Date(s) - 10/13/2023 - 10/15/2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This 3-day Brainspotting Phase 2 training will begin with an extensive review of Outside and Inside Window Brainspotting and Gazespotting, with an emphasis on how to clinically interact with clients.
Trainees will be introduced to several important applications. This includes One-Eye Brainspotting including the use of One-Eye goggles. Also taught is 3 Dimensional Brainspotting using the “Z-Axis” of Brainspotting close and far; this includes Vergence Therapy which expands the Z-Axis to activate the vagus nerve through the ocular cardiac reflex.
Additional technical refinements will be presented including “Rolling Brainspotting,” with slow eye tracking stopping briefly on each Brainspot.
Advanced techniques will also include combined Inside-Outside Brainspotting where both reflexive responses and client sense of highest activation are used together to find Brainspots.
Day 3 will be devoted to the second level of the Advanced Resource Model. This will entail combining the resource aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis Brainspotting. This addresses working with clients with Very Complex PTSD and those outside of the Brainspotting Window of Tolerance.
Techniques taught with PowerPoint lecture, discussion with Q & A, demonstrations and practicums.
Through lecture, live demonstration and small group practice participants will learn to do the following:
- Review components taught in Brainspotting (Outside and Inside Window)
- Define Frame and Focus Brainspotting Diagnosis and Treatment
- Demonstrate 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and Vergence Therapy
- Define and demonstrate Rolling Brainspotting
- Define and demonstrate One-Eye Brainspotting
- Define and demonstrate the 2nd level of the Advanced Resource Model.
The training opens at at 8:30 am on the first day.
Training runs from 9 am – 6 pm each day.
R. Cassidy Continuing Education Credits
This event may be eligible for CEs for some therapists, depending on state and degree, through R Cassidy Seminars. Please check eligibility in your state.
If R Cassidy Seminars is not an approved sponsor of continuing education in the state in which you are licensed, please click here to find out if it is possible to receive credit for continuing education from an approved sponsor of another state licensing board.
If you are eligible for CEs from R Cassidy Seminars, the fee is $30, and you can sign up before or after registration to receive credits.
About the Trainers
Pie Frey is pleased to present this training with Keisha Ward, Consultant
Keisha Ward is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in private practice in NC. She is a certified Brainspotting consultant who utilizes an integrative approach to bring healing to the community through individual and group counseling, trainings, and consultations. Keisha primarily works with individuals who have experienced various traumas (complex, vicarious, critical incidents, racial, sexual), PTSD, grief, intimate partner violence, anxiety, depression, and life adjustments.
Keisha began working in her community over 20 years ago as an advocate for survivors of trauma. She believes everyone innately has in them what they need to heal. As a result, she has a passion for working with other clinicians across a spectrum of specialties in learning to support clients on their healing journey. Keisha graduated from Regent University with a concentration in trauma. In addition to Brainspotting, she is also certified in TFCBT, trained in IFS, EMDR, EFT, and Sandtray and Somatic Experiencing.
Pie Frey, PsyD. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She has worked in mental health settings, adolescent treatment programs and private practice since 1982. Dr. Frey works with adolescents and adults. Specialties include working with all types of trauma, including childhood trauma; sexual abuse; addictions, mood and anxiety disorders; traumatic brain injuries; and trans-generational issues. She also has expertise working with performance enhancement, mind-body issues and spirituality. She has also developed a Brainspotting protocol for relieving obsessive-compulsive symptoms.