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Treating Headaches with EMDR Therapy - A 6 Hour Virtual EMDR Workshop

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This workshop seeks to familiarize you with a safe, natural, non-medication alternative for the treatment of headaches that utilizes EMDR

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Treating Headaches with EMDR Therapy:

A 6 Hour Virtual EMDR Specialty Workshop

Your Presenter: Dr. Steven Marcus

Date: February 27-28, 2021

Virtual Presentation 6 hours over 2 days.

Day 1: Sat. 9 am - 12:15 pm MDT | Day 2: Sun. 9 am to 12:15 pm MDT

This workshop qualified for 6 CE hours

Can't Attend Live? No worries, you will have 45 days to watch the recording!

ABSTRACT

Ninety percent of the American public gets occasional headaches. An estimated 45 million Americans have severe reoccurring headaches. Up until now the primary treatment for headaches has been pharmaceuticals. This workshop seeks to familiarize you with a safe, natural, non-medication alternative for the treatment of headaches that utilizes EMDR Therapy.

This workshop will employ lecture, demonstration and practice of an integrated EMDR approach to headache treatment. Objectives include; Practice Phase 1 (acute headache treatment), Overview of Phase 2 (multi-session treatment), an overview of headache pathophysiology, how to perform a headache evaluation, headache trigger identification, headache threshold theory, an overview of Dr. Marcus’s Migraine Research, Summary of the 4 Stages of Migraine, 9 natural treatments for tension headaches, informed consent, understanding Adaptive Information Processing for headache treatment. This workshop is for trained EMDR practitioners but previous experience in headache treatment is not required.

EMDR Therapy for Headaches Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify the 4 Stages of Migraine and how this can benefit your clients.

2. Identify 6 Headache provoking triggers for headache prevention.

3. Compare benefits of natural EMDR Headache Treatment vs. Medications.

4. Describe Phase 1 Protocol to stop a migraine in your office.

5. Identify the 3 essential elements of an Integrated EMDR approach for stopping an acute migraine or tension headache.

6. Practice Phase 1 Protocol: Acute Headache Treatment.

7. Review Phase 2 Protocol for Multi-Session Headache Treatment.

8. Generally cite AIP Model for Headaches.

Program Timeline and Content Day 1 = 3 Hours

  • Overview of the worldwide headache problem.
  • Dr. Marcus’s EMDR Migraine Research.
  • Identifying symptoms of Migraine, Tension, Cluster Headaches.

10am - 10:25 - Practicum: Performing a Headache Evaluation. Practice reading the Informed Consent statement in manual.

  • 3 Types of Diaphragmatic Breathing for Headache Relief.
  • 9 Headache Techniques for Tension Headaches (In Manual).
  • Overview IEMDR Protocol for Headache RX. (In Manual).
  • IEMDR Video Demonstration

11:25 - 11:35 - Questions

  • Ethics of IEMDR Headache Treatment
  • Headache Triggers and Threshold Theory.
  • Homework Challenge – Practice a Phase 1 Treatment on a person between Day 1 and Day 2 - Remaining questions.

Program Timeline and Content Day 2 = 3 Hours

9am – 9:20 - Review Abortive and Preventive Migraine Medications along with Herbal Headache Formulas.

  • Adaptive Information Processing for Headaches.

9:40 – 10:05 – Practicum: Practice IEMDR Phase 1 protocol with live person. Groups of 2 -4. (Instructions in Manual)

  • Break-out session - Groups of 3. Discuss experiences of Phase 1 practice.
  • Goal of Phase 2 Headache Treatment Recovery.
  • Overview of Phase 2 Protocol. Utilizing the Standard EMDR Protocol for Multi-Session Headache Treatment. (In Manual) Target Selection.
  • Revivification Method for enhancing the Phase 2 Protocol. (In Manual)
  • Demonstration Video of Phase 2 Headache Treatment.

11:40 – 11:50 – Break-out – Groups of 3 discussion of Phase 2 Headache Treatment. Discuss the interaction of Phase 1 and Phase 2.

  • Future template for Headaches. (In Manual)
  • Questions about Phase # 1 and Phase # 2. Closing.

Instructor: Steven Marcus Ph.D.

Brief Biography: Dr. Marcus received his EMDR Training from Dr. Shapiro in 1992. Soon after he became an EMDR Institute Facilitator and assisted at EMDR Trainings. Dr. Marcus is a charter member of EMDRIA and is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

Dr. Marcus was the lead author on the 1997 & 2004 randomized controlled studies of EMDR Treatment of PTSD in an HMO Setting. In 2008 Dr. Marcus randomized controlled study Phase 1 of Integrated EMDR: An Abortive Treatment for Migraine Headaches was published in the Journal of EMDR Research and Practice.

Dr. Marcus has presented workshops in How to Treat Headaches with EMDR in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and the USA.

Dr. Marcus was on the staff of Kaiser Hospital Psychiatry Dept. for 25 years, specializing in anxiety disorders, trauma, occupational problems, chemical dependency, stress reduction. Dr. Marcus now is in private practice in Los Altos Ca. treating anxiety disorders, trauma, occupational problems, insomnia and headaches.

(Steven Marcus Ph.D.)

Continuing Education Credits

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association:

(No extra cost for members)

Eligible for 6 CEU hours

Members of CCPA will receive transcripts at no cost listing all attended events assessed as Continuing Education Credit. Nonmembers must attach a cheque for $30.00 payable to CCPA to have CEC’s recorded and to have a transcript issued. Members may request one additional transcript per year.

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R.Cassidy - APA CE Hours:

An extra fee of $20 USD applies

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out 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

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***If participants watch the recording version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE Hours after completion of a short quiz.

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. 4 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. (4) clock hours. Live online.

Social Workers

CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000782. (4) 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 4 contact hours Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (4) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists

CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (4) 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. (4) contact hours. Live online.

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. (4) contact hours. Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (4) clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 4 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. (4) contact hours. Live online.

Chemical Dependency Counselors

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (4) 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, (4) 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 (4) CE Hours.

Nurses

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (4) 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.

All grievances must be in writing to info@envisionservices.ca, and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

*IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITY OR CONCERNS: Please contact Envision at info@envisionservices.ca

*Refund policy

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