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  • October 12, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
United States
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Brainspotting: The Trauma Therapy that Works!

Presented by Lisa Larson, LMFT

October 12, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon

"Brainspotting" is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that bridges the gap between the mind and the body. Brainspotting accesses the deepest regions of the brain where traumatized clients store their traumas and survival terror. It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation, anxiety, and other challenging symptoms. Symptoms of unprocessed trauma, which include chronic anxiety, insomnia, and numbing are notoriously difficult to eliminate through talk therapy. This is because the brain becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process verbal information about the traumatic events. "Brainspotting" was voted the most effective trauma treatment by the parents and survivors of the Sandy Hook massacre after a five-year study comparing over 25 therapeutic modalities. The parents rated it first in its effectiveness in treating the loss of their young children.

Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. Lisa an expert in trauma therapy. She has been certified in EMDR therapy and is a certified Brainspotting Therapist since 2015. Additionally, she has gone on to become a certified Brainspotting Consultant and Trainer. She is the founder of Pacific Counseling & Trauma Center, the largest center dedicated to trauma therapy in the western U.S.

Educational Goals:
This presentation teaches participants to metrically measure the efficacy of each Brainspotting session with their clients every session so it is very clear if the client is benefiting or not. It also will help the attendees stay abreast of the most recent brain-based breakthroughs in treating clients with PTSD. This presentation underscores principles of complete non-judgment and compassion for each and every client. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into each clinician’s ongoing treatment. It enhances and is compatible with almost all areas of specialization. Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools, which enable their patients to quickly, and effectively focus and process the traumatic experience that cause many emotional, somatic and behavioral problems.

Learning Objectives:
After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Summarize the basic principles of Brainspotting and its effectiveness;
  2. Integrate these principles into treatment plans for traumatized clients;
  3. Using SUDs, measure client’s progress to determine if client whether or not client is benefiting.

This workshop is an introduction to Brainspotting and is appropriate for licensed and pre-licensed as well as graduate students and trainees.

This presentation will award 2 CEUs or 2 Attendance Hours


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $25

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided to registrants prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 refund fee. No refunds after the close of registration. No partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 hours of Attendance at the end of the course and upon completion of course evaluation.

DIRECTIONS: (Using your GPS or Mapquest may cause problems)
PLACE: Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

Going East on I80 from Roseville, Rocklin, etc., take the Grass Valley Highway exit. Turn right at the light, which is Highway 49 South. Go to Lincoln Way and take a right. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles).

Going West on I 80 from Colfax, etc., take the Elm Avenue exit. Get into the left turn lane immediately and turn onto Elm Avenue. Continue on Elm Avenue and turn left onto Grass Valley Highway. Continue on Grass Valley Highway to Lincoln Way and take a right. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles). ****SEE BELOW FOR MORE DIRECTIONS

Going South on Highway 49 from Nevada City, Grass Valley, etc., take a right at Lincoln Way. Go to next stoplight, which is Auburn-Folsom Road, and take a left. Continue through several stoplights (approximately 1.5 miles). ****SEE BELOW FOR MORE DIRECTIONS

****Turn left onto Maidu Drive. Continue on Maidu Drive through several stop signs for about 1.2 miles, at which point Maidu Drive curves sharply to the left. (If you reach a green gate, you've gone too far.) There is no sign on this part of the road, is rough with some potholes, and goes uphill. Continue for about 0.2 miles. Canyon View Community Center is on the right and is a light yellow/tannish building with green trim. There will be the Sierra Foothills CAMFT poster on the door.

Accommodation for disability, grievance and/or questions, please contact Dianne Murden via email at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call/text (530) 305 2066. Also, please let her know if there is a problem during the workshop.

Sierra Foothills of CAMFT is approved by California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees. SFC CAMFT Provider # is 97723.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This course also meets the qualifications for 2 hours of attendance credit for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists (AMFT), Associate Social Workers (ASW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselors (APCC), trainees and graduate students as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is at the training site the day of the workshop from 8 to 9 a.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com