Special Training Events

Workshop on ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

Thursday and Friday, February 14-15, 2019
Mumbai, Maharashtra

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1st Virtual Summit of EMDR Therapy with Somatic and Medical Conditions

Topic: The Treatment of Cancer Patients in an EMDR Model
Presenter: Carol Forgash, LCSW

Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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You can bring Carol to present these advanced workshops to your community. Contact Carol Forgash at or call her at 631 265 3194. Click Here to complete our online request form, to invite Carol to your conference/event.

Workshops Presented by Carol Forgash, LCSW, BCD

EMDR Treatment of Health-Related Problems

I wanted to thank you so much for the excellent workshop on EMDR and health related problems. There was much that I can use in my practice which is primarily people with pain conditions. I hope you will do more, and possibly consider taking some of these topics in-depth for specific targeted workshops.

– Maureen McSweeney

Workshop Dates and Locations:

To Be Announced

Workshop Overview

EMDR therapy is a successful model for dealing with serious health problems (both in the general population and in trauma survivors). Research has shown that having a traumatic childhood marked by ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) lead to serious health problems in the survivor population. The ACE Study concludes that there is a strong relationship of adult health status and childhood abuse and neglect. Childhood toxic stressors are related to development and prevalence of risk factors for disease. They can lead to social, emotional and cognitive impairment, adoption of health risk behavior, disease, disability, social problems and early death.

EMDR therapy facilitates comprehensive treatment of health-related problems by processing obstacles that may be complicating healing, such as traumas related to early abuse, past and current difficult medical treatment, chronic illness, pain and other somatic issues.

The development of an EMDR Treatment Plan to treat health problems in both non-traumatized clients and ACE survivors, utilizing the ACE questionnaire, a specific health history, and development of specific targets, will be highlighted. Specialized techniques will be taught for phases 1-2 work to help the patient experience self-soothing and stress reduction, develop emotional regulation, and to avoid re-traumatization in the healthcare setting. Work in Phases 3-7 will emphasize processing past traumas, attachment ruptures, and specific health issues. Skills development, such as rehearsing for medical visits, coping with diagnosis, surgery, and post-surgery treatments, will be presented. Practical case descriptions and scripts will highlight work with illnesses such as stroke and cancer. This presentation will include demonstrations and practice sessions.

This workshop is an Advanced 2-day Workshop For Trained EMDR Clinicians.

This workshop is approved by EMDRIA for 13 CEU credits.

Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR and Ego State Therapy in the Treatment of Complex Trauma Clients

I thoroughly enjoyed your training (Healing the Heart of Trauma) in Plano, TX. It’s the best I’ve ever been to… You made everything so accessible!

– Susan Kullerd

Workshop Dates and Locations:

To Be Announced

Workshop Overview

Healing the Heart of Trauma with EMDR and Ego State Therapy is an Advanced 2-day Workshop For Trained EMDR Clinicians.  Participants will learn through lecture, demonstration and practice sessions:

  • The relationship of Ego State Theory to the Adaptive Information Processing Model.
  • Fundamentals of Ego State Theory and Practice. The rationale for the EMDR/Ego State Integrated Model.
  • The phased preparation work that precedes application of the EMDR trauma processing phase of the protocol with challenging clients.
  • Specific stabilization strategies to help clients deal with dissociative and affect management symptoms.
  • Advanced techniques and interweaves that promote resolution within the 8 phase EMDR protocol.

This workshop is approved by EMDRIA for 13.5 CEUs.