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Three trainings you can puschase individually or as a bundle

  1. The Progressive Approach
  2. Suicide and Self-harming Behaviors
  3. Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personaligy with CPTSD and DDs

Any One Day - $195
Two Days - $295
Three Days - $395


This purchase is for the Pre-recorded Program

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When you purchase this delayed viewing option, BeaconLive will provide you with instructions on how to access the program and tech support contact info. You can then watch the program whenever you'd like for 90 days (with a $40 per month extension available if you want more time). At the end of the program, you will see prompts to a quiz to demonstrate your participation. Once you pass the quiz (unlimited chances), you'll have access to a downloadable CE certificate.

6 credits per day: EMDRIA, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians

  • Attend 1 Day for $195, 2 Days for $295, and 3 Days for $395
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This distance learning video program is available for 90 days of viewing from the time of purchase. During that time, you will be able to watch it whenever you choose, in whatever lengths or parts you choose, as often as you'd like. If you need additional time a monthly extension can be purchased for $40.

6 credits per day: EMDRIA, APA, NASW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved clinicians

Program Description:

After many early cautions about the potential dangers of using EMDR with individuals suffering from dissociative disorders, limited methods have been offered for adapting standard EMDR procedures to this specific population. Based on these early cautions, EMDR is still considered by many clinicians as limited to the treatment of traumatic memories in high functioning dissociative clients and only after a long preparation phase that depends on other treatment modalities. Confined by this conceptualization, the use of EMDR is too often limited and many survivors of severe traumatization are unable to benefit from EMDR reprocessing and, if at all, only much later in the treatment process.

Dolores Mosquera has developed (with Isabel Gonzalez, M.D.) and will present the Progressive Approach model for treating complex trauma and dissociation. Using this AIP informed model, clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions (including BLS) from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. Mosquera's deft clinical skills and ground-breaking innovative thinking teaches a middle ground between "dissociation blind" aggressive EMDR interventions and overly cautious delays to the use of EMDR reprocessing.

ON DAY 1 (Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach), clinical case examples will be used to illustrate interventions with EMDR for dissociative clients following The Progressive Approach (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012). This workshop will demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders.

Key Program Content for Day 1:

  1. EMDR and dissociation: an extended AIP model
  • Dissociative phobias: the maintenance of dissociation. How to identify dissociative phobias and work with them in different phases
  • Empowering the client: working through the Adult Self with EMDR Therapy
  • How to explore the internal system safely in Dissociative Disorders: adaptations and tools
  • The Tip of the Finger Strategy and other tools to process trauma gradually and safely

Day 1 Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe three key aspects of the Progressive Approach model for dissociative clients from the EMDR perspective and the AIP model
  2. Identify three or more EMDR procedures for dissociative clients and link these to different phases of EMDR treatment
  3. List examples of dissociative phobias and how to describe methods to work with them
  4. Explain three or more strategies for exploring the internal system safely in complex trauma cases
  5. Explain three procedures including when, where and how to apply these procedures in their clinical practice (with aid of the book, EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach, if needed)
  6. Describe three or more subtle dissociative signals and explain how to adapt treatment pacing to these signals in each case

DAY 2 (EMDR Therapy for Suicidal clients and Self-harming behaviors) will build on the concepts of Day 1. In this workshop we will explore the different stages of suicidal ideation and how to work with them. The assessment of vital risk is a priority in a patient with these behaviors. We will also address self-harm behaviors and emotional regulation from the perspective of EMDR.

Key Program Content for Day 2:

  1. This workshop integrates the management of suicide ideation, self-harming behaviors and emotional dysregulation with the AIP model
  • How to conceptualize different self-harming behaviors and suicide from the AIP model
  • How to organize EMDR the treatment plan of suicidal ideation and self-harm
  • Specific interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation
  • Skills to improve emotional regulation and coping strategies
  • Clinical examples

Day 2 Learning Objectives - Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the different stages of suicide ideation and how to work with them
  2. Understand self-harm and suicide from the AIP perspective
  3. Identify specific structured EMDR interventions intended to improve clients' capacities for basic self-care and emotional self-regulation
  4. Name at least 3 different examples of relevant targets in the work with suicidal clients
  5. Recognize and select appropriate responses for coping with suicide and self-harming behaviors
  6. Recognize and resolve challenging clinical situations that frequently arise in treating clients with repeated suicide attempts and self-harming behaviors

DAY 3 (Working with hostile voices and parts of the personality in complex trauma and dissociative disorders): Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices that are hostile and critical. The internal conflict is sometimes so strong that the person will even have difficulties carrying on with an ordinary conversation. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self.

Key Program Content for Day 3:

  1. Identify the internal system of dissociation and internal voices that are hostile and critical
  • How to read the function and purpose behind the saboteur parts of self
  • Using compassion and understanding to help deal with dissociative phobias within the internal system
  • Skills to reduce impasses and resistance that may complicate or reduce the efficacy of the treatment
  • Specific steps to organize the work with hostile parts and voices

Day 3 Learning Objectives - Participants will learn to:

  1. Implement an approach to clinical work with hostile voices
  2. Use skills to adapt the clinical language to the needs of clients and considerations when working with critical and hostile parts
  3. Assist clients with understanding the motivations behind self-harming behaviors such as self-mutilation and other hostile or critical dynamics
  4. Dialogue with the unintegrated parts of Self and to reduce the internal conflict among the system of parts
  5. Identify basic components of clinical work with hostile parts
  6. Identify multiple steps to organize clinical work with hostile and critical parts


Dolores Mosquera is a gifted and popular EMDR advanced trainer who annually presents her innovative contributions to EMDR Therapy at EMDRIA conferences. A psychologist based in Spain (fluent English speaker), she is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked with EMDR for many years on cases related to severe traumatization. She offers advanced EMDR training globally and has published many books and articles on personality disorders, complex trauma and dissociation and is a recognized expert in this field. We are fortunate to have her in the U.S. for three days of training!

EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. This workshop was held in a facility which is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC if special accommodations are required. The live program was APA approved and co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). MPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

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