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dolores mosquera

A 3-Day Workshop


Days 1 & 2 - Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach


Day 3 - Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders

For mental health professionals who have completed an EMDRIA-approved basic training.

EMDRIA credits: 18



**Please make sure you have read the cancellation policy below**

Regular price $599
Jacksonville, FL-  February 26-28, 2020 
9 am to 5 pm each day

Crowne Plaza

14670 Duval Rd

Jacksonville, Florida


Hotel Group Rate: $109 per night plus applicable taxes

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All reservations must be made by Sunday, January 26, 2020 in order to receive the preferred rates. Individuals with telephone requests must call 877-786-2807 and identify themselves with Nova EMDR. Rates cannot be changed upon check-in or at checkout times for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is requested. After the cut-off date reservations will be accepted on a space available and rate available basis.


Days 1 & 2 - Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach


In this workshop, clinical case examples and video fragments will be used to illustrate interventions with EMDR for dissociative clients following the “Progressive Approach” (Gonzalez & Mosquera, 2012). Using this model, this workshop will demonstrate how EMDR clinicians can safely utilize a wide range of EMDR interventions from early in the preparatory phase of treatment for patients with dissociative disorders. 


Our aim is to provide a comprehensive model for applying EMDR therapy in the treatment of dissociative disorders, extending the AIP model to address the kinds of dysfunctionally stored information found in those with the most severe forms of traumatization and dissociative phobias. EMDR therapists will learn to integrate new interventions into their clinical work at different phases of treatment. In particular, they will learn to implement specific clinical interventions, based on ‘progressive protocols’ for dissociative disorders.


Key Content:


  • EMDR therapy and managing dissociation, an expanded AIP model

  • Managing dissociative phobias: identifying dissociative phobias and clinical strategies throughout different phases of treatment

  • Empowering the client: working through the Adult Self with EMDR Therapy

  • Understanding and exploring the internal system safely with Dissociative Disorders: clinical tools and interventions

  • The Tip of the Finger Strategy and other tools to reprocess trauma gradually and safely


Learning objectives:


  • Participants will be able to describe three key aspects of the Progressive Approach model for dissociative clients from the EMDR perspective and the AIP model

  • Participants will be able to identify three or more EMDR procedures for dissociative clients and link these to different phases of EMDR treatment

  • Participants will be able to list examples of dissociative phobias and how to describe methods to work with them

  • Participants will be able to explain three or more strategies for exploring the internal system safely in complex trauma cases

  • Participants will learn how to explain three procedures including when, where, and how to apply procedures in your clinical practice based on the book “EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach”

  • Participants will be able to list three or more subtle dissociative signals and explain how to adapt treatment pacing to these signals in each case



Day 3 - Working with Hostile Voices and Parts of the Personality in Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders


Many dissociative clients have difficulties with voices that are hostile and critical. The internal conflict is sometimes so strong that the person will even have difficulties carrying on with an ordinary conversation. One factor that affects this conflict is how the patient deals with the voices or parts of the self.


Most approaches to helping people with hostile or critical voices have something to do with either trying to get rid of the voice, such as by taking drugs until it fades away, or trying to ignore the voice or distract attention away from it. One problem with these strategies is that they all involve avoiding issues or emotions the voice may be bringing up. A key aspect to the work with hostile parts of the personality and voices is to understand their function and the meaning behind their disruptive behaviors.


A comprehensive approach is needed with the most complex cases where internal conflict can lead to harmful behaviors for the self and others. In these cases, transforming conflict through dialogue, compassion and understanding is essential. Specific procedures to work with the conflict in these clients in different phases of EMDR treatment, will be illustrated through case examples.


Key Content:


  • Identify the internal system of dissociation and internal voices that are hostile and critical

  • How to read the function and purpose behind the saboteur parts of self.

  • Using compassion and understanding to help deal with dissociative phobias within the internal system

  • Skills to reduce impasses and resistance that may complicate or reduce the efficacy of the treatment

  • Specific steps to organize the work with hostile parts and voices


Learning objectives:


  • Participants will gain skills to adapt the clinical language to the needs of clients when working with critical and hostile parts.

  • Participants will learn skills to assist clients with understanding the motivations behind self-harming behaviors such as self-mutilation and other hostile or critical dynamics

  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to dialogue with the unintegrated parts of Self and to reduce the internal conflict among the system of parts in different phases of EMDR

  • Participants will be able to list three or more basic components of clinical work with hostile parts

  • Participants will learn at least five steps to organize their work with hostile and critical parts and include it in treatment planning

About the instructor:

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist and psychotherapist, specializing in complex trauma and dissociative disorders.

She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is an accredited EMDR Europe trainer and supervisor. Dolores is the director of the Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders (INTRA-TP), a private institution where she has worked for years.


Dolores has extensive experience in leading seminars, workshops, and lectures around the world. She has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North, Central, and South America.

She has published 15 books and numerous articles on personality disorders, complex trauma, and dissociative disorders, and is a recognized expert in this field. In 2017, Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field and was made a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in 2018.

*Refund policy

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 45 days before the date of the workshop (no refund after this date). Refunds will include the ticket price less a $75 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 45 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit and workshop credits do not expire.


The workshop may be canceled or postponed 45 days prior to its date due to under-enrollment or other circumstances. Participants may want to wait before making travel arrangements. The workshop shall be canceled or postponed if unforeseen circumstances, such as presenter illness and/or a natural disaster (a flood, earthquake, tsunami, wildfire, or other major incidents) arises. Participants will be refunded 100%


All grievances must be in writing to info@nova-emdr-workshops.com and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.


*IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITY OR CONCERNS: Please contact Nova EMDR Workshops, Inc. at info@nova-emdr-workshops.com

This training is held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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