Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...

Apr
29
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

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May
4
to May 6

Featured Pre-Retreat Workshop at Dancing Mindfulness Facilitators & Friends Retreat - MET(T)A Protocol Daylong Workshop

  • Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will have the great opportunity to spend a weekend with my co-author Jamie Marich as one of the featured pre-retreat day long workshops offered to those who are interested. I will also lead and co-lead breakout groups with Jamie over the remainder of the weekend. It will all take place at the beautiful Villa Maria Education & Spirituality Center in Pulaski, PA which is very accessible to Pittsburgh Airport.

The All-Day Pre-Retreat Workshop Choices are:
• Conscious Planning 101: Fundamentals of Facilitating Retreats and Workshops (Dr. Jamie Marich)
• Buddhist Psychology & EMDR Therapy: The METTA Method (Dr. Stephen Dansiger)

Extra fee applies, these workshops are not included in main registration. The main retreat begins after 4:00pm on May 4, with an Opening Dinner at 5:30pm.

6 CEs and 6 EMDRIA credits are being offered for the MET(T)A Protocol workshop.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jun
2
to Jun 4

June 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: June 2, 3, 4, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - Magnolia Room. 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jul
22
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Aug
17
to Aug 19

Aug 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: August 17, 18, 19, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Old Town Pasadena area.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Oct
12
to Oct 14

Oct 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part Two

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part Two: October 12, 13, 14, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Old Town Pasadena area.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

Nov 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: November 2, 3, 4, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Old Town Pasadena area.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Apr
18
11:30 AM11:30

Presenting at Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter Meeting - Buddhist Psychology and Trauma Focused Treatment for Addictions

I am looking forward to sharing with the Santa Barbara chapter of CAMFT on Buddhist Informed and Trauma Focused treatments for addiction. My observation continues to be that there is quite the hunger, quite the thirst for this information, and presentations like this help me to let people know what may be possible. This includes Buddhist based interventions like Refuge Recovery and the MET(T)A Protocol, and an integration with EMDR therapy with a focus on trauma resolution. My hope is that not only will people find their way to utilizing these modalities in their office, but also through MET(T)A will find ways to re-imagine addiction treatment and improve the delivery of services.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER

Attendees will earn 1.5 CEUs.
Attendees must register in advance in order to attend
(Santa Barbara CAMFT Chapter members $30 / non-members $40).
Registration includes a delicious lunch buffet.
Please contact the Events Director if you have special dietary needs at events@santabarbaratherapy.org.
Parking is in the University Club parking lot in unreserved spaces.

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

April 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part Two

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part Two: April 13, 14, 15, 2018

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Sheraton Pasadena - Magnolia Room. 303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Guest Appearance on Whole Body Mental Health Radio

I am looking forward to being a guest with Dr. Jose Calderon on his radio show that broadcasts on 102.3 WHIV FM in New Orleans and then lives going forward as a podcast. Whole Body Mental Health Radio is a show that thinks broadly about mental health and addictions, from the mind-body connection and genetics, to the community and the world! From psychiatrists to nutritionists, NASA scientists, neuro-theologists, cyber-psychologists, indigenous leaders, and environmental experts, guests explore the range of human experience and the many factors that contribute to wellbeing, as individuals and as a global community.

www.whivfm.org

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Mar
25
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

UCLA MARC Workshop - EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care

Dr. Steve will present EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care at UCLA. It is presented as part of the workshop series at the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) which is is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Other presenters over the years have included Dr. Daniel Siegel, Diana Winston, Dr. Sue Smalley and many others. As with other times this workshop has been presented, 6 APA CEs are available and 6 EMDRIA Credits as well. This event is for clinicians and others both those trained in EMDR and those curious about the therapy.

$60 - Regular
$48 - UCLA Staff / Seniors 65+
$0 - UCLA Students
$20 Fee For CEs

For more information & to register, please visit: http://marc.ucla.edu/workshops

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Mar
1
12:00 PM12:00

Pax Open House - Presenting Clinical Dharma

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Clinical Dharma: Taking Care of Self and Others for Trauma-Focused Care

Pax House is opening their new residential facility! As part of their celebration I will be giving a talk on Clinical Dharma and its usefulness in helping addictions professionals take care of themselves. Candy Finnegan from the show "Intervention" will be the other speaker. 2 CEs are available, 1 each for Candy's presentation and my presentation.

www.paxhouse.org

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Feb
25
9:30 AM09:30

Exploring the Buddha’s Teachings on Community: A Six Month Journey

Class series with Kate Spina & Dr. Stephen Dansiger

This six month class series is accessible way to begin reading the suttas while building and being supported by a community. We will use The Buddha’s Teachings on Social and Communal Harmony edited by Bhikkhu Bodhi as a primary text and will supplement the exploration of the suttas with talks, articles and personal exploration. This will allow us to deepen our understanding of the Buddha’s teachings and see how we can apply them directly to our 21st Century life.

