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

"This is by far the best training I've attended in years, it was very informative with specific examples of applying techniques and strategies. Farnsworth and Gillian are very knowledgeable about the subject matter. (I think Gillian is "the bee's knees," I could watch her work all day)."
April 3, 2021 Attendee

The skill, humility and respect offered by both Farnsworth and Gillian was inspiring. The clarity and accessible nature at which both presenters offered their knowledge and experience was brilliant and helpful. I was impressed by the team work and mechanics of the presentations as well. Thank you and much gratitude to P. (client) for her gracious offering!
April 3, 2021 Attendee

"Thank you both for such a wonderful training this Saturday! You inspire me to become more and more excelled in the area of DID and complex trauma treatment. I always greatly appreciate video segments that demonstrate the work in process."

Laura Braziel, April 3, 2021 Attendee

Join us for this online webinar

June 3, 2022
10:30AM-7:00PM Eastern Time

The client's gracious consent to have her videos shown does not allow for videotaping. There is no delayed viewing of this event.

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

Regular registration $150
Early bird registration* $125

Email Ash ( to obtain discount code.

Past Participants of my "Day 3"/DID workshop: 50% discount
(include date of your previous attendance and a copy of your certificate in email)

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

Community Mental Health 30+ hours: $25 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: $100*
(must email the names and email addresses for the group to Ash as well as follow agency staff instructions above)


  • 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.

"Thank you for a wonderful learning experience. The course not only provided exactly what I needed to add to my clinical knowledge base... [and] I also found moments of reassurance that fundamentally I have not made any substantial blunders so far as I move forward with my EMDR practice."
Richard Close, August 7, 2021 Attendee

Words from some of our other 2021 attendees:

"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."

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 has been an EMDRIA Approved Consultant since 2003. He consults nationally and internationally on the use of EMDR Therapy with Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Since 2007, Farnsworth has taught an annual academic year-long Advanced Seminar on the Integration of Structural Dissociation and Ego State Therapy with EMDR Therapy. Since 2013, he has presented workshops around the country. 

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 14 years.

Ash Sabripour

Farnsworth Lobenstine, LICSW
413-256-EMDR (3637)