An introductory course for fully trained EMDR clinicians to learn addiction-focused protocols and conceptualize when and how these protocols might be used. The workshop also introduces integrating IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed parts work and why it is recommended within the 8 phases of EMDR to increase safety, stabilization, and relapse prevention. This live webinar includes clinical examples, videos, and a Q & A portion to highlight concepts.

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    Regular Enrollment: $79


Susan Brown talks about Sobriety to Serenity

Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD, and Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC


Susan Brown is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice since 1987 in San Diego, CA. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and addictions. Her current focus is on the integration of Internal Family Systems informed procedures within EMDR therapy. Susan was a Principal Investigator in a study for an “Integrated Trauma Treatment Program” in an adult Drug Court utilizing EMDR. She has co-authored several book chapters and articles on this topic and presents advanced specialty workshops. She has presented regularly at EMDRIA conferences. She is an EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant and Basic Training Facilitator for the EMDR Institute.

Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, is a licensed clinical social worker, alcohol and drug counselor, and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of community mental health and addiction treatment settings and has presented in a wide range of conferences within the US and internationally.  

Hope currently coordinates a group private practice and provides training and consultation services to clinicians working in private and community settings.  She is actively involved in helping addiction focused treatment programs integrate EMDR therapy throughout all phases of their programming.  She is also the producer of the documentary Uprooting Addiction:  Healing from the ground up.


Hope Payson talks about Sobriety to Serenity

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Course curriculum

    1. Handouts and Slides

    1. Course Video -- Hope Payson and Susan Brown

    1. Course Evaluation

    1. You've Finished the Course! Now What?

    2. Quiz and CE Certificate from

About this course

  • $79.00
  • 11 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content

Course Description & Learning Objectives

Program Description 

An introductory workshop for fully trained EMDR clinicians to learn addiction-focused protocols and conceptualize when and how these protocols might be used.  The workshop also introduces integrating IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed parts work and why it is recommended within the 8 phases of EMDR to increase safety, stabilization, and relapse prevention. This live webinar includes clinical examples, videos, and a Q & A portion to highlight concepts.


Part 1, presented by Hope Payson, explores the use of the more commonly used addiction protocols and how they can be used within a comprehensive or symptom focused EMDR therapy treatment plan.  The protocols are reviewed, along with some guidance on how to use them to address and desensitize triggers, urges, cravings, avoidance defenses and the “positive feeling states” associated with a variety of addictive behaviors. Teaching points are highlighted with clinical examples, video clips and open discussion.

 Part 2, presented by Susan Brown, describes the basic concepts of IFS (Internal Family Systems), a trauma informed ego state approach and introduce the integration of IFS informed, parts work within the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. The integration focuses on safety and stabilization throughout phases and the importance of learning about a client’s internal system before proceeding to reprocess deep trauma. The workshop includes a demonstration showing how to identify and gain permission from Protector parts to access those deep dives into trauma and attachment wounds without triggering danger to the client or unnecessary relapse. Clinical examples, videos and open Q&A are offered to highlight these concepts. 

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

1. Describe at least 2 Addiction Protocols.

2. Describe when the use of Addiction Protocols would be appropriate.

3. Identify at least 3 reasons why integrating parts work within EMDR therapy is recommended.

4. Explain the IFS process for gaining permission from protectors before accessing trauma and attachment wounds.

Eligibility and Approvals


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 2 CE course. Participants  are responsible for checking with their state boards to verify CE requirements.

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) CEs

EMDR Professional Training is an approved EMDRIA CE Provider (#18023), and this program is approved for 2 EMDRIA Credits, Approval #18023-DL41.

TRAINING LEVEL: Beginning level

Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.

Continuing Education Credit - Professional CEs

Continuing Education Credit is approved for 2 CEs through EMDR Professional Training's CE partner, See the information below for professional approvals. is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA). is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • 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 3/31/2023.

  • 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 – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201

  • New York Social Work Board – is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
    continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • 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.
    Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

To contact, go to:

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Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
Phone: 954-290-8446

More information about obtaining your CE Certificate for this course is available at the end of the workshop.

Participants in OnDemand courses print their own certificate online after registering at, entering a keycode, taking the final exam for the course, and completing an evaluation form.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

Our participants say it best.

Course Reviews

“This was a short, effective review of the AIP model applied to addictions. The new strategies using 'parts' dialog as part of pain leading to addiction is extremely useful, especially the internal talk between parts, self, and protection.”

“Very informative and made me aware of a much needed protocol, which is very much needed in our society's critical times of extreme addiction and overdosing”