interweaves that assist clients and clinicians in modulating arousal, maintaining a mindful presence, challenging procedural memory and the window of tolerance, meeting unmet attachment needs and utilizing resources during traumatic moments among others.
About Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC 

Ana M Gomez, MC, LPC works in her practice with children, adolescents and adults affected by trauma. Ana speaks nationally and internationally on the topics of trauma, attachment, dissociation and the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents and she has presented in more than fifty cities and ten countries. She has been an invited keynote and pre-conference speaker in various conferences including the EMDR International Association Conference. Ana has served as a practicum supervisor at the Educational Psychology Department at Northern Arizona University.  Ana is an EMDRIA approved consultant. She is an EMDR Institute, EMDR-IBA and EMDR-HAP trainer.  Ana is the author of ”Dark, Bad Day...Go Away", a book for children about trauma and EMDR which has been translated in four languages. In addition, Ana is the creator of “The Thoughts Kit for Kids” which is part of a series of games and tools designed to make EMDR treatment developmentally appropriate for children.  Ana has also written numerous book chapters and articles on EMDR therapy with children. She is the author of the book "EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation. 
MODULE 2: Moment-to-Moment Decision-making Using the Clinical Interweave Categories (CIC)
Presenter:  Debbie Korn, Psy.D.
Saturday August 1, 2015- 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
In this workshop, focused on integrating case conceptualization and moment-to-moment decision-making, Debbie Korn will introduce a set of comprehensive clinical interweave categories (CIC) developed to guide the clinician in anticipating and responding to the typical and unexpected challenges encountered during EMDR processing.   She will review a range of conceptual maps designed to orient the therapist and guide decision-making within an EMDR session.  Debbie will use videotape clips to track the verbal and non-verbal markers that indicate where a client is on a map and what’s needed to keep the processing moving in the right direction.  Integrating concepts and strategies from other trauma and attachment-focused models (e.g., AEDP, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, IFS), she will explore a vast array of interweave options and a framework for helping clients by-pass defenses, stay within the window of tolerance, and transform grief, anger, shame, longing, and their sense of core defectiveness.

  1. Track a client’s process during an EMDR session with greater precision, utilizing both verbal and non-verbal markers to determine where a client is on a conceptual map and, in turn, what a client needs in a given moment to be able to move toward healing and adaptive resolution.
  1. Precisely apply advanced clinical interweave strategies to: 1) address blocking beliefs, fears and anxieties, emotional dysregulation, rigid defenses, and dissociative responses; 2) facilitate developmental repair and synthesis; and 3) deepen EMDR processing and transformation of terror, grief, anger, shame, and attachment –related feelings/beliefs.
  2. Offer clinical interweaves which facilitate major  transformation with regard to the themes of responsibility, safety, and power/control.

About Deborah Korn PsyD

Debbie Korn, Psy.D., maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA and serves as a faculty member at the Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 19 years and is the former Clinical Director of the Womens’ Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals. Dr. Korn has authored or co-authored several prominent articles focused on EMDR, including a comprehensive review of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. Dr. Korn is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and a past board member of NESTTD. She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. She has been a regular presenter at the EMDR International Association Conference and was invited to present EMDRIA’s first “Masters Series” class. As a clinician, teacher, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Korn is known for her knowledge and integration of many different clinical models. In treating and consulting on complex, chronically traumatized cases, she believes that it is important to carry a large toolbox and to remain flexible, practical, and integrative.
MODULE 3- Through the Lens of Attachment: Using the Clinical Interweave Categories (CIC) 
Presenter:Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Friday August 7, 2015- 9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
This module is designed as a follow-up to Module Two by Deborah Korn where the Clinical Interweave Categories (CIC) (Laliotis & Korn, 2015) will be applied through an attachment lens.  A review of the adult attachment styles will be offered as a reference point to help identify what is needed moment to moment when processing early attachment trauma.  Additionally, inhibitory and excitatory maladaptive coping styles will also be reviewed to help identify what interweave strategies are needed in order to effectively repair and correct the maladaptive learnings and develop new, more adaptive styles of relating to self and others. New videotaped examples of these strategies will be reviewed.
Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 9 Clinical Interweave Categories (CIC) and their purposes.
  2. Learn how and when to intervene using CICs to address moment to moment processing demands. (50 minutes)
  3. Identify the four adult attachment styles and the implications for EMDR processing. 
  4. Learn how and when to apply specific CICs to repair and correct early attachment wounds. 
  5. Learn how to use CICs to address attachment-related phenomena during processing (e.g., can’t feel; feels too much; afraid of therapist’s reaction). 
  6. Distinguish between survival responses versus attachment-related responses. 

