- Presented by Ana Gomez, MC, LPC, Registration closes end of day October 17.
October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please note: All can attend day 1 ONLY, the presentation on childhood trauma. Day 2 is for EMDR trained professionals and MUST be taken with day 1.
About the Presenter:
Ana M. Gomez, MC, LPC born in Colombia (South America) is a psychotherapist in private practice, author of several books, chapters and articles, and a lecturer internationally known for her innovative work with children and adolescents.
Ana Gomez is an EMDRIA approved consultant; an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute, EMDR-IBA and EMDR-HAP trainer.
Furthermore, Ana has received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Theraplay, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and the use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI). She has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families affected by trauma and adversity for almost 20 years.
She is the author of ”Dark, Bad Day…Go Away”, a book for children about trauma and EMDR which has been translated into four languages. Ana also developed and created “The Thoughts Kit for Kids” which is part of a series of games and tools designed to make EMDR treatment developmentally appropriate for children. Ana Co-authored with Dr. Francine Shapiro, an article on the use of EMDR therapy with children, published in 2013 in Canada. Her latest book published in the US is titled “EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation”, this book has already been translated and published in Portuguese and will be released this year in Spanish.
Additionally, Ana was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Arizona Play Therapy Association in 2011. In 2012, Ana received the Sierra Tucson “Hope Award” given to a professional that substantially contributed to education in the field of mental health.
About the Workshop:
Children who have experienced trauma and adversity come with extensive deficits and deprivations. They also present with diminished positive and negative affect tolerance and unmet needs. Providing affective EMDR treatment may in fact be intricate and will require to incorporate elements from other approaches such as play therapy.
This workshop will provide advanced strategies for case conceptualization utilizing the AIP model, affective neuroscience, the polyvagal theory and the structural dissociation theory with children with developmentally impaired regulatory systems. Play therapy strategies design to enhance the child’s capacities to tolerate positive and negative affect will be demonstrated. How to enhance the child’s ability to change state while at the same time expanding the child’s capacity to “stay with the state” will be covered.
Who Should Attend:
Day 1 is open to play therapists, family therapists, psychologists, social workers, school counsellors, and other mental health professionals working with children, adolescents and families.
Day 2 is designed for mental health professionals who hold a certificate in EMDR.
- To cancel your registration, please send us a cancellation notice via email at [email protected] no later than 2 weeks before the start of an event for a full refund less a $25.00 cancellation fee. No refund is issued if you cancel your registration within 2 weeks of the event.
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