Archives of Prior Conferences (years 2009-present at UMass, years 2005-2008 at Smith College) 13th Annual, April 7, 2018, State of the Art EMDR Morning Keynote: Keynote will focus on results and discussion of her most recent treatment outcome study of the functional neuroanatomy of EMDR Therapy.- Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD Morning Workshops: 1. “Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy” – Ricky Greenwald, PsyD 2. “When There are No Words Yet: Using EMDR to Heal Preverbal Trauma,” -– Jason Rose-Langston, LMHC 3. “Self Compassion as a Key to Healing Trauma” -– Nancy Simons, LMHC 4. “A User’s Guide to the Feeling State Addiction Protocol” – Ross Hackerson, LMFT Afternoon workshops: 5. “A Review of the Basic EMDR Model, Mechanisms and Procedures” – George Abbott, PhD 6. “Resonant Cognitive Interweaves: From the Gestalt Empty Chair to the Healing Power of Music & Lyrics” – Don DeGraffenried, LICSW 7. “EMDR and Ego States Therapy for Treatment of Suicidal Ideation and Self-Injury“ – Anna Kogan, LICSW 8. “The I-Gaze Interweave for Attachment Repair in EMDR Therapy” – Barry Litt, MFT 9.“EMDR Toolbox for Medical Conditions” – Amanda Roberts, PhD, MA 13th Annual, April 8, 2017, State of the Art EMDR Morning Keynote: “Recovering Community – Helping Complex Trauma Survivors Find Their Way Home” – Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC (webstreamed) Morning Workshops: 1. “Using the EMDR Recent Event Protocol with Homicide Survivors & Victims of Other Violent Crimes” – Donald F. deGraffenried, LCSW 2.“EMDR and the Mapping Protocol with Hispanic Immigrants and other Populations with a History of Relocation” – Carmen Jimenez, Ed.D., LCSW (webstreamed) 3. “Healing from Toxic Relationships: Integrating EMDR with Family Systems Approaches” –Nancy Knudsen, M.Ed., LMFT Afternoon workshops: 4. “Tactical Integration in the Conference Room: A Safe and Efficient Path to Healing Structural Dissociation with EMDR” – George Abbott, PhD(webstreamed) 5. “Vicarious Trauma, Burnout, and the EMDR Therapist: Taking Care of Ourselves” –Stephanie Baird, LMHC & Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW 6. “Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness”- Lana Epstein, LICSW 7a. “Fostering Resilience as an Aid to the EMDR Process” – Patricia Thatcher, LICSW 7b. “EMDR Therapy from Trauma to Spiritual Awakening: A Mindful Approach” – Irene R. Siegel, Ph.D., LCSW 12th Annual, April 9, 2016 State of the Art EMDR Morning Keynote: “The Art of EMDR Therapy” – Roger Solomon, PhD Morning Workshops: 1. “Practicum in ‘The Resonant Dance with BLS'”-Roger Solomon, PhD 2. “Fundamentals of the Standard Protocol: An Update on the AIP Model and a Refresher Course on Standard EMDR Procedures” (Part 1)-George Abbott, PhD 3. “Integrating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and EMDR with Suicidal and Self-Injuring Clients”-David Arbeitman, PhD, Ross Goodwin-Brown, LICSW, Gary Loomis, LMHC Afternoon Workshops: 4. “Utilization of EMDR Therapy with Grief and Mourning”–Roger Solomon, PhD 5a. “Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy”–Mark Nickerson, LICSW 5b. “Fundamentals of the Standard Protocol” (Part 2)–George Abbott, PhD 6a. “Limiting Beliefs, Worldview, and Using the Miller Pain/Terror Technique”–Ross Hackerson, MFT 6b. “The Art of