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PSICT, Psychology Seminars for Integrated Care and Treatment, has now been changed to Center for Clinical Advancement (COCA). COCA offers a specialized series of speakers and workshops designed specifically for the therapy professional and the issues we deal with in our practices every day. Speakers are chosen not only for their experience, knowledge and insight, but for their passion. They are here to share new and exciting methods and research that will help each of us to better help our patients and our communities.

Past speakers

  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

  • Deany Laliotis, LCSW

  • Lana Epstein, LCSW

  • Ana Gomez, LPC

  • Hope Payson, LCSW

  • Jim Knipe, Ph.D.

  • Kathy Martin, LCSW

Dr. Alter-Reid sponsors 1 and 2-days workshops bi-annually.


July 12-13, 2019

Presenter: Brurit Laub, M.A.

EMDR Therapy through a Dialectical Lens:

A Synthesis of Opposites

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Past workshops

EMDR toolbox: Using the EMDR AIP Model for Treating Adult Clients with Complex PTSD

PRESENTER:  JIM KNIPE, Ph.D (September, 2016)

A Dialectical-Integrative Perspective in Psychotherapy –Theory and Practice

Presenter: Brurit Laub, M.A. (August, 2016)

A Three-Day Master Class:  Going Deeper with Personality Disorders and Character Structure.

Presented by Deany Laliotis, LCSW

The World of Stories & Symbols:  Using Sandray Therapy within a Comprehensive EMDR Treatment with Children  and The Body's Melodies and Narratives:  EMDR Therapy and Somatic Interventions with Children.

Presented by Ana Gomez, MC, LPC.  Nov. 2014

Using EMDR in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency and Impulse Disorders.

Presented by Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC, and Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT. (April, 2014)

Dissociative Disorders: What You Need to Know about Successful Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders with EMDR and Without!

Presented by Joanne Twombly, LICSW (March, 2014)

Treating Early Attachment Wounding: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness.

Presented by Lana Epstein, MA,LICSW (October 2013)

Haunted: EMDR with First Responders and Professionals in the Trenches.

Presented by Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. (July 2013)

I See You, I Feel You, I Know You: An EMDR attachment focused model to heal the parent-child bond. 

Presented by Ama Gomez, MC, LPC (March 2013)

Refresher and Update to EMDR Training.

Presented by Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. (2017, 2015 and 2013)

When There Are No Words: Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect Held in Implicit Memory.

Presented by Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D. (November 2012)

The Dance of Attachment in the Treatment of Complex Developmental Trauma: An EMDR Relationship Approach.

Presented by Deany Laliotis, LICSW (June 2012)

Frontiers in Trauma Treatment: The Roles of Attention, Memory, Arousal Modulation and the Therapeutic Relationship.

Presented by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. (April 2011)

Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self: A Master Class.

Presented by Deany Laliotis, LICSW; (April 2010)

Step by Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children.

Presented by Ana Gomez, MC, LPC. (November 2009)

A Dialectical-Integrative Perspective in Psychotherapy –Theory and Practice

Presenter: Brurit Laub, M.A.

Dr. Alter-Reid and Dr. Lisa Salvi sponsor 1 and 2-day workshops bi-annually.

To be included on email announcements for these events, please contact us

Upcoming Workshops

November 16-18, 2018 in Stamford, CT. Deany Laliotis, LCSW. Three day workshop on Relational EMDR Therapy:  Taking the Journey to the Next Level.

Workshop Description: 

As EMDR therapists who treat complex developmental trauma, we understand the importance of the therapeutic relationship as part of the healing journey when our clients are suffering from attachment wounds.  The challenge is how to bring our best selves to the clinical situation, using our experience moment to moment to facilitate the work, making it a shared experience. We will explore ways we can use our selves to best meet the needs of the clinical situation, creating the conditions that make it possible for the client to approach this unchartered emotional territory towards healing and transformation.

March 16, 2018 in Stamford, CT.  Kathy Martin, LCSW.  One day workshop on The Art of Working with Parts of the Personality and the Dissociative Table.

Workshop Description:

Treating complex trauma requires skills to treat the dissociation prior to entering the trauma reprocessing phase.  Too many clinicians enter the reprocessing phase without sufficiently working with parts of the personality to reduce the dissociative process.   This workshop will teach the 8 step Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique and how to integrate it into the treatment of complex trauma. The art of working with parts once the table is established will be demonstrated along with special attention to working with protector and self-persecutory parts. 

After this important one day workshop, there will be an option of a follow-up day, March 17th, for private case consultation with Kathy Martin to help you integrate
this material into your clinical practice.  Both individual and groups consultations are available.  There will be groups of 4 that meet for 2 hours or groups of 2 that meet for 1 hour. The cost of a group consultation is $125.  The cost of an individual case consultation with Kathy is $225 for 50 minutes.  To reserve a pot for any of these optional case consultations, please contact Karen Alter-Reid

Who Should Come?
Any mental health clinician who wants to improve their knowledge and skills in working with complex trauma and dissociation.  Participants do NOT NEED to be trained in EMDR. 

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April 28th, 2017 in Stamford, CT: Eric Chamberlin, M.D., Neuropsychiatrist will present a one-day workshop on cutting- edge neuroscience and EMDR therapy.  Register Now!

Workshop Overview:

   Like traumatic memories, neuroscience presentations are often fragmented and difficult to put to use.  Clinicians are left with some interesting but isolated facts about brain function.  And the gap from science to client is enormous.

   This presentation will introduce clinicians to revolutionary new paradigms in neuroscience based on research over the past decade by international experts.

This workshop is intended for all mental health therapists (EMDR-trained or non-EMDR trained).  For more information, contact Dr. Alter-Reid at