Example Workshop


Practical Applications When



Strengthening Clients with Multiple/Complex Issues/Diagnoses - Who frequently have Coping/Defense Adaptations, Body/Medical Issues/Problems, and Performance/Realization Issues/Goals.

Preparing for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).




Adrianne B. Casadaban, Ph.D.

EMDRIA Approved Consultant; EMDR Institute Facilitator; Author Brain Mind Self.

Meet your amazing neuroplastic and adaptable self, who

  • enables you to enjoy competence, health, and well-being
  • developed and adapted into including living your symptoms and problems (involved with malleable experience)
  • has the potential to now readapt and reconsolidate out of them

Why not flesh out the common factors of psychotherapy with a practical framing of what basic science is discovering about 'who and how we are'? Our totality of self lives, choreographs, and performs, and uses-in-psychotherapy all the functions, capacities, dynamics, and qualities of us, which science is documenting.  A straightforward Brain-Mind-Body-as-Self frameworkof that science is presented to facilitate personal control/influence of this, our self totality in real life.

This workshop introduces participants to a practical co-guided psychotherapy process (a template) to accomplish needed readaptation/repair and prepare for EMDR trauma reprocessing, which includes:

  • Starting with client’s own health/life goals to motivate change
  • Co-guiding clients, using latest-in-evolution functions and capacities
  • Focusing on dialectically strengthening/repairing the client’s implicit right brain self (IRBS) (a major self syntheses emerging from the collaboration of neuroscience and psychotherapy, e.g., Allan Schore's work)
  • Drawing from and interweaving a wide range of extant psychotherapy approaches/theories

Science is identifying our IRBS – a self-in-attachment developmental accomplishment – as a brain-mind-body development linchpin enabling self regulation and mind-as-healer or mind-as-slayer/stressor. 

Six co-guided experiences are presented with didactic lecture, demonstration/case examples, practice exercises, and questions/answers (some audience choice).

This psychotherapy work has benefited adult and adolescent clients with problems including discrete present traumas, developmental trauma, PTSD, complex PTSD, panic disorders, attachment disorders, personality disorders, ADD, ADHD, DDNOS, pain disorders, psychological factors affecting physical condition, somatoform disorders, depressive disorders, manic-depressive disorders, eating disorders, obsessive/compulsive disorders, some behavioral and substance addiction disorders, procrastination/hoarding problems, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) clients who have integrated their alters, and difficulties achieving performance/realization goals. Due to requests, brief presentation of how the FSAP (Feeling State Addicitons Protocol) fits is covered.


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Last Updated: January 31, 2018