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First Annual Parnell Institute Pre-Conference and Conference

Innovations in EMDR: Transforming Trauma, Mending Attachments, Supporting Resilience

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Please note: this page is for both the pre-conference and conference.  If you’d like to attend the conference only, please visit the First Annual Parnell Institute Conference page.

It seems that nearly every day we learn about yet another traumatic event that is impacting individuals and communities around the world. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Resource Tapping™ are effective treatments for trauma, and, as many therapists working in the field know, must be adapted to meet the needs of the individual.

EMDR therapy is an art, not a formula to be used the same way with everyone. This conference focuses on how to use EMDR with clients who need more than a traditional approach—clients who require understanding and adaptations in order to heal from trauma. Guided by experienced EMDR clinicians who have been using EMDR for more than 20 years, you will learn the tools and techniques to effectively use EMDR in your clinical practice.

Some of the top practitioners and teachers in the EMDR field will be offering keynote talks, workshops, and panel discussions, including Laurel Parnell, Joan Lovett, Sean Frankino, Julie Probus-Schad, and Constance Kaplan. Through presentations, case material, videos of EMDR sessions, and experiential exercises, you will learn:

  • Methodology for a client-centered, adaptive, and culturally sensitive approach to the treatment of trauma
  • Practices for creating a safe environment in which to process trauma
  • Client-appropriate adaptations for EMDR protocols in clinical practice for adults, children, and adolescents
  • Ideas for how to work cross-culturally, in a way that is safe, sensitive, and inclusive
  • Innovative applications in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, childhood trauma, attachment trauma, and pain, as well as how to integrate the body into EMDR therapy.

Many therapists come away from conferences frustrated because they did not learn new skills or tools for improving their clinical practice. In this conference, created exclusively by EMDR-trained therapists, you will return home with new ways to use EMDR that will enhance and improve your clinical practice

Click the registration button above to register for the pre-conference and conference.

To register for the conference only, click here.

Once you register online, please call our registration department at 844-544-1440 to reserve your place in individual workshops.

Presenters

See 1440.org for biographical information.

Sand Chang, PhD

Kim Cookson, PsyD

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

Jennifer Freed, PhD

Rendy Freedman, LMFT

Meg Grundy, LCSW

Constance Kaplan, LMFT

Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

Joan Lovett, MD, FAAP

Priscilla Marquis, PhD

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Maggie Phillips, PhD

Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

Christie Sprowls, PhD

Alison Teal, MFT

EMDR Pre-Conference and conference schedule 

Please call the 1440 Registration Department at 844-544-1440 to reserve your space in advance for the break-out sessions.

Please note: some workshops convene for both morning and afternoon sessions. If you choose a morning-only workshop, please choose an afternoon workshop as well.

In addition, we hope you will attend all of the plenary sessions and lively panel discussions that interest you.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call Registration Department to choose one of the following:

Rewiring the Addicted Brain: An EMDR-Based Treatment Model for Overcoming Addictive Disorders

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Learn a holistic, integrative approach to the treatment of addictions and dysfunctional behaviors that is brain-wise, resource-based, trauma-informed, and attachment-focused. This workshop integrates methods from Attachment-Focused EMDR, Resource Tapping™, and Connecting the Consequences™ into treatment.

Trauma-Attachment Tangle: Modifying EMDR to Help Children Resolve Trauma and Develop Loving Relationships

Joan Lovett, MD

Through lecture, case examples, videos, and practicum this workshop is designed to strengthen the participants’ abilities to modify the EMDR protocol for use with children.

EMDR and Somatic Interventions: Oh Corpus, When Do I Appeal to Thee?

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

If the body doesn’t register much in EMDR therapy, have we done an effective EMDR treatment? How do we know what somatic interventions to use and when? This talk will explore the theoretical bases for consciously including the body in EMDR treatment.

Conference

 Friday, December 1, 2017

 Welcome

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

 Plenary Session

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Open to all

Attachment-Focused EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Laurell Parnell, PhD

Clients who have experienced childhood traumas that have impacted their sense of safety and capacity to form close emotional relationships in adulthood require adjustments to the EMDR phases and procedural steps. In this plenary, Laurel Parnell will provide the framework for Attachment-Focused EMDR, along with practical tools for work with adults with complex PTSD.

11:00 am –12:30 pm and 2:00 pm –3:30 pm

Choose one of the following, which will convene for both morning and afternoon sessions:

Attachment-Focused EMDR for Panic and Anxiety: Two Case Videos with Clinical Discussion

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Clients who experienced abuse, neglect, early losses, or parental misattunement may present in therapy with symptoms of anxiety, panic, and phobias. In order to provide safety, reprocess early traumas, and create secure, healthy neuropathways, it is helpful to use attachment-focused EMDR in treatment, with its four basic principles.

