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1st Annual Parnell Institute: Innovations in EMDR Conference

This conference designed by experienced EMDR clinicians who have been using EMDR for over 20 years focuses entirely on tools and techniques for effective utilization of EMDR in clinical practice. Faculty are all expert EMDR clinicians with many years of experience using EMDR in clinical practice.

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Learn a holistic, integrative approach to the treatment of addictions and dysfunctional behaviors that is brain-wise, resource-based, trauma-informed and attachment focused. All the Panels & workshops at the 1st Annual Parnell Institute Conference in EMDR: Transforming Trauma, Mending Attachments, Supporting Resilience



Attachment-Focused EMDR in the Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, PhD

Clients who have experienced childhood traumas that have impacted their sense of safety and capacity to form close emotional relationships in adulthood require adjustments to the EMDR phases and procedural steps. This session provides the framework for Attachment-Focused EMDR, along with practical tools for work with adults with complex PTSD.



Attachment-Focused EMDR for Panic & Anxiety: Two Case Videos with Clinical Discussion – Part I

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, PhD

Clients who experienced abuse, neglect, early losses or parental misattunement may present in therapy with symptoms of anxiety, panic and phobias. In order to provide safety, reprocess early traumas and create secure, healthy neuropathways, it is helpful to use attachment-focused EMDR in treatment with it's four basic principles. Part I - Presentation + Audio of First Video & Discussion



Attachment-Focused EMDR for Panic & Anxiety: Two Case Videos with Clinical Discussion – Part II

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, PhD

Presentation + Audio of 2nd Video & Discussion



EMDR Therapy as Affirmative Care for Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Clients

Speakers: Sand Chang, PhD

Sand Chang discusses the essentials of culturally attuned, trauma-informed healing work with transgender and gender nonconforming clients, and discuss the applications of EMDR therapy as affirmative care. Case presentations will illustrate a variety of ways that EMDR therapy can be used as a healing modality for clients who have experienced trauma related to gender identity.



Somatic Techniques to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness

Speakers: Sean Frankino, LCSW

By consciously integrating the body into EMDR Therapy we can improve its effectiveness. Somatic interventions support integration, reinforce dual attention awareness, deepen resourcing and reveal stuck or unconscious material for processing.



Healing Primal Wounds with EMDR

Speakers: Meg Grundy, LCSW

Learn different ways to approach treating primal wounds and losses like adoption, loss of a baby by miscarriage, stillbirth or relinquishment by using EMDR. By taking creative risks, Meg found ways to help clients fill in the gaps of their incomplete experiences and dramatically shift the ways they carry their distress and pain.



An Airplane Phobia with a Frequent Flyer: Processing Multiple & Surprising Roots

Speakers: Constance Kaplan, LMFT

At 35,000 miles high, it came out of the blue. A successful businessman who logged many hours flying overseas was thrown into his first full blown panic attack. This lecture will detail the power of resources to immediately recalibrate the autonomic nervous system and provide internal stability to reduce symptomology prior to processing his phobia, and the techniques used to locate and process multiple and surprising targets at the root of his presenting issue.



Panel: EMDR with Challenging Clients

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, Leah Leatherbee, Sean Frankino, Julie Probus-Schad, Maggie Phillips & others

Many EMDR therapists have had experiences with clients who are more challenging to work with. We will discuss some of our most challenging cases, what we did, and what we wish we had done in retrospect.



Panel: EMDR & Spiritual Experiences

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, Constance Kaplan, Julie Probus-Schad

Many clients of EMDR therapy report having spiritual experiences during and/or after their EMDR sessions. These experiences are very moving and inspiring to the clients and their therapists. In this panel, the presenters will describe their EMDR clients’ spiritual experiences, what elicited them, how they worked with them, and the effects they had on their clients after the sessions.



Plenary: How Do We Attachment-Focused EMDR Therapists Respond to the Times We Live In?

Speakers: Constance Kaplan, LMFT

We have been on the front lines responding to our client's intense anxiety following a shocking onslaught of terrorist attacks; the Paris bombing, Orlando, lone wolves with knives and AK47s, images of Syrian Refugees desperately fleeing genocide and on it goes. How do we use our tools to further the healing of a national soul and facilitate dialogue without resorting to false dichotomies and extremism?



When EMDR Goes South: Strategies for Averting & Converting the Full Catastrophe

Speakers: Leah Leatherbee, LCSW-R

The more you think conceptually about how and why processing "goes south", and the more tools you have for troubleshooting this dreaded experience when it happens, the less afraid you will be to use EMDR.



Resource Tapping in Marginalized Communities: Building Resilience and Agency

Speakers: Kim Cookson, PsyD Julie Probus-Schad, LCSW

From working with mandated clients in Watts, Los Angeles to Native Americans on a reservation in Utah, Kim Cookson and Julie Probus-Schad will share their collective experiences of bringing Resource Tapping to at-risk communities



Repairing Trauma, Dissociation and Fragmentation

Speakers: Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop emphasizes how resolving dissociation and fragmentation can be a cornerstone of repairing trauma. We will discuss how fragmentation and self-division are present in many clinical problems, and how working with ego states can begin to manage and repair fragmentation. Case examples will be used.



Polyvagal Solution to Emotional and Physical Pain

Speakers: Maggie Phillips, PhD

This workshop examines how trauma contributes to persistent and chronic pain conditions, and how polyvagal theory can be used as a blueprint to treat pain effectively and efficiently. Participants will learn a 3-step model to generate corrective experiences, which can facilitate pain relief while addressing underlying causes, and a specific EMDR pain protocol that can be used with many kinds of pain.



EMDR with Clients from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, Christie Sprowls, Pricilla Marquis, Kim Cookson, Julie Probus-Schad & others

From working with mandated clients in Watts, Los Angeles to Native Americans on a reservation in Utah, Kim Cookson and Julie Probus-Schad will share their collective experiences of bringing Resource Tapping to at-risk communities



Plenary: Tapping Around the World: Utilizing Resource Tapping As a Standalone Therapy for Activating Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation

Speakers: Julie Probus-Shcad, LCSW

Julie shares experiences of working with youth traumatized by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, youth affected by the riots in Ferguson, Missouri and more. She outlines ways to incorporate Resource Tapping with marginalized groups.



Closing: Resourcing Ourselves, Building Community, Planning for the Future

Speakers: Laurel Parnell, PhD

In this final hour of the conference we will talk about ways we as trauma therapists can resource ourselves to prevent burnout and remain fresh and inspired in our work. We will reflect on what has been learned in the conference and ways this new learning can be implemented in clinical practice. We will talk about how we can support each other going forward, through creating new networks of connection in our communities and through the Parnell Institute and Trauma Institute International. Lastly, we will have a closing ritual for the entire group.


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