OnDemand — From Sobriety to Serenity: An Introduction to Protocols and Parts Work with Addiction and Complex Trauma


From Sobriety to Serenity: An Introduction to Protocols and Parts Work with Addiction and Complex Trauma is an introductory workshop for fully trained EMDR clinicians to learn addiction-focused protocols and conceptualize when and how these protocols might be used. The workshop also introduces integrating IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed parts work and why it is recommended within the 8 phases of EMDR to increase safety, stabilization, and relapse prevention. This live webinar includes clinical examples, videos, and a Q & A portion to highlight concepts.

Part 1, presented by Hope Payson, explores the use of the more commonly used addiction protocols and how they can be used within a comprehensive or symptom focused EMDR therapy treatment plan. The protocols are reviewed, along with some guidance on how to use them to address and desensitize triggers, urges, cravings, avoidance defenses and the “positive feeling states” associated with a variety of addictive behaviors. Teaching points are highlighted with clinical examples, video clips and open discussion.

Part 2, presented by Susan Brown, describes the basic concepts of IFS (Internal Family Systems), a trauma informed ego state approach and introduce the integration of IFS informed, parts work within the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. The integration focuses on safety and stabilization throughout phases and the importance of learning about a client’s internal system before proceeding to reprocess deep trauma. The workshop includes a demonstration showing how to identify and gain permission from Protector parts to access those deep dives into trauma and attachment wounds without triggering danger to the client or unnecessary relapse. Clinical examples, videos and open Q&A are offered to highlight these concepts.


By completing this advanced course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe at least 2 Addiction Protocols.
  2. Describe when the use of Addiction Protocols would be appropriate.
  3. Identify at least 3 reasons why integrating parts work within EMDR therapy is recommended.
  4. Explain the IFS process for gaining permission from protectors before accessing trauma and attachment wounds.


This advanced EMDR therapy training is available for any clinician who has completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training program.

Beginning level


This course is a 2 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Continuing Education Credit is awaiting approval for 2 CEs through CE-Classes.com. See the information below for professional approvals.
Continuing Education Credit is also approved by EMDRIA for 2 CEs.

CE-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA). CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

  • Florida Certification Board

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP. Expires 3/31/2023.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223. Expires 02-2023

  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201

  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
    continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024. Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.

  • Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

To contact CE-Classes.com, go to:


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Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
Phone: 954-290-8446
Email: ron@ce-classes.com

There is no known commercial support for this program.

EMDRIA Credits: 2

EMDR Professional Training is an EMDRIA EC Provider (#18023), and this program (#18023-33) is approved for 2 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-approved Basic EMDR Training.

**More information about obtaining your certificate is available in the “CE Certificate” section of this course.