New Orleans EMDR Check-In and Expansion:
A Return to the Walk in the Park

A Return to the Walk in the Park:
Twists and Turns along the 
Path to Healing with EMDR Therapy
Instructors: Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. & Carol Miles, LCSW
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 4:30
Accredited for 12 EMDRIA CE’s
12 social work and professional counselor CEU’s pendingFull EMDR training is required to participate in this workshop.Registration Fees: $350 after March 21st
$325 before March 21st
$300 before March 7th
Cancellation policy: Full refund minus $50 administrative fee prior to April 1st. No refunds after
April 1st.
Register Now! checks to Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC, 110 East 7th  Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 or use paypal at


Workshop Description:
This workshop will review the Standard EMDR Protocol as it is most currently taught and used as a comprehensive psychotherapy.  Case conceptualization through the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) as informing treatment planning will be reviewed and illustrated through case material.  Case examples will be used throughout to delineate simple PTSD from complex trauma in order to clearly understand the various treatment options that could unfold at each stage of the VIII phases of treatment.  Clinical choice points will be taught regarding how and when to develop a targeting treatment plan and how to choose your entry point for processing.  More titrated procedures for processing trauma material will be discussed/taught and included in the treatment options.The lectures will help therapists consider the following:  how to assess current and past trauma, current relational stances, and developmental history; indicators for longer preparation stages with a host of additional, extended resources and tools; how to assist with greater affect regulation tailored to patient’s particular issue(s); building a treatment pan that is individually tailored and knowing when to modify that treatment plan if relevant issues emerge that require modification of the treatment plan.Time will spent reviewing/teaching protocols that are useful to have in one’s back pocket for clinical use as needed:  EMD, Loving Eyes procedures (Knipe, J.),  Constant Installation of Present Safety (Knipe, J),  Positive Affect Tolerance Protocol (Leeds, A), ego state intervention (Shapiro, R) and locating adaptations (Laliotis, D) to small t traumas.Each day, participants will have the opportunity for supervised practicum experiences designed to
help with clinical decisions based on case scenarios and strengthening the clinician’s capacity for
case conceptualization.Workshop Objectives:

1.  Review the AIP Model as the basis of EMDR therapy (technique vs. comprehensive psychotherapy) and as applicable to case conceptualization and treatment planning
2.  Relate dual awareness and window of tolerance principles to assessment of client readiness for EMDR processing
3.  Use a variety of extended resourcing strategies to stabilize clients who are unable to achieve
reliable state change and regulation
4.  Review the EMDR Targeting Plan to organize trauma processing
5.  Review the Standard 3-prong protocol for use with simple and complex PTSD
6.  Describe skills to resume blocked processing
7.  Identify and manage dissociative symptoms that arise spontaneously during processing.
8.  Learn a variety of newer interventions when clients are ‘stuck’ in old adaptational/defensive
styles and without compassion for their traumatized selves.


Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer and a Specialty Presenter. Her
current focus is on working to heal trans-generational trauma with EMDR Therapy and her ongoing
work with first responders. She is located in Stamford, CT.

Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker and EMDRIA approved Basic Trainer with offices in New Orleans and Covington LA. She maintains a general adult practice, with special expertise in trauma and eating disorders. Her passion is developing the local EMDR community.

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For further information, please contact:
Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW

We look forward to seeing you,

Karen and Carol

Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. and Carol Miles, LCSW maintain responsibility for the program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards. This workshop is held in facilities which are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Carol Miles if special accommodations are required.