"Part of me wants to quit, and part of me doesn't": An Integrative Developmental Approach to Addiction
Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD presents an OnDemand Course
Susan Brown introduces and invites you to the course.
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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Instruction for the Module
Part of me wants to quit Slides Notes Pages
What is Your ACE Score?
Susan Brown Addictions Exam Review Document
Instruction for the Module
Instruction for the Module
Supplemental Videos- Two Post EMDR Sessions
Susan Brown Updated Contact Info
Phase 2 Worksheet w-Parts
Revised shortened SCRIPT An Integrated Approach to Tx of Addiction
This intermediate advanced course is designed for fully trained EMDR clinicians who want to develop their skills working with trauma, substance use disorder, and other challenging patterns of behavior using an "Integrative Developmental Approach" within an EMDR therapy framework. Addictions and other compulsive behaviors present clinicians with a complex clinical landscape, having bio-psycho-social seeds originating in early development including transgenerational contributions. This course explores the roles of Attachment, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), neurobiological / developmental vulnerabilities, along with a focus on ego states ("parts work") informed by the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, integrated within the 8 phase, 3-prong EMDR protocol.
Ambivalence about giving up an addiction or other maladaptive behavior pattern is to be expected since those behaviors once served a protective function for the client. Working with parts to promote a collaborative goal will be emphasized throughout the workshop. Elements from addiction-specific approaches currently in use (DeTUR, Positive Affect and Avoidance, Feeling States and Addiction Memory) are synthesized within this integrative approach. (*Individual existing addiction protocols will not be taught). The course focuses on case conceptualization and treatment planning, safe preparation inclusive of all protective parts, target selection, timing, and relapse prevention. Workshop participants learn how EMDR therapy, as a memory-based developmental treatment approach, can address these highly treatment-resistant behaviors to facilitate integrative healing. When underlying trauma and attachment wounds are healed, life's focus can shift from simply surviving--to thriving. Learn how to work with your clients to systematically untangle the web of addiction and create a life worth living to its fullest.
Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize "Addiction" as a complex neurodevelopmental disorder of attachment, affect dysregulation, response to adverse childhood experiences, learning, memory, and neuroplasticity.
2. Identify three ways in which addictions may be viewed through the lens of maladaptive attachment, impacting neurodevelopmental challenges in brain development.
3. Describe the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study questionnaire to assist in developing an experience-specific, collaborative AIP treatment plan.
4. Explain the concept of "parts of self" in the early stages of treatment in preparation for later reprocessing, emphasizing the "helpful intention" of parts to meet perceived needs across the lifespan.
5. Distinguish between the basic concepts of (IFS) Internal Family Systems (Schwartz), a trauma-informed ego-state approach, highlighting the parallels between EMDR/AIP and IFS and how to integrate the two models throughout the 8 phases and 3 prongs of EMDR therapy.
6. Recognize clients’ addiction-specific preparation needs and resources to maximize treatment retention and relapse prevention.
7. Demonstrate focused sets of bilateral stimulation to access and enhance the cooperative connection between parts of self to reduce polarization of goals.
8. Identify at least two future fears and avoidance of recovery activities.
9. Demonstrate integration of existing AIP-informed addiction elements (DeTUR, Positive Affect/Feeling State, Avoidance and Addiction Memory) within EMDR therapy’s 8-phase, 3-pronged protocol (*Individual existing addiction protocols will not be taught).
10. Demonstrate an addiction-specific AIP informed treatment plan including both rewarding and disturbing memory components, and clinically supported timing of targeting (what to do and when to do it).
“The work really spoke to me and I plan to take this course again to really integrate the work.”
“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! ”
“Very informative. Will transform how you are currently treating addiction and trauma.”
“I was pleasantly surprised by how informative this training was and online at that! More trainings should be online. ”
“Very helpful, especially demonstrating multiple ways of using the three prong approach. ”
“This training is a must for any EMDR clinician who works with athletes, creatives or performers of any kind. Dr. Gilman has invaluable knowledge and information to share. I can't wait to take what I've learned into my sessions to further enhance my clients growth!”
“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.”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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. ”
“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! ”
“I loved the scripts and powerpoint. All very informative and easy to follow and understand.”
This course is considered an advanced course for EMDR therapy clinicians. Before enrolling in this course, participants should successfully complete an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training program.
If you have not yet taken EMDR Basic Training, please go to our Basic Training schedule on our EMDR Basic Training home page at EMDR Professional Training.
This course is a 10 CE course. Participants are responsible for checking with their state boards to verify CE requirements.
EMDR Professional Training is an approved EMDRIA CE Provider (#18023), and this program is approved for 10 EMDRIA Credits, Approval #18023-DL09.
TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate level
Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.
Continuing Education Credit is approved for 10 CEs through EMDR Professional Training's CE partner, CE-Classes.com. See the information below for professional approvals.
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This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.
Florida Certification Board
The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP. Expires 3/31/2025.
The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223. Expires 02-2023
The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
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The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024. Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.
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