Interweaves” –Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW 11th Annual, March 28, 2015 State of the Art EMDR: The Body/Mind Connection Morning Keynote: “Somatoform Symptoms and Disorders from the Perspective of the AIP Model”– George Abbott, PhD Morning Workshops: 1. “Using Sudden Onset Symptoms to Guide Safe Closure of the Conference Room: A Safety Checklist”–George Abbott, PhD 2. “The Embodied Self in EMDR Therapy”–Barry Litt, LMFT Afternoon Workshops: 3. “When Less is More: Restricted Processing in the Treatment of Complex Traumatization”–Denise Gelinas, PhD 4. “”Is the Feeling State Addiction Protocol Too Good to be True?: Part Deux”–Mark Karpel, PhD 6 “Treating Chronic Pain with EMDR Therapy”–Ted Olejnik, MSW 7. “Spiritual Resources & EMDR Therapy”–Jeanne Folks, M. Div, D. Min, LPC 8. “Treating Sleep Disorders & Nightmares with EMDR Therapy”–Ted Olejnik, MSW 9. “The Art of Self-Care: Using Qio Gong Techniques for EMDR Resource Development”–Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW 10th Annual, May 3, 2014 State of the Art EMDR 2014: Protocol and Practice Morning Plenary Session: “EMDR Protocols and EMDR Practice: A Clinician’s Journey Towards Mastery”- Marilyn Luber, PhD Afternoon Workshops 1. “Fundamentals of the Standard Protocol: An Update on the AIP Model and a Refresher Course on Standard EMDR Procedures”-George Abbott, PhD 2. “From Relational Problems to Psychological Solutions: EMDR in Couples Therapy”-Barry Litt, LMFT 3. “Integrating EMDR and Internal Family Systems Therapy”-Joanne Twombly, LICSW 4. “The Cycle Model Protocol for Treating Problem Behaviors”-Mark Nickerson, LICSW 5. “Handy Tools for Kids and Teens”-Frankie Klaff, PhD 6. “Transforming Critical Incidents with the EMDR Group Treatment Protocol”-Patricia Thatcher, LICSW 7. “Is the Feeling State Addiction Protocol Too Good to be True?”-Mark Karpel, PhD 8. “The Compassion Container: A Protocol for Facilitating Healing”-Nancy Simons, LMHC 9th Annual, May 4, 2013 State of the Art EMDR 2013: Enhancing Clinical Practice Morning Plenary Session: “‘Smoke and Mirrors’: Procedures for Managing Dissociative Impediments During EMDR Processing Phases”-Denise Gelinas, PhD Afternoon Workshops 1. “Tactical Integration in the Conference Room: A Safer, More Efficient Path to Healing Structural Dissociation of the Personality with EMDR”-George Abbott, PhD 2. “Fraser’s Dissociative Table: When and How to Use it to Identify and Heal Emotional Parts of the Personality”-Kathleen Martin, LCSW 3. “EMDR and the Treatment of Adolescents: A Study in 3 Acts”-Jason Rose-Langston, LICSW 4. “Utilizing Mind/Body Resources with EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation”-Patricia Thatcher, LICSW 5. “EMDR with Children ages 3-12, a Developmental and Attachment Perspective”-Cheryl Case, LICSW 6. “Implementing the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol for Behavioral and Substance Addictions”-Mark Nickerson, LICSW 8th Annual, May 5, 2012 EMDR & Relational Trauma: Healing Disrupted Attachment and Development Morning Plenary Session: “Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self”-Deany Laliotis, LICSW Afternoon Workshops 1. “Integrating EMDR into a Long Term Psychodynamic Treatment Model”-Gina Colelli, LCSW 2. “Attachment at the Societal Level: Reprocessing Internalized Stigma and Oppression”-Diane DesPlantes, LCSW and