The Integration of Expressive Arts and EMDR Therapy for Adults and Children

Alison Teal, MFT

In this hands-on workshop, you will experience how to use expressive arts for representing negative and positive cognitions, assessing pre- and post-session, rewiring neural networks, concretizing trauma resolution, creating expressive arts interweaves, using expressive arts for self-regulation, and employing distancing techniques for modulating trauma intensity.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choose one of the following for the morning session only:

EMDR Therapy as Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

Sand Chang, PhD

In this presentation, Sand Chang will discuss the essentials of culturally attuned, trauma-informed healing work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients, and discuss the applications of EMDR therapy as affirmative care. Case presentations will illustrate a variety of ways that EMDR therapy can be used as a healing modality for clients who have experienced trauma related to gender identity.

Somatic Techniques to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

By consciously integrating the body into EMDR Therapy we can improve its effectiveness. Somatic interventions support integration, reinforce dual attention awareness, deepen resourcing, and reveal stuck or unconscious material for processing. Learn specific somatic skills you can incorporate into your practice, and discuss the variety of clinical reasons for choosing to engage with the body.

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Laurel Parnell’s and Alison Teal’s workshops will reconvene this afternoon. For all guests not in those workshops, please choose one of the following for the afternoon session:

Healing Primal Wounds with EMDR

Meg Grundy, LCSW

Meg Grundy will present on the different ways she has approached treating primal wounds and losses like adoption, loss of a baby by miscarriage, stillbirth, or relinquishment using EMDR. By taking creative risks, Meg found ways to help clients fill in the gaps of their incomplete experiences and dramatically shift the ways they carry their distress and pain.

An Airplane Phobia with a Frequent Flyer: Processing Multiple and Surprising Roots

Constance Kaplan, MFT

At 35,000 miles high, it came out of the blue. A successful businessman who logged many hours flying overseas was thrown into his first full blown panic attack. This lecture will detail the power of resources to immediately recalibrate the autonomic nervous system and provide internal stability to reduce symptomology prior to processing his phobia, and the techniques used to locate and process multiple and surprising targets at the root of his presenting issue.

Panel

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open to all

EMDR with Challenging Clients

Laurel Parnell, Leah Leatherbee, Sean Frankino, Julie Probus-Schad, Maggie Phillips, and others

Many EMDR therapists have had experiences with clients who are more challenging to work with. We will discuss some of our most challenging cases, what we did, and what we wish we had done in retrospect. The presentation will include time for Q and A.

Dinner Break

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Panel

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to all

EMDR and Spiritual Experiences

Laurel Parnell, Julie Probus-Schad, Constance Kaplan, and others

Many clients of EMDR therapy report having spiritual experiences during and/or after their EMDR sessions. These experiences are very moving and inspiring to the clients and their therapists. In this panel, the presenters will describe their EMDR clients’ spiritual experiences, what elicited them, how they worked with them, and the effects they had on their clients after the sessions. There will be time for audience sharing and Q and A.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Welcome and Meditation

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

Plenary Session

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Open to all

How Do We Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapists Respond to the Times We Live In?

Constance Kaplan, LMFT

We have been on the front lines responding to our clients’ intense anxiety following a shocking onslaught of terrorist attacks: the Paris bombings, Orlando, lone wolves with knives and AK47s, images of Syrian Refugees desperately fleeing genocide, and on it goes. How do we use our tools to, one by one, further the healing of a national soul and facilitate dialogue without resorting to false dichotomies and extremism?

Workshops

11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Choose one of the following, which will convene for both morning and afternoon sessions:

Tapping in to the Power of Adolescents to Transform Trauma into Community Healing

Jennifer Freed, PhD, and Rendy Freedman, LMFT

Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman, cofounders and directors of AHA!, will share the best practices of more than 17 years of award-winning work promoting teens to transform their trauma into community connection and active leadership towards communities of inclusion, equity, and full emotional expression.

EMDR Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms

Priscilla Marquis, PhD, and Christie Sprowls, PsyD

Priscilla Marquis and Christie Sprowls will present on the treatment of Anxiety Symptoms using EMDR. Panic symptoms, phobias, generalized anxiety, somatization, and their interaction with underlying PTSD will be discussed, and standard EMDR treatment protocols presented.

When EMDR Goes South: Strategies for Averting and Converting the Full Catastrophe

Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

The more you think conceptually about how and why processing “goes south,” and the more tools you have for troubleshooting this dreaded experience when it happens, the less afraid you will be to use EMDR.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choose one of the following for the morning session only:

Resource Tapping™ in Marginalized Communities: Building Resilience and Agency

Kim Cookson, PsyD, and Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

From working with mandated clients in Watts, Los Angeles to Native Americans on a reservation in Utah, Kim Cookson and Julie Probus-Schad will share their collective experiences of bringing Resource Tapping to at-risk communities

Repairing Trauma, Dissociation, and Fragmentation

Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop emphasizes how resolving dissociation and fragmentation can be a cornerstone of repairing trauma. We will discuss how fragmentation and self-division are present in many clinical problems, and how working with ego states can begin to manage and repair fragmentation. Case examples will be used.

