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Integrating EMDR Therapy with Structural Dissociation, and Ego State Therapy

An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy

Instructor: Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW

Instructor: Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW

12 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 13 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved.

Hotel Andaluz, 125 Second Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Saturday and Sunday, November 16-17, 2019, 9am to 5pm both days
Registration from 8am-9am Sat; 8:30am-9am Sun. Registration limited to 45.

OVERVIEW: This two-day workshop will provide participants who have completed EMDR basic training with an introduction to Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy theory and when it is useful or necessary to use these two frameworks with clients being treated within an EMDR/Adaptive Information Processing Approach. From an AIP perspective, ego states are distinct neuronal networks in the brain. Each has a more or less distinct sense of self. Participants will leave the workshop with experience using the Dissociative Table and ten specific tools to facilitate work with clients’ aspects of selves. Each day will feature a lecture format in the morning. Both afternoons will begin with a live demonstration of the Dissociative Table Technique with a volunteer. Then participants will have the supervised practicum opportunity to work in triads learning to use the Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) for themselves, as well as case consultation on child, adolescent and adult clients with complex PTSD and dissociative diagnoses other than DID. (Dissociative Identity Disorder will be addressed in the additional Monday workshop.) These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6. Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete recommended readings, sent by email, before the workshop. We expect these readings -- and a wealth of other articles and assessments -- will be available by May 7. All registrants will receive the password to access these handouts on my website,, when they are available.

This is an advanced training. Completion of EMDR Basic Training required.

Earlier Event: November 7
EMDR Consultation
Later Event: November 18
Working with Clients with DID