Mark Nickerson, LICSW 3. “Keeping it in the Zone: Assessment and Techniques for Optimal Processing”-Barry Litt, LMFT 4. “Attachment Pathology from the AIP Perspective”-George Abbott, PhD 5. “The Use of Cognitive Interweaves in EMDR Treatment: A Review”-Nancy Abel, LCSW, LADC and John O’Brian, PhD 6. “Healing Young Hearts with EMDR: Working with Children”-Megan Kirby, PsyD and Kenneth Frohock, LMHC 7. “Physiological Psychotherapy: Integrating Heart Rate Variability into EMDR”-D. Eric Chamberlin, MD 8. “When There Are No Words: Effectively Treating Pre-Verbal Trauma and Neglect”- Wendy Ball, LMHC and Farnsworth Lobenstine LICSW 9. “Legacy Informed EMDR: Accessing & Desensitizing Transgenerational & Cultural Sources”-Natalie Robinson LICSW 7th Annual, April 2, 2011 State of the Art EMDR Tools and Strategies Morning Plenary Session: “Tools of the Trade for EMDR Clinicians”-Roy Kiessling, LISW, ACSW Afternoon Workshops 1. “Belief-Focused EMDR”-Roy Kiessling, LISW, ACSW 2. “Update and Review of AIP Concepts and EMDR”-George Abbott, PhD 3A. “An Intervention to Enhance Secure Attachment Status”-Ricky Greenwald, PsyD 4A. “EMDR in Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder”-Diana Greywolf, Ph. 5A. “The Use of Consecutive Day EMDR: Case Study and Discussion”-Nancy Abel, LCSW, LADC 3B. “Recent Trauma Processing”-Mark Nickerson, LICSW 4B. “When You Need the Help of Ego States”-Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW 5B. “Adjunctive EMDR: A Model for Brief Collaborative Treatment”-Suzanne Borstein, Ph.D. 6th Annual, April 17, 2010 EMDR and Problem Behaviors Morning Plenary Session: “EMDR and the Treatment of Problem Behaviors”-Mark Nickerson, LICSW Afternoon Workshops 1. “EMDR and the Stages of Change: Working with Addictions”-Nancy Abel, MSW and John O’Brien, PhD 2. “Integrating Treatment of Eating Disorders with EMDR”-Janie Scholom, RN, MSW 3A. “EMDR and Couples Therapy”-Barry Litt, MFT 3B. “EMDR and Self-Mutilation”-Karen Rowe, LICSW 3C. “EMDR in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency”-Hope Payson, LCSW 4A. “Marital Therapy for Treatment of Sexual Addiction”-Barbara Nadel, MSW, PhD 4B. “EMDR Applications in Dismantling Prejudice and Internalized Oppression”- Mark Nickerson, LICSW 4C. “Addressing Problem Behaviors in Children”-Cheryl Case, LICSW and Nancy Simons, LMHC 5th Annual, April 18, 2009 EMDR and the Body Morning Plenary Session: “Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions for Enhancing EMDR Effectiveness”-Janina Fisher, PhD Afternoon Workshops 1. “The Body and Attachment: Sensorimotor Interventions to Enhance Effectiveness in the Treatment of Developmental Injuries”-Lana Epstein, MEd, MSW 2. “The Case of Mistaken Identity: EMDR and Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Eating Disorders”-Andrew Seubert, MA 3. The Enhanced Safe Place: A Practitioners Guide to Using Multi Sensory Imaging to Strengthen the Safe Place”-Donald DeGraffenreid, LICSW and Robert Page, LCSW, BCD 4A. “Integrating Energy Psychology into your EMDR Practice”-Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW 4B. “EMDR and Somatic Experiencing: A Body Expansive Integration”-Barbara Nadel, MSW, PhD 4C. “Somatic Processing in EMDR: Lessons from Eastern Psychology”-George Abbott, PhD and Melissa Tefft, LICSW 5A. “EMDR and the Brain: The Importance of Body Sensation”-Earl