Work more successfully with your clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder:
Valuable Perspectives and Tools from
Structural Dissociation, Ego State Therapy
and EMDR Therapy.
Co-Presented by Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
and Gillian Clissold, LPC

"Fabulous day. I really appreciate Farns' openness and style of teaching. This felt like a safe place to learn." - Past Participant

"I better understand the likelihood of my clients having DID or DDNOS and now have a greater ability to recognize it. I have much, much, much, much more to learn!" - Past Participant

"Gillian's videos helped me learn language and approaches with clients and helped me with ideas for intervention." - Past Participant
An online webinar
August 7th, 2021
10:30AM-6:00PM Eastern Daylight Time

The client's gracious consent to have her videos shown does not allow for videotaping. There is no delayed viewing of this event. Gillian and I will repeat this webinar again on October 9th.

What past participants have said:

"It was really fascinating watching how each session unfolded and the collaboration among parts."
"Learning the skills and then watching the example via video was awesome."

"Thank you, Gillian, for sharing your client and your work with us to encourage us."

  • Describe the complex internal structure of clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
  • Identify when dissociative phobias are blocking EMDR therapy and several useful ways to lessen their impact.
  • Utilize newly learned skills to communicate more effectively with alters (Apparently Normal Parts/Emotional Parts), especially perpetrator introjects/imitator parts
  • Working through the Self, build communication and trust among parts of the personality.
  • Discuss several specific ways to use EMDR very early in treatment to stabilize clients with DID.
  • Explain how to empower the adult to take care of internal child parts and why we avoid the reification of child alters/Emotional Parts.
  • Identify when to work through the client and when to work directly with dissociated self- states.

7 NBCC CE hours approved for social workers, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPCs
7 EMDRIA CEs Approved

Regular registration $140
Past Participants of my "Day 3" workshop: $100
A group of 3 or more registering together: $115
Community Mental Health 30+ hours: $125
A group of 3 or more CMH registering together: $100
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.

This advanced webinar is open to all clinicians & prescribers.
It presumes some knowledge about Dissociative Disorders.
Several articles will be sent in advance to all registrants. Participants who read them felt much better prepared for the webinar.
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 and a Trauma Recovery (HAP) Facilitator since 2005. Since 2007, Farnsworth has taught an academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy in Western Massachusetts. Farnsworth began his study of Ego State Therapy and dissociation in 2001. Since 2013, he has presented workshops around the country. 

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.
GILLIAN CLISSOLD, LPC, is owner and director of Quarternote Counseling, LLC in Virginia. She is Certified in EMDR and Equine Assisted Therapy and has completed Level 3 in Internal Family Systems. She has completed extensive supplementary training in DID including a weeklong intensive with Dolores Mosquera in Spain. In a prior career, she was highly regarded as a university professor for 20 years.

Inquiries? contact:
Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
413-256-EMDR (3637)