This class is intended for any level of practitioner who is interested in applying the early teachings of the Buddha to modern life.

In Santa Monica from 9:30am-12:30pm

2018 Class dates:
Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29, May 20, Jun 24, Jul 22

Price: $250  10% discount ($225) if paid in advance.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Feb
9
to Feb 11

Feb 2018: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: February 9, 10, 11, 2018
(this training has sold out)

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Hilton Pasadena - Monterey Room - 168 South Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Morning Dharma Talk and Meditation at ATS Melrose

I will lead the 11am Sunday morning meditation and give a talk on January 14, 2018 at Against The Stream - Melrose. The Sunday morning sitting features a number of different teachers from a variety of backgrounds, so my Zen practice of over 20 years is often welcomed on these mornings... but we shall see what the day brings. Come and spend Sunday morning with the Against the Stream sangha.

4300 Melrose Avenue, LA, CA 90029

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Jan
4
1:00 PM13:00

Refuge Recovery Center Intention Setting Ceremony and Open House

On Thursday, January 4th, 2018, from 1 until 4pm, all of you in the treatment world... therapists and counselors and others... are invited to set your intentions for the year in a formal Buddhist intention setting ceremony. Food will be served and there is an opportunity to start the year with your colleagues with the intention of deepening our commitment to end suffering, and to do so by enjoying and supporting each other. I will be there as will the rest of the Refuge Recovery Centers team, and we all look forward to seeing you.

The event is at our outpatient center at 4302 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

RSVP for the free event here.

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Speaking at EMDR Connect in Pasadena

EMDR Connect is a fantastic Southern California and beyond EMDR networking group, hosted in a cyber fashion ongoing, and hosting networking events for EMDR therapists. I will give the presentation for the December meeting at 10am-1130am on Saturday December 9... a great opportunity to meet other EMDR therapists and to learn about the contents of our new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
17
to Nov 19

November 2017: Basic Training in EMDR - Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

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Part One: November 17, 18, 19, 2017

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Greater East-Side Los Angeles Area - Due to confidentiality issues we do not post the address until registration is complete; if you have further questions about this arrangement or need more info before registering, please contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

ATS Event: 21st Century Dharma - New Perspectives and Therapies

Meditation & Dharma Talk w/ Dr. Stephen Dansiger, Josh Korda & Noah Levine.
November 13th, 7:30PM, Santa Monica, CA

As the dharma spreads to new cultures it invariably assimilates the world views and practices of that culture, creating vibrantly new approaches to spiritual practice. For example, when Buddhism spread to China and then Japan it amalgamated core Taoist principles, resulting in the Zen lineage. 

Today much of the interaction in the US is seen between the dharma and Western therapy, resulting in a wide variety of innovative modalities, including DBT, MBSR, and others, while also expanding lay participation in Buddhist meditation at dharma centers.

Dr. Steve Dansiger and Buddhist Teacher Josh Korda have been deeply engaged in synthesizing new directions for Western Buddhism and therapies. The former has been combining the dharma with modern interventions, specifically EMDR therapy, to address trauma directly, and promote long term recovery and deeper, more sustainable dharma practice. The latter has been integrating core buddhist concepts with new therapeutic approaches—such as Attachment Theory, internal self-states and emotion centered modalities—into new approaches for Buddhist spiritual counseling.

Noah Levine (who wrote the foreword to both their books) will introduce old friends Steve and Josh, as they lead meditation, give a talk, and answer questions, on the eve of both of their book releases: Josh Korda's Unsubscribe and Stephen Dansiger (with Jamie Marich) with EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Teleseminar w/ Drs. Jamie Marich & Stephen Dansiger

My colleague and co-author Jamie Marich does a monthly free teleconference where she interviews those who might be helpful to others in the field. In November, it will be Jamie and I talking about our very soon to be released book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care. I always look forward to this and other opportunities to tag team with Jamie on the project of transforming suffering for those that we can with EMDR therapy, Mindfulness, and in moving from trauma informed to trauma focused care.

The teleconference is free... For more information and to RSVP, click here

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

Half Day with Dr. Stephen Dansiger - Against The Stream San Francisco

  • Against The Stream San Francisco (map)
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Very much looking forward to my first Half Day Retreat at Against the Stream San Francisco... SF feels like my second California home with all the family and friends I have up there... looking forward to sitting with the sangha for a few hours...

