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  • May 8, 2021
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


ZOOM Presentation
United States
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Catherine Adams, LMFT


How to Integrate Brainspotting into Your Practice

A Zoom presentation on May 8, 2021, 9:30 am to 12 Noon

After you register, a link will be sent to you by our Zoom host Dean Bender prior to the presentation.

Description of Presentation:
Catherine will offer an overview of Brainspotting, how we think it works in the brain and the results she has seen in her practice. She will also discuss how the brain and autonomic nervous system are at the base of all theoretical orientations and how Brainspotting can enhance Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems and other orientations. She will also address how Brainspotting is theorized to help anxiety, ADHD, depression, PTSD and other disorders. She will also cover observed obstacles in Brainspotting that are being discussed currently among practitioners and how they might be addressed.

Instructor Information:
Catherine has always been interested in the human condition. Although her family thought psychology would be the perfect career for her, she was not interested in pursuing a career in psychology until transpersonal psychology started appearing in graduate programs. Before that, she pursued a career in human evolution and paleontology in general as well as the human energy system with aura awareness and energy healing for 20 years. She tells people she went from "deep time to deep psyche". Her interest in psychotherapy has been the simplest and most effective therapy available. That led her to learning about neuropsychology and Brainspotting.

Catherine graduated from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2004 with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. She was licensed in 2012. She has worked at a wide variety of venues including an inpatient substance use treatment center for women and a community-based organization reunifying families in the Department of Family and Child Services program. Catherine also has 9 years' experience managing a grief program, doing grief counseling for families and individuals. She has been in private practice since 2015 with a focus on a neuropsychological approach to trauma recovery and attachment repair.

Her post graduate training includes Level 1 training in Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) with Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., 1 year training in Keeping the Brain In Mind with Francine Lapides, MFT and has 2 years' experience doing Brainspotting along with Certification by David Grand.

Educational Goals:
After completing How to Integrate Brainspotting into your Practice, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the hypothesis of how Brainspotting works in the brain.
  2. Explain how Brainspotting can be integrated with other theoretical orientations.
  3. Explain how Brainspotting can be used for diverse disorders.

Measurable Objectives:

  1. Identify 3 parts of the brain that are hypothetically affected by Brainspotting.
  2. Identify at least 4 different disorders for which using Brainspotting has proved to be effective.
  3. Identify and describe how Brainspotting can be used effectively with 3 different theoretical orientations.

Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels.

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.


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

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Early registration closes on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee. No refunds are available after the close of registration. No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.
Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances: Contact use this link to Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com or call/text 530 305 2066.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the 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. Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

All Sierra Foothill Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. on May 8, 2021. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Dianne Murden at diannemurde@yahoo.com so a link can be sent to you.

*The next Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop is on Saturday, June 12, 2021. This is a two-hour presentation on Equine Therapy with Laurie Linsley, LMFT.

We are also arranging for a presentation on PTSD.

We received a date from CAMFT for Law and Ethics. It is Friday, October 22, 2021 for a 6 hour workshop. Note, this is a FRIDAY, not the usual Saturday.