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11/3/23-11/5/23 Brainspotting Phase II

 Location: 12120 Herdal Dr., Auburn, Ca. 95603

9:00am - 6:00pm PST
Trainer: Regina Faridnia, LCSW

Addiction Counselors | Community Workers | Social Workers | Psychologists | MFT's | LPC| Psychiatrists | Nurse Practitioners | Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches | Naturopaths | Acupuncturists

 

Registration is available below, please complete step 1 (below) and then come back to this page and complete the step 2 (below) the registration/payment link that is appropriate for your date of sign up and/or status.  If you have questions, please email: indigenacounselingandwellness@gmail.com

 

Brainspotting Phase II (Step I) 

Select and complete/click below for the Step II (payment) after you have completed Step I (registration page):

If you are a current pre-licensed student or are retaking the course, please register using the option below:

Student Registration Rate $400

(must be enrolled in Masters or PhD program & not currently licensed)

Prelicensed clinicians Registration rate $645

(provisional mental health license who are unable to practice independently)

Early Bird Registration (ends 9/21/23)

Regular Registration rate $795 (ends 10/20/23)

Late Registration rate $845

CE's are available through RCassidy.  Link will be provided to atttendees.  

FULL AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS TRAINING

*Note that late registrations may receive materials during or after the training. Alternative options will be provided, if needed. *A payment link is provided after you have completed your registration and can be completed with a Credit or Debit Card.​  Training information will be provided the week of the training.

Trainings are held both in person &/or virtually on Zoom (please check the listing to see which is relevant to your training. Brainspotting Training includes lecture, live demonstration, and dyadic practicums in which participants will have the opportunity to fully experience Brainspotting as a client and practitioner. Due to the highly experiential nature of the training, it is critical that all participants are fully present for the entire training.

Requirements and Expectations:

  1. 100% attendance is required for each day.  This means that you are not able to leave the training for a few hours to go attend another meeting etc. and then return to the training, as the training is experiential and this may leave someone without a dyad partner, and you may miss key info. If you are unable to attend 100% each day, then do not register for the training as opting out of practicums is NOT permitted. All aspects of the training must be completed with full participation.

  2. During Brainspotting Trainings, you will have the opportunity to both witness and practice different live Brainspotting sessions. This teaching is highly experiential and you may experience activation during the process. I encourage you to engage in meaningful self-care throughout the training and reach out to any of the facilitators for support. Additionally, please remember that the practicums are for practice purposes and while healing may occur, we encourage you to focus on issues that are well within your system's window of tolerance. 


Seminar Overview
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.

Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the "Inside Window" of the client's felt sense and/or the "Outside Window" of the client's reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths, and subtle body shifts).

Students will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment, including highly dissociative clients.
Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.  

 

Seminar Overview

This 3-day Brainspotting Phase 2 training will begin with an extensive review of Outside and Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting, with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients.
 

Attendees will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting including the use of One-Eye goggles. Also taught is 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far; this includes Vergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex.


Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot.


Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Window Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and client sense of highest activation are used together to find Brainspots.


Day 3 will be devoted to the second level of the Advanced Resource Model. This will entail combining the resource aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis Brainspotting. This addresses working with clients with Very Complex PTSD and those outside of the Brainspotting Window of Tolerance.


Techniques taught with PowerPoint lecture, discussion with Q & A, demonstrations and practicums.


Seminar Objectives

Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:

  • Review components taught in Brainspotting Phase 1 (Outside Window, Inside Window, Gazespotting)

  • Define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Vergence Therapy

  • Define and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting

  • Define and demonstrate One-Eye Brainspotting

  • Define and demonstrate the 2nd level of the Advanced Resource Model

  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions.

  • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.


This Brainspotting Phase II training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and David Grand, PhD, Founder and Developer of Brainspotting. Participants will receive a Certificate of completion for Phase II.

For those interesed in CE's from RCassidy here is info on their current approvals:

Continuing Education

 

 

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 21 contact hour.

Social Workers
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.  21 CE hour.
MN: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 12/27/22 - 12/27/23.  21 CE hour.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 21 contact hour.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 21 clock hour, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 21 hour.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.  21 contact hour.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.  21 contact hour.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 21 clock hour, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 21 CE hour.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 21 contact hour.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0224 for 1vCEH. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 21 hour general. Expires 1/31/24.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 21 CE hour.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 21 contact hour

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 21 CE hour.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days Or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often And while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions Or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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