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(includes 6 CEs)

One Day $195

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

EMDR Therapy for Complicated Mourning


Length: 6 hours

6 credits per day: EMDRIA, APA, MSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC​ ​and other​ NBCC approved clinicians. NY CEs can be arranged.

Working with mourning clients can be difficult. To face the irrevocability of loss and to stand helpless and empty-handed as a therapist is a heavy burden. Sometimes it seems there is nothing we can do to help our clients. Yet there are many ways in which EMDR therapy can contribute to helping our clients live a valuable life after a serious loss.

This workshop discusses the psychodynamics of uncomplicated mourning including criteria to determine when and how to more actively intervene. Six different patterns of complicated mourning will be presented: denied mourning, postponed mourning, chronic mourning, distorted mourning, traumatized mourning, and somatized mourning. Case conceptualization and treatment plans for each of the six patterns of complicated mourning is offered.

A toolbox of effective treatment techniques taught. An array of “non- EMDR” techniques (rituals, Gestalt dialogue, inner dialogue with the deceased, writing assignments, imagination techniques) are described and integrated into EMDR-combined techniques to address specific patterns of complicated mourning. Practical interventions to address resistance and affect regulation problems are presented, as well as specific interweaves.

Learning objectives- Participants will be able to:

  1. identify psychodynamics of the mourning process
  2. differentiate between uncomplicated and complicated mourning
  3. identify six patterns of complicated mourning
  4. identify treatment techniques to work with mourning problems
  5. identify integrated techniques (EMDR and non-EMDR)
  6. develop treatment plans and apply advanced techniques for six patterns of complicated mourning

Note: The content and application of this training material is for EMDR trained clinicians only. Viewing is for registered participants only. No recordings or other distribution of the materials without the presenter and sponsor’s permission is allowed.


Dr. Joany Spierings

Dr. Joany Spierings returns to the US by popular demand following last year’s tour de force visit and training.

Joany is a psychologist who has been practicing in the Netherlands, for 35 years, and specializes in complex trauma and complicated grief. She works with severely traumatized clients and develops stabilization techniques and adaptations of EMDR to fit the specific needs of these clients.

Throughout Europe, Joany is a highly respected master clinician, consultant and trainer. She is a founding member of EMDR Europe and the Dutch EMDR Association (one of Europe’s largest EMDR-member nations, and Vice President of the Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP-Europe).

Joany has presented at most European Conferences and all Dutch Conferences to date and has trained and presented in 25 countries around the world (China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, Algeria, Canada, the U.S, all of Europe and more).

Continuing Education

6.0 CE
Practice Areas:
EMDR Therapy for Complicated Mourning
This activity has been approved for professional continuing education by: EMDRIA #GP1508-01 and the National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP #6709, which covers masters level clinicians in most states (MSW, LCSW, MFT, LMHC, LPCC, etc). Psychologist CEs- Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings maintains responsibility for this program and its content. NY CEs- Those seeking NY approved CE's, email and attach a copy of this certificate (extra fee involved).
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Price: $195.00