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Addiction and Trauma: A Close Relationship

EMDR Professional Training™ presents Susan Brown's online course “Part of me wants to quit, and part of me doesn't": An Integrative Developmental Approach to Addiction. Addiction and Trauma:  A Close Relationship Susan Brown discovered early in her career that if she was going to help clients make real changes in their lives, she had to address addiction. “If you’re dealing with addiction, you’re going to find trauma somewhere underneath,” says Susan of the landscape of trauma and its close relationship with addictive behaviors. “You will often find that a client's struggle with addiction is their best attempt to deal with a problem, and they’re not going to give up that solution, until they discover a better one,” says Brown.  “When EMDR therapy came along, it was like magic because we finally had something to treat underlying trauma." A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate in private practice for more [...]

Working with Addictions and EMDR Therapy Course Now Available

Introduction to Working with Addictions with EMDR is now available online! The Connection between Trauma and Addiction Clinicians who treat trauma within their practices or settings should expect to see addiction show up, whether they are trained and ready for it or not.  The connection between trauma and addiction is virtually inseparable.  However, many clinicians express fears about treating this population.  Many therapists express feelings of helplessness when faced with the complexities of addiction.  Unfortunately, behaviors associated with addiction tend to be unpredictable, and clients encounter dangers (both internally and externally) when caught in a cycle of addiction, recovery, and relapse. Insights from the Experts That's why we chose to offer this informative interview with Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD, and Curt Rouanzoin, Ph.D. Dr. Curt Rouanzoin shares important considerations regarding the treatment of addiction. In this 90-minute interview format, Susan Brown and Curt Rouanzoin introduce and discuss important principles [...]

EMDR Therapy in 2020

EMDR Professional Training looks forward to changing more lives with EMDR Therapy in 2020. More EMDR Therapy in 2020 Thank you for your overwhelming response to and support of EMDR Professional Training™ in 2019.  With your membership and participation in our Basic Trainings and Advanced Workshops, more clinicians of EMDR Therapy gained essential skills to help clients in need.  We're planning even more in 2020 to support your practice of EMDR Therapy through our online course offerings and live workshops.  We know EMDR Therapy works and changes lives.  We’re proud to support you in your clinical practice. Get Started Now If you or someone you know wants to get started with Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, please see EMDR Professional Training's 2020 schedule for our three-weekend trainings.  When you complete your Basic Training with EMDR Professional Training, your consultation is built in, setting you on the path [...]

DeTUR for EMDR Therapy

DeTUR for EMDR therapy creator A.J. Popky presents workshop for EMDR Professional Training December 2019 in Costa Mesa CA. December 7 & 8, 2019,  A.J. Popky, Ph.D., presents his DeTUR for EMDR therapy workshop with EMDR Professional Training™ in Costa Mesa, CA. A Wealth of Experience Get ready to learn from one of the pioneers of EMDR therapy and understand the components of his trademarked method. The DeTUR™ protocol (Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing) is an AIP urge protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors, developed by Arnold "A.J." Popky from years of working with the U.S. Armed Forces. A United States Marine Corps DIV. 1277 charter member, A.J. has worked extensively with our wounded warriors.  As a result of his extensive knowledge, he has trained and consulted DoD therapists at military bases around the globe. PTSD and addictions are Dr. Popky's specialties.  Because of his years of [...]

Addictions and EMDR

Susan Brown presents an Integrative Approach to Addictions in the EMDR therapy framework for EMDR Professional Training November 2 & 3, 2019 in Costa Mesa, CA When our friend and colleague Susan Brown started her practice more than thirty years ago in San Diego County, she didn’t realize just how far reaching and significant her work would be in helping clients end addictive behaviors.  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Certified Diplomate, Susan's attention to the critical issues surrounding addictions has been a key factor of her success. “I’m known for my no-nonsense, to-the-heart-of-the matter approach,” states Susan of her methods.  “This simply means I tend to be direct and have a long-practiced ability to get to the heart of a problem quickly.” Susan is a “cut to the chase” personality.  She separates critical issues from the irrelevant, but combines this with a huge dose of [...]