Read the book "EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care' by Dr. Jamie Marich & Dr. Stephen Dansiger. Explore the study guide, take the test, and earn EMDRIA advanced credits! (Cost of book is separate from the course).
Please note, you have 30 days from the time of enrollment to complete this course.
Based on the belief that mindfulness is a critical component in the delivery of EMDR, this innovative text integrates mindfulness-informed practice with EMDR therapy to create an effective new approach for healing trauma. Based on current evidence-based research, the book demonstrates—with clear, step-by-step guidelines--how clinicians can conceptualize and deliver trauma focused care in both mental health and addiction treatment. Infused with practical applications, the book provides clearly articulated and effective approaches that provide a concrete beginning, middle, and end of treatment planning. Following a description of the long history of mindfulness practices, the book offers guidelines for developing one’s own mindfulness practice—emphasizing the use of trauma focused language--and suggestions for teaching specific techniques to clients. The book describes both classic and creative mindfulness practices, including breath awareness/sensory grounding, breath meditation, body scanning, feeling tone meditation, labeling, standing meditation, walking meditation, and lovingkindness meditation, along with using day-to-day objects as a meditative focus, movement practices, the expressive arts, and other forms of creativity.
(1) Offers a complete framework for healing trauma by integrating mindfulness-informed practice with EMDR therapy
(2) Provides clearly articulated, step-by-step approaches that are evidence-based
(3) Authored by noted experts in EMDR and mindfulness-based therapies
(4) Includes guidelines for developing one’s own mindfulness practice and tools for teaching specific practices to clients
(5) Describes both classic and creative mindfulness practices
After reading this book, accessing the supplementary materials in the course platform and taking the test, participants will be able to:
- To define mindfulness in a classic sense and explain the meaning of mindfulness-informed interventions as a modern clinical term
- To summarize the history of how mindfulness practice and mind-body medicine played a formative role in Shapiro’s development of EMDR therapy
- To apply no fewer than five mindfulness-informed interventions in clinical situations, particularly as a component of EMDR Therapy Phase 2, making appropriate adaptations in the spirit of trauma focused care
- To explain how client grounding in mindfulness practice helps with distress tolerance in Phases 3-6 of standard protocol EMDR therapy, particularly for widening a client’s affective window of tolerance and managing difficult situations around abreaction
- To translate the mindfulness-infused skills covered in Phase 2 of EMDR therapy to solidifying an effective closure plan in Phase 7
- To discuss how fusing mindfulness-informed interventions and EMDR therapy offers a new solution for delivering trauma focused care in mental health and addiction services
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About the instructor
Dr. Jamie Marich describes herself as a facilitator of transformative experiences. A clinical trauma specialist, expressive artist, writer, yogini, performer, short filmmaker, Reiki master, and recovery advocate, she unites all of these elements in her mission to inspire healing in others. She began her career as a humanitarian aid worker in Bosnia-Hercegovina from 2000-2003, primarily teaching English and music while freelancing with other projects. Jamie travels internationally teaching on topics related to trauma, EMDR therapy, expressive arts, mindfulness, and yoga, while maintaining a private practice in her home base of Warren, OH. Marich is the founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and the developer of the Dancing Mindfulness practice to expressive arts therapy. She is also the co-creator of the Yoga Unchained approach to trauma-informed yoga, and the developer of Yoga for Clinicians. 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, and Dancing Mindfulness: A Creative Path to Healing and Transformation (2015). Marich co-authored EMDR Therapy & Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care along with colleague Dr. Stephen Dansiger, which was released with Springer Publishing in 2017. Her newest title, Process Not Perfection: Expressive Arts Solutions for Trauma Recovery, released in April 2019. North Atlantic Books is publishing a second and expanded edition of Trauma and the 12 Steps, due for release in the Summer of 2020. Marich’s writing and work on Dancing Mindfulness was featured in the New York Times in 2017. In 2015, she had the privilege of delivering a TEDx talk on trauma. 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.
This course meets the requirements for 12 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Course Approval: #10002-DL27.
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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 (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
This is a reading based, self-paced distance learning course. This is an intermediate level course. Completion reading materials, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/fasle and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evauluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.
This course was first published February, 2018.
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