EMDR Classes

Something New: “Therapy Snapshots”

These one-hour virtual trainings/discussions are designed for people who want to learn something new with minimal time and money commitment.  I will cover topics that I have found to be the most helpful interventions over my 30-year career.  $25 fee.  There will not be EMDRIA credit or CEUs.  Ten person limit for each meeting.

Creative Resourcing. EMDR Resourcing Development in Phase 2 can go way beyond safe calm/state and creating allies.  Learn how to create a “resourcing sandwich,” use in-the-moment resourcing opportunities, and start where your client is.  EMDR training required.


Karpman’s Triangle as a Lens for Countertransference.  What I have learned is this:  when I am stuck with a client, there is an 80% or higher chance it has nothing to do with lack of knowledge or skill.  It has to do with my PARTS!  Curious?  Join us in October.


Building Internal Scaffolding with Ideal Parent.  External resources are all well and good, but people with attachment issues need internal resourcing, what I am calling “Internal scaffolding.”  Learn more about this concept and how Ideal Parent can be used as the best scaffolding of all.


EMDR Treatment Planning and Target Sequencing. EMDR treatment planning for phases 3 and 4 can feel like standing in a thick forest wondering which tree to pick.  This class will simplify this process and help you organize your targets.

February 20, 2024 at 5 pm Mountain Time
March 1, 2024, 11 am Mountain Time

New Therapy Snapshot: Internal Healing Dialogue. Jim Knipe’s Internal Healing Dialogue is a technique I use almost weekly to help people resolve inner conflicts between parts or struggles with making a decisions.  You can learn how to use it in this one-hour talk.

April 9th from 5 - 6 pm Mountain Time
May 3 from noon - 1 pm Mountain Time

You can register for the above classes using the banner above.

Weaving in Cognitive Interweaves

Both as a practitioner and a consultant, I have seen that cognitive interweaves are one of the most confusing parts of practicing EMDR Therapy. Now that interweaves make sense to me,  I am sharing my knowledge so that EMDR therapists can effectively and efficiently use interweaves to improve their practice.


Participants will:

  • Discover ways to conceptualize interweaves.
  • Identify different styles of interweaves.
  • Understand when to use interweaves.

Workshop provides 3 EMDRIA credits. Requirements include completion of EMDRIA approved basic training.

Available Virtual On Demand

Cost:  $100

$15 registration discount for employees of non-profit agencies.

Register For Cognitive Interweave Training

Assessing and Treating Dissociation:  The Beginning Phases – live virtual starting March 28, 2024 and April 4, 2024.

A workshop designed for therapists who are lacking a basic understanding of how to assess and work with clients who have dissociative disorders.

  1. Learn skills to assess for dissociation in clients taking into account the ACES study and a broader conceptualization of trauma (Phase 1)
  2. Explain two theories of parts work that can inform our EMDR therapy process and how they fit with the AIP model
  3. Identify at least 5 Phase 2 skills that best help with dissociative clients.
  4. Verbalize steps to orient parts to time and place as a Phase 2 stabilization technique
  5. Practice an IFS-informed/countertransference exercise to better understand how we can use parts work to better stay in Self.

More details on registration page.


I post weekly "Ruh-minations" on Facebook and LinkedIn.  “Ruh-minations” are little nuggets about EMDR therapy, parenting, favorite resources, countertransference and insight that I have gained over the years.