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshops with Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman, Priscilla Marquis and Christie Sprowls, and Leah Leatherbee will be continued from the morning session. For guests not in those workshops, please choose one of the following for the afternoon session:

Polyvagal Solution to Emotional and Physical Pain

Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop examines how trauma contributes to persistent and chronic pain conditions, and how polyvagal theory can be used as a blueprint to treat pain effectively and efficiently. Participants will learn a 3-step model to generate corrective experiences, which can facilitate pain relief while addressing underlying causes, and a specific EMDR pain protocol that can be used with many kinds of pain.

Super Resourcing Protocol for Self-Regulation and Attachment Repair

Alison Teal, MFT

The Super Resourcing Protocol (SRP) is based on the discovery that Accelerated Informational Processing is as effective in potentiating positive sensations, emotions, and cognitions as it is with negative. SRP draws upon Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems, and Somatic Psychology to maximize creation or strengthening of positive neural networks.

Panel

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open to all

EMDR with Clients from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Laurel Parnell, Christie Sprowls, Pricilla Marquis, Kim Cookson, Julie Probus-Schad, Tracy Artson

Using EMDR with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds requires sensitivity to cultural differences and a willingness to adapt our use of EMDR in ways that work for the individual. How do we adapt EMDR to work with Syrian refugees for whom therapy concepts are unknown? How do we work with clients from the inner cities who are traumatized and distrustful of people from the therapist’s culture? Presenters will share their experiences working with clients from diverse backgrounds. There will be case material presented and time for audience sharing and Q and A.

Dinner Break

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TAP-IN Dance Benefit

7:00 pm

Open to all

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lovingkindness Meditation

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

Plenary

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Open to all

Tapping Around the World: Utilizing Resource Tapping™ As a Standalone Therapy for Activating Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

In this dynamic, inspiring experiential presentation, Julie Probus-Schad, through story, visual media, and group engagement, will demonstrate how Resource Tapping can be utilized across cultures and throughout the life span as a tool to connect with our innate ability to heal and our inner strengths. Julie will share experiences of working with youth traumatized by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, youth affected by the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and more, and she will outline ways to incorporate Resource Tapping with other marginalized groups.

Closing Remarks and Ritual

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Open to all

Resourcing Ourselves, Building Community, Planning for the Future

Laurel Parnell, Jennifer Freed, Rendy Freedman, Parnell Institute faculty

In this final hour of the conference we will talk about ways we as trauma therapists can resource ourselves to prevent burnout and remain fresh and inspired in our work. We will reflect on what has been learned in the conference and ways this new learning can be implemented in clinical practice. We will talk about how we can support each other going forward, through creating new networks of connection in our communities and through the Parnell Institute and Trauma Institute International. Lastly, we will have a closing ritual for the entire group.

 

Corporate Seminar Conference Team Collaboration Concept

Laurel Parnell, PhD | Sand Chang, PhD | Kim Cookson, PsyD | Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq | Jennifer Freed, PhD | Rendy Freedman, LMFT | Joan Lovett, MD, FAAP | Priscilla Marquis, PhD | Maggie Phillips, PhD | Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW | Alison Teal, MFT | Meg Grundy, LCSW | Constance Kaplan, LMFT | Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R | Christie Sprowls

November 29 - December 3, 2017
Wednesday-Sunday, 4 nights

CE Credits available

$ 725  Tuition

Plus 4 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Please note: this page is for both the pre-conference and conference.  If you’d like to attend the conference only, please visit the First Annual Parnell Institute Conference page.

It seems that nearly every day we learn about yet another traumatic event that is impacting individuals and communities around the world. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Resource Tapping™ are effective treatments for trauma, and, as many therapists working in the field know, must be adapted to meet the needs of the individual.

EMDR therapy is an art, not a formula to be used the same way with everyone. This conference focuses on how to use EMDR with clients who need more than a traditional approach—clients who require understanding and adaptations in order to heal from trauma. Guided by experienced EMDR clinicians who have been using EMDR for more than 20 years, you will learn the tools and techniques to effectively use EMDR in your clinical practice.

Some of the top practitioners and teachers in the EMDR field will be offering keynote talks, workshops, and panel discussions, including Laurel Parnell, Joan Lovett, Sean Frankino, Julie Probus-Schad, and Constance Kaplan. Through presentations, case material, videos of EMDR sessions, and experiential exercises, you will learn:

  • Methodology for a client-centered, adaptive, and culturally sensitive approach to the treatment of trauma
  • Practices for creating a safe environment in which to process trauma
  • Client-appropriate adaptations for EMDR protocols in clinical practice for adults, children, and adolescents
  • Ideas for how to work cross-culturally, in a way that is safe, sensitive, and inclusive
  • Innovative applications in the treatment of addictions, anxiety, childhood trauma, attachment trauma, and pain, as well as how to integrate the body into EMDR therapy.

