Advanced Consultation Group for Complex Trauma
An advanced consultation group of EMDR Therapists seeking to increase their skills and knowledge in working with complex trauma and dissociation in a mutually supportive and challenging environment. This facilitated process will begin as a book study group with EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach by Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera as the text. We will seek to integrate advanced AIP case conceptualization with attachment theory and the theory of structural dissociation.
Participants will receive the benefit of two consultants, Bill Brislin and Reg Morrow Robinson, a strengthening of their peer network of therapists working with complex cases, didactic and experiential exercises at each meeting with an opportunity to practice techniques, and an opportunity to integrate theory and methodology into current and future cases. Bill and Reg have facilitated this group 3 times with each round enhancing the next.
Requirements for Participation
This is a closed group for a minimum of six to a maximum of eight EMDR Therapists, plus two facilitators. The group members will have completed basic EMDR training, be EMDRIA Certified Therapists, and currently be treating clients. Prior training in dissociation is not required. Members are committed to attending ten meetings, studying required text, using an online reading blog, and presenting cases. Presenting cases to each other greatly deepens learning through broad awareness of the complexity and diversity of complex cases, as well as the healing which occurs.
· Didactic Interval (30 minutes)
· Discussion (30 minutes)
· Case Presentations/Consultation/Practice/Wrap-up (60 minutes)
10 sessions on (mostly) third Thursdays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. First session is January 18, 2018, but may be delayed to ensure minimum number of group members.
Reg Morrow Robinson’s Office:
104 E 6th Avenue
Windermere, FL 34786
Attendance via WebEx may be pre-arranged.
William Brislin, M.A., LMHC, NCC, has been a psychotherapist in the Orlando area for over twenty-five years. His interest in trauma and complex trauma began during his fifteen years as a counselor at a local AIDS support agency. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant and basic training facilitator for EMDR HAP, Bill receives great satisfaction in unlocking the potential for EMDR Therapy with clients who have experienced significant developmental trauma. He also enjoys “passing forward” the gift of the profound mentoring he has received from others. A graduate of the Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame, he is committed to ongoing learning and formation. Bill is currently a co-coordinator for the GOEMDRIAN.org (Greater Orlando EMDRIA Regional Network).
Regina Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMHC, LMFT, NCC, has a private practice in Windermere, FL. Reg’s interests include working with individuals, couples and families to reduce the impact of trauma and to maneuver through transitions with resiliency and closer connections. She attended the University of Florida Counselor Education Program with a special emphasis on marriage and family therapy. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Institute Facilitator, EMDR HAP Trainer and EMDR Institute Regional Trainer. Mentoring and developing new EMDR therapists is a special interest of hers. She is currently a co-coordinator for the GOEMDRIAN.org (Greater Orlando EMDRIA Regional Network). Reg presented on the topic of consultation twice at the EMDRIA annual conference.
$100 per session. 10% discount if full payment received at time of registration. Since this is a closed group which seeks to facilitate group relationships, participants must reserve their membership for all sessions.
One half-price scholarship is being offered to a minority therapist working in a primary minority setting. Deadline for scholarship application is November 1, 2017.