100 Arapahoe Ave, Ste 7, Boulder, CO

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Intensive Training Description

The Brainspotting Intensive is a master class in  advanced clinical BSP therapy skills. This course, along with 50 documented BSP sessions, is also a qualified path to achieving Brainspotting certification.

The Brainspotting (BSP) Intensive was devised by Dr. David Grand, founder, and developer of Brainspotting, to provide a deeper learning experience for Brainspotting therapists.

The registration is capped at 10 participants and the schedule is five full consecutive days. There are ten experientials in the center of the group with each participant being therapist once and client once.

Participants will learn to master Brainspotting skills, apply Brainspotting theory including “The Uncertainty Principle” and experience the “Dual Attunement Frame” that supports deep subcortical processing.

Dr. Frey will guide the trainees and personally teaching Brainspotting skills by demonstrating the most attuned, technically advanced and innovative BSP processes.

After each session she extensively debriefs the participants, as the group reviews the theory and practice of Brainspotting to prepare participants for Brainspotting certification.

Intensive Training Learning Objectives

This Brainspotting Intensive Training primarily aims to enable you to:

  • Expand clinical knowledge in the mastery of Brainspotting skills
  • Apply theory and practice to clinical applications through experientials.
  • Achieve a deeper understanding of the Dual Attunement Frame that leads to attunement and presence.
  • Understand how to assess and apply Brainspotting methods to a range of diagnoses.
  • Achieve Brainspotting certification

Skills Achieved Through Intensive Training

Through lecture, online experientials, small group practice and debriefs participants will learn to do the following:

  • Enhance therapist’s attunement with the Dual Attuement Frame
  • Understand and apply the Uncertainty Principle during a counseling process.
  • Understand the principle of  WAIT and use it during the Experientials
  • Use of multiple Brainspotting techniques during an Experiential
  • Go back into their psychotherapy office after the Intensive able to use BSP clinically

Daily Intensive Agenda

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Day 1
9:00am – 10:00amIntroduction and intentions
10:00am – 11:30amExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #1/therapist #1
11:30am – 11:45amBreak
11:45am – 12:45pmExtensive Debrief: Review of Brainspotting techniques
12:45-pm – 1:45pmLunch
1:45pm – 3:30pmRelational Attunement Experiential
3:30pm – 5:00pmExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills, build upon morning debrief) client #2/therapist#2
5:00pm – 5:15pmBreak
5:15 – 6:15pmExtensive Debrief: Review of Brainspotting techniques
9:00am – 10:15amCheck-In and Do Intentions/Gazespot Activity
10:15am – 11:45amExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #3/therapist #3
11:45am – 12:00pmBreak
12:00pm – 1:00pmExtensive Debrief
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:15pmRelational Attunement Experiential
3:15pm – 4:45pmExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #4/therapist #4
4:45pm – 5:00pmBreak
5:00pm – 6:00pmExtensive Debrief
9:00am – 10:15pmCheck-In/Intentions/Gazespot Activity
10:15am – 11:45amExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #5/therapist #5
11:45am – 12:00pmBreak
12:00pm – 1:00pmExtensive Debrief
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 2:30pmRelational Attunement Experiential
2:30pm – 4:00pmExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #6/therapist #6
4:00pm – 4:15pmBreak
4:15pm – 5:15pmExtensive Debrief
5:00pm – 6:00pmJournal Writing—Self-Awareness Activity
9:00am – 10:15amMorning Check In/Advanced Induced Gazespot Activity
10:15am – 11:45amExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #7/therapist #7
11:45am – 12:00pmBreak
12:00pm – 1:00pmExtensive Debrief
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:00pmCertification Study
3:00pm – 4:30pmExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #8/therapist #8
4:30pm – 4:45pmBreak
4:45pm – 5:45pmExtensive Debrief
4:45pm – 6:00pmJournal Writing on BSP skills

Intensive Day 5

9:00am – 10:15amMorning Check In/Advanced Induced Gazespotting Activity
10:15am – 11:45amExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #9/therapist #9
11:45am – 12:00pmBreak
12:00pm – 1:00pmExtensive Debrief
1:00pm – 2:00pmLunch
2:00pm – 3:00pmCertification Study
3:00pm – 4:30pmExperiential (role modeling & deepening BSP skills) client #10/therapist #10
4:30pm – 4:45pmBreak
4:45pm – 5:45pmExtensive Debrief
5:45pm – 6:00pmGood-byes