Grey, PhD 5B. “Listening to the Body: Enhancing Body Awareness in EMDR Reprocessing”- Mark Nickerson, LICSW 5C. “Integrating Yogic Postures, Breathing Techniques and Deep Relaxation with EMDR Practice”-Joann Lutz, LICSW 4th Annual, April 5, 2008 EMDR and The Treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociation Morning Plenary Session: “EMDR and the Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation”-Deborah Korn, PsyD Afternoon Workshops 1. “Complex PTSD and EMDR: Treating the Dissociative Elements”-Denise Gelinas, PhD 2. “Incorporating EMDR and EMDR Adaptations into the Treatment of Dissociative Disorders”-Joanne Twombly, LICSW 3A. “Safely Applying EMDR to Trauma Processing with Dissociative Clients”-Marsha Heiman, PhD 3B. “Practical EMDR for Children with Complex Trauma”-Frankie Klaff, Ph.D. 4A. “Managing the Family System During Individual EMDR Treatment of Complex Trauma”-Nancy Knudsen, MEd, LMFT 4B. “Advanced Techniques in the Use of EMDR to Treat Complex Trauma”-Barry Litt, MFT 3rd Annual, March 24, 2007 EMDR and Mindfulness Morning Plenary Session: “The Miracle of Mindfulness/The Miracle of EMDR”-George Abbott, PhD Morning Workshops 1A. “The Practice of Mindfulness”-George Abbott, PhD and Melissa Tefft, LICSW 1B. “Oasis in the Overwhelm: 60 Second Mindfulness Strategies”-Millie Grenough, CRS, LCSW, BCD 1C. “Performance Enhancement Strategies: EMDR and Mindfulness”-D. Patrick McGuinness, MA, LCMHC 1D “Effective Interventions for Complex Trauma: A Mindfulness Approach Using EMDR and Internal Family Systems Therapy”-Phyllis Craig, PhD Afternoon Skit “Brain Processing and EMDR”- A skit performed by group of EMDR therapists/actors Afternoon Workshops 2A. “EMDR and Mindfulness: The Perfect Marriage”-Melissa Tefft, LICSW 2B. “If the Buddha Practiced EMDR: Reflections on the Synergy of Ideas”-Barry Litt, MFT 2C. “Understanding how Dialetical Behavioral Therapy Can Enhance EMDR Treatment”-Nora Padykula, LICSW 2D. “Mindfulness, EMDR and Wounded Identity”-Robin Moulds, MEd and Suzanne Scheker, EdD 2E. “Children and Fidgety Folks: Journey to the Land of Mindfulness (Are we there yet?)-Frankie Klaff, PhD 2nd Annual, April 8, 2006 EMDR and Family Related Trauma Morning Plenary Session: “Trauma and the Family System”-Nancy Kudsen, MEd, LMFT Morning Workshops 1A. “EMDR and Cancer”-Pauline Scanlon, LICSW 2A. “Kitchur’s Family Genogram Method of Target Identification for EMDR”-George Abbott, PhD 3A. “The Pseudo-self and the Development of a Solid Self: Bowen Theory and EMDR, Part 1”-Laurie Lasiter, PhD, LICSW and Julie Feeney LICSW 4A. “The Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Ego Fragmentation and EMDR, Part I”-Barry Litt, MFT Afternoon Plenary Session “EMDR: targeting the Repetition Compulsion in Couples Therapy”-Mark Karpel, PhD Afternoon Workshops 1B. “Integrating Individual and System Interventions in Trauma Treatment”-Ricky Greenwald, PsyD 2B. “Family Loyalty Based Blocks to EMDR Processing: Recognitions and EMDR Interventions to Manage Them Denise”-Gelinas, PhD 3B. “The Pseudo-Self and the Development of a Solid Self: Bowen Theory and EMDR, Part II”- Laurie Lasiter, PhD, LICSW, Julie Feeney LICSW, and Nancy Knudsen, M.Ed., LMFT 1st Annual, March 26, 2005 Full Day Event: “Working with Afghani and Iraqi War Veterans and Their Families: An EMDR Training”-Susan Rogers, Ph.D.