Friday  October 16, 2020 8:00-5:00 PM CDT
Saturday  October 17, 2020  8:00-5:00 PM CDT

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DAYS 1 & 2: 
$350 until September 25, 2020

$385 after September 25, 2020 

Groups of more than 4 from same organization and Non-profits will save $25/person off of prices listed above

Please note: If you are with a Non-Profit Organization, please fax/ email a copy of your letterhead to ATCI 402-932-412 or adecapp.atci@gmail.com


FRIDAY October 16th   Unconditional Goodness 

8:00 -8:30AM
: Check-in, coffee, food
8:30-10:30AM:  Introduction to Strength-Based Philosophy, Use of Therapist Self,  Internal Attachments/Structure, AIP Model-Parts/States, P-A-C   Model, Velcro Kids, Demo.
10:30-10:45AM:    Break
10:45-12:15PM:  EMDR Preparation Phase-Goals & Steps for Resource Development, Safe Places/Higher Powers for Adult Self and Child Parts, Container, Time Orientation, Videos & Practice.
12:15-1:15PM:  Lunch on your own
1:15-2:15PM:  EMDR Preparation Phase--Resource Team (RT)-Brainstorming goals, characteristics & members, Demo/Video.  Resource Team (RT) Installation, Time Orientation, Demo/Video & Practice.    2:15—2:30PM:  Break
2:30-4:30PM:   EMDR Preparation Phase---Getting Permission for Trauma Work, Parts’  Work-Negotiating with Critical Parent & Emotion Regulator-Controller,  Videos. Parts’ Work-Tucking in Child Parts, Video,         Practice
4:30-5PM:  Q & A

SATURDAY October 17th  Healing Attachments 

8:00 -8:30AM: Check-in, coffee, food
8:30-9:45AM:   Healthy External Attachment Patterns, Attachment Cry
9:45-10AM:  Break
10:00-11:30AM:  EMDR Preparation Phase-New Attachment Experiences for the Child Parts of Self, Trouble-shooting, Video and Demo.
11:30-12:30PM Lunch on your own
12:30-1:30PM EMDR Preparation Phase-Strengthening the Authentic Adult Self, Video & Demo.
1:30-2:30PM:  EMDR Preparation Phase-Early Bonding Contract, Video and Demo. 
2:30-2:45PM:  Break
2:45-3:45PM:   Therapeutic Story, Video, Demo & Practicum.
3:45-4:30PM: Emotionally Corrective Relationship. 
4:30-5PM:  Q & A



LIVE Virtual Workshop
Strengthening the Authentic Adult Self:

EMDR Therapy for Healing Adult Attachment/Developmental Trauma



14 CEs Days 1 and 2

October 16-17, 2020
8:00 am-5:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by ce-classes.com

12 EMDRIA CREDITS Days 1 and 2
Sponsored by emdria.org

Attachment and developmental trauma negatively impact adults in the development of a strong sense of self, a balanced personality structure and functioning, the ability to form healthy attachments in present-day relationships including the therapy relationship, and the capability to benefit from EMDR therapy.
This 2-day training  teaches participants the skills and strategies for incorporating EMDR therapy into internal restructuring and creation of safety and attachment for parts of self, creation of effective resource team and integration of internalized parent and protector/controller into resource team, time-orientation for parts of self, installation of a new bonding contract, and creation of a therapeutic story prior to reprocessing stages to maximize positive EMDR therapy outcomes.

Training Objectives for Days 1 and 2 Strengthening the Authentic Adult Self Training

Participants will leave the training prepared to:

  • Explain how attachment trauma is reflected in both the internal and external attachment systemsthrough the language of the AIP model.
  • Identify components of an effective Safe Place for Child and Adult parts of self.
  • Identify examples of a supportive inner Resource Team.
  • Identify purpose of time orientation technique with younger/other parts of self.
  • Give example of language used to invite Nurturing/Protective Parent and Emotion Regulator-Controller into Resource Team.
  • Explain purpose of imagery for creating new attachment experiences for the child part of self.
  • Write down beginning of a therapeutic story for adults in the format designed by Joan Lovett MD.
  • Identify examples of therapist providing an emotionally corrective experience to improve clients’attachment patterns.
  • List Early Bonding Contract rules commonly adopted in infancy or early childhood to keep the parent in proximity.
  • Recognize signs that the therapist may need to obtain permission from client/parts of self to proceed with therapy interventions.

Participants will be able to…

  • Apply floatback in practicum and identify touchstone events related to therapy countertransference events.
  • Apply inner restructuring strategies taught in Part One of the training during practicum work.
  • Define “contained reprocessing” and how the strategy prevents clients with developmental trauma from accessing too much material at the same time during standard protocol.
  • Identify a cognitive interweaves that utilizes the therapeutic relationship for assistance with EMDR reprocessing.
  • Identify a cognitive interweave that assists with time orientation during EMDR reprocessing.
  • Identify a cognitive interweave that accesses the resource team for assistance during EMDr reprocessing.

CE-Classes.com is approved by: 

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com 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 3/31/2021

  • 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-12-147-0221 Expires 02-2021

  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider 

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021

  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com 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 10/31/2020 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 11/30/2020.

Cancellations:  100% refund with 2-weeks notice. 50% refund if less than 2-weeks notice. 

Grievances: All grievances must be in writing to debwess@gmail.com, and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

CEs:  CE-Classes.com is the provider of (CEs).  Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop.  Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.
Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
Conflict of Interest: There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop.
This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact debwess@gmail.com if special accommodation is required.

EMDRIA Approval #:01007-58



   Ann E. Potter, Ph.D. has worked over 40 years in the mental health field as a         psychiatric nurse, educator, therapist, psychologist, evaluator, researcher, writer,     presenter, and consultant. 

   She is a certified therapist and approved consultant in EMDR. She has piloted         outcome research related to phase-based trauma treatment (DBT/EMDR) for           adults and published articles on the roles adults played as children in alcoholic         families, books on trauma treatment, and articles on EMDR therapy.


Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP is a member of the faculty of the EMDR Institute and is on the editorial board for The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She conducts research and has authored and co-authored articles and chapters, including two chapters co-authored with EMDR founder Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., and books related to attachment and trauma. Her latest books include a treatment manual for treating attachment trauma in children and accompanying parent guide.