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 supervision by an approved Consultant or Trainer.
This Brainspotting Phase 2 Workshop will enable you to further enhance and develop your Brainspotting skills, helping 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.
Through Power Point Lecture, live demonstrations, Q&A and practicums participants will deepen their Brainspotting skills by reviewing approaches covered in Brainspotting Level 1 and learning the following:
- One Eye BSP, Z-Axis (3-D), Convergence BSP, Combined Outside-Inside Window, Advanced Resource Model combining aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis, Advanced Resources for working with Clients outside the BSP window of tolerance.
Attendees will also review and explore Outside and Inside Window and Gazespotting along with the corner stones of BSP; the dual attunement frame, and following the head of the comet.
Course Objectives: Attendees will be able to:
· Utilize components taught in Brainspotting (Outside and Inside Window and
· Utilize Dual Attunement Frame
· Demonstrate and use One-Eye Brainspotting
· Demonstrate and use 3 Dimensional Z-Axis and convergence Therapy
· Demonstrate and use Rolling Brainspotting
· Demonstrate and use combined Inside-Outside Brainspotting
· Demonstrate and use Second Level of the Advanced Resource Model.
The Agenda is noted at the bottom of this page.
To Register for the Phase 2 course October 25-27, 2019, at the Amen Clinic, 16 East 40th Street, 9th Floor, NYC, NY please use this link Brainspotting Phase 2 Registration
The registration process is not complete until you pay for the training by sending in payment, as noted below.
Early Bird Registration through April 15th: $745,
Registration from April 16th through August 15th: $795,
After August 16th: $845
Student Registration: $ 425
Interns working toward licensure, $645 through August 15th, After August 16th, $ 700
Cancellation policy: Refund of Fee minus $50 if canceled prior to April 15th, Cancellations from April 16 on will result in a refund of the fee minus $100. We ask that should you need to cancel after September 15th that you either reschedule the training with this trainer at a later date or find someone to fill your spot.
To pay, you may use Zelle and send the money to [email protected] or to phone number 201-747-6789. If you prefer to pay by check, please reach out to me for the address and if you wish to pay using a credit card, you may do so using Paypal but are responsible for any service fees.
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.
Once we receive notification of your registration and payment we will send you a confirmation letter with more details.
21 CEs are available through RCassidy. Register for CEs will begin soon. When it is available you can use this link: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2664
Trainer: Dr. Susan Pinco, LCSW
NOTE: Attendees must either be a student in an accredited program in counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, social work, MFT or medicine or have graduated from an accredited program. This course is geared for all Levels.
If you have questions about the training, please feel free to reach out to me through this site or call me at 201-747-6798
For grievances or complaints, contact Laurie at 516-826-7996.
Agenda for 3 Day Brainspotting Phase 2:
9:00 - 10:30 AM Review of BSP Phase 1 with extensive Q & A.
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45 - 12:45 PM Introduction to Phase 2 including PowerPoint lecture and q&a
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2- 3:30 PM One Eye BSP presentation, demonstration with extensive debrief
3:30-3:45 PM Break
3:45 - 6:00 PM One Eye BSP practicum with extensive debrief
9:00 - 10:45 AM Z-Axis and Convergence Therapy, presentation, demonstration
with extensive debrief.
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 12:45 PM Z-Axis and Convergence Therapy, practicum with extensive
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 -3:45 PM Combined Inside-Outside Window Brainspotting - presentation,
demonstration with extensive debrief.
3:45-4:00 PM Break
4 -6:00 PM Combined Inside-Outside Window Brainspotting - practicum with
9-10:30 AM Rolling Brainspotting, presentation, demonstration and practicum
with extensive debrief
10:30 - 10:45 AM Break
10:45- 12:45 PM Introduction of Advanced Resource Model. Demonstration of resource
aspects of One-Eye and Z Axis Brainspotting with extensive debrief
12:45- 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 -2- 3:30 PM Resource aspects of One-Eye and Z Axis Brainspotting practicum with
3:30-3:45 PM Break
3:45 - 6:00 PM Part 2 of Working with clients outside the Brainspotting Window of
This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars for (21)CE Hours.
This course for Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists and Chemical Dependency Counselors – All Levels
Your certificate will be available at www.ceuregistration after the course. A link will be provided to register for it.
Participants must have paid tuition fee, attended the entire 3 day seminar, as evidenced by signing in and out of each day, and completed an evaluation. Failure to sign in or out, each day, 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 the course at www.ceuregistration.com.
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. (21) CE hours
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (21) clock hours.
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Approval Period: April 15, 2018-April 15, 2021. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers will receive (21)continuing education (clinical) clock hours in participating in this course.
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (21)clock hours, #RCST110701
NJ Social Workers: An application has been made for consideration of approval for 21 Clinical CE Credits.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 21 contact hours live.
Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. For (21) hours.
MA: This activity has been certified by the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Associations for Marriage & Family therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education for (21) CE hours. Certification # (PC- 032015).
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (21) contact hours.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (21) contact hours
MN: This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for (21) hours of credit. Approval (CE:2016-130).
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (21) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. For (21) credit hours. Provider #151
Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (21) contact hours.
Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0218 for (21)CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, for (21) hours general, Expires 3/31/2018. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12228.5, for (21)contact hours.
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is for (21) CE Hours.
Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
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.
For any questions or concerns please call (516) 826-7996.
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