Welcome to West Coast Psychotherapy
John R. Edwards, L.C.S.W.
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
Certified Gottman Method Couples' Therapist
A Private Counseling Practice
Anxiety | Depression | Addictions & Substance Abuse
Eating Disorders | Trauma | Relationship and Marriage Problems
Oakland | Berkeley | Alameda | San Francisco Bay Area | CA
License No. LCSW 20729
BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 1
BIPOC: Asian | African American/Black | Latinx | Indigenous/Native | Mixed Race | Southeast Asian | Pacific Islander | Middle Eastern (if you believe that you are treated differently and perceived to be a person of color - yes I know it's confusing
Addiction Counselors | Professional Counselors | Social Workers | Psychologists | Marriage and Family Therapists | Psychiatrists | Nurse Practitioners | Occupational Therapists | Physical Therapists | Executive/Life Coaches | Naturopaths | Acupuncturists | Students in a mental health related graduate degree program.
Online via Zoom
BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 1
July 27th, 28th, 29th, 2023
7:o0am to 4:00pm Pacific Time each day.
Please use a time zone converter to determine start and end times in your time zone.
100% attendance required on ALL days.
Location: Online via Zoom
$645 - Standard
$525 - Pre-license individuals (individuals working under supervision to obtain their independent clinical license)
$400 - Student (those actively enrolled in a masters or doctoral mental health related degree program)
To obtain the pre-license or student rate please email John at firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific request.
For pre-licensed individuals please include your pre-licensure credentials and your supervisor's name e.g. AMFT supervised by Jenny Therapist, LMFT etc. and await a response with instructions on how to proceed.
For students please indicate the name of your program e.g. MSW, MS in Counseling, PhD in psychology etc. and the name of your school and await a response with instructions on how to proceed.
BIPOC Brainspotting Phase 1 Trainer
John R. Edwards, LCSW
International Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant
Read John's bio here
Requirements and Expectations to attend the training:
If you are unable to adhere to these requirements please do not register for the training.
100% attendance is required for each day. This means it is not acceptable to leave the training for a few hours to go attend another meeting etc and then return to the training. If you are unable to attend 100% each day then do not register for the training. In case of an emergency, we are happy to provide a prorated refund of registration fee less administrative fees and you can take the training in the future.
As we emerge from the pandemic there remains sociopolitical issues which continue to cause strain in many areas to say the least. However, if you are not able to be fully present for whatever reason(s) please do not register for the training. This training is highly experiential and REQUIRES your full attention and presence. The inability to be fully present adversely impacts other attendees during experiential practicums. Opting out of practicums is NOT permitted.
If you become ill during the training and are not able to be fully present we are happy to provide a prorated refund. Just observing is not permitted. All aspects of the training must be completed with full participation. There is no partial credit.
By registering for this training you agree to the requirements and expectations.
Registration to attend online via Zoom
Please click here to be taken to the online attendance registration page.
This training is approved by Brainspotting Trainings, LLC and David Grand, PhD, Founder and Developer of Brainspotting. This training meets the Brainspotting Phase 1 training requirement towards Brainspotting certification.
Brainspotting is a powerful, focused treatment method that works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. Brainspotting is a simultaneous form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing.
Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the "Inside Window" of the client's felt sense and/or the "Outside Window" of the client's reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths, and subtle body shifts).
Students will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into ongoing treatment, including highly dissociative clients.
Brainspotting is adaptable to almost all areas of specialization. Brainspotting provides therapists with powerful tools which enable their patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems.
Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:
Define the components of Brainspotting.
Utilize the techniques of "Inside window", "Outside window" and "Gazespotting".
Define how Brainspotting can be applied to Trauma, Dissociation, Sports psychology, Somatic conditions.
Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.