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...

May
31
8:30 AM08:30

May 31: 10th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

I am thrilled to be co-presenting with my Executive Director, Dr. Holly Daniels, for the first time at the 10th Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders on Friday, May 31, 2019: 8:30AM – 10:00AM.  It is an honor to be sharing this keynote presentation with Dr. Daniels as we both possess the same passion for treating substance use disorders as the chronic conditions that they are.  Our presentation highlights the necessity of integrating mindfulness and trauma-informed modalities with the implementation of long-term treatment and lifestyle support as outlined in the Surgeon General’s (2016) report in order to treat substance use disorders with integrity.

Please check out our presentation below—we hope to see you there!

Friday, May 31, 2019: 8:30AM – 10:00AM 

KEYNOTE: Beyond Mindfulness and Trauma Informed Care—Instituting Long Term, Systemized Treatment Protocols to Support Life Long, Sustainable Recovery 

Treatment for substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors continues to evolve. Mindfulness practices are now widely used in all types of treatment settings, and accreditation and government agencies now mandate that treatment include trauma- informed modalities. Although these changes have been positive and have helped many, long-term recovery rates are still low, especially 2 to 3 years out of treatment. This session will outline the importance of integrating trauma-focused protocols with long- term lifestyle support to help clients capitalize on gains and avoid self-sabotage.

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Jun
7
to Jun 9

June 2019: 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

ICMBT - Single - 2019-06.jpg

Part One: June 7, 8, 9, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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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Aug
1
to Aug 2

Aug 1-2, Chicago: EMDR Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions - The MET(T)A Protocol

This advanced training workshop showcases the healing that is possible when combining the frameworks of both Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy to create a primary clinical practice rubric for those struggling from addiction and addictive behaviors. Case studies and demonstration videos will be utilized to show how the MET(T)A Protocol – Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies – can be utilized to create a trauma-focused environment to heal those within private practice and outpatient settings as well as residential treatment centers. Participants will be guided to understanding the importance of developing their own mindfulness practices within a MET(T)A Protocol trauma-focused paradigm, and the development and practice of personal mindfulness exercises will be encouraged. The workshop concludes with concrete examples of how treatment centers, outpatient clinics and private practices alike can utilize the scaffolding of the MET(T)A Protocol for assessment, treatment planning, and improved treatment outcomes.

August 1-2, 2019 in Palos Heights, IL (Chicago, IL area) from  9:00am - 4:30pm CST.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Aug
6
2:00 PM14:00

August 5-7, 2019: The 30th Santa Fe Conference - Integrating Spirituality, Mindfulness and Compassion in Mental Health and Addiction

The 30th Santa Fe Conference - Integrating Spirituality, Mindfulness and Compassion in Mental Health and Addiction, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, provides a pathway for exploring how to interweave spirituality, mindfulness, and compassion into mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Santa Fe is a powerful place that generates spiritual inspiration. I look forward to sharing this spiritual experience with you as I present two workshops on EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care and Buddhist Psychology, Trauma-Focused Care, and Addiction Treatment.

Check out my presentations below – and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 2-3:30pm:
Workshop: EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:

This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 4-5:30pm:
Workshop: Buddhist Psychology, Trauma-Focused Care, and Addiction Treatment:

This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. 2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. Pierre Janet’s 3 Stage Model of Trauma Treatment provides the bridge from Buddhist psychology to proactive treatment of trauma and addiction today. Now integrated as the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions), this holistic approach to treatment is now beginning to be used as a comprehensive treatment system at several addiction treatment centers, mental health agencies and in private practices as well.

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Aug
16
to Aug 18

August 2019: 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

ICMBT - Single - 2019-06.jpg

Part One: August 16, 17, 18, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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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Sep
12
to Sep 15

Presenting - 2019 EMDRIA Conference

It is with gratitude and honor that I have been accepted to present at the 2019 EMDRIA Conference. My submission, It's Always EMDR Therapy: The Case for EMDR as a Complete Psychotherapy, has been selected for presentation. Additionally, I am thrilled that the 2019 EMDRIA Conference will be held in Orange County, CA, this September. I am very much looking forward to making the case for EMDR therapy to be implemented as a complete system of healing. I hope to see all of you there. 

