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:
-Utilize, discuss and outline the components of Brainspotting
-Utilize the techniques of "Inside Window", "Outside Window", "Body Resource" and "Gaze-Spotting"
-Utilize Brainspotting to address a wide range of issues including but not limited to Trauma, Dissociation, Somatic conditions and Anxiety
-Utilize the dual attunement frame
-Effectively utilize the theories and practices of Brainspotting
To Register for the September 11-13, at the Amen Clinic, 16 East 40th Street, 9th Floor, NYC, NY please use this link Brainspotting Phase I Registration PLEASE NOTE: IF IT IS DETERMINED THAT IT IS SAFER TO HOLD THE CLASS VIRTUALLY, THIS COURSE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON ZOOM, USING BREAKOUT ROOMS FOR THE PRACTICUMS.
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
For the September Class:
Early Bird Registration through May 12th: $745
Registration before June 30th : $795,
After June 30th: $845
Student Registration: $ 425
Interns working toward licensure, $645 through June 30th, After June 30th, $ 700
Cancellation policy: Refund of Fee minus $100 if canceled prior to Feb 15th for the March Class and June 30th for the September Class. We ask that should you need to cancel after the dates noted above 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 there will be an additional 3% service fee added to the cost.
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.
Please use this link for the 21 CEs are available through RCassidy: https://www.academeca.com/CEUReg/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=2380
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
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, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign 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 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. Maximum of (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 a maximum of (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 a maximum of (21)clock hours, #RCST110701
NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #31 Course #XXX from 03/21/2017 to 03/21/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 21 .
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0006. 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 a maximum of (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- 03397).
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:2017-137).
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for a maximum of (21) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. For a maximum of (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-00-434-0220 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 a maximum of (21) hours general, Expires 3/31/2019. 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 a maximum of (21)contact hours.
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is for a maximum of (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.