Upcoming Event!

When?

  • January 13, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where?

Canyon View Community Center
471 Maidu Drive
Auburn
California
95603
United States
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Join us on January 13, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon

Please Note: We have changed our venue. See below for more information.

Lisa Larson, LMFT

will present

"The Body Keeps the Score" Brainspotting: A Brain-Based Trauma Therapy That Works!

Description of the workshop:

"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. This access to the mid-brain and the brain stem allows deep transformation to occur. It works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain, trauma, dissociation, terror, 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.

Goals and Objectives

Goals: Ms. Larson's presentation teaches participants to metrically measure the efficacy of each session with their clients 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. The presentation underscores principles of complete non-judgment and compassion for each and every client.

Objectives:

1. Observe and experience "Brainspotting" through a demonstration with a licensed clinician who has been prepared for the trauma work.

2. Understand the basic principles of Brainspotting.

3. Integrate these principles into your treatment plans for your traumatized clients.

Presenter Information.

Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. After seven years in private practice doing Solution Focused therapy or "talk therapy", Lisa experienced a traumatic event that transformed the course of her life as well as her therapeutic orientation. Within one three-week period, both Lisa and her teenage son flat lined (clinically died) both from anaphylactic shock from two different allergic reactions. (Both have recovered). Lisa was acutely traumatized and found that no amount of talk therapy brought relief. It was only after two sessions of EMDR that she was back to being herself.

After being trained by the founder of EMDR, she met and trained with Dr. David Grand, who discovered that fixed eye positions in his EMDR work dramatically increased the effectiveness of his trauma work. Dr. Grand later founded Brainspotting.

Lisa recognized the powerful neurophysiological healing vortex Brainspotting taps into as she saw her severely traumatized clients heal quickly and permanently. She learned that talk therapy misses a crucial piece required to heal those with unresolved trauma: the body. Those with complex trauma and PTSD are enslaved by their own neurophysiology. True healing requires releasing the individual from the trapped body memories that trigger chronic fight/ flight or numb/ freeze responses. If left unresolved, the ensuing negative behavioral and thought patterns can cripple the traumatized for the rest of their lives.

Ms. Larson was determined to do something about the unnecessary suffering of the traumatized. She opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center in 2012 and Pacific Trauma Specialists, a non-profit dedicated to offering cutting-edge trauma therapy regardless of ability to pay. She became a Brainspotting Trainer to teach other therapists how to bring lasting relief to their traumatized clients. She is passionate about teaching Brainspotting and letting the world know that trauma and PTSD are not something you have to live with. Brainspotting makes freedom, peace and joy possible for even the most severely traumatized.

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. Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Sierra Foothills CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Sierra Foothills CE Provider # is 97723.

This course also meets the qualifications for 2 hours of attendance credit for registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, Associate Social Workers, trainees and graduate students as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, Associate Social Workers, trainees and graduate students. Sierra Foothills CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Sierra Foothills CAMFT Provider # is 97723.

Cost:

Member of Any CAMFT Chapter Not a Member of Any CAMFT Chapter
$25 Licensed Professional  $35 Licensed Professional
$15 Pre-licensed $25 Pre-licensed

Registration for this event closes Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 6 p.m.  There is a $5 late registration fee for attendees registering at the door so be sure to register early!

Refunds will be provided to registrants up to and until the close of registration, minus a $5 registration fee. There are no refunds after the close of registration.  There is no partial credit for arriving late or leaving early.

Important Notice: Any power point and/or hand-outs will be emailed two days before the training. Please print and bring to the training.

Continuing Education or Course Completion Certificates may be emailed to participants.

Directions:
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). 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. Continue on Maidu Drive 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.

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). 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. Continue on Maidu Drive 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.

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). 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. Continue on Maidu Drive 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.

For special needs, questions, or any grievance, please contact
Dianne Murden, Past President,
diannemurde@yahoo.com or call 530 305 2066.
Also, please let her know if there is a problem during the workshop.

All members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. This meeting will be from 8 a.m to 9 a.m. at the training site on the same day as our workshop.  We appreciate your involvement!