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This intermediate learning level course presented by Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD, is for fully trained EMDR clinicians to develop their skills working with addictions and other maladaptive behaviors using an Integrative Developmental Approach within an EMDR framework. Focus on attachment, ACEs, neurobiological vulnerabilities, and ego state (parts) work, is informed by the Internal Family Systems model.

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  • CE Credits

    Approved for 10 CE with EMDRIA.
    Approved for 10 professional CE with CE-classes.com

  • Course Enrollment

    EMDR Professional Training™ Members: $249
    Regular Enrollment: $299

Instructor: Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD



Susan Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate in private practice in San Diego, CA. She specializes in the use of EMDR therapy to treat complex trauma and addictions. She was a Principal Investigator in a pilot study using an Integrated Trauma Treatment Program (ITTP) in an adult drug court combining EMDR therapy and Seeking Safety©. She currently integrates Internal Family Systems “informed” ego state work within the EMDR protocol to deepen and enhance treatment with these complex clients.


Ms. Brown co-authored “Integrated trauma treatment in drug court: Combining EMDR and Seeking Safety” (Brown et al. 2015); Co-authored 2 book chapters, EMDR: Mental Health-Substance Abuse (Brown, Stowasser, & Shapiro, 2012) and EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance Abuse and Addiction, In Innovations in the Treatment of Substance Addiction, (Brown, Stowasser & Shapiro, 2016); and co-authored the article, ‘EMDR in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder’ (Brown & Shapiro, 2006).


Susan has presented nationally on the use of EMDR with trauma and addiction. She is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Basic Training Facilitator for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program and the EMDR Institute. She currently teaches 2-day workshops on the utilization of EMDR therapy, integrated with ego state applications for complex trauma, addictions and other self-defeating behaviors.

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Course curriculum

  • 02
    Module 1
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    • Instruction for the Module
    • Slide Handouts
    • Targeting Flowchart
    • Video #1
    • Video #2
    • What is Your ACE Score?
    • Video#3
    • Video #4
    • Video #5
    • Parts Exercise
    • Susan Brown Addictions Exam Review Document
  • 03
    Module 2
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    • Instruction for the Module
    • Video #6
    • Video #7
    • Video #8
    • Video #9
    • Video #10
  • 04
    Module 3
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    • Instruction for the Module
    • Linda
    • Pete Transcript
    • Supplemental Videos- Two Post EMDR Sessions
    • Susan Brown Updated Contact Info
  • 05
    Scripts
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    • Updated Phase 2 Worksheet w-Parts 2019 (2CM Workshop)
    • Revised shortened SCRIPT An Integrated Approach to Tx of Addiction Costa Mesa 2019
  • 06
    Course Evaluation
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    • Course Evaluation
  • 07
    Quiz and CE Certificate
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    • You've Finished the Course! Now What?
    • Quiz and CE Certificate from CE-Classes.com

Our students say it best.

Course Reviews

“The work really spoke to me and I plan to take this course again to really integrate the work.”

Patricia E.

“This training has opened my eyes to parts work and how beneficial it is to my clients. People who have gained little ground in therapy report making big strides in just one session utilizing Susan's work that I have learned. I'm excited to continue and learn more. Another great tool to put in our tool boxes! ”

Cynthia P.

“Very informative. Will transform how you are currently treating addiction and trauma.”

Kyle K.

“I was pleasantly surprised by how informative this training was and online at that! More trainings should be online. ”

Mary B.

“Very helpful, especially demonstrating multiple ways of using the three prong approach. ”

Janet D.

“This is good text and a good program, great trainer.”

Susan B.

“Finally, an integrated model bringing together all the skills and strategies needed to address addiction and related trauma. I have begun using this with my most wounded clients and am seeing breakthroughs already.”

Judith M.

“Susan Brown is a skilled clinician with EMDR mastery. Her vast EMDR knowledge and effortless deconstruction of the most challenging cases makes her trainings and consultation invaluable. Post certification, Susan remains my primary resource for EMDR learning, clinical growth, and skill acquisition. ”

Wendy A.

“One of the finest teachers I have ever experienced, hands down. This trainer offers deep compassion and a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between addictions and trauma. This is the trainer that I return to again and again when her courses are offered. You will not regret making this choice: none better. ”

Judith S.

“I have sponsored EMDR trainings and have been utilizing EMDR Therapy for over 20 years. Susan's workshops are the most succinct and packed with more information than any I have sponsored or attended. Many kudos to you, Susan, for the quality you provide. I recommend your trainings to anyone needing advanced treatment skills in addiction. ”

Laurie T.

“Susan Brown's course has radically changed the way I use EMDR and working with compulsive/addictive behaviours. It has made such a difference to my clients' process. By offering a more IFS-based approach, I see and hear more of my client's internal dialogue and experiences, and provide so much more room for healing. I highly recommend this course! ”

Cecily C.

“I loved the scripts and powerpoint. All very informative and easy to follow and understand.”

Aline B.

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