The Four Divine Abodes and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering:

The ancient teachings of the Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the enlightenment experience, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution. Through talks, discussion, sitting and walking, this Half Day retreat will guide participants to develop these Four Immeasurables not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

COST: Sliding Scale: $25 – $60, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Presentation at Annual Conference of the the California Association of Anger Management Providers on EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness

I will present from 11am until Noon at this all day conference on the effectiveness of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness strategies in the treatment of trauma related anger, both from the PTSD perspective and trauma related dilemmas below the threshold of PTSD.

Friday, October 20, 2017 at the California Endowment Center at 1000 North Alameda, Los Angeles, CA 90012. There will be a continental breakfast from 8:30 am – 9:00 am, Conference is from 9am - 5pm

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Oct
16
to Oct 18

Basic Training in EMDR: Part Two

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDR Basic Trainings in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

Part Two: Oct 16, 17, 18

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Greater East-Side Los Angeles Area - Due to confidentiality issues we do not post the address until registration is complete; if you have further questions about this arrangement or need more info before registering, please contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Half Day Retreat - Kindness and the Transformation of Trauma and Suffering

Half Day with Dr. Stephen Dansiger
Against The Stream - Melrose

The ancient teachings of the Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the enlightenment experience, including the Brahmaviharas: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These are often described as the result of dedicated practice, but can also be cultivated directly through practices specific to these four qualities. Modern trauma theory and practice also outlines the critical need for the cultivation of positive states and resources as the key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution. Through talks, discussion, sitting and walking, this Half Day retreat will guide participants to develop these four heart practices not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of trauma, toward the cessation of suffering.

COST: Sliding Scale: $25 – $60, plus an offering of DANA to the teacher. Please pay at the highest level you can afford to support our programs and pay it forward for those who have less. Scholarships and work-study are available. No is turned away for lack of funds.

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$100 Plus Monthly Supporters of Against The Stream attend for no cost.
TO RSVP AS A MONTHLY SUPPORTER, CLICK HERE.

 

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

MET(T)A Method Day Long Debut at San Francisco - South Bay EMDR Regional Network

I have been presenting on the "MET(T)A Method: Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions" in a shorter format for the past year, and am now starting to present a Day Long version of the workshop.  It will debut through the San Francisco-South Bay EMDR Regional Network on Saturday, September 23rd... this workshop comes with 6 APA CEs and 6 EMDRIA credits if you choose that option. This training is open only for EMDR trained therapists, however, I will be opening it up to non trained therapists in future locations!  Since it is through the EMDRIA Regional Network, the price for the training is discounted... and there are Early Bird Discounts until July 28th!

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

The Kiloby Center's Radical Recovery Summit

The Kiloby Center is hosting an online summit entitled Radical Recovery featuring thought leaders including Gabor Mate, Rick Hanson and others. I had the opportunity to provide an hour long interview going over elements of Clinical Dharma, Refuge Recovery and the MET(T)A Method as ways of changing the delivery of addiction treatment.

Sign up and participation in the summit is all online and provided here.

A short preview of my interview:

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Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care - Claremont, CA

StartAgain & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness present:

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness:
Redefining The Paradigm for Trauma Focused Care

Presented by Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT
EMDR Clinician, Author, & Trainer
Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved Consultant

Friday, September 8th, 2017 - 9am to 5:00pm
Claremont UCC:
233 Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

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Cost of Training: Special Discounted Pricing!
(normally $105 for this training)
$90 - Licensed Therapists
$75 - Pre-Licensed Therapists
$50 - Students

** A small number of partial scholarships are available. Inquire for details.

Includes: 6 EMDRIA Credits + 6 APA CEs. APA CEs are approved by the BBS for California MFTs and Social Workers. All others encouraged to check with regulatory boards regarding APA credits. Optional lunch-time yoga class included. Wear comfortable clothing if you plan on taking the yoga class. Lunch is on your own.

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For the past 2600 years, Buddhist mindfulness and the therapies and practices connected to this system of healing have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people.

More recently, our own understanding of the brain and nervous system has brought scientific and therapeutic underpinning to those old understandings of human well being, with Francine Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy and the AIP model representing a particular highlight.

In Dr. Dansiger's first east coast workshops, both trained EMDR therapists and non-EMDR therapists will be challenged to consider how fusing two systems of healing - mindfulness-informed interventions and trauma-focused care guided by the EMDR approach to psychotherapy - can revolutionize the helping professions' delivery of trauma responsive services.

Dr Dansiger, author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, has finished EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, co-authored with Jamie Marich and due out with Springer Publishing in November 2017. This is the first major book in the EMDR canon to directly address the integration of EMDR therapy and principles of mindfulness in clinical work.

