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Thu, 07 Apr


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EMDR and Perinatal Mental Health - presented by Mara Tesler Stein

*Please note that this workshop is taking place over two consecutive mornings - Thursday 7 April: 9.30am - 1pm & Friday 8 April: 9:30am - 1pm*

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EMDR and Perinatal Mental Health - presented by Mara Tesler Stein
EMDR and Perinatal Mental Health - presented by Mara Tesler Stein

Time & Location

07 Apr 2022, 09:00 – 08 Apr 2022, 13:00

Online event

About the Event

About this event

This workshop will introduce attendees to the wide range of disruptive events that can occur in the perinatal period, teach them to identify characteristics of those events that induce ruptures in the normative developmental path of family-building, and to recognize the common clinical presentations of patients suffering in the aftermath of disruptive and traumatizing perinatal events.

Through this training, attendees will gain an understanding of the Three Core Tasks parents face during the perinatal period (Davis & Stein, 2003). This comprehensive framework guides clinicians around history-taking and case conceptualization, allowing them more nuance and specificity as they assess ruptures in the perinatal period.

Using EMDR’s 3-prongs and 8-phases, the lens of Adaptive Information Processing, and the guiding framework of the Three Core Tasks, attendees will hone their clinical conceptualization skills, which will guide their decision making around the preparation and resourcing phases of EMDR and their choice of targets and protocols (for phases 3-7).

With the use of case examples and structured conceptualization materials incorporating the Three Core Tasks, participants will see how this case conceptualization and treatment-planning model integrates seamlessly with EMDR therapy’s 8-phase standard protocol.

  • Increase your knowledge of how trauma affects the brain, and how EMDR can improve client outcomes.
  • Update your skills and enhance your ability to identify hidden trauma in the clients you see and learn to better facilitate healing in new clients suffering perinatal trauma.
  • Learn advanced practice applications including the integration of AIP-based interventions across all prongs and phases of EMDR treatment.
  • The use of specialized protocols and modifications are also addressed during this training.
  • Case discussion, demonstration, and reflection around 'self as therapist' are woven throughout the workshop.
About the speaker

Mara Tesler Stein, Psy.D., PMH-C is a clinical psychologist practicing in Chicago and Jerusalem.

She is the founder and director of The Touchstone Institute for sychotherapy and Training where she offers both EMDR Foundational trainings for perinatal specialists & advanced EMDR workshops which take a deeper dive into the intersections and applications of EMDR and perinatal mental health.

Dr. Stein is a staunch advocate for trauma-focused care and is trained and certified in a range of integrative trauma therapies. A certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer for the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, Dr. Stein is also certified in Emotion-Focused Family and Couple Therapy, is a Gottman Certified Therapist, and continues to pursue training in Clinical Hypnosis, Yoga-Informed treatment, Advanced applications of EMDR, Brainspotting, and Ego-State therapies.

She is the co-author (with Deborah Davis, Ph.D.) of Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child: The Emotional Journey (Fulcrum, 2004) and Intensive Parenting: Surviving the Journey Through the NICU (Fulcrum, 2013).

Her trauma work is grounded in her personal perinatal journey, which began 25 years ago taking her through infertility, twin pregnancy, prolonged hospital bedrest, the NICU, and years of raising NICU graduates.

Workshop format

Please note this workshop takes place over two consecutive mornings:

Thursday 7 April: 9.30am - 1pm

Friday 8 April: 9:30am - 1pm


Recordings will be made available for a period of three months after the event.

CPD points

Six CPD points applied for. Please note to qualify for CPD points you must attend both sessions.

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