Many therapists come away from conferences frustrated because they did not learn new skills or tools for improving their clinical practice. In this conference, created exclusively by EMDR-trained therapists, you will return home with new ways to use EMDR that will enhance and improve your clinical practice

Click the registration button above to register for the pre-conference and conference.

To register for the conference only, click here.

Once you register online, please call our registration department at 844-544-1440 to reserve your place in individual workshops.

Presenters

See 1440.org for biographical information.

Sand Chang, PhD

Kim Cookson, PsyD

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

Jennifer Freed, PhD

Rendy Freedman, LMFT

Meg Grundy, LCSW

Constance Kaplan, LMFT

Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

Joan Lovett, MD, FAAP

Priscilla Marquis, PhD

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Maggie Phillips, PhD

Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

Christie Sprowls, PhD

Alison Teal, MFT

EMDR Pre-Conference and conference schedule 

Please call the 1440 Registration Department at 844-544-1440 to reserve your space in advance for the break-out sessions.

Please note: some workshops convene for both morning and afternoon sessions. If you choose a morning-only workshop, please choose an afternoon workshop as well.

In addition, we hope you will attend all of the plenary sessions and lively panel discussions that interest you.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

 THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Call Registration Department to choose one of the following:

Rewiring the Addicted Brain: An EMDR-Based Treatment Model for Overcoming Addictive Disorders

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Learn a holistic, integrative approach to the treatment of addictions and dysfunctional behaviors that is brain-wise, resource-based, trauma-informed, and attachment-focused. This workshop integrates methods from Attachment-Focused EMDR, Resource Tapping™, and Connecting the Consequences™ into treatment.

Trauma-Attachment Tangle: Modifying EMDR to Help Children Resolve Trauma and Develop Loving Relationships

Joan Lovett, MD

Through lecture, case examples, videos, and practicum this workshop is designed to strengthen the participants’ abilities to modify the EMDR protocol for use with children.

EMDR and Somatic Interventions: Oh Corpus, When Do I Appeal to Thee?

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

If the body doesn’t register much in EMDR therapy, have we done an effective EMDR treatment? How do we know what somatic interventions to use and when? This talk will explore the theoretical bases for consciously including the body in EMDR treatment.

Conference

 Friday, December 1, 2017

 Welcome

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

 Plenary Session

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Open to all

Attachment-Focused EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Laurell Parnell, PhD

Clients who have experienced childhood traumas that have impacted their sense of safety and capacity to form close emotional relationships in adulthood require adjustments to the EMDR phases and procedural steps. In this plenary, Laurel Parnell will provide the framework for Attachment-Focused EMDR, along with practical tools for work with adults with complex PTSD.

11:00 am –12:30 pm and 2:00 pm –3:30 pm

Choose one of the following, which will convene for both morning and afternoon sessions:

Attachment-Focused EMDR for Panic and Anxiety: Two Case Videos with Clinical Discussion

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Clients who experienced abuse, neglect, early losses, or parental misattunement may present in therapy with symptoms of anxiety, panic, and phobias. In order to provide safety, reprocess early traumas, and create secure, healthy neuropathways, it is helpful to use attachment-focused EMDR in treatment, with its four basic principles.

The Integration of Expressive Arts and EMDR Therapy for Adults and Children

Alison Teal, MFT

In this hands-on workshop, you will experience how to use expressive arts for representing negative and positive cognitions, assessing pre- and post-session, rewiring neural networks, concretizing trauma resolution, creating expressive arts interweaves, using expressive arts for self-regulation, and employing distancing techniques for modulating trauma intensity.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choose one of the following for the morning session only:

EMDR Therapy as Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

Sand Chang, PhD

In this presentation, Sand Chang will discuss the essentials of culturally attuned, trauma-informed healing work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients, and discuss the applications of EMDR therapy as affirmative care. Case presentations will illustrate a variety of ways that EMDR therapy can be used as a healing modality for clients who have experienced trauma related to gender identity.

Somatic Techniques to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

By consciously integrating the body into EMDR Therapy we can improve its effectiveness. Somatic interventions support integration, reinforce dual attention awareness, deepen resourcing, and reveal stuck or unconscious material for processing. Learn specific somatic skills you can incorporate into your practice, and discuss the variety of clinical reasons for choosing to engage with the body.

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Laurel Parnell’s and Alison Teal’s workshops will reconvene this afternoon. For all guests not in those workshops, please choose one of the following for the afternoon session:

Healing Primal Wounds with EMDR

Meg Grundy, LCSW

Meg Grundy will present on the different ways she has approached treating primal wounds and losses like adoption, loss of a baby by miscarriage, stillbirth, or relinquishment using EMDR. By taking creative risks, Meg found ways to help clients fill in the gaps of their incomplete experiences and dramatically shift the ways they carry their distress and pain.

