Dissociation Made Simple: An Inside Look for EMDR & Trauma Therapists: July 20-21, 2023 with Dr. Jamie Marich (Online)

9:00am-4:30pm ET Each Day

Prefer to take this course in-person? Dr. Jamie is offering this same content in Denver, Colorado June 23-24, 2023 through EMDR Denver. Please click HERE for more information and to register.

Prerequisite: At least partial basic/foundational training in EMDR Therapy

Dr. Jamie Marich is one of the few members of the EMDR Therapy training community to be fully out and proud about her experience of having a clinically significant dissociative disorder and active dissociative system. In this two-day interactive workshop, Jamie shares research interview findings from her most recent book project, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Life. A passionate advocate seeking to tear down the “us vs. them” wall that exists between clinical professionals and those with dissociative disorders, Marich used the research method in which she trained during her doctoral work (phenomenology) to investigate lived experience of people with dissociative experiences of life. Professionals, survivors, and some identifying as both, were asked to answer the same eight questions about dissociation that formed the base of inquiry for the book. In this workshop, you will receive a first-hand tour of what the project is revealing and what the implications are for advocacy and smashing stigma in the helping professions and society at large. The sixty-one project contributors share valuable insights on what works for grounding/anchoring, and deeper healing. With many people of color and Indigenous individuals offering experience for this project, the norms of Western psychology and its limited view around dissociation are necessarily challenged.

Day 1 of the course is largely foundational, using contributor insight to help participants conceptualize dissociation and all its manifestations in very human yet clinically relevant ways.

Day 2 is more specifically focused on EMDR Therapy, as the lived experiences of many contributors with EMDR Therapy—the positive, the neutral, and the cautionary tales—are explored. Dr. Marich will discuss the learning that can be taken from our contributors on how to more effectively conduct EMDR Therapy case conceptualization in a way that honors dissociative experiences.

Several opportunities for small group discussion are provided throughout the course to further translate the wisdom of the book contributors into clinical implementation. As always with Dr. Marich’s courses, participants will be challenged to look at their own experiences with dissociation as a way to help them better understand their clients.

The course (12 CEs) counts as an elective towards the Institute for Creative Mindfulness’ Advanced Certificate in Dissociation Studies for EMDR Therapists.

For full description and objectives see our website. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for complete approval information on CE credit hours. Please read the following informed consent prior to registering. After completing this initial registration, you will receive an email from Thinkific to finalize your registration and be given access to preliminary course materials in your personalized dashboard.

General sliding scale guidelines, which you will be able to self-select on an honor system at registration and checkout. If for any reason you want to attend this training but these prices are still a barrier, please reach out to us and let us know about your work and desire to take the training:

$295.00: Thriving organizations or private practices

$245.00: Private practice clinicians or professionals in need of assistance at this time

$205.00: Public agency or organization professionals in extra need of assistance at this time

By Registering for this Training, You Acknowledge and Agree to the Following:

  • Attendance: Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions if you wish to receive CE credit hours. No partial credit can be awarded.

  • Technological Requirements: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. Please plan on joining a few minutes early for troubleshooting if you are not already familiar with the platform. For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, please read through the following article: https://www.howtogeek.com/662339/how-to-join-a-zoom-meeting/. By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge that you meet the technological requirements needed to participate. If you require technical assistance, you are required to reach out to your instructor at least one week prior to the start of training.

  • Refund/Cancellation Policy:  You have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.

  • Correspondence from Training Organization: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness regularly sends correspondence about the training, including an email confirmation at registration and several emails leading up to each training. The emails presently come from [email protected]. Additionally, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness may send out emails from [email protected] . If you are not receiving these emails, you are required to check your spam folder as correspondence from new organizations often ends up there. Once you receive your first correspondence, please save the email to your address book. If you have not received a confirmation email or other correspondence from the organization within seven days of the event, it is your responsibility to reach out to us by email or phone.

  • Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistant if any unexpected problems arise. Staying present for online learning can come with its unique set of challenges, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or an assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.

  • Accommodations: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness follows the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We ask that if you are in need of any special accommodations that will allow you to take your training with us online, please email us with any special requests thirty days before the scheduled training. If, during the training, a need for an accommodation arises, you are expected to contact your instructor and/or practicum assistant immediately and we will discuss the best possible solution.
  • Preparedness for Doing Your Own Work: If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training at your own risk, and agree to alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members.

Email [email protected]  with any questions or concerns. After registering for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific, which will ask you to complete your registration and give you access to the course portal. 



ICM Founder & Director Jamie Marich

Dr. Jamie Marich (she/they/we) began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice and online education operations in her home base of Akron, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness approach to expressive arts therapy. Marich is the author of EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches for Using EMDR with Every Client (2011), Trauma and the Twelve Steps: A Complete Guide for Recovery Enhancement (2012), Creative Mindfulness (2013), Trauma Made Simple: Competencies in Assessment, Treatment, and Working with Survivors, Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015), and Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery (2019). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger in 2018, and their new book with Springer Publishing Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma-Focused Guide released in 2021. North Atlantic Books published a revised and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps in the Summer of 2020, and they released The Healing Power of Jiu-Jitsu: A Guide to Transforming Trauma and Facilitating Recovery in 2022. Her latest release with North Atlantic Book, Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Life came out in January 2023. She has three more projects in the works with North Atlantic Books, including her personal memoir about surviving spiritual abuse called You Lied to Me About God, due out in Autumn 2024. The Huffington Post published her personal story of being out as a clinical professional with a dissociative disorder in May 2023. The New York Times featured Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness in 2017 and 2020. NALGAP: The Association of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies awarded Jamie with their esteemed President’s Award in 2015 for her work as an LGBT advocate. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) granted Jamie the 2019 Advocacy in EMDR Award for her using her public platform in media and in the addiction field to advance awareness about EMDR therapy and to reduce stigma around mental health. Jamie also sits on the editorial board of the EMDR Journal of Practice and Research, and she was the 2008 winner of the Poster Research Award at the EMDRIA Annual Conference.

Continuing Education Approvals

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 12 continuing education (CE) credit hours for this course:

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

National Board for Certified Counselors

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness has been approved by NBCC as an Approved  Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6998. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC  credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Association of Social Worker Boards

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 18 continuing education credits.

This course is APPROVED by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved training provider in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. EMDRIA is not a provider of continuing education, although they do authorize training providers in EMDR therapy after a rigorous approval process. The EMDRIA approval number for this course is #10002-143.

A General Note About Approvals

Please also note that APA-approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards within the state of Pennsylvania. In both of these cases, separate paperwork does not need to be filled out. Many state boards also accept out-of-state providers, which is why our Ohio approvals appear on every training. In some states, pre- or post-program approval forms must be sent, and you are responsible for checking into the rules of the licensure board in your state as to what is required. Please let the Institute for Creative Mindfulness know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.

Course Curriculum

    1. PowerPoint Handout- June/July 2023

    2. Dissociation Infographic 2023

    3. Navegando Disociacion (en Español)

    4. Window of Tolerance Infographic

    5. The Wheel of Tolerance (Katarina Lundgren)

    6. Separating Fact from Fiction (Bethany Brand, et al. Article)

    7. Article and Websites Referenced in Course

    8. Petals of a Rose- Short FIlm

    1. Dissociation Made Simple: Book Website and Resources

    2. ICM Dissociation and Addiction Resrouces Page

    3. Redefine Therapy Store

    4. Advanced Certificate in Dissociation Studies for EMDR Therapists

    1. Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    2. Course Evaluation (Needed for CEs)

    1. Curt Rouanzoin Video Interview

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