The Triangle of Trauma: Victim, Victimizer, or Rescuer? A Master Course for EMDR Clinicians
Deany Laliotis, LICSW, is an internationally recognized trainer, clinical consultant, and practitioner of EMDR, who specializes in the treatment of traumatic stress disorders and attachment issues. She has served on the faculty of EMDR Institute,…
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Deany is a skilled master therapist and teacher with impressive depth and breadth. She is creative, contagious, and an enthusiastic therapeutic powerhouse.
—Advanced training participant
For mental-health clinicians who have completed the basic course in EMDR therapy.
This program is for EMDR-trained mental-health professionals who specialize in working with complex developmental trauma. It addresses the challenges of navigating the delicate balance between the clinical demands and the relational dynamics of the therapeutic dyad. In this workshop, you explore how therapists can inadvertently step into these roles with clients who struggle with attachment-related issues.
Deany Laliotis offers conceptual maps; practical hands-on interweave strategies; and body-oriented interventions to bring awareness to these dynamics and facilitate repair and resolution within an EMDR-based framework. This workshop includes
- Understanding Karpman’s Triangle of Trauma and the therapeutic “dance”
- How to identify a client’s predominant attachment style and implications for EMDR processing
- Identifying patterns of response/adaptations based on formative attachment experiences
- Body-oriented interventions to facilitate resolution of thwarted fight-or-flight responses
- Ways to enable mindful attunement of both the therapist’s and client’s internal experience.
Return home renewed after this journey with fellow clinicians, and enriched by a greater sense of the enigmatic territory between yourself and your clients.
Note All participants are expected to work on their own personal attachment experiences in dyads. This program is approved for 24 credit hours through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- 23.5 credits for Psychologists (PSY), $30 additional charge
- 22.5 credits for Nurses (NURS), $30 additional charge
- 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $565 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $860 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More