An Airplane Phobia with a Frequent Flyer: Processing Multiple and Surprising Roots

Constance Kaplan, MFT

At 35,000 miles high, it came out of the blue. A successful businessman who logged many hours flying overseas was thrown into his first full blown panic attack. This lecture will detail the power of resources to immediately recalibrate the autonomic nervous system and provide internal stability to reduce symptomology prior to processing his phobia, and the techniques used to locate and process multiple and surprising targets at the root of his presenting issue.

Panel

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open to all

EMDR with Challenging Clients

Laurel Parnell, Leah Leatherbee, Sean Frankino, Julie Probus-Schad, Maggie Phillips, and others

Many EMDR therapists have had experiences with clients who are more challenging to work with. We will discuss some of our most challenging cases, what we did, and what we wish we had done in retrospect. The presentation will include time for Q and A.

Dinner Break

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Evening Panel

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Open to all

EMDR and Spiritual Experiences

Laurel Parnell, Julie Probus-Schad, Constance Kaplan, and others

Many clients of EMDR therapy report having spiritual experiences during and/or after their EMDR sessions. These experiences are very moving and inspiring to the clients and their therapists. In this panel, the presenters will describe their EMDR clients’ spiritual experiences, what elicited them, how they worked with them, and the effects they had on their clients after the sessions. There will be time for audience sharing and Q and A.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Welcome and Meditation

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

Plenary Session

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Open to all

How Do We Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapists Respond to the Times We Live In?

Constance Kaplan, LMFT

We have been on the front lines responding to our clients’ intense anxiety following a shocking onslaught of terrorist attacks: the Paris bombings, Orlando, lone wolves with knives and AK47s, images of Syrian Refugees desperately fleeing genocide, and on it goes. How do we use our tools to, one by one, further the healing of a national soul and facilitate dialogue without resorting to false dichotomies and extremism?

Workshops

11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Choose one of the following, which will convene for both morning and afternoon sessions:

Tapping in to the Power of Adolescents to Transform Trauma into Community Healing

Jennifer Freed, PhD, and Rendy Freedman, LMFT

Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman, cofounders and directors of AHA!, will share the best practices of more than 17 years of award-winning work promoting teens to transform their trauma into community connection and active leadership towards communities of inclusion, equity, and full emotional expression.

EMDR Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms

Priscilla Marquis, PhD, and Christie Sprowls, PsyD

Priscilla Marquis and Christie Sprowls will present on the treatment of Anxiety Symptoms using EMDR. Panic symptoms, phobias, generalized anxiety, somatization, and their interaction with underlying PTSD will be discussed, and standard EMDR treatment protocols presented.

When EMDR Goes South: Strategies for Averting and Converting the Full Catastrophe

Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

The more you think conceptually about how and why processing “goes south,” and the more tools you have for troubleshooting this dreaded experience when it happens, the less afraid you will be to use EMDR.

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choose one of the following for the morning session only:

Resource Tapping™ in Marginalized Communities: Building Resilience and Agency

Kim Cookson, PsyD, and Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

From working with mandated clients in Watts, Los Angeles to Native Americans on a reservation in Utah, Kim Cookson and Julie Probus-Schad will share their collective experiences of bringing Resource Tapping to at-risk communities

Repairing Trauma, Dissociation, and Fragmentation

Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop emphasizes how resolving dissociation and fragmentation can be a cornerstone of repairing trauma. We will discuss how fragmentation and self-division are present in many clinical problems, and how working with ego states can begin to manage and repair fragmentation. Case examples will be used.

Lunch Break

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Workshops

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Workshops with Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman, Priscilla Marquis and Christie Sprowls, and Leah Leatherbee will be continued from the morning session. For guests not in those workshops, please choose one of the following for the afternoon session:

Polyvagal Solution to Emotional and Physical Pain

Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop examines how trauma contributes to persistent and chronic pain conditions, and how polyvagal theory can be used as a blueprint to treat pain effectively and efficiently. Participants will learn a 3-step model to generate corrective experiences, which can facilitate pain relief while addressing underlying causes, and a specific EMDR pain protocol that can be used with many kinds of pain.

Super Resourcing Protocol for Self-Regulation and Attachment Repair

Alison Teal, MFT

The Super Resourcing Protocol (SRP) is based on the discovery that Accelerated Informational Processing is as effective in potentiating positive sensations, emotions, and cognitions as it is with negative. SRP draws upon Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems, and Somatic Psychology to maximize creation or strengthening of positive neural networks.

Panel

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Open to all

EMDR with Clients from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Laurel Parnell, Christie Sprowls, Pricilla Marquis, Kim Cookson, Julie Probus-Schad, Tracy Artson

Using EMDR with clients from a range of cultural backgrounds requires sensitivity to cultural differences and a willingness to adapt our use of EMDR in ways that work for the individual. How do we adapt EMDR to work with Syrian refugees for whom therapy concepts are unknown? How do we work with clients from the inner cities who are traumatized and distrustful of people from the therapist’s culture? Presenters will share their experiences working with clients from diverse backgrounds. There will be case material presented and time for audience sharing and Q and A.

