Phase 1 September 21-23, 2022; 9am-6pm ET; On Zoom
Brainspotting is a powerful and effective approach to healing and wellness that harnesses the nervous system’s ability to reorganize and realign itself, enhancing resilience and facilitating change. Discovered in 2003 by psychotherapist Dr. David Grand, Brainspotting accesses the brain-body's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities in the context of neurobiological and relational attunement. In Brainspotting, a person's brain-body activation around a particular issue is paired with a relevant eye position, called a Brainspot, that locates, processes and releases trauma, allowing the brain-body system to regain homeostasis.
Become a Certified Brainspotting Therapist
Requirements include: Phase 1: 3 day Course, Phase 2: 3 day Course, 50 documented hours of clinical practice utilizing Brainspotting and a minimum of 6 hours of consultation by an approved Consultant or Trainer where you demonstrate competence with model.
This Brainspotting Phase 1 Workshop, your 1st step in becoming a certified Brainspotting therapist, will help you stay abreast of the most recent brain-based breakthroughs in treating clients with PTSD; providing you with powerful tools to process through traumatic experiences as well as emotional, somatic and performance issues.
Phase 1 Seminar Objectives
Through lecture, live demonstration and practicums participants will learn to do the following:
1. Discriminate between outside and inside window
2. Demonstrate how to find an outside window Brainspot
3. Identify when to utilize outside window
4. Demonstrate how to locate an inside window Brainspot
5. Identify when to use an inside window Brainspot
6. Explain what is meant by following the tail of the comet
7. Demonstrate how to correctly utilize a pointer to locate a Brainspot
8. Describe what is meant by dual attunement
9. Demonstrate the utilization of dual attunement in a practicum session
10. Describe a Brainspot
11. Identify what areas of the Brain are being accessed during a Brainspotting session
12. Describe what is meant by Limbic Countertransference and what impact it has on a Brainspotting therapist.
13. List 3 ways of finding a Brainspot
14. Describe a Body Resource
15. Locate and utilize a Body Resource
16. Utilize Gazespotting in a therapy session/practicum
17. Explain what WAIT means and why it is important
PLEASE NOTE THAT COURSE CONTENT IS AT THE INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
To Register for the Phase 1 class please use this link Brainspotting Phase I Registration PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS LINK UNLESS YOU INTEND TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS. If you have questions please email me at [email protected]
The registration process is not complete until you pay for the training by sending in payment, as noted below.
Once we receive notification of your registration and payment we will send you a confirmation letter with more details.
Trainer: Dr. Susan Pinco, LCSW
CoTrainer: Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, FT, RDT is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 29 years in private practice. She is a Brainspotting Trainer and Certified Consultant, and a member of David Grand’s NY supervision group. She has been using Brainspotting since its inception. She is beginning research on Brainspotting using EEG and Eye-Tracking equipment for her PhD through International University for Graduate Studies. Deborah is a masters graduate of NYU’s Drama Therapy Dept. As a grief therapist, she holds her FT from ADEC. She is the author of the double award-winning audiobook, Journey Through Pet Loss. Originally an actress, she earned her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music and is still in the professional actor’s unions, AEA and SAG/AFTRA. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 908 507-4254
Standard Early Bird Registration through June 1, 2022: $ 795
Standard Registration from August 2, 2022: $795,
After August 3, 2022: $845
Non-working Student Registration: $ 425
Interns working toward licensure, $645 through June 1, 2022, After June 2, 2022: $ 700
NOTE: Large Group Prices available upon request. All prices listed are for Zelle, Venmo or Check. There is a 4% processing charge for credit cards.
Cancellation policy: Refund of Fee minus $100 if canceled prior to May 15th. We ask that should you need to cancel after the date noted above that you either reschedule the training with this trainer at a later date or find someone to fill your spot.
To pay, please use Zelle and send the money to [email protected] or to phone number 201-747-6789, or Venmo @Susan-Pinco. If you prefer to pay by check, please email [email protected] to notify of your intention to send a check please contact us at [email protected] You may also pay via PayPal @DrSusanPinco. If your paypal account is associated with a credit card you will be responsible for the 4% processing fee.
“This course, Brainspotting Phase 1 , Approval #211011-739, provided by Integrative Psychotherapy LLC is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: Monday, January 10, 2022 through August 31, 2022. New Jersey social workers will receive 21 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.”
NOTE: Attendees must either be a student in an accredited program in counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, coaching, ministry or medicine or have graduated from an accredited program.
If you have questions about the training, please feel free to reach out to me through this site, or call me at 201-747-6789
For grievances or complaints, contact Laurie at 516-826-7996
SCHEDULE - Eastern Time
9 - 10:30 Introduction: “The Story of Brainspotting” (including PowerPoint)
10:45-12:45 Continue Introduction
2-3:30 Outside Window Demo and Debrief
3:45-6 Practicum and Debrief
9 - 10:30 Inside Window Demo and Debrief
10:45-12:45 Practicum and Debrief
2-3:30 Gazespotting Demo and Debrief
3:45-6 Practicum and Debrief
9 - 10:30 Resource Model of Brainspotting Demo and Debrief
10:45-12:45 Practicum and Debrief
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars for a maximum of (21)CE Hours.
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program
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