Brainspotting Phase 1
Attuning to BIPOC Experiences
All are Welcome: BIPOC and Non BIPOC
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
Non BIPOC: Caucasian
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.
In Person Only
New York City, NY
Brainspotting Phase 1: Attuning to BIPOC Experiences
May 18th, 19th, 20th, 2023
8:30am to 5:30pm Pacific Daylight Time.
100% attendance required on ALL days.
Location: Midtown Manhattan, NY
$745 - Standard
$525 - Pre-licensed individuals (individuals working under supervision to obtain their clinical license)
$400 - Student (those actively enrolled in a masters or doctoral mental health related degree program)
Brainspotting Phase 1 Trainers
John R. Edwards, LCSW
International Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant
Read John's bio here
Linnea Swanson, PsyD, MA LMFT
International Brainspotting Trainer & Consultant.
Read Linnea'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.
We remain in a pandemic along with sociopolitical issues which have caused 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.
By registering for this training you agree to the requirements and expectations
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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.
An application will be made for CEs approval via NYSED. Please check back for updates.