Dinner Break

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

TAP-IN Dance Benefit

7:00 pm

Open to all

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lovingkindness Meditation

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Open to all

Plenary

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Open to all

Tapping Around the World: Utilizing Resource Tapping™ As a Standalone Therapy for Activating Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

In this dynamic, inspiring experiential presentation, Julie Probus-Schad, through story, visual media, and group engagement, will demonstrate how Resource Tapping can be utilized across cultures and throughout the life span as a tool to connect with our innate ability to heal and our inner strengths. Julie will share experiences of working with youth traumatized by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, youth affected by the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and more, and she will outline ways to incorporate Resource Tapping with other marginalized groups.

Closing Remarks and Ritual

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Open to all

Resourcing Ourselves, Building Community, Planning for the Future

Laurel Parnell, Jennifer Freed, Rendy Freedman, Parnell Institute faculty

In this final hour of the conference we will talk about ways we as trauma therapists can resource ourselves to prevent burnout and remain fresh and inspired in our work. We will reflect on what has been learned in the conference and ways this new learning can be implemented in clinical practice. We will talk about how we can support each other going forward, through creating new networks of connection in our communities and through the Parnell Institute and Trauma Institute International. Lastly, we will have a closing ritual for the entire group.

 

Faculty Bio

Laurel Parnell, PhD

Laurel Parnell is a leading expert on the trauma therapy Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and Resource Tapping ™.

Founder and executive director of the Parnell Institute and an EMDR pioneer with expertise in transpersonal psychology, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991. Dr. Parnell uses a holistic approach to healing trauma, informed by research in contemporary neuroscience, that integrates body, mind, and spirit.

She is author of five books on EMDR, as well as several articles and a book chapter. Considered a master clinician, she has produced several DVDs and is one of the most respected instructors of EMDR trainings and workshops. She has taught at universities and now teaches workshops internationally based on her latest book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma.

She also has a lifelong interest in humanitarian work that is now focused on bringing EMDR and related techniques to underserved populations worldwide.

Sand Chang, PhD

Sand Chang is a Chinese-American genderqueer psychologist, certified EMDR therapist, and EMDRIA consultant-in-training. Dr. Chang has a private practice specializing in gender identity, sexuality, and EMDR therapy. They are currently the clinical practice consultant at Northern California Kaiser Permanente Transgender Services.

Dr. Chang is cowriter of American Psychological Association’s practice guidelines for working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients and past chair of the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity (CSOGD). They have written the first book chapter about the applications of EMDR therapy in working with transgender and gender nonconforming clients.

 

Kim Cookson, PsyD

Kim Cookson is the trauma training director at the Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC). SCCC is a sliding-scale community counseling center that offers EMDR training to its interns and supervisors and provides EMDR treatment to a highly diverse and economically challenged community.

Dr. Cookson has a private practice that focuses on integrative relational therapy. She relies on EMDR and working somatically to increase resilience and resolve present and past trauma. She is a Parnell Institute trainer facilitator and consultant and a facilitator and trainer for the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI).

Sean Frankino, LCSW, Esq

Sean Frankino is a therapist in private practice in New York, New York. He works with adult individuals and couples from a relational, psychodynamic, and trauma perspective.

He is a Parnell Institute trainer and facilitator and an EMDRIA-approved consultant and is trained in Somatic Experiencing® and Kathy L. Kain’s Touch Skills for Trauma Therapists.

Sean’s professional interests include the integration of the body into EMDR and psychotherapy, and creativity as a means to accessing the body and the unconscious.

 

 

Jennifer Freed, PhD

Jennifer Freed is a psychotherapist, mediator, and author with more than 30 years’ experience working with youth.

Dr. Freed has training through the Rape Crisis Center, Domestic Violence Solutions, Pacific Pride Foundation, and the Community Counseling Center. She earned her master’s degree in psychology from Antioch University, and became clinical coordinator for the Human Relations Institute, now known as Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Dr. Freed entered private practice as a marriage and family therapist, and then was hired as clinical director of Pacifica Graduate Institute before earning her doctorate in depth psychology. In 1999, just after the Columbine massacre, Dr. Freed started AHA! with Rendy Freedman, MFT.

Passionate about learning, Dr. Freed has continued her professional development and training in several modalities, including hypnosis, EMDR, and light therapy.

Dr. Freed’s books include The Ultimate Personality Guide, Lessons from Stanley the Cat, and a series of Be Your Best Self workbooks, which are used in AHA! programs. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, MindBodyGreen, Goop, USA Today, and NPR.

Rendy Freedman, LMFT

Rendy Freedman has been a psychotherapist and mediator for more than 20 years, and an educator for more than 35 years. She specializes in working with adolescents, couples, families, groups, and trauma issues through EMDR.

Rendy works extensively with women’s issues, leads workshops for parents of teens, and has led dozens of trainings on diversity celebration and creative-arts applications of social and emotional intelligence.

