“S-I-F-T Until you Shift” an adaptation of Dan Siegel, M.D.’s S-I-F-T was presented February 12, 2016 for the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Luncheon Lecture Series at the beautiful Atascadero Lake Pavillion.

A three-hour presentation on specific to EMDR therapy and trauma:                

1) Tips and Tricks (Let Me Catch Your Drift) to remember in EMDR therapy.

2) Nuggets to know when Treating Children with EMDR therapy.

3) Foundational Interweaves: Stories and Metaphors for use with EMDR therapy (Phase 2).

These three presentations were offered to clinicians from Tulare Youth Service Bureau when they held their staff retreat in San Luis Obispo County on June 22, 2015 and stopped by on their way to Avila.

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Check back for upcoming EMDR therapy  presentations and workshops.

EMDR and Domestic Violence – “Uncovering Abusive Patterns and Transform Your Cycles with EMDR” or “How to catch a C~A~B and take a ride for free!” can be offered as a one or two-day workshop and will benefit all clinicians all of training levels.
Presentations have included: EMDR Europe Conference – Invited Presentation Introduction to EMDR in the Treatment of Domestic Violence Perpetrators.  June 28, 2014 (‎)
Milan, Italy – EMDR Italy Conference – Invited Presentation

November 8, 2013   Introduction to EMDR in the Treatment of Domestic Violence Perpetrators


EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA. Three presentations:

The Crucible of Trauma – Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and the Military with Susan H. Brown and Jamie Zabukovec. Invited Presentation for the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).

Introduction to EMDR and the Treatment of DV Victims

Introduction to EMDR and the Treatment of DV Perpetrators


Asheville, North Carolina    August 20 – 21, 2010

EMDR-HAP & EMDR Institute Facilitator, EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR, Certified Batterer Intervention Provider, Author: Integrating EMDR in the Treatment of Domestic Violence, Co-author: EMDR in the Treatment of Substance Abuse (with Susan Brown and Francine Shapiro, please see Free Handouts page)

What:            Two-day training in domestic violence and EMDR

Day One is open to everyone, Day Two is open to EMDR Clinicians who have taken the Full Basic Training from an EMDRIA Approved Training, and who have attended Day One of this training.

Where:          Asheville, NC MAHEC Mental Health| 

When:           Friday and Saturday:  August 20 – 21, 2010

Why:             Because unresolved/untreated trauma is the greatest cause of suffering, and most trauma occurs first in the home.