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Brainspotting Phase 1
Introductory Level

Course Objectives

  1. Summarize the standards of care and professional practice of the International Brainspotting Association.
  2. Describe the hypothesized neurological underpinnings of how brainspotting works.
  3. Summarize the research that supports the hypothesized way in which eye positions activate and access midbrain activity.
  4. Explain the uncertainty principle as it relates to brainspotting.
  5. Describe the concepts of simultaneous neurobiological and relational attunement.
  6. Explain the importance of client-therapist attunement during brainspotting.
  7. Explain how the treatment frame is set and held by the therapist.
  8. Explain the role of focused mindfulness in brainspotting.
  9. Discuss the similarities and differences between the activation and resource models of brainspotting.
  10. Explain the concept of limbic countertransference.
  11. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the outside window brainspotting technique.
  12. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the inside window brainspotting technique.
  13. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the gaze spot brainspotting technique.
  14. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the resource model of brainspotting technique.
  15. Assess the appropriate brainspotting techniques for the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder, including the Dissociative Subtype, and other trauma-related symptoms.
  16. Describe two challenges to assessing and providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with Complex PTSD.

 

Course Agenda

Day 1

9:00 – 9:30 amCourse Overview
9:30 – 10:45 amBrainspotting Intro, History, Research, etc.
10:45 – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 – 11:30 amDiscussion, Powerpoint Presentation
11:30 – 12:45 pmOutside Window Demo with Debrief
12:45 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:00 pmOutside Window Practicum with Debrief
2:00 – 4:00 pmOutside Window Practicum with Debrief
4:00 – 4:15 pmBreak
4:15 – 5:30 pmInside Window Demo with Debrief

Day 2

9:00 – 9:15 amDay 1 Recap
9:15 – 9:30 amInside Window Recap
9:30 – 11:30 amInsice Window Practicum with Debrief
11:30 – 11:45 amBreak
11:45 – 12:45 pmGazespotting Demo with Debrief
12:45 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:00 pmGazespotting Recap
2:00 – 4:00 pmGazespotting Practicum with Debrief
4:00 – 4:15 pmBreak
4:15 – 5:00 pmSmall Group General Q&A
5:00 – 5:30 pmLarge Group Q&A

Day 3

9:00 – 9:30 amDay 2 Recap
9:30 – 10:45 amResource Approach, DID with Powerpoint
10:45 – 11:00 amBreak
11:00 – 11:30 amQ&A, Resource Approach
11:30 – 12:45 pmResource Demo with Debrief
12:45 – 1:45 pmLunch
1:45 – 2:00 pmResource Recap
2:00 – 4:00 pmResource Practicum with Debrief
4:00 – 4:15 pmBreak
4:15 – 4:45 pmSmall Group: Using BSP with Various Populations
4:45 – 5:30 pmLarge Group Q&A with Final Recap