www.emdriaconference.com

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Oct
11
to Oct 13

October 2019: 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

ICMBT - Single - 2019-10.jpg

Part Two: October 11, 12, 13, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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
17
to Oct 18

Oct 17-18, Memphis: EMDR Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions - The MET(T)A Protocol

This advanced training workshop showcases the healing that is possible when combining the frameworks of both Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy to create a primary clinical practice rubric for those struggling from addiction and addictive behaviors. Case studies and demonstration videos will be utilized to show how the MET(T)A Protocol – Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies – can be utilized to create a trauma-focused environment to heal those within private practice and outpatient settings as well as residential treatment centers. Participants will be guided to understanding the importance of developing their own mindfulness practices within a MET(T)A Protocol trauma-focused paradigm, and the development and practice of personal mindfulness exercises will be encouraged. The workshop concludes with concrete examples of how treatment centers, outpatient clinics and private practices alike can utilize the scaffolding of the MET(T)A Protocol for assessment, treatment planning, and improved treatment outcomes.

October 17-18, 2019 in Southaven, MS (Memphis, TN area) from 9:00am - 4:30pm CST.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

November 2019: 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

ICMBT - Single - 2019-11.jpg

Part One: November 15, 16, 17, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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
5
to Apr 7

April 2019: 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 5, 6, 7, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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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Mar
20
to Mar 22

March 21, 2019: U.S. Journal Training - 12th National Counseling Advances Conference

I really value the US Journal Training Conferences across the country and around the world for their integrity and commitment to helping people recover. It is a great privilege to be sharing a keynote and two additional presentations at the upcoming USJT 12th National Counseling Advances Conference in Las Vegas this March 20 – 22.

Check out my presentations below – and hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 11:30 am -12:30 pm
KEYNOTE - Anger and Authentic Strength: Mindfulness for Anger Management

We generally equate anger with destruction, fear and chaos, but anger is often a life-saving emotion that stems from trauma and adverse life experiences. With the use of mindfulness strategies, anger can be seen as a powerful teacher and guide that can lead us to productive, life-affirming insights and healthier relationships. In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of anger. We will dissect the ways in which anger leads to both ‘acting out’ and ‘acting in’ impulses and behaviors. And we will explore the transformation of anger into compassion, equanimity and loving kindness. Dr. Dansiger is the author of Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 • 2:00-3:30 pm
WORKSHOP - EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care

This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Thursday, March 21, 2019: • 4:00-5:30 pm
WORKSHOP - Buddhist Psychology, Trauma Focused Care, and Addiction Treatment

2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. Pierre Janet’s 3 Stage Model of Trauma Treatment provides the bridge from Buddhist psychology to proactive treatment of trauma and addiction today. Now integrated as the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), this holistic approach to treatment is now beginning to be used as a comprehensive treatment system at several addiction treatment centers, mental health agencies and in private practices as well.

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Mar
6
to Mar 8

March 2019: Speaking at the Mississippi Addiction Conference

I am excited to be speaking at the 11th Annual Mississippi Addiction Conference in Jackson, MS on March 8th, 2019. This event is sponsored by the Professionals Health Network (PHN), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Mississippi licensed professionals recover from substance use disorders. I’ll be sharing my presentation, Mindfulness, the 12-Steps and Trauma Focused Care. Really looking forward to meeting like-minded helpers and healers in Mississippi!

You can find out more about the conference, and PHN by clicking HERE.

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Mar
3
11:00 AM11:00

March 3rd - Meditation Coalition: POC / Allies Group Dharma Talk and Discussion Co-facilitated with Joanna Hardy

  • 5426 Crenshaw Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90043 United States (map)
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I was thrilled and honored to co-facilitate a discussion on systemic and historical trauma with JoAnna Hardy, the codirector of the Meditation Coalition, back in December.

This Sunday, March 3rd, we are reuniting again for part two of this discussion in the same spirit and energy of delivering mindfulness and compassion to promote resilience, resourcing, and healing from intergenerational trauma, the trauma of marginalization, the multi millennial trauma of white supremacy and patriarchy, and other systemic and entrenched historical traumas. Trauma-focused mindfulness signifies impactful and purposeful action in the delivery of healing, and this begins with awareness and acceptance manifested during discussions like the one JoAnna and I will be offering.