This workshop is aimed at therapists both experienced and not-yet trained in EMDR, offering an advanced insight into how mindfulness can enhance the power of EMDR , and also offering colleagues trained in other therapeutic approaches an introduction to how EMDR works.

The centerpiece of the workshop will be a clinical demonstration in EMDR therapy, following a discussion in which those who are trained and those who are considering training often learn a great deal from each other through exchanging observations and insights.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

(a) to define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term

(b) to apply no fewer than five mindfulness-informed interventions in clinical situations, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused care

(c)  to modify classical mindfulness practices for receptivity by clients based on clinical needs for safety and flexibility

(d) to define trauma with respect to the adaptive information processing (AIP) model of EMDR therapy and explain clinical relevance for trauma focused care

(e) to summarize the history of how EMDR therapy was developed, taking special care to emphasize the mind-body elements reflecting mindfulness principles and attitudes in the development of EMDR therapy

(f)  to critically analyze a demonstration in EMDR therapy (8-phase protocol) as an extension of mindfulness-informed practice

(g) to discuss how fusing mindfulness-informed interventions and EMDR therapy offers a new solution for delivering trauma focused care in mental health and addiction services

(h) to evaluate professional needs to enhanced training in either mindfulness-based interventions and/or EMDR therapy and to explain how such further training/formation can benefit clinical practice

COURSE CONTENTS:

Definitions, Basic Practices & Clinical Applications for Trauma Focused Application, and Review of Practices within Mindfulness Involving Bilateral Stimulation.

Trauma & EMDR Therapy Foundations: Review of Trauma, EMDR Therapy, & The AIP Model: Exploring Dr. Shapiro’s Roots in Mind-Body Approaches to Healing/Mindfulness, Neurobiology of Trauma and Mindfulness

Redefining the Paradigm: EMDR Therapy Demonstration & Discussion on Elements of Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Within the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol

Wrap Up & Fusion: Clinical Needs Assessment, Movement-Based Mindfulness Skills Inspired by Bilateral Stimulation/ Dual Attention Stimulus, The Relevance of Mindful Values and Approaches in EMDR Therapy and in Trauma Focused Care as a Practice; Evaluation of Further Needs in Training and Formation.

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**Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  APA is an approved provider of the California BBS of CA for MFTs and Social Workers. Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Contact information: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, 1377 Springwood Trace SE, Warren, OH 44484 info@mindfulohio.com (330-881-2944); This program is approved for 6.0 credits by the EMDR International Association (#1002).

** Claremont UCC is an ADA-Compliant facility. Please email us at events@drdansiger.com if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

 

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Aug
27
2:00 PM14:00

Half Day Retreat: The Dharma of Adverse Life Events - Seattle, WA

When the EMDRIA Conference ends on Sunday, I will transition over to Vajra on Tenth in Seattle to lead a Half Day Retreat for the Rebel Saints sangha. Whether it is trauma or adverse life events, Dharma practice provides many of the answers to the questions created by living our day to day. I look forward to talks, sitting and walking meditation in service of our individual and collective awakenings.

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Aug
24
to Aug 27

EMDRIA International Conference 2017 - Bellevue, WA

If you are at the EMDRIA conference in Bellevue, I will be representing/represented by two booths at the exhibit hall... Refuge Recovery Centers will be there showing off our MET(T)A Method program featuring our fully trained staff of EMDR therapists... and The Institute for Creative Mindfulness will be a few table over with materials and information about our training programs.  And you can also visit us to find out how to pre-order EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by myself and Jamie Marich for a special discounted conference price...

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Aug
14
to Aug 16

Basic Training in EMDR: Part One

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness presents EMDR Basic Trainings in Southern California - conducted by Faculty member Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT

Part 1: August 14, 15, 16

FEES: The fees for Parts One & Two are $775 each. A limited time coupon code is made available for all students upon the start of their Part One Training that can be used towards purchase of their future Part Two Training. The coupon offers a discount of $80, bringing the total price of Part Two down to $695. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

LOCATION: Greater East-Side Los Angeles Area - Due to confidentiality issues we do not post the address until registration is complete; if you have further questions about this arrangement or need more info before registering, please contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Completing our full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Eligibility: Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.

Teleconferencing is available for the consultation component of the training, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

Spaces for trainings are very limited due to a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum). Spots are confirmed only after full payment. A waiting list will be kept for closed trainings.

For more information on Basic Training In EMDR, including logistics and frequently asked questions - please read MORE ON THIS WEBSITE or contact: emdrbt@drdansiger.com

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