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Monthly Workshop: Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy that Works! - presented by Lisa Larson

  • Fri, March 03, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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  • 2017 SVC-CAMFT Affiliate Member
    Affiliate members do not get CEUs as they are not licensed or registered by the State of California in the mental health profession.
  • 2017 Licensed or Associate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT
  • If you are not a member but would like a CE Certificate for LCSW, LPCC, LEP or LMFT make sure to fill in your License Number
  • Non Member who does not need CE certificate for LCSW, LMFT, LEP, or LPCC.
  • Pre-Licensed 2017 Member or Member of a local CAMFT Chapter

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Topic:  Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy that Works!
  Lisa Larson, LMFT
Date:  Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall,
2729 Prospect Park Drive,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

Networking starts at 9:00 AM

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by asking clinicians to be very mindful and attuned to their clients. A core principle in Brainspotting is to follow our client's process rather then leading it. Ethically, this presentation will increase effectiveness in treating those with PTSD and unresolved trauma. 

Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded on site and to participants at completion of the course. 
No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.

Workshop Information:

"Brainspotting" is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that bridges the gap between the mind and the body. Brainspotting accesses the deepest regions of the brain where traumatized clients store their traumas and survival terror. Brainspotting opens up a neurophysiological healing vortex that transforms the traumatized in a miraculous way. It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation, anxiety, and other challenging symptoms. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, insomnia, and numbing are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy. This is because the brain becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process verbal information about the traumatic events. "Brainspotting" was voted the most effective trauma treatment by the parents and survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre after a five year study comparing over 25 therapeutic modalities. The parents rated it first in it's effectiveness in treating the loss of their young children. 

This presentation teaches participants to metrically measure the efficacy of each session with their clients every session so it is very clear if the client is benefiting or not. It also will help the attendees stay abreast of the most recent brain-based breakthroughs in treating clients with PTSD. This presentation underscores principles of complete non-judgment and compassion for each and every client.

9:00 am Registration Starts
9:00am - 9:45am - Networking
9:45am - 10:00am - Announcements
10:00am - 11:00am
- Workshop
11:00am - 11:10am - Break
11:10am - noon -
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:

1.  Experience "Brainspotting" through a Live Demonstration

2.  Understand the Basic Principles of Brainspotting

3.  Integrate these principles into your treatment plans for your traumatized clients

Presenter Bio:
Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. After seven years in private practice doing Solution Focused therapy or "talk therapy", Lisa experienced a traumatic event that transformed the course of her life as well as her therapeutic orientation. Within one three week period, both Lisa and her teenage son flat lined (clinically died) both from anaphylactic shock from two different allergic reactions. (Both have recovered). Lisa was acutely traumatized and found that no amount of talk therapy brought relief. It was only after two sessions of EMDR that she was back to being herself.

Inspired, Lisa began to train in the most powerful trauma modalities available. After being trained by the founder of EMDR she met and trained with one of the top EMDR trainers and her colleague, Dr. David Grand. Dr Grand founded “Brainspotting” after finding that fixed eye positions in his EMDR work dramatically increased the effectiveness of his trauma therapy. Lisa immediately recognized the powerful neurophysiological healing vortex Brainspotting taps into as she saw her severely traumatized clients heal quickly and permanently. She learned that her years as a talk therapist were missing the most crucial piece required to heal those with unresolved trauma, the body. Those with complex trauma and PTSD are enslaved by their own neurophysiology. True healing requires releasing the individual from the trapped body memories that trigger chronic fight/ flight or numb/ freeze responses. If left unresolved, the ensuing negative behavioral and thought patterns can cripple the traumatized for the rest of their lives.

A dream was born in Lisa. She was determined to do something about the unnecessary suffering of the traumatized. She opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center in 2012 and Pacific Trauma Specialists, a non-profit dedicated to offering cutting edge trauma therapy regardless of ability to pay. Lisa became a Brainspotting Trainer to teach other therapists how to bring lasting relief to their traumatized clients. She is passionate about teaching Brainspotting and letting the world know that trauma and PTSD are not something you have to live with. Brainspotting makes freedom, peace and joy possible for even the most severely traumatized.

Register and pay online or register online and pay at the door with check or cash.

Early registration ends Tuesday, February 28th Early registration rates*:
2017 Licensed, Associate or Affiliate Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $20
2017 Pre-Licensed Member of SVC-CAMFT or a local chapter of CAMFT: $15
Non-Member: $30
*Add $5 for late or "at-door" registration
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