If you are interested in fostering change, have a desire to work on healing from systemic and historical trauma, or simply want to engage in the mindfulness of this meditation group, please join the POC / Allies Group, Sunday March 3rd from 11am-12:30pm, located at Crenshaw Yoga and Dance-5426 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, with JoAnna Hardy and myself.

For more information, please click HERE

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Feb
8
to Feb 10

Feb 2019: 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

ICMBT - Single - 2019-02.jpg

Part One: Feb 8, 9, 10, 2019

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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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
25
2:00 PM14:00

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference

January 24-27, 2019

The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Conference in Los Angeles brings the most forward-thinking and effective therapeutic approaches to treatment professionals.

Innovative and cutting-edge keynotes and a forum that encourages professional dialogue and creative treatment approaches sets this conference apart.

I am excited to be presenting on Friday, January 25th at 2:00pm:

Moving from Trauma Informed to Trauma Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach: Addictions treatment has come a long way over the centuries, particularly since the advent of Alcoholics Anonymous of 80 years ago. For the past 2,600 years, Buddhist Mindfulness and the therapies and practices it has brought about have contributed to psychological and spiritual relief to millions of people. Over the last 25 years, our understanding and the treatment of trauma related disorders and difficulties have progressed, with Francine Shapiro’s development in EMDR therapy. The understanding of the link between traumatic experiences and the difficulties and suffering of alcoholics and addicts have grown. SAMSHA and other clinical bodies have indicated the need for additions treatment to follow the principles of trauma-informed care. This presentation will make clear the theory and research behind the development and implementation of both mindfulness and EMDR Therapy through case studies and anecdotal evidence of how this model is progressing, with recommendations for further research and practice.

CEs available (more info here).

I’m also excited to be signing copies of my newest book Mindfulness for Anger Management: Transformative Skills for Overcoming Anger and Managing Powerful Emotions in the bookstore after my talk at 2PM.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Dec 2nd - Meditation Coalition: POC/Allies Group Dharma Talk and Discussion Cofacilitated with Joanna Hardy

As my first dharma specific talk in awhile, I will be cofacilitating a discussion on systemic and historical trauma with JoAnna Hardy, the codirector of the Meditation Coalition. Here is the information on location and subject matter:

Being together in tough times is crucial. We can skillfully engage with the tough stuff so that we can bring it to the light and work towards healing.

Please join the POC/Ally group, Sunday December 2nd from 11-12:30, with JoAnna Hardy and Dr. Stephen Dansiger.

Trauma informed mindfulness means having insight into intergenerational trauma, the trauma of marginalization, the multi millennial trauma of white supremacy and patriarchy, and other systemic and entrenched historical traumas. Join us to gain insight and to explore mindfulness practices that promote resilience, resourcing and trauma healing.

Crenshaw Yoga - 5426 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles
For more information, please click HERE

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Nov
10
to Nov 12

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

ICMBT - Single - 2018-11b.jpg

Part One: November 10, 11, 12, 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 - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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
8
to Nov 10

U.S. Journal Training - 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders

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The 9th Western Conference: Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I will present a workshop on Thursday afternoon:

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

10/19/18 - Clinical Dharma at the October LA-CAMFT Networking Meeting

10/19/18 - I’ll be presenting on Clinical Dharma at the October LA-CAMFT Networking Meeting.

Clinical Dharma/Buddhist Mindfulness for Clinicians, Caregivers, and Supporting Occupations
by Dr. Stephen Dansiger

As healers and helpers, we are consistently on the front lines, witnessing the suffering and hardships of our clients. Additionally, we may be dealing with our own personal struggles with relationships, health, finances, and more. 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 for millions of people. Clinical Dharma is a simple yet elegant way to maintain our direction and our purpose while also keeping our sanity by cultivating a deeper insight into the truth of suffering. By learning the tools and practices that help bring relief and meaning to our own suffering, we can share that power of transformation with those we counsel.

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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

ICMBT - Single - 2018-10.png

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: Sheraton Pasadena - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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
4
to Oct 7

Presenting at the 2018 International EMDRIA Conference

I am quite excited and grateful to be presenting two times at the 2018 EMDRIA Conference in Atlanta on October 4th through 7th, 2018. In addition to presenting about the Mindful EMDR Therapist with my colleague and coauthor Jamie Marich, I also have the opportunity to present on Buddhist Psychology, EMDR Therapy and Addictions. This presentation on the MET(T)A Protocol updates my presentation from 2016 EMDRIA International Conference in Minneapolis, and further highlights how this type of integration may help in creating systemic change in the delivery of services.

