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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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  • 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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“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.

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