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The EMDR Toolbox: AIP Methods for Treating Complex PTSD & Dissociative Personality Structure

April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - April 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm



Participants will be able to recognize, identify, or know:

¨A theoretical overview of EMDR-based model of dissociation, and how it relates to the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality (van der Hart, et al, 2006) and the Internal Family Systems model (Schwartz, 1995).

¨ Methods of targeting and resolving psychological defenses, particularly avoidance defenses, idealization defenses, addictive defenses and shame defenses.

¨ Research indicating  how dissociative disorders develop, with implications for treatment.

¨ The “Loving Eyes” method: an alternative Phase 3 Assessment.

¨ The “Back-of-the-Head Scale”, how to do it and when it is useful.

¨ The method of Constant Installation of Present Orientation and Safety (CIPOS), how to do it, and how it is useful with clients who are vulnerable to dissociative abreaction.

¨ Methods of targeting shame defenses, both in dissociative clients and in non-dissociative clients.

¨ Targeting the problem of attachment to the perpetrator.

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About the Presenter:

Jim Knipe, Ph.D. has written chapters for EMDR Casebook, EMDR Solutions, and Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation. He has been an invited presenter for EMDRIA, for EMDR Europe and EMDR Asia, and for national EMDR organizations in 14 countries. He is an EMDR-HAP trainer, an EMDRIA approved consultant and instructor, and was designated a “Master Clinician” by EMDRIA in 2007.

His recent book, EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation (2014) describes specific procedures that can be utilized to extend EMDR to clients who present with self-defeating psychological defenses and/or dissociative symptoms.


Workshop requirements:
Completion of EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.

Credit CONTINUING EDUCATION 13 EMDRIA credits (Attendance at entire workshop is required to receive credit.)
Program Fees

Early Registration (through March 29): $350

Regular Registration (March 30-April 29):$375

($75 registration discount for employees of non-profit agencies)

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Workshop Location

Hilton Garden Inn
2821 Harmony Rd.
Fort Collins CO 80528

Workshop Agenda

Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)


April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am
April 30, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Jan Schaad


Hilton Garden Inn
2821 East Harmony Rd.
Ft. Collins, CO 80528 United States
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(970) 225-2900