Friday, January 26, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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St. Luke’s United Methodist Church 
4851 South Apopka Vineland Road
Building C, Second Floor,
"The Attic"
Orlando, FL 32819

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Mary Beth Griffis 
Greater Orlando EMDR International Association 

Latest and Greatest 2018


Come in from the cold and begin the new year
with Learning hors d'oeuvres!
GOEMDRIAN and Windermere Counseling with St. Luke's Counseling Center is bringing The Latest and Greatest 2018 in Orlando, Florida! It you missed the EMDRIA International Conference in Washington in 2017, this is an opportunity to get a taste of some of the most interesting and valuable presentations as local therapists share what they learned. Attendees will earn 6 CEU's for $55.


Agenda for the day:

  • 8:00 am: Registration Opens
  • 8:30 am: Announcements
  • 9:00 am: Treating Interpersonal Dependence and Pathological Bonding w/ EMDR presented by Dominique Barritt-McBride MA LMHC NCC CST:  - Originally presented by Arun Mansukhani, Ph.D

DESCRIPTION: Interpersonal Dependence (ID) and Pathological Bonding Patterns (PBP) are a major clinical and social problem. Related to anxiety disorders, substance addiction, sexual dependence, and to domestic and gender violence. ID-PBP is very closely related to attachment patterns and types. EMDR and the AIP model provide us with a strong therapeutic model to understand and treat different psychological and emotional disturbances. This is also true for adult ID and PBP. But for these it is necessary to integrate the AIP model with Attachment Theory and the ID-PBP framework, resulting in specific changes in the standard intervention with EMDR

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Supply information that helps realize and critically consider the importance of Interpersonal Dependence (ID) and Pathological Bonding Patterns (PBP) in relation to different psychopathological conditions
  2. Introduce a phased model that permits the application of the EMDR protocols and techniques at the right moment of the treatment and with the most appropriate targets.

Dominique is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified EMDR Therapist, Florida-Certifed Sex Therapist, and EMDR Consultant-in-Training who works in private practice in Downtown Orlando. She specializes in Complex PTSD and Dissociation, and has worked extensively with both survivors of sexual trauma and the transgender population, along with a host of other conditions and concerns. She works almost exclusively with adolescents and adults who have suffered significant attachment wounds in both childhood and adulthood, which is what drew her to this particular training topic.

 10:05 am: Integrating Internal Restructuring with EMDR with Adult Attachment Trauma. presented by Dominique Barritt-McBride MA LMHC NCC CST -Originally presented by Ann Potter, Ph.D and Debra Wesselmann, LIMHP

DESCRIPTION: Attachment trauma negatively impacts adults in the development of their sense of self, their personality structure and functioning, and their ability to form healthy attachments in present-day relationships.The adverse effects of attachment trauma can also impede therapeutic relationships as well as clients’ abilities to benefit from EMDR therapy.

Learning Objectives::

  1. Teach participants strategies aimed at effectively dealing with attachment trauma, by employing knowledge about attachment and internal restructuring work during the preparation stage.
  •  11:05 am: Unveiling the Updated MID Analysis 4.0 and Expanded MID Manuapresented by Reg Morrow Robinson LMFT, LMHC, NCC - originally presented by Michael Coy MA, LICSW and Jennifer Madere, MA

DESCRIPTION: The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation was developed and offered freely to trained therapists by Dr. Paul Dell. In 2016 Michael Coy and Jennifer Madere revised it. This presentation is a brief overview of the MID and recent changes. 

Learning Objectives::

  1. To develop a basic understanding of the MID
  2. To identify clients who may benefit from incorporating the MID into their treatment


Reg Morrow Robinson LMFT, LMHC, NCC owns Windermere Counseling, a private practice, in SW Orlando, FL Reg is an approved independent R-TEP/G-TEP trainer and co-founder of Connect EMDR Training and Consulting. She is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer and EMDRHAP trainer as well as an EMDRIA Consultant. She is co-coordinator for the Greater Orlando Regional Network group (www.GOEMDRIAN.org) and co-facilitates an advanced consultation group on Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Bill Brislin. Reg enjoys mentoring, working with couples utilizing EMDR, Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples and The Gottman Method.

  • 12 noon:  Lunch on your own or bring a bag lunch and enjoy conversations with colleagues
  • 1:00 pm:  Intensive Trauma Focused Therapy presented by Jenna Burton MA, LMHC - Originally presented by Ricky Greenwald

DESCRIPTION:Reorganizing how we provide therapy to our Trauma based clientele.

Learning Objectives: :

  1.  Defining Intense Therapy
  2.  Advantages of providing Intense Therapy vs. standard weekly therapy model


Jenna Burton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience in the counseling field helping individuals and families identify their strengths and resolve their challenges through the therapeutic process. She  started her EMDR journey in 2004 and recently became an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She has worked with DCF as the State's Pilot Program Adoption Therapist, with Devereux/CBC as their Clinical Coordinator, and has also worked in the community as an in-home clinician and Clinical Supervisor before transitioning to private practice in 2010.  

She currently has a private practice in Maitland (Mindful Hearts Institute) and specializes in complex trauma including PTSD, dissociation in children and adolescents, and is consulting with Dr. Paul Miller to further her knowledge and expertise utilizing EMDR with psychosis and schizophrenia. She is also an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and is pursuing becoming a HAP facilitator.  

  • 1:30pm: EMDR Facilitated by Internal Family Systems: Overview and Interventions - presented by Bill Brislin NCC, LMHC - Originally presented by Joanne Twombly, MSW

DESCRIPTION: This workshop presents the basics of Internal Family Systems, (Schwartz, 1995), an ego state model that offers practical ways to facilitate EMDR processing. Included are practical suggestions for sorting through therapists’ own countertransference reactions.

Learning Objectives::

  1. Participants will become acquainted with the core concepts underlying Internal Family Systems (IFS), particularly the role of the “core Self.”
  2. Participants will learn IFS strategies for working with blocked processing in EMDR phase 4

Bill Brislin, NCC, LMHC, has an interest in the compatibility of various ego state theories with EMDR therapy, particularly as applies to clients with complex trauma. An EMDRIA Approved Consultant, basic training facilitator, and R-TEP/G-TEP trainer, Bill enjoys guiding therapists into the vast possibilities of EMDR therapy.

  • 3:05 pm:EMDR in the Treatment of Depression presented by Clairie Mauer, LMHC: - Originally presented by Michael Hase, MD 

DESCRIPTION:Severe depression is a common mental disorder with a high relapse rate and risk of lethality.  This presentation will explore the link between stressful life events and the onset of depressive disorder, and outline the DeprEnd EMDr protocol for the treatment of depression.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about current research into the causes and treatment of depression.
  2. Participants will learn the DeprEnd EMDr protocol for the treatment of depression.

A graduate of Rollins College Masters in Counseling program, Claire is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer, Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and a Training Facilitator for the EMDR Institute.  Claire also volunteers as a trainer and facilitator for the nonprofit Trauma Recovery/Humanitarian Assistance Program.  She facilitates the Orlando-area no-fee EMDR Study Group and is a co-coordinator of the Greater Orlando EMDRIA Regional Network.  Claire currently works in private practice in Maitland, Florida, where she treats a range of client issues, including complex PTSD and anxiety disorders, using EMDR therapy as part of an integrative trauma-informed, approach.

3:55 pm: Evaluations

Please remember all fees are required at time of registration

Early registration is $55.00
After Friday, January 19. 2018  the fee is $75.00.
Registration closes on January 24, 2019.
$5.00 will be charged for all cancellations.