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***No experience with EMDR, or IFS required!***

Expand your preferred method of treatment and make it adaptable for individuals, couples, and children. Experience the effects of activating brain centers for upsetting and uplifting emotions and observe how to combine these phenomena into an easy to execute approach. Discussion, demonstration, and practicum will show how to make therapy more engaging with a bonus of no-fail homework tools.

*Discover the common thread in EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), CBT, and other power therapies.

*Find out how Polyvagal Theories, Memory Reconsolidation, and brain asymmetry findings support the effectiveness of parts work, EMDR and mindfulness.

*Learn to use visual images to externalize distress, enhance attunement, and create pathways to inner assets.



a). Experience the effects of activating brain centers for uplifting and distressing emotions.

b). Implement a treatment protocol that heightens sensations from disturbing emotions and links them with calming neurochemicals for memory reconsolidation and healing.

c). Analyze what makes interventions and treatment protocols effective.

d). Integrate CBT, EMDR, ego-states, mindfulness, hypnosis, Jungian, art therapy, and other approaches into a unified method.

e). Summarize brain research that supports interventions, increases clients’ receptivity to treatment, and meets standards for informed consent.

f). Explain how treatment interventions meet ethical requirements for best practices standards.


Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

Instructional Level: Advanced

Instructor(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT

Material Author(s): Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT

Kate Cohen-Posey, LMHC, LMFT is the director of Psychiatric & Psychological Services in Lakeland, FL, and has 40 years of clinical experience. She was certified in EMDR in 1999 and has completed brainspotting, level IV. She is the creator of two psychotherapy tools: The Handy Brain Model and Brain Change Cards. Her book, Empowering Dialogues Within, contains an extensive review of ego state therapies, including Internal Family Systems (IFS). She has presented internationally and throughout the US. Her popular workshop, Brain Switch, is offered through PESI. Her Facebook group, “Picture Gazing for your Brain,” is a platform to discuss integrating art with psychotherapy. Check out her YouTube channel here:

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