Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR Therapy

Pacing the Work, Tracking Resiliency, Deepening Processing

NP Part 1 Daily Schedule

Craig Penner, LMFT, EMDRIA Consultant


Day 1

Registration 8:00 - 8:30 am

8:30-10:30

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Purpose of this training
  • What is EMDR?  
  • What is Somatic Psychotherapy?
  • Awareness and sustained awareness
  • Commitment
  • Thinking vs Noticing
  • Nature of Completion
  • Cycle of Experience
  • Resilience
  • Triune Brain
  • Nervous System
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Window of Tolerance
  • Uses of bilateral stimulation
  • Fattening the moment

10:30-10:45  Break

10:45-12:30

  • Standard vs. Somatic EMDR
  • Setting up the session with a somatic focus
  • Orienting Responses
  • “Pacing” Interventions

12:30-1:15  Lunch

1:15-2:00

  • Value and Power of Awareness
  • Common Clinical Errors

2:00-3:30

  • Demonstration Session

3:30-3:45  Break

3:45-5:30

  • Practicum - somatic tracking

Day 2

8:30-10:00

  • Process the practicum
  • Defensive Orienting Responses
  • Inherent Dilemma of Completion and Survival

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-12:30

  • Sustained Awareness
  • Somatic Awareness Interventions

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:30-2:30

  • “Not Knowing”
  • Safety
  • Self soothing
  • Tracking  Parts 1-3

2:30-2:45  Break

2:45-4:00

  • Demonstration/video session and discussion

4:00-4:10  Brief Break

4:10-5:30

  • Practicum session and debrief

Day 3

8:30-10:00

  • Debrief practicum
  • Tracking (cont.) . Parts 4-12

10:30 -10:15  Break

10:15-12:30

  • Tracking (cont.) Parts 13-17

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:30-2:45

  • Demonstration/video and discussion

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-4:45

  • Practicum

4:45-5:30

  • Debrief practicum

Day 4  

8:30-10:00

  • Dissociation
  • The Dissociative Spectrum
  • Etiology  of Dissociation
  • Subtle Forms of Dissociation: Signs and Symptoms
  • Working the Dissociative Moment
  • Finding the Seams: Signs and Symptoms of Dissociation
  • Interventions
  • Helping the Client back into the Window of Tolerance

10:00-10:15  Break

10:15-12:30

  • Demonstration/video and discussion

12:30-1:30  Lunch

1:30-3:45

  • Practicum and debrief

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30

  • Therapists Qualities
  • Helping clients to recognize and trust their own process
  • Questions and Discussion and Wrap-up