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BIPOC Brainspotting with Children and Adolescents

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.



February 15th, 16th, 17th, 2024.


7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time USA/Canada

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time USA/Canada

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time USA/Canada

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time USA/Canada

Standard rate: $645
Pre-licensed rate: $525 - to request, see instructions under notifications below 
Student: $400 - to request, see instructions under notifications below
Repeat: $400 - to request, see instructions under notifications below


Online via Zoom


Completion of Brainspotting Phase 1.  No exceptions.

This training is reserved for BIPOC Mental Health and Healthcare Professionals.

Trainer: Mag. Monika Baumann, International Brainspotting Trainer, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Austria and Paraguay
Read more about Moni here

Hosted by John R. Edwards, LCSW, International Brainspotting Trainer.
Read more about John

Brainspotting is a powerful, brain-based trauma therapy that accesses the deepest regions of the brain where clients store their traumatic experiences and survival terror. This access to the mid-brain and the brainstem allows deep transformation to occur. It works by identifying, processing and releasing the core neurophysiological sources of trauma. The symptoms of unprocessed trauma include emotional and body pain, dissociation, anxiety, insomnia, flashbacks, numbing, addiction, disconnection and other challenging symptoms. These symptoms are notoriously difficult to

eliminate through talk therapy because verbal engagement does not reach the deep regions of the brain (and body) where the traumatic experiences are held so they cannot heal. Brainspotting is becoming one of the most sought after therapeutic modalities and is a great practice builder. 

Seminar Objectives:

• How to integrate Brainspotting into the treatment of children and adolescents.

• How to become part of the child’s and adolescent's experiential world.

• How to help children and adolescents find feelings in their bodies.

• Creative Ideas for Brainspotting with children and adolescents.

• Focused Mindfulness/Processing with children and adolescents

• The Double Effect process.

• Parts work with children and adolescents.

• Integrating Neurobiology in the treatment of children and adolescents.

• The Uncertainty Principle when processing with children and adolescents

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Brainspotting theory with children and adolescents.

  2. Demonstrate the use of the Double Effect.

  3. Create a joyful and creative atmosphere increase to enhance the use of Brainspotting with children and adolescents.

  4. Understand the developmental stages of children and adolescents and how to utilize Brainspotting for each age and developmental stage.

  5. Discover how developmental stages affect the therapeutic process with children and adolescents.

  6. Understand the therapeutic impact of the dual attunement frame, relational and neurobiological as they relate to providing Brainspotting to children and adolescents.

  7. Identify challenges and ways that the Brainspotting practitioner may need to adapt to strengthen the therapeutic relationship.

  8. Learn how to set-up a session, including the various possibilities that work for children and adolescents, such as creativity and double effect.

  9. Learn how to include adults in Brainspotting sessions.

  10. Learn ways to use Brainspotting in communities after traumatic event.

  11. Describe and utilize the Frame in Frame Set Up.

  12. Learn how to use the Uncertainty Principle with very young children, including babies.

  13. Learn to identify child parts of children, teens, and adults and how to engage highly protective and aggressive parts to enable the processing of traumas.

  14. Discover and understand the theory or parts work while Brainspotting with children and adolescents.

  15. Discover the child in ourselves as Brainspotting practitioners.

  16. Integrate Parts work with the child in the Brainspotting practitioner.

Requirements and Expectations:

  1. If you are unable to adhere to these requirements please do not register for the training.

  2. 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 cannot attend 100% each day, then do not register for the training.  Please do not plan to register and then send me an email that you have something that cannot be moved so you will miss 2 hours of the training.  This will result in a denial to attend the training, a refund and most likely I will not permit you to attend any future trainings that I conduct and/or organize.

  3. In case of an emergency, I am happy to provide a prorated refund of your registration fee and you can take the training in the future.

  4. I realize we are still very much in a pandemic and sociopolitical issues which have caused strain in many areas to say the least.  However, this remains a Brainspotting training.  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.

  5. If you become ill during the training and are not able to be fully present I am happy to provide a prorated refund.  Just observing is not permitted.  All aspects of the training must be completed with full participation in order to receive a certificate of completion.

  6. As a reminder, CEs organizations do no permit CEs for trainings restricted to BIPOC professionals.

  7. By registering for this training you agree to the requirements and expectations

If you have one of the following:
Do Not Complete the registration form.

Send an appropriately titled email to: in the following situations and await a response:

  1. Students enrolled in a mental health master's or doctoral degree program.  Student rate $400.  Email your request for the student rate and include the name of the school and program where you are currently enrolled.

  2. Canadians and those outside of the USA, please email for special pricing.

  3. Pre-independent clinical licensure. Rate: $525. Include your pre-licensure status such as LCSWA, LFMTA etc., and the name of your supervisor.

  4. Reduced rates are available to those with a true and demonstrable financial hardship.  Please note this is not just a "discount" but a reduced fee based on financial need.

  5. If you are repeating the training. Rate:$400


Again, if you have one of the above situations:-

Email: in a separate and appropriately titled email with your request.

This training is approved by Brainsotting Trainings, LLC, David Grand, PhD, Founder and Developer of Brainspotting.

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