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NP Part 1: Byfield, MA

  • Adelynrood Retreat Center 46 Elm Street Byfield, MA 01922 USA (map)

Integrating Somatic Psychotherapy with EMDR: Part One

Tracking Resiliency  •  Pacing the Work  •  Deepening Processing

In this intensive 4-day course, therapists will learn assessing and intervening from a somatic perspective while using EMDR, to enhance the therapy process.  Heightened awareness of the functioning of the body and nervous system aid the therapist in pacing the work well. This approach taps into our natural inclination towards completion, integrating well with the EMDR AIP model.  Therapists can increase their skills in tracking and developing resiliency, crucial for the many moments in therapy when our clients struggle to stay regulated.

28 CEU’s approved by ASWB, NBCC, CA MFT, Montana , Utah, Illinois licensing boards

24 CEU’s approved by EMDRIA

This workshop is limited to 27 participants to enhance the personal nature of learning process-oriented work.

Participants will learn and experience how to:

  • Closely assess momentary levels of activation
  • Pace the work with attention to resiliency and the “window of tolerance”
  • Observe dynamics of internal processing not available from client self-reporting
  • Utilize the power of “sustained awareness”
  • Work with the inherent dilemmas between drives for completion and protection
  • Track subtleties of dissociative dynamics
  • Identify and reprocess early survival strategies
  • Increase integration of shifts that emerge in each moment of the therapy process
  • Enhance experience of existing and new resources
  • Nurture the development of discernment and self-awareness skills

Foundational to this work is the therapist learning to deeply “trust the process,” and fully engage in the client’s “nature of completion.”

This training includes lecture, presentation and discussion, handouts, video of client sessions, live demonstrations, short skill-building practicums, and longer practicum sessions with feedback.

After this training, therapists describe new awareness and practice in their therapy with immediate positive effects.  This is a stand-alone training.  Further training, consultation and practicum in this approach are available.  


Below are some links to learn more about our venue, as well as meal and housing options during the training.  (Daily lunches are included in the training, and you will be asked for your dietary preferences when you register.)

NP Part One - Boston North, MA  local program coordinators:


• Bruce Deveau, LICSW Certified EMDR Therapist



• Susan Chamberlin, LMHC, Certified EMDR Therapist 

office phone: 978-462-0166  .   cell phone: 978-270-8957


• Sheryl Knopf, LICSW, Certified in EMDR,

Co-Coordinator Greater Boston EMDRIA Region


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Later Event: September 14
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