A licensed mediator and certified EMDR practitioner, Rendy has significant training and experience in body-related healing modalities and in relational therapy systems, including self-psychology, family systems, the mutuality philosophy of the Stone Center at Wellesley College, and council practice from the Ojai Foundation.

She received a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California, and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Iowa. Rendy taught in both public and private schools and was one of the founders of The Waldorf School of Santa Barbara.

 

Joan Lovett, MD, FAAP

Joan Lovett is a behavioral pediatrician in private practice in Berkeley, California. She graduated from Wellesley College and University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. She completed pediatric internship and residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital, after which she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University.

Dr. Lovett is an EMDRIA-approved consultant. She has given presentations on EMDR at Menninger’s Clinic; EMDRIA conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe; and EMDR trainings in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Costa Rica.

Dr. Lovett is the author of Small Wonders: Healing Childhood Trauma with EMDR and Trauma-Attachment Tangle: Modifying EMDR to Help Children Resolve Trauma and Develop Loving Relationships.

Priscilla Marquis, PhD

Priscilla Marquis is the anxiety team leader at Kaiser Permanente Hospital and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD). Dr. Marquis has practiced, trained, and volunteered as an EMDR trainer internationally since 1991.

Dr. Marquis uses EMDR to help with anxiety, trauma, and OCD, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy to transform self-limiting thoughts and behaviors and help people live their lives to the fullest. A combination of various modalities, her work improves memory and attention, enhances coping skills, and promotes lasting change.

Maggie Phillips, PhD

Maggie Phillips lives and works as a licensed clinical psychologist in the Oakland Hills above the San Francisco Bay. As the author of four books and numerous papers, chapters, and articles on trauma, dissociation, pain, ego-state therapy, hypnosis, and mind-body healing, she specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress, dissociative, and pain disorders.

Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and corecipient of its Crasilneck award for the best writing in the field of hypnosis. She is also a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and co-recipient of its Cornelia Wilbur award for contributions to the treatment and study of dissociation. She has taught at major conferences and presented invited workshops worldwide, and is the creator of several e-courses and several audio programs.

As an innovator in mind-body healing and in the treatment of persistent pain and trauma, Dr. Phillips is particularly interested in the interface of trauma, dissociation, and emotional and physical pain conditions. She is also a leading expert on the treatment of fragmentation and the applications of Ego-State Therapy to heal self-division.

Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

Julie Probus-Schad is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chesterfield, Missouri. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Julie is an EMDRIA-approved consultant as well as a facilitator, consultant, and trainer for the Parnell Institute. She has facilitated trainings with Dr. Laurel Parnell in the United States, Curacao, and Singapore.

Julie has provided trauma-informed training throughout the world, including training staff and working with children in orphanages in South Africa, Peru, and Nepal. She has also worked remotely with the Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program in Monrovia, Liberia, with a focus on reintegrating former Child Soldiers. Julie is the co director of the Trauma Assistance Program-International (TAP-IN), which is the nonprofit component of the Parnell Institute.

Alison Teal, MFT

Alison Teal is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and certified therapist. Additionally, she is a Parnell Institute facilitator and consultant. She has served adults and children since 1986.

Alison has great trust in the indomitability of the human spirit and believes we are all capable of transforming old patterns, self-limiting beliefs, and feelings so we can move toward authenticity. As an artist, her approach to life and work is creative.

Alison is trained in a variety of modalities, including expressive arts, sandtray therapy, dreamwork, and psychodrama. She combines EMDR with Internal Family Systems and somatic psychology. She also draws from Buddhist awareness and mindfulness practices.

 

Meg Grundy, LCSW

Meg Grundy has a private therapy practice in Carmel, California. With more than 20 years of clinical experience working with teens and adults, her primary clinical focus is in treating complex trauma and anxiety disorders.

Meg is an EMDRIA approved consultant, EMDR certified, and a facilitator for the Parnell Institute. She completed her training in Attachment Focused EMDR in 2009.

Meg is an adept EMDR practitioner and consultant and infuses her passion and creativity in working with both clients and consultees. She enjoys providing consultation to both new and seasoned EMDR clinicians, and offers individual and group consultation in her office and over the phone.

Constance Kaplan, LMFT

Constance Kaplan is faculty, senior trainer, and codirector (with Laurel Parnell) of trainer training at the Parnell Institute. She has taught EMDR basic training plus parts 1, 2, and 3 in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.

Constance is an EMDRIA-certified and approved consultant and a Parnell-approved EMDR consultant. With more than 20 years of experience, in private practice she integrates EMDR, somatic modalities, contemporary psychodynamic interventions, and mindfulness work into a full therapy tool kit.

She has served on various trauma relief teams and provided onsite trainings to first responders and mental health professionals throughout the country.

Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

Leah Leatherbee is an experientially oriented psychotherapist with a passion for therapeutic modalities that get more of the brain and nervous system working on problematic issues to directly access people’s strengths and adaptive functioning.

