12/09/2017 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

steve_dansigerSteve Dansiger: EMDR and Mindfulness

Based on the belief that mindfulness is a critical component in the delivery of EMDR, Steve integrates mindfulness-informed practice with EMDR therapy to create an effective new approach for healing trauma. Using current evidence-based research, Steve will discuss how clinicians can conceptualize and deliver trauma focused care in both mental health and addiction treatment. He provides effective approaches that give concrete beginning, middle, and end of treatment planning.

Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT is Clinical Director of Refuge Recovery Centers in Los Angeles, a cutting edge addictions treatment center, where he developed and implemented the MET(T)A Method (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Addictions). The treatment utilizes Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy as the theoretical orientation and primary clinical practice. He is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist, and provides EMDR Basic Training and workshops through Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016) and avidly blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides also maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels nationally and internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Method, trauma, the Refuge Recovery treatment model, and clinician self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for almost 30 years, and teaches dharma classes regularly at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society in Los Angeles, and at other centers nationally and internationally.

Steve and his colleague Dr. Jamie Marich have completed their new book EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, to be released by Springer Publishing in November 2017.

Come network with EMDR clinicians, learn from a great speaker about a topic in the EMDR field, give and receive support from your peers in the Southern California area.

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EMDR and Mindfulness


$10 at the door.  Bring snacks to share.


Flintridge Center in Pasadena

236 W. Mountain Street Suite 117, Pasadena, CA 91103

Free parking. Close to Freeways

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