Thursday October 13, 2022 8:30-5:00 PM CDT
Friday October 14, 2022  8:30-5:00 PM CDT
Saturday October 15, 2022 8:00- 3:00 pm

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Child Saving Institute 
4545 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132

Also Virtual over Zoom for those who cannot attend live! 

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DAYS 1 & 2: 
$350 until 9/21/22
$385 after 9/21/22

Day 3:
$130 until 9/21/22 and $165 after 9/21/22

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


Thursday October 13th 
8:30-9:00AM: CHECK IN
9:00-10:30AM: Introduction to Purposes, Objectives, Theoretical Assumptions; Use of Therapist Self: Video; Personality Structure & Development (Introduction to Parent-Adult-Child (P-A-C) diagrams) & Attachment Relationships; Impact of Attachment Trauma; AIP Model-Parts/States, Experiential & Videos.
10:30-10:45AM BREAK
10:45-12:00PM: Goals & Steps for personality reconstruction and EMDR Preparation Phase: Developing & Strengthening Inner Resources for Reconstruction of Personality System; Explaining P-A-C Diagrams; Enhanced Safe Place/Higher Power for Adult part of Self, Container, Videos & Experiential.
12:00-1:00PM:  LUNCH
1:00-2:45PM: Safe Place/Higher Power for Child parts of Self; Resource Team (RT): Brainstorming goals, characteristics & members, Demo/Video; Resource Team (RT) Installation, Video & Experiential.
2:45-3:00PM BREAK
3:00-3:45PM: Strengthening the Competent Adult part of Self, Video & Experiential.
3:45-4:30PM: Attachment Experience for True Parent & Child Parts of Self, Video & Experiential. Negotiating Roles for Old & New Versions of Adult & Parent Parts of Self, Video, Experiential.
4:30-5PM:  Q & A

Friday October 14th 
8:30-9:00AM: CHECK IN
9:00-9:45AM: Continued personality reconstruction and EMDR Preparation Phase: Parts’ Work: Tucking in Child Parts, Video & Practice; More about Attachment Patterns.
9:45-10:30AM: Developing a New Bonding Contract, Experiential & Video.
10:30-10:45AM BREAK
10:45-12:00PM Therapeutic Story, Video, Experiential. Time Orientation, Video, Experiential.
12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:45: Emotionally Corrective Relationship.
1:45-3:00: Time Orientation & Getting Permission for Trauma Work, Videos & Experiential.
3:00-3:15 PM:  BREAK
3:15-4:30 PM: Reprocessing Phases: Transitioning from personality reconstruction and EMDR Preparation Phase to EMDR Phases 3-8, Integration of work from Preparation Phase into Contained Reprocessing & Standard Protocol, Videos, Experiential.
4:30-5PM:  Q & A

Saturday October 15th
8:00 -8:30AM: CHECK IN
8:30-9:45AM: P-A-C Model, Adult and Child Safe Places (SP) & Higher Powers (HP), Demos & Practice.  New Attachment Experiences for Child part, Strengthening the Competent/Authentic Adult Self, Demos & Practice.
9:45-10AM:  BREAK
10-11:30AM: Resource Team (RT)-Brainstorming goals, characteristics & members; Transitioning from Adult Safe Place (SP) to RT Meeting Place; Installation of RT, Demos & Practice. Time Orientation, Getting Permission to do Emotional Work, Demo & Practice.
11:30 AM-12:30PM:  LUNCH
12:30-1:30PM: Parts’ Work-Negotiating with Critical Parent & Emotion Regulator-Controller, Demo/Video, Tucking in Child parts, Demo/Video, Practice. Changing Early Bonding Contract, Therapeutic Story, Demos & Practice.
1:30-1:45PM:  BREAK
1:45-3PM: Setting Goals for Transition to Phases 3-8, Desensitization of Present-Day Triggers, Future Rehearsal/Template, Reprocessing Traumatic Events, Demos & Practice.

Hotel Information

Child Saving Institute

Start Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022

End Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Last Day to Book: September 20, 2022

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Element Omaha Midtown Crossing for 109 USD per night
Book Online HERE

Reclaiming Authentic Self and Healthy Attachments:

EMDR Therapy & Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults (AFTT-A)

(Two-day workshop with optional Day 3 Practicum)



Ann E. Potter, Ph.D. 

Ann 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, a certified therapist in RO DBT (Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and has training and extensive experience in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). She 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

Deb 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.

Dr. Potter and Ms. Wesselmann co-authored a book, EMDR and Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy:  Reclaiming Authentic Self and Healthy Attachments, due for publication in fall, 2022.


Co-Sponsor and Live Venue:

13 CEs Days 1 and 2

October 13-14, 2022
8:30 am-5:00 pm CDT

5 CEs Day 3

October 15, 2022
8:30-3:00 pm CDT

Workshop will be streamed live over Zoom for those that cannot attend in person


This will NOT be recorded to watch at a later date

14 EMDRIA CREDITS Days 1 and 2

EMDRIA #: 01007-64

Intended Audience – Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, nurses, & other mental health and addiction professionals

EMDR Skill level –Intermediate

Attachment 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, creating an effective resource team, and strengthening of the competent adult self. Participants will develop strategies for negotiating new roles for parts of self, time-orientating parts, installing a new bonding contract, and creating a therapeutic story within the preparation phase of EMDR therapy. Participants will acquire skills that assist clients to integrate newly acquired adaptive information for successfully transitioning to and completing EMDR Phases 3-8.

Lecture, films, demonstrations, Q & A, skills practice, and handouts will allow participants to apply strategies immediately with their own clients.

Training Objectives for Days 1 and 2 

Participants will leave the training prepared to:

1)  Describe how attachment trauma is reflected in both the internal and external attachment systems through the languages of the EMDR AIP and AFTT-A models.
2)  Utilize the PAC schema to improve clients’ relationships and transform internal personality structure.
3)  Explain effective installation of Safe Place for Child and Adult parts of self.
4)  Identify process of developing supportive inner Resource Team.
5)  Summarize therapeutic approaches to effectively time orient younger/other parts of Self.
6)  Demonstrate strategies to strengthen Competent Adult part of Self through imagery and positive updates to old Bonding Contract rules.
7)  Create new attachment experiences between Child and True Parent parts of Self.
8)  Facilitate inner dialogue/parts’ work to rework older versions of Parts of Self (Critical Parent and Emotion Regulator-Controller/ little “a”) into True Parent and Competent Adult parts and integrate new versions of parts of Self into Resource Team.
9)  Develop a therapeutic story for adults in the format designed by Joan Lovett MD.
10) Choose strategies to provide an emotionally corrective experience in the therapeutic relationship to improve clients’ attachment patterns.
11) Explain components of attachment-focused trauma therapy to assist clients in successfully transitioning to and completing EMDR Phases 3-8.

Training Objectives for Day 3

 Participants will leave the training prepared to:
 1. Utilize floatback technique and identify touchstone events related to therapy countertransference events.
 2. Demonstrate strategies taught in Part One of the training during practica work.
 3. Explain “contained reprocessing” and how the strategy prevents clients with developmental trauma from   accessing too much material at the same time during standard protocol.
 4. Identify at least 2 cognitive interweaves that integrate elements from the preparation phase into the desensitization and reprocessing phases of EMDR for safer or more efficient reprocessing.

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

Grievances: All grievances must be in writing to adecapp.atci@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 compliant with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact debwess@gmail.com if special accommodation is required.

                  CE-Classes.com is approved by: 

  • 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 – 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 
  • 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 10/31/2022 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 11/30/2022. 
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit 
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.