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***POSTPONED*** EMDR: Principles and Techniques

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton

Event Location:
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Suite #230
Edina, MN 55435
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6.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP-452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2020.CE.039
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 202001.871


Cost: $159
Order online or by phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.

Course Description:

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) skills have been shown to help clients quickly and safely reconsolidate traumatic memories, reduce posttrauma symptoms, and live fuller lives. Moreover, neuroscience research provides insight into how and why EMDR skills and other evidence-informed memory reconsolidation techniques may be effective. In this one-day workshop, trauma psychologist Dr. Jennifer Sweeton explores the neural bases of trauma and EMDR, and teaches attendees basic EMDR skills they can begin incorporating into their practice immediately!

About the Presenter:


Originally trained as a neuroscientist, Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on trauma, anxiety, and the neuroscience of mental health. She is the author of the book, Trauma Treatment Toolbox, published by PESI Publishing & Media. Dr. Sweeton completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master's degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.



8AM- Registration opens
8:30- Program begins
15 min. mid-morning break
12PM- Lunch hour (on your own)
1PM- Program resumes
15 min. mid-afternoon break
4PM- Program ends

Learning Objectives:

1. Name three brain regions involved in trauma
2. Describe the role of the hippocampus in memory formation, and how the hippocampus can make memory errors
3. Identify at least three ways EMDR has been shown to change the brain in the direction of health
4. Explain how desensitization and reprocessing facilitate memory reconsolidation after trauma
5. Learn bilateral stimulation (eye movements) that can be used to help desensitize negative cognitions and reconsolidate traumatic memories
6. Learn and practice resource tapping for stabilization
7. State the eight phases of the Original 8-Phase Model of EMDR