15th Annual Northern California EMDRIA Regional Meeting (March 30, 2019)


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15th Annual Northern California EMDRIA Regional Meeting

March, 30, 2019

Location: Niles Hall at Preservation Park, Oakland

Fee: $55 includes lunch and free parking

Optional CA BBS CE credit is available for an additional $15 for the six hour session. See below for more information about CE credits.

Last year this conference filled, and we were unable to accept registrations at the door;  lunch will only be guaranteed for fully-paid registrations received on or before Saturday, March 22, 2018. We order a quantity of lunches based on paid registrations. Lunches for later registrants may be available if there are enough.

Eligibility: Registration for the 2019 Northern California EMDRIA Regional Meeting is open to all clinicians who have completed any part of an EMDRIA-approved basic EMDR training. 

Cancellation: Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund up until one week prior to the event; after that date, no refunds will be given. If you register and pay for the presentation and do not attend and do not cancel, your registration fee will be forfeited. If you register but your check is not received within a week of your registration, your registration may be voided and your place made available to someone else.

CE Credits: This presentation is approved for 6 units of CA BBS CE credits and 6 EMDRIA credits. EMDRIA CE credits are only needed for those EMDRIA members who are “certified” (or are applying for certification) and those who are “approved consultants.”   TO RECEIVE CE CREDIT’S PARTICIPANTS MUST COMPLETE THE ENTIRE DAY (SIX HOURS).

There is no additional charge for EMDRIA credits; however, you will need let us know if you require EMDRIA credits when you register (via check or online). If you send a check for $70, we will assume that you wish to obtain CA BBS CE’s @ $15 for the 6 hours. This cost is up from the past 12 years due to a policy that the BBS has adopted making the process of getting approval for CE’s difficult and quite time consuming.

Transportation/Directions: Preservation Park is in downtown Oakland at 13th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way.  It is a few blocks south from the 12th street exit/entrance of US 980 freeway, which is also CA 24. You can reach Preservation Park by BART by taking the 12th St downtown station and walking about 5 blocks north on 12th Street.

Parking: Parking arrangements will be the same as last year. You can park in the garage directly across the street from the main gate of Preservation Park, and there will be NO CHARGE. We have paid the city to keep this garage open for us on Saturday. The parking garage entrance is directly across the street from Preservation Park at the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Way and 12th Street. Park in any open spot (there are 200) including those that say “PERMIT ONLY.” Exit the Martin Luther King Jr. Way side of the lot, and cross diagonally to Preservation Park. PLEASE NOTE: All vehicles MUST be removed from the garage by 6pm or they will not be retrievable until Monday morning!

2019 Presenter

Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA, LPC

Presentation Description: The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS) is a therapy approach for treating clients wounded by childhood abuse, neglect, enmeshment, inadequate parenting, or any other unmet developmental needs. It is based on the assumption that the degree to which childhood needs were not adequately met at a given developmental stage, correlates with the degree to which the client is stuck in that stage. The DNMS is an ego state therapy which guides the client’s own internal resources to meet needs now that were not met in childhood. Needs meeting work begins with the assimilation of three internal Resources (Spiritual Core Self, Nurturing Adult Self, and Protective Adult Self). They are strengthened individually and as a group – to form a Healing Circle. The client is asked to invite into the Circle of Resources, a child part of self that is stuck in the past. Once safely inside the Circle, the Resources can meet the child part’s unmet developmental needs, process any strong emotions (e.g. fear, anger, grief), and attach securely to the child. The process helps each stuck child ego states have the “corrective emotional experience” needed to become totally unstuck. Processing is enhanced with alternating bilateral stimulation (commonly used in EMDR therapy). As developmental needs get met, the client’s unwanted beliefs, behaviors, and urges disappear. Remarkably