In her clinical practice, Leah uses EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing®, sensorimotor psychotherapy, Brainspotting, and mindfulness practice. She is also an EMDR training facilitator and consultant for the Parnell Institute.

Leah has worked in in-patient, residential, and day treatment settings with severely traumatized, depressed, and eating-disordered clients. She is currently in full-time private practice in New York City, which is increasingly general and includes a large-group and individual-supervisory component.

Christie Sprowls

Christie Sprowls is a psychologist and executive coach with a focus on peak performance in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sprowls specializes in Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, and Addiction.

She is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer and has worked with UNICEF and the United States Army, and offers trainings internationally.

She has been awarded several humanitarian awards for her work in disaster sites.

Why Attend

  • Learn client-centered, adaptive, and culturally sensitive techniques of using EMDR with clients of all ages and backgrounds to best help them heal from trauma

  • Experience clinically-focused presentations to find out how to create a safe environment in which to process trauma as well as client-appropriate adaptations to EMDR protocols

  • Meet other mental health professionals (therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, psychiatric nurses) in a warm and welcoming community to learn not only from the presenters but also from each other
  • Enjoy delicious, healthy, homemade meals sitting by the fireplace or dining al fresco; onsite wellness services in massage, energy work, and other healing modalities; extra-circular sessions of meditation and yoga; the beautiful campus set among towering California redwoods

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2017

    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Pre-Conference Workshops (choose 1)

    Laurel Parnell

    Rewiring the Addicted Brain: An EMDR-Based Treatment Model for Overcoming Addictive Disorders

    Joan Lovett

    Trauma-Attachment Tangle: Modifying EMDR to Help Children Resolve Trauma and Develop Loving Relationships

    Sean Frankino

    EMDR and Somatic Interventions: Oh corpus, when do I appeal to thee?

     FRIDAY: DECEMBER 1, 2017

     MAIN CONFERENCE

     8:00 am – 8:30 am

    Registration

    8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Welcome

    Introduction to the Parnell Institute and 1440 Multiversity 

    8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Plenary

    Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-focused EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Break

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Morning and afternoon 3-hour break-out sessions (choose 1 for both the morning and afternoon sessions)

    Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-focused EMDR for Panic and Anxiety: Two Case Videos With Clinical Discussion

    Alison Teal

    Integrating Art and EMDR in Work with Children and Adults

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Morning 1.5 hour sessions (choose 1 for the morning session only)

    Sand Chang

    EMDR Therapy as Affirmative Care for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients

    Sean Frankino

    Somatic Techniques to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Lunch

    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Afternoon 1.5 hour sessions (choose 1 for the afternoon session only)

    Meg Grundy

    Using EMDR To Help Heal Primal Loss

    Constance Kaplan

    An Airplane Phobia with A Frequent Flyer: Processing Multiple And Surprising Roots

    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Break

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Panel

    Challenging Clients: Parnell Institute faculty

    6:00 pm

    Dinner

    8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    Panel

    EMDR and Spiritual Experiences

     SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017

    8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Welcome and Meditation

    Laurel Parnell

    8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Plenary

    Connie Kaplan

    How Do We Attachment Focused EMDR Therapists Respond to the Times We Live In?

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Break

     11:00 am – 12:30 pm; 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Morning and afternoon 3-hour break-out sessions (choose 1 for both the morning and afternoon sessions)

    Jennifer Freed and Rendy Freedman

    Tapping Into The Power Of Adolescents To Transform Trauma Into Community Healing

    Leah Leatherbee

    When EMDR Goes South: Strategies for Averting and Converting the Full Catastrophe

    Christie Sprowls and Pricilla Marquis

    EMDR Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms

    11:00 am – 12:30 pm

    Morning 1.5 hour sessions (choose 1 for the morning session only)

    Julie Probus-Schad and Kim Cookson

    Taking Resourcing Tapping Into Communities In Need: Tools and Practical Considerations

    Maggie Phillips

    Repairing Trauma, Dissociation and Fragmentation

    12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    Lunch

    2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

    Afternoon 1.5 hour sessions (chose 1 for the afternoon session only)

    Maggie Phillips

    Polyvagal Solutions To Emotional and Physical Pain

    Alison Teal

    Super Resourcing Protocol for Self-Regulation and Attachment Repair

    3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

    Break

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Panel

    EMDR with Clients from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

    6:00 pm

    Dinner

    7:00 pm

    TAP-IN Dance Benefit

    Julie Probus-Schad and Tracy Artson talk about TAP-IN

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017

     8:30 am – 8:45 am

    Lovingkindness Meditation

    Laurel Parnell

    8:45 am – 10:30 am

    Plenary

    Julie Probus-Schad

    Tapping Around The World: Utilizing Resource Tapping™ As A Standalone Therapy For Activating Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

    10:30 am – 11:00 am

    Break

    11:00 am – Noon

    Conference Closing

    Resourcing Ourselves, Building Community, Planning for the Future, Closing Ritual

     

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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