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Healing Inner Wounds Through an Attachment Lens and EMDR Therapy

  • 10 Oct 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11 Oct 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • LifeQuest Church 3998 SW Leighton Farm Ave Palm City, FL 34990
  • 34


(depends on selected options)

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DescriptionAre some of your clients struggling in relationships? Early childhood attachment ruptures can lead to out of proportion relational responses. Attachment trauma adversely affects adult relationships. Using lecture, video presentation, and practicum, Sandra B Stanford, LMHC will teach the tenets of wounded attachment and healthy attachment. She will enable therapists to discover the power of healing by utilizing the 8 phases of EMDR Therapy which equips clients to find safety in themselves and in connection with others. Sandra will demonstrate intake questions that begin with womb work which can be essential in the healing process. Her dynamic teaching style is engaging which enables a productive and supportive learning environment.

*EMDR Basic Training is required to attend this workshop.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1200354

General Credits: 13

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

EC Program Approval Number: #19011-10

EMDRIA Credits: 13

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy, the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model and the Three Prong Approach
  2. Describe intake questions to include in Phase 1 History taking to gather pertinent attachment trauma information to determine potential targets.
  3. Explain the components of secure attachment and attachment trauma.
  4. Define how neglect, rejection, and abuse from attachment trauma interact between the wounded inner child and the adult within to support the conceptualization process in Phase 1 History taking.
  5. Demonstrate how to help clients complete the fight/flight or freeze responses in a way that creates lasting empowerment to support Phase 2 preparation to help the client manage affect.
  6. Explain and demonstrate inner child guided imagery to help heal the child within to support Phase 2 preparation through recorded demonstration and in practicum.
  7. Explain and define the 4 types of attachment styles.
  8. Explain and describe how to set up a supportive inner Resource team with a client. Script provided for developing nurturing, wisdom, and protective figures to support Phase 2 preparation through recorded demonstration and in practicum.
  9. Demonstrate how to identify potential targets and resources utilizing expressive arts technique for Phase 1 history taking.
  10. Explain and observe elements that comprise Phase 1 history taking through an attachment lens exploring questions that highlight attachment styles through recorded demonstrations.
  11. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phases 3-4 Assessment and Desensitization through an AIP and an attachment lens through recorded demonstrations highlighting typical errors that can occur in Phase 3 Assessment.
  12. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phases 5-6 Installation and Body Scan through recorded demonstrations.
  13. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phase 7 Closure through recorded demonstrations.
  14. Explain and observe interventions for healing attachment wounds focusing on pre-verbal body cues through recorded demonstrations and practicum.

  15. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phase 8 Reevaluation of the former target through recorded demonstrations.

About the Presenter:

Sandra B. Stanford has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of this passion, she earned her master’s degree in Psychological Counseling. Her work with clients is collaborative working alongside the client to help in the healing process.

Sandra is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Advanced Trainer and is certified in EMDR Therapy.

Sandra has training in attachment theory and in somatic healing. She offers a 2-day workshop for therapists pairing attachment theory and EMDR Therapy.

Find more information at www.sandrabstanfordcounseling.com and www.centralfloridaemdrtraining.com.

We value your participation in FMHCA’s Regional Event Series and strive to provide a positive experience for all attendees. Please carefully review our cancellation and refund policy outlined below:

Cancellation Requests:

All cancellation requests must be made in writing and confirmed via the email account used during registration. Only the original applicant can request a cancellation.

Please be advised that FMHCA reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event up to 7 days before its occurrence if there is an insufficient number of registrants required to conduct the event. In the event a workshop is canceled or rescheduled by FMHCA, the attendee has the right to a full refund.

Refund Process:

Refunds will be issued through the original payment method to the original payee.

No Show and Partial Attendance:

Any participant not checked in by the training start time will be considered a "No Show," resulting in the cancellation of the seat, registration, and credits without a refund.

No refunds will be provided for "No Shows," partial attendance, late arrivals, early departures, or incomplete training.

Professional Conduct:

Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally and ethically throughout the training.

FMHCA reserves the right to request a participant to leave the training if their behavior is deemed unprofessional or unethical, leading to the cancellation of their registration without refunds.

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Participants are strictly prohibited from recording training sessions through electronic devices (audio/video) or distributing any recorded content.

Cancellation Policy:

More than 60 days prior to the start of the conference: 50% refund.

30-59 days prior to the start of the conference: 25% refund.

Less than 30 days prior to the start of the conference: No refunds will be issued.

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