Coming to New Orleans, LA
Sponsored by: Carol Miles LCSW
Co-Sponsored by: LSUHSC Center for Evidence to Practice
Interested in addressing Addictions and Behavioral Addictions with EMDR and getting lost in a maze of Feeling States, DeTURs and
stabilization barriers? Need some direction? No worries, we’ve been down those roads and created a step by step, phase by phase, treatment
map that we want to share it with you!
Using demonstration, case presentation, lecture, video clips, and practicum this workshop explores the use of EMDR in the treatment of
substance dependence and other compulsive behaviors—specifically, with clients who are not yet abstinent. This treatment focused workshop
teaches you how to stabilize clients and desensitize addiction memory networks without triggering increased substance use or relapse.

Presented by Hope Payson LCSW, LADC and Kate Becker LCSW, RYT
Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a licensed clinical social worker, alcohol and drug counselor and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 20 years of experience working in community mental health in the following capacities: director of a supportive housing program for domestic violence survivors, coordinator of an assertive community treatment team and originator of a homeless outreach program that included on-site assessment, treatment placement and long term follow up for clients with histories of addiction and trauma. She was the Clinical Director for EMDR HAP for seven years and remains an active HAP volunteer. She currently coordinates a group private practice in Winsted, Ct. She provides EMDR consultations to clinicians working in private and community settings.
Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher. Kate’s focus is in the treatment of addiction, anxiety disorders and trauma. She has worked in community mental health and substance abuse clinics, group homes, and in palliative care. Kate has facilitated a variety of therapy groups including Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Co-Occurring disorders, and DOVE (domestic violence offenders). Kate is the founder and director of A Room with a New View, Inc.; a non-profit that provides renovation and decorating to non-profit group homes and community centers. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and is in private practice in Glastonbury, CT.

Clips from Hope’s documentary “Uprooting Addiction” will be included in the training



Training integrated into EMDR Phases of Treatment
• Phase 1–Learn history and case conceptualization concerns unique to Clients with histories of addictions.
• Phase 2–Increase your knowledge of stabilization techniques used with persons with addictions. Grow more confidence about your ability to address the needs of nonabstinent Clients.
• Phase 3-8–Learn how to desensitize the urges, cravings, and feeling states that trigger self-defeating behaviors. Increase your ability to create solid target sequence plans that will help your Clients create lives worth staying abstinent for.

Program Timeline and Content
Day One
8:30-10:00 AM – Intro of Presenters and brief survey of knowledge base of audience. Introduction to the use of EMDR with addiction and the connection between trauma and addiction—citing research in this area. Discussion about using EMDR to address active addiction versus waiting for abstinence.
10:00-10:30 How to take a trauma/addiction sensitive client history and assess for stage of change and common risk factors. Lecture and video clips.
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 History continued. Practicum—History taking and motivational interviewing questions.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Review of phase 2 protocols and preparation phase and the use of A.J. Popky’s “Positive Treatment Goal”, addiction specific resources, and the use of future template to build access to healthier coping skills. Video, demonstration, and practicum.
1:30-2:30 Practicum—Resource Enhancement and Positive Treatment goal
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:00 Desensitizing triggers, urges and cravings. A.J. Popky’s DeTUR protocol and other protocols that address these components of addiction memory. Lecture and video clips.
4:00-4:30 Review—questions and answers
Day Two
8:30-9:30 Practicum-Desensitizing urges, cravings and triggers
10:30-10:45 Introduction to how to identify “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”, Miller’s Feeling State Protocol and Knipe’s Level of Positive Affect Protocol
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 How to desensitize “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”. Lecture and video clips.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Practicum—Desensitizing “Maladaptive Positive Feeling States”.
2:15 2:30 The use of the Standard EMDR Protocol to address common treatment barriers.
2:30-2:45 Break
2:30-3:00 Treatment “flow chart”—presentation about treatment planning considerations.
3-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 Sculpture Group Demonstration—reviewing “treatment map” or choices when working with addictions.
4:00-4:30 “Floating forward” to Monday—consultation/questions about using concepts presented in the training with clients in the future.

All taught step-by-step with videos, demonstration and practicum



DATE AND TIME: 11/8 & 11/9      8:30-4:30
LSU New Orleans School of Public Health
New Orleans, LA
Cost: $350.00 if registered before 9/26/19, $375.00 After 9/26/19
$325.00—for Clinicians working full time in the non-profit sector- please complete
the last page of this flyer and mail in your payment to access this discount.
Participant Requirements:
A mental health counseling license and full EMDR training by an EMDRIA
approved organization
Register for this event online at or contact for more information

13 EMDRIA Credits–12005
Hope Payson maintains responsibility for this program in accordance with EMDRIA Standards

13 Continuing Education Credits offered by maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates are awarded
online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a key code and completing an evaluation form. Licensed Professionals
should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
Your source for continuing education online
13 Continuing Education Credits offered by and approvedby:
• is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
• Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), provider #1142, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.
maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2017-1/5/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
• The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2020
• California BBS: is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized
certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.
• The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2020
• The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2020.
• The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider – 1622 expires 2/28/2020.
• Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
• Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2020
• The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2020 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
• The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2020 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
• The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2020
• New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120

This workshop is intended for Mental Health Professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors) who have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training (Weekends 1 and 2).

Cancellation Policy: Full refund minus $40.00 fee if cancelled with a 2-week notice, no refunds after.

Grievance Procedure: Grievances should be written and will be replied to within 10 days.

Current research is limited to the application of EMDR to trauma-related disorders

This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact Hope Payson if special accommodation is required.

Mail in Registration Form for EMDR Therapy and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioral Addictions in
New Orleans, LA 11/8 & 11/9/19
Please return this page with payment promptly to:
Hope Payson 92 High Street, Winsted, CT 06098, as workshop space is limited.
Registrant name:
Phone number and email address:
To qualify for the non-profit agency discount ($325.00 registration), you must work at least 40 hours a week in a non-profit agency, if taking this option, where do you work?
Contact person and phone # to verify full time employment if employed by an agency:_____________________________________________________
Credentials and license # (necessary for EMDRIA Credits and CEU’s):
Level of EMDR training, training organization, location and date of training—YOU MUST be EMDR Basic training, by an EMDRIA approved organization to attend.
We will confirm with you via email and send you location details. Questions? : (860)830 6439