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9/27/24-10/1/24 Brainspotting Intensive

Location: Auburn, CA

9:00 AM-6:00 PM PST each day
Trainer: Regina Faridnia, LCSW

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: 

Brainspotting Intensive Registration Link (click here)

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

Regular Registration rate- $2000 (click here second)

If you would like to pay in two or more payments, please contact Regina to make arrangements.  Payments must be fully complete by 6 wks prior to Intensive.


Seminar Overview

 The Brainspotting (BSP) Intensive was devised by David Grand, founder and developer of BSP, to provide the ultimate learning experience for BSP therapists. The registration is capped at 10 participants and the schedule is for five full consecutive days. There are 10 experientials in the center of the group with each participant being therapist once and client once. Regina sits next to the therapist and personally teaches by guiding the therapist in the Brainspotting process. Afterwards, each session is debriefed extensively, enhancing the learning process. In sum, the Intensive is a master class in developing skills as an advanced clinical BSP therapist. Cost: $2000 per person. Can be paid in two payments if needed.  Included: Continental breakfast, snacks, coffee, & tea & certification is included (if not already certified). Extra/not included: Lodging, transportation, lunch, dinner, personal care, extras. This workshop will allow time to process traumas, processing of performance enhancement barriers, and an opportunity to work through negative beliefs about oneself.  There will be opportunities for each participant to observe, practice administering and to receive an extended Brainspotting session.  It is also an opportunity to become certified as it covers the 6-hour requirement for consultations for those who are not yet certified in BSP.  Prerequisite: Phase I & Phase II Brainspotting training.

Who should participate in a Brainspotting Intensive?

Addiction Counselors | Community Workers | Social Workers | Psychologists | MFT's | LPC| Psychiatrists| Occupational Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches |Students| Others in the Healing Professions with Strong Clinical Backgrounds

Students will review 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.  

Techniques taught with discussion with Q & A, and experientials.

Seminar Objectives

Through lecture, live supported demonstration (with trainer sitting next to helper/clinican while they work with a client/receiver. Participants will learn to do the following:

  • Review components taught in Brainspotting Phase I & II 

  • Demonstrate the theory and setups of Brainspotting in a group intensive setting

  • Experience, Demonstrate and observe use of BSP Phase I & II setups via an Intensive 

Brief Instructor Bio: Regina Faridnia, LCSW has over 27 years of experience in the field.  She is the founder of Indigena Counseling & Wellness Center which offers integrative/holistic trauma focused treatment. She has trained with David Grand, founder of Brainspotting.  Regina specializes in first responders, adoption, adolescence, addiction & BIPOC populations.  Full details including an extended bio are available at

Agenda: Click Here 


 *A payment link is provided after you have completed your registration and can be completed with a Credit or Debit Card.​

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 experientials 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. 

Please note:  By signing up for one of our trainings, you are agreeing to the following policies. "1. You will be charged upon confirmation via your credit card through our payment system Stripe. We do not store your credit card information or share your registration information with anyone. 2. Refunds are available less credit card fees up to 2 weeks prior to the start of the class. After that, you will get a refund less $150 to cover supplies and proprietary information. Alternatively, you can transfer up to 3 times without penalty if you notify us before class starts. No-shows will receive only one additional opportunity to take the class and no longer qualify for a refund. 4. Supplies will be mailed to the shipping address provided; it is the buyer's responsibility to enter the correct address or inform us of any change before materials are shipped. 5. CEs have been applied for, but have not yet been approved.  Participants will be notified if CE become available for this training.

Instructions for requesting Accessibility Accommodations: please reach out to Regina: and will make every effort to provide accommodations, when possible.  This is also the contact for any questions/concerns.

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