October 4th through 7th, 2018
Hilton Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
www.emdriaconference.com

In 2016, I had only really begun putting MET(T)A into action at Refuge Recovery Centers. The fact that the presentation resonated with so many at that time helped me to continue with the work. It was also at that conference that Springer Publishing signed Jamie and I to our contract to write EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

At the 2018 EMDRIA Conference, Jamie and myself, the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and StartAgain will all be well represented and our message of the power of the Standard Protocol delivered with mindfulness in the service of powerful trauma-focused care can take its next steps toward the easing of suffering for many beings.

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Sep
13
to Sep 16

Keynote Presentation at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders: The MET(T)A Protocol

  • Resort and Conferece Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will open one day of the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to continue to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care. As my presentations at EMDRIA approach, I am very excited to share with this group of participants how the power of Buddhist psychology, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can also impact other agency and private practice settings as well.

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www.c4events.org

 

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Against the Stream - Endings and Beginnings

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Tonight I will have my last opportunity to give a talk and lead meditation at Against the Stream before the doors shut. There are strong emotions internal and external. I want to share my experience with these kind of endings, and be supportive to the greater sangha as we all move through this transition. I will also speak about the need for Dharma spaces to become more trauma informed, and how I hope to help in that regard. The goal: Trauma informed dharma spaces, Dharma informed trauma therapy spaces, all of it connected and working together to provide an end to suffering. 

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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: Sheraton Pasadena - 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. Teleconferencing is available from many of our consultants, a needed feature for many trainees who travel for the training parts. 

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.

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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Aug
7
to Aug 8

2 Nights of Dharma in Amsterdam

I am going to co-facilitate two nights of meditation, dharma talks and discussion at DharmaPunxNetherlands with Against The Stream facilitator Bay Hagebeek. I love having this first opportunity to teach in the Netherlands, and the opportunity to team teach, something I did so often for so long in my career as an educator.

Each night will have a distinct theme:

Tuesday, August 7 - Cultivating Kindness: The Brahmaviharas
In the Upaddha Sutta, Ananda said to the Buddha: “This is half of the holy life, lord: admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie.” The Buddha’s response goes a bit further: “Don’t say that, Ananda. Don’t say that. Admirable friendship, admirable companionship, admirable camaraderie is actually the whole of the holy life. When a monk has admirable people as friends, companions, and comrades, he can be expected to develop and pursue the noble eightfold path.” This teaching on good friendship suggests that sangha can bring on the factors of enlightenment, 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. These talks, discussions, meditation and Q and A will guide participants to develop these four heart practices not as a spiritual bypass, but rather as a path to the transformation of suffering.

Wednesday, August 8 - Defenses Down: Diversity, Inclusion and the Transformation of Suffering
How do the core teachings of the Buddha, the 4 Noble Truths and the 8 Fold Path apply to issues of Inclusion, identity, diversity, and gender?  How can we apply other teachings such as the 3 Refuges and the 3 characteristics to these issues? Modern mindfulness teachers as well as modern trauma theory also outline the critical need for the understanding of the impact of institutionalized trauma on individuals and groups of people. Building on the first night's teaching, cultivation of positive states and resources can be a key to success in bringing traumatic stress to an adaptive resolution.These talks, discussions, meditation and Q and A will help participants to explore how the 8 Fold Path and our insight and metta practices relate to and apply to our modern difficulties.

http://www.dharmapunxna.org/events/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dharmapunxnijmegenarnhem
https://twitter.com/@DharmaPunxNA/

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Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

MET(T)A Protocol in London

On Friday July 27, Mark Brayne and EMDR Focus have invited me to present a day long workshop on the MET(T)A Protocol in London. Last year Jamie presented EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness, and this year I am coming in to focus more specifically on the elements of Buddhist psychology in EMDR therapy, and the application of mindfulness, the 8 Phase Protocol and the AIP model as a systemic template for addiction treatment. I will also be sharing the implications for other treatment settings including general mental health and private practice. This is the first of I hope many opportunities in Europe and throughout the world to share this information.

