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(includes 12 CEs)

Two Days $295

This purchase is for the Pre-recorded Program

The discount will be applied at checkout on the next page.

$30 discount per day for Clinicians working for non-profits (30+ hours a week) or for Groups of 4 or more clinicians. Use code nonprofit or group for checkout discounts on next page.

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.

12 credit program (6 credits per day): EMDRIA, psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians.

Easy Ego States Interventions - Robin Shapiro



This is a two day program only.

12 credit program (6 credits per day): EMDRIA, APA, NASW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved clinicians.

Participants in Easy Ego State Interventions learn how to see clients through the lens of ego state therapy and EMDR and to distinguish healthy, flexible states from dissociative ones. Through lecture, guided experience, case examples, demonstrations, role-plays, and practice they will be able to utilize their awareness of vagal states, body types, and trauma and attachment histories to make accurate diagnoses, plan treatment, clear trauma, heal attachment issues, and enhance relationships with ego state therapy. The workshop includes content differentiating normal ego states from dissociative states; Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal theory as the basis for many states; how ego state interventions work; the Theory of Structural Dissociation; accessing functional and dysfunctional states; the 2-Hand Interweave technique; a simple trauma protocol with ego states; material on attachment to abusers and working with survivors of sexual abuse to create a healthy sex life; April Steele’s Imaginal Nurturing protocol and healing place interventions if there is a phobia of younger parts; working with relationship issues, including using adult states to pick a good partner; Calming over-active immune systems and chronic pain with EMDR and ego state work; working with personality disorders, including Borderline, and both Exhibitionist and Codependent Narcissists; and several hours on working with Dissociative Disorders including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). The DD work includes diagnosis, working within the Theory of Structural Dissociation, many case examples, a review of useful tools, including use of the Dissociative Table, Healing Places, and “Switching” Places. It also speaks to the self-care of therapists who work with this population

Robin Shapiro is a practical, clear, and entertaining speaker, who is responsive to questions and the needs of the participants. She often has participants role-play especially difficult clients, in order to show methods of dealing with dissociative defenses in therapy sessions.


Day One:

9:00am Introduction to Ego States (including guided experience)
10:30 Break
10:45 The Two-Hand Technique with emotions, thoughts, introjects, self-image, addictions
12:15pm Lunch
1:15 Working with Sexual Abuse Survivors; Attachment Issues: Imaginal Nurturing, Healing Place Interventions
2:45 Break
3:00 Ego States and EMDR with Over Active Immune Systems
4:30 Close


Day Two:

9:00am Personality Disorders: Causes and Descriptions
10:30 Break
10:45 Introduction to DID
12:15pm Lunch
1:15 Rage Room Demonstration and Dealing with "Protector Parts"
2:45 Break
3:00 More Trauma therapy with DD Integration and Final stages in DD treatment
4:30 Close




  1. Distinguish functional ego states from dysfunctional dissociative states.
  2. Utilize the Two-Hand Interweave to assist clients to distinguish between kinds of emotions, thoughts, introjects, and choices.
  3. Utilize a simple ego state trauma protocol with a wide variety of clients.
  4. Assist survivors of sexual abuse to have healthy, happy, trauma-free sex lives with their current partners.
  5. Utilize ego state therapy to assist clients to find and create healthy love relationships.
  6. Utilize EMDR and ego state therapy to heal over-active immune systems and chronic pain.


  1. See personality disorders as dissociative disorders and identify several PD diagnoses, including Borderline, and two kinds of Narcissistic PDs.
  2. Identify DID clients.
  3. Utilize the Theory of Structural Dissociation as a roadmap to treatment of Dissociative Disorders.
  4. PUtilize the Calof’s Rage Room and other containment “rooms” with destructive DD parts.
  5. Utilize the Dissociative Table with DD clients.
  6. Utilize appropriate trauma strategies with DD clients, including modified EMDR protocols, modified Life Span Integration, and others.


GROUP DISCOUNT RATE (for livestream/delayed viewing, only): This rate is designed so that local colleagues can both co-register at reduced rates and have the option to link up for collaborative discussions about the training content. As a group member, you have many viewing options. You can simply watch the training individually or you can watch parts or all of it with your group members. You'll have access to the livestream and the recorded training for 90 days after the training to watch/rewatch. You can create any opportunities you want to discuss and practice the techniques together. Please understand that it is unethical for non-paying clinicians to participate in the livestream/delayed viewing option.

Once a group has been formed, the group organizer (captain) should email to indicate their name and at least three other group members who will register. All group members should then register. At the bottom of the registration page, each member should indicate their group captain’s name.


Robin Shapiro

Robin Shapiro has used ego state therapy for more than 36 years. She is the editor and an author in two EMDR Solutions books, The Trauma Treatment Handbook, and Easy Ego State Interventions. In her books, lectures, clinical consultations, and workshops, Robin strives for plain language, easy-to-grasp concepts, and maximum usability for her readers, students, and consultees. As a frequent speaker at conferences and free-standing workshops in North America and Europe, she teaches about the treatment of trauma, dissociation, depression, attachment issues, bringing sexual abuse survivors to a happy, healthy sex life, and suicide prevention. She provides clinical consultation to groups and individuals in Seattle, and long distance, across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Since her professional beginnings in the 1980s, the awareness of culture, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexual identity have been themes in all of Robin’s work. She’s currently writing How to Do Psychotherapy. Robin’s trainings are accessible, transformational, and highly usable


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