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2018 Personality Disorders and EMDR Workshop – Jackson

October 11, 2018 - October 12, 2018

EMDR Advanced Training provided by Dolores Mosquera
October 11-12, 2018, 8:30am – 4:45pm (both days)

This workshop aims to help the participant understand Personality Disorders from the Adaptive Information Processing model perspective. Case conceptualization and target selection based on the different presentations will be addressed.

Through the use of educational videos and lecture, we will highlight:

  • How to adapt EMDR treatment for this specific population
  • How to establish the connecting thread between the client’s symptoms (including common difficulties in the therapeutic relationship) and their early childhood environments, characterized by a high rate of attachment disruptions and severe traumatic events.
  • How to identify and when to address the common defenses that come up during EMDR procedures.
  • How to continue processing within the window of tolerance.

Daily Schedule of Events

8:30–9:00   Welcome, meet and greet

9:00-10:15   Program Content

10:15-10:30   Break

10:30-11:45   Program Content

11:45–1:00   Lunch

1:00—2:30   Program Content

2:30—2:45   Break

2:45—4:45   Program Content


About the training

Personality Disorders are usually challenging for clinicians. Clients with this diagnosis often present high-risk behaviors, difficulties in self-regulation, impulsivity, and severe interpersonal relationships issues. Some clients, especially those with Borderline Personality Disorder, also present self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, and a risk and/or history of suicide attempts. Others, such as Antisocial Personality Disorder clients, present poor impulse control and aggressive reactions, which can be frightening for themselves and others, including clinicians.

Given the challenges presented by personality disorders and the strong affect that EMDR reprocessing may mobilize in our clients, clinicians must be able to recognize countertransference issues. Understanding these problems and how to manage them is crucial to avoid getting stuck during EMDR processing. Clinicians working with Personality Disorders need to be very attentive to what gets triggered in themselves to be able to see beyond the defensive responses in both client and therapist.

Buy Ticket

Pay by check to P.O.B. 326, Cheyenne, WY 82003 or pay online by clicking here.

This is an advanced workshop intended for licensed mental health professionals who have completed EMDR Therapy Training. EMDRIA CEs will be provided on-site only after completion of the training in its entirety. Grievances are required to be in writing by US Mail and/or email, and will be responded to within 10 business days. Trainings are provided in facilities accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Cancellation fee is $60, and must be requested in writing. No refunds will be granted within 48 hours of the training. Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. EMDRIA Approval #13018-19.


October 11, 2018
October 12, 2018


Jan Schaad


Lakeview Center / Therapeutic Activity Center (TAC)
1110 West Lakeview Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32501 United States
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