All objectives will be met through a combination of lecture material, question & answer, and videotapes of clinical sessions.
About Deany Laliotis, LICSW

Deany Laliotis, LCSW-C, LICSW, is a trainer, clinical consultant, master therapist and practitioner of EMDR. She was named a Top Therapist by Washingtonian magazine in 2009. Deany’s areas of clinical expertise include simple and complex traumatic stress responses, anxiety and self-esteem issues with a particular emphasis on relationship difficulties. A well respected teacher in the EMDR community, Deany trains clinicians in EMDR as a broad-based psychotherapy, both in the US and abroad, teaching clinicians how to incorporate this powerful and effective method for helping clients reprocess difficult experiences—traumatic or not—that impede the client’s ability to move forward in their lives.
Deany Laliotis is also on the faculty of EMDR Institute, Inc., and she is the co-director of EMDR of Greater Washington. Her publications include a chapter in Psychotherapist Revealed: Therapists Speak about Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy. She has also co-authored a clinical article with Francine Shapiro, titled “EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Integrative Treatment and Case Conceptualization.” Her website iswww.deanylaliotis.com.
MODULE 4- EMDR Somatic & Ego-States Iinterweaves: Toward an Embodied Self
Presenter: Ulrich F. Lanius, Ph.D.
Saturday August 8, 2015-9 am to 12 pm Arizona time
Clients with severe traumatic stress syndromes and Complex PTSD often have a tentative relationship to their own bodies as well as aspects of self. They disconnect from their bodies and from the traumatized parts of the self. Such reduced body and self-awareness interfere with effective EMDR processing. In those cases, the integration of somatic interweaves, body-oriented interventions and an increased focus on body mindfulness, as well as ego-state interventions and interweaves can assist with facilitating efficient EMDR processing and enduring treatment effects. The current presentation focuses on the effective integration of somatic and ego-state interventions during the different stages of EMDR treatment, employing them both with regard to stabilization as well as trauma processing.  The incorporation of these interventions in the standard EMDR protocol is discussed to maximize effective information processing and assure lasting treatment changes with a view toward wholeness and an embodied sense of self.

  1. The presentation formulates and explains the role of the bi-phasic response to trauma and the modulation model and the rationale for the use of somatic and ego-state interventions in conjunction with the standard EMDR protocol. 
  2.  Acquaint participants with somatic interventions and somatic interweaves and their application with regard to facilitating EMDR is discussed.
  3. Describe ego-state interventions and interweaves and their application and integration into the different stages of EMDR is illustrated and discussed.

About Ulrich Lanius, Ph.D.
Ulrich F. Lanius, Ph.D. is a Registered Psychologist in West Vancouver, BC with a practice in Clinical and Neuropsychology. He has a particular interest in brain-behavior relationships and the effects of acquired brain injury, as well as those of attachment, trauma and dissociation. Dr. Lanius specializes in the treatment of trauma, dissociation and attachment related problems. Working from a client-centered perspective, he integrates EMDR with body therapy and ego-state interventions, as well as neurotherapy. Dr. Lanius has presented both in North America, as well as internationally and he has authored a recent book, as well as articles and book chapters on both the treatment and the neurobiology of dissociation.
12 EMDRIA CEUs -Ana M Gomez EMDRIA approved credit  provider # 07005