Advanced EMDR Skills for Complex Trauma

Advanced EMDR Skills for Complex Trauma

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EMDR has helped thousands of clients rewire their brain for health and recover from traumatic events. This course builds on basic skill-building EMDR courses, teaching clinicians how to work with complex trauma utilizing EMDR. While the original 8-phase model of EMDR can be very helpful to traumatized clients who have suffered single-incident trauma, several modifications and additional techniques are recommended for those with a history of complex trauma. This workshop builds on the original 8-phase model, teaching clinicians attachment-focused EMDR skills that can help even the most traumatized clients.


The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Advanced EMDR Skills for Complex Trauma is intended for participants who already know the EMDR basics, whether through Dr Jennifer Sweeton’s EMDR Skills for Trauma: Rapid, Safe, and Proven Skills and Techniques for Your Trauma Treatment Toolbox, or another course.

a). Name two ways attachment-focused EMDR differs from the original 8-phase model.

b). Identify and practice at least three attachment-focused EMDR techniques.

c). Define and describe how to incorporate interweaves.

d). State how clinicians can incorporate “distancing techniques” when helping clients engage with overwhelming material.

e). Describe the importance of resourcing and identify two resourcing techniques.

f). Name one technique that can help clients build positive neural networks that might not currently exist.

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University.


Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates(trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

This online workshop will give you instant access to 6 hours of video content, accessible via streaming on our website, as well as downloads for supplemental materials. You can view the course content in your own time, there is no time limit on access.


Please click the green ‘Mark Complete’ button on each module as you progress.


A certificate of completion will be generated upon finishing the course and completing an assessment quiz. If the certificate is not showing, please confirm you have marked all sections as ‘Complete’. Please consult your professional organisation/association to confirm whether you are able to claim any CPD points/hours for this online workshop.