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EMDR Therapy for Suicidal Clients, Self-Harming Behaviours & Borderline PD

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This webinar integrates the management of suicide ideation, self-harming behaviours and emotional dysregulation with the AIP model.

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EMDR Therapy for Suicidal Clients and Self-Harming Behaviours & EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders

with Dolores Mosquera, Clinical Psychologist

A 3-day workshop on September 22, 23, 24th from 9 am to 1 pm MDT.

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This webinar is intended for EMDR therapists who have completed their basic EMDR training. It is an intermediate Level webinar.

***14 EMDRIA CEUs are included with this webinar. Therapists must show proof of completion of basic EMDR training to register for this course.

EMDR Therapy for Suicidal Clients and Self-Harming Behaviours

Of all the complex situations that we might encounter in the therapy of borderline disorder, self-harm and suicide are probably two aspects that present the greatest relational challenge for a therapist. A client who seeks help desperately and, at the same time, self-harms is a perfect example of a therapeutic paradox.

The client who self-injures or thinks about killing himself, poses a complex situation at a relational level, and being aware of our emotional response as clinicians is a central aspect of the intervention.

Working with EMDR can provide a powerful way to neutralize self-harm. When destructive behaviors are based on lack of regulation skills, it is necessary to give the client adaptive

information and tools. Working on memories that are at the basis of such dysregulation is crucial in many cases. On many occasions, emotions, feelings, beliefs or self-harm memories are connected with specific biographical events. To identify and process these memories can put an end to the self-injurious behavior. The target will not be the self-harming behaviors themselves, but the circumstances surrounding the first time in which they occurred, the origin of the negative beliefs associated with the problem and memories that can identified through the affect bridge.

EMDR Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders

The DSM-5 establishes the criteria for the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis, which includes frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment, identity disturbance, impulsivity, potentially self-damaging behaviors, affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood, suicidal ideation and a history of (or risk of) suicide attempts, chronic feelings of emptiness, difficulties controlling anger and dissociative symptoms. This compound of symptoms offers a glimpse into why Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has a reputation for being one of the most challenging disorders to treat.

Since patients with BPD may generate strong countertransference responses from clinicians, these must be taken into consideration in working with this population. In addition, EMDR therapy may mobilize intense affect in patients. The combination of these two important factors makes it essential for clinicians to pay close attention to affect phobias –both in themselves and their BPD patients–and develop the ability to recognize these and other defensive responses that arise. Awareness of affect phobias is crucial in selecting and applying BPD treatment strategies EMDR therapy.

This workshop teaches EMDR therapy intervention methods for BPD which draw from the perspective of the Adaptive Information Processing model and include careful case conceptualization and strategic treatment planning. Considerations throughout the 8 Phase Model will be discussed, including the need to be on the lookout and adjust to the emergence of potentially treatment sabotaging defensive responses.

Case examples will illuminate an array of different client difficulties and symptoms and how they may manifest in challenging clinical presentations. Methods for engaging clients collaboratively and constructively in their treatment will be discussed as well as strategies to keep client reprocessing within the window of tolerance to increase clinical effectiveness and efficiency

Objectives—Participants will be able to:

1. Describe the relationships between trauma, PTSD, dissociation and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

2. Describe the DSM criteria from the perspective of the Adaptive Information Processing model.

3. Describe stabilization techniques to improve self-regulation in BPD and complex trauma.

4. Describe strategies and techniques for target selection.

5. Describe how to conceptualize BPD and organize the treatment plan.

6. Describe at least 3 frequent defenses in BPD and how to work with them.

7. Describe distinctive features when selecting Negative and Positive cognitions.

8. Conceptualize different self-harming behaviours and suicide from the AIP model.

9. Learn interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Agenda Day 1:

9 am - 9:30 am : How to conceptualize different self-harming behaviours and suicide from the AIP model

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Assessing self-harm and suicidal ideation – differences in the Phases of EMDR Therapy

9:45 am - 10 am: Break

10 am - 10:45 am: Specific interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation

10:45 am - 11 am: Break

11 am - 11:30 am: Specific interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation

11:30 pm - 12:15 pm: Skills to improve emotional regulation and coping strategies

12:15 pm- 12:30 pm: Break

12:30 pm - 1 pm: Clinical examples/ Q & A

Agenda Day 2:

9 am - 9:30 am : How to adapt EMDR treatment for this specific population

9:30 am - 9:45 am: How to establish the connecting thread between the client's symptoms and their early childhood environments, characterized by a high rate of attachment disruptions, severe traumatic events, and other important elements

9:45 am - 10 am: Break

10 am - 10:45 am: How to identify and when to address the common defences that come up during EMDR procedures

10:45 am - 11 am: Break

11 am - 11:30 am: How to continue processing within the window of tolerance.

11:30 pm - 12:15 pm: Relationships between trauma, PTSD, dissociation and borderline personality disorder (BPD).

12:15 pm- 12:30 pm: Break

12:30 pm - 1 pm: Stabilization techniques to improve self-care in BPD and complex trauma.

Agenda Day 3:

9 am - 9:30 am : Stabilization techniques to improve self-regulation in BPD and complex trauma

9:30 am - 9:45 am: Strategies and techniques for target selection

9:45 am - 10 am: Break

10 am - 10:45 am: 3 frequent defenses in BPD and how to work with them

10:45 am - 11 am: Break

11 am - 11:30 am: Distinctive features when selecting Negative and Positive cognitions

11:30 pm - 12:15 pm: Tools to improve emotional regulation in BP

12:15 pm- 12:30 pm: Break

12:30 pm - 1 pm: 3 common difficulties and solutions in the work of BP

About the Presenter

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked for years.

Dolores has extensive experience in leading seminars, workshops, and lectures around the world. She has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America.

She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and is a recognized expert in this field.

In 2017, Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field, and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018.

Continuing Education Credits

- 14 EMDRIA CEUS are available for this webinar.

Continuing Education Provider (R. Cassidy Seminars)- This event is cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. The following CEUs are available at an extra cost ($40usd). Payment must be made directly to R. Cassidy Seminars.

R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at R. Cassidy Seminars (an additional fee for CEs applies, fee not included as part of the workshop tuition). Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

​Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available after satisfactory course completion at https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=3374

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Psychologists

R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 10.25 CE hours

Psychoanalysts

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (10.25) clock hours. Live in-person.

Social Workers

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (10.25) hours.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for # contact hours Live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.

Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes MFTS and Counselors.

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (10.25) hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (10.25) contact hours. Live in-person.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (10.25) contact hours. Live in-person.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (10.25) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 10.25 CE hours.

Creative Arts Therapists

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. (10.25) contact hours. Live in-person.

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220 for (10.25) CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (10.25) hours general. Expires 3/31/2021. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (10.25) CE Hours.

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (10.25) contact hours

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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