An Introduction to the Integration of Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy and EMDR Therapy

presented by Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW;
with Paula Merucci, LCSW, Reginald Harris, LMFT,
Shannon Strader, LPC, and Heather Leach, LPC.
"This course really was an unexpected gem in your ability to bring so many things together in an understandable way, plus pull from so many of the theorists in the field at just the right time to explain things in a way that makes sense. I appreciate new skills I learned and your modelling of them. Your high skill as a clinician, and your own integration of your skills as well as your collaborative way of working makes you a world class teacher!!"

Carol Watson, November 6-7, 2021
EMDRIA Approved Consultant
"I loved the training and felt like I can use the skills in sessions immediately."

"It surpassed my expectations. Thank you!"

"It was so experiential and I felt comforted by the practicum experience which makes me excited to use with my clients."

"This was a phenomenal training!"
January 2022 Weekend Webinar Attendees
Live Webinar
June 24th-26th, 2022
16 CE hours from EMDRIA approved; 16 NBCC approved masters level professional CEUs (including LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, and more) approved.

Early Bird Registration advised.

Early bird registration (ends April 24th) $375
Regular registration (ends May 22nd) $425
Late registration (starts May 23rd) $475

Email Ash ([email protected]) to obtain discount code.

A group of 3 or more registering together: $25 discount per registrant
(include email addresses and names of group members)

Community Mental Health 30+ hours: $50 discount
(Agency staff: Within one week you must submit a letter on agency letterhead signed by Director or Supervisor stating you work 30+ hours and have no reimbursement fees available.)

A group of 3 or more with 30+ hrs CMH registering together: $75 discount per registrant
(must email the names and email addresses for the group to Ash as well as follow agency staff instructions above)

This webinar runs from
7pm-9pm (Eastern) on Friday
10:30am-6:45pm (Eastern) on Saturday (incl. 45 minute lunch)
10:30am-6:45pm (Eastern) on Sunday (incl. a 45 minute lunch)

6pm-8pm Fri., 9:30am-5:45pm Sat. & Sun. Central Time
5pm-7pm Fri., 8:30am-4:45pm Sat. & Sun. Mountain Time
4pm-6pm Fri., 7:30am-3:45pm Sat. & Sun. Pacific Time
"I have had many EMDR trainings over the years with facilitators top in the EMDR community. All have been extremely helpful; however, this training took all the information from all those other trainings and made sense of them.

January 2022 Weekend Webinar Attendee

This weekend webinar will give participants who have already completed the EMDR basic training the critical skills needed for working with clients who have Complex Trauma and/or Dissociative Disorders. Participants will learn about and practice developing their own Meeting Place/Conference Room, the most widely used technique for working with ego states and parts of self to resolve internal conflicts. We have added two evening hours on Friday for a more spacious approach to this work. On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a morning didactic segment followed by a break for lunch, after which there will be a demonstration of the Meeting Place with a participant volunteer. Supervised practicums in triads will be conducted both afternoons. The afternoon ends with some time for consultation. These complex clients can be treated successfully using modifications of the EMDR Protocol but without deviation in Phases 3-6.
Participants will be strongly encouraged to complete advance readings, available upon registration, before the workshop. Those unfamiliar with this subject reported difficulty in grasping the workshop content without reading the material. Advanced readings include powerful transcripts of actual Ego State Therapy and Structural Dissociation sessions with clients, used with permission.  

"This training was wonderful. I am very excited to integrate all interventions into one cohesive piece that varies for many of my clients.

January 2022 Weekend Webinar Attendee
Workshop Objectives: 
  1. Describe three core concepts of Ego State Therapy that make EMDR more effective with complex trauma clients.
  2. Understand the distinction between  Apparently Normal Parts and Emotional Parts of the Personality and how their distinct action systems clarify treatment.
  3. Assess how Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique (often called the Conference Room or Meeting Place) facilitates work with aspects of self.
  4. Demonstrate beginning confidence using the Conference Room or Meeting Place with clients through your own supervised practica experience.
  5. Apply knowledge gained to several of your complex trauma and/or dissociative clients.
  6. Discuss when to use several specific techniques during EMDR work with ego states/aspects of self.
  7. Utilize successful strategies for honoring hostile introjects’ protective intentions and gaining their alliance.
  8. Explain the usefulness of the Tip of the Finger Strategy in reducing the vehement emotion held by Emotional Parts of the Personality to facilitate EMDR treatment.
"One of the best trainings I've attended. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you everyone for everything!"

January 2022 Weekend Webinar Attendee
For questions about the workshop, contact Farnsworth Lobenstine:
FARNSWORTH LOBENSTINE, LICSW is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, serving since 2001 as a Facilitator. He has been an EMDRIA Approved Consultant since 2003. He consults nationally and internationally on Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders with EMDR trained therapists. From 2007-2019, Farnsworth taught an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. He now co-teaches them on line. Since 2013, he has presented workshops around the country and now teaches them online.

He co-authored a lengthy article published in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in 2013 on his highly successful brief, intensive treatment, using EMDR and Ego State Therapy with a woman who had been hospitalized. 

Farnsworth is passionate about the extraordinary privilege of working as a psychotherapist, walking for a time with others on their journey towards health and a vibrant life. He is equally passionate about teaching EMDR trained clinicians advanced skills so they can succeed with their most complex clients.