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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.

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Jul
15
to Jul 18

Keynote Presentation at the CORE Conference: The MET(T)A Protocol

  • Omni Amelia Island Plantation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I will open the second full day of the CORE Conference on Monday morning with a talk on "Moving from Trauma-Informed to Trauma-Focused Care: A Mindfulness Based Multi-Modal Approach." I am excited for the opportunity to share my experience thus far with the MET(T)A Protocol, and to help participants start to think and work proactively and systemically toward trauma-focused care from a trauma-informed perspective. The momentum has been shifting in this direction for awhile now, and now I am very grateful to have opportunities like these to deepen and broaden the dialogue about and the practice of trauma-focused care, particularly in agency settings. I am very excited to share how the power of Buddhist psychology, clinical mindfulness strategies, EMDR therapy and AIP model as a template for treatment continues to be a possible game changer in the treatment world, and how it can improve delivery of mindfulness based EMDR therapy in other agency and private practice settings.

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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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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Talk, Meditation and Q&A in Atlanta

I will give a talk on June 13th in Atlanta on "Kindness and the Transformation of the Suffering of Addiction" The ancient and modern teachings of the historical Buddha and those who have followed over the millennia have outlined many aspects of the addiction experience, including the core teaching that our suffering is created by craving, clinging, and aversion. Also outlined are some of the elements of the recovery experience: Lovingkindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity. These qualities are often described as the result of years of dedicated recovery practice, but can also be cultivated directly right now 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 and allowing for long term recovery from addiction. This talk, meditation and Q&A 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 of addiction.

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Jun
13
to Jun 15

U.S. Journal Training - 5th Southeast Conference: TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders

The 5th Southeast Conference - TRAUMA, Addiction & Intimacy Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders.

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics.

The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

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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
waiting list only

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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May
30
to Jun 1

U.S. Journal Training - 31st Annual Northwest Conference: Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders

The 31st Annual Northwest Conference on Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders provides a forum for exploring the complex issues within the physical, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions of mental illness and addictive disorders

A premier training event, specializing in mental health and the addictions field. US Journal Training, Inc. and The Institute for Integral Development present a combination of nationally recognized faculty who can address a wide variety of today’s most relevant topics. The result is a highly acclaimed national training event featuring customized training opportunities for developing new treatment strategies and the sharing of research advances for clinicians and counselors.

I am very excited to be working with US Journal, and even more excited that I will have the opportunity to present two different workshops, first on Wednesday and then on Thursday.

EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness: Redefining the Paradigm for Trauma-Focused Care:
This presentation combines the wisdom of Buddha, Pierre Janet, modern mindfulness teachers and Dr. Francine Shapiro, providing a new way of envisioning trauma-focused care. We will focus most directly on the infusion of Mindfulness practices into EMDR therapy in all 8 phases of the standard protocol, as described in the book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care by Dr. Dansiger and Jamie Marich. It is appropriate and of interest both for EMDR trained and non-EMDR trained therapists.

Buddhist Psychology and Trauma-Focused Care:
2600 years ago the historical Buddha proposed and transmitted a complete psychology over his 45 years of teaching. The MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment for Trauma and Adverse Life Events) is described, usable tools are taught and experienced, expanding in particular on the Buddhist concepts found in Dr. Dansiger’s new book (with Jamie Marich) EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care.

CEs are available (more information here)

Click through to learn more / 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.

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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)
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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.

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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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Apr
27
to Apr 29

April 27th - Meditation and Talk at Light Hustler Retreat

Anna David, Ryan Hampton and Garrett Hade present An “Enhance Your Recovery” retreat for an intimate group of change makers from all over the country. Experience treatments that will relax and enliven you, participate in workshops that will inspire you creatively and connect in person with all your virtual friends during this weekend of workshops, live events, networking and bonding in Hollywood, California.

Back in the day I spent a good deal of time on Anna David's podcast... and we have been friends for much of my time I have been in LA. It has been a trip watching her grow her influence in leaps and bounds over the years. I am so happy to have been invited by her and her colleagues at Light Hustler Ryan Hampton and Garrett Hade to deliver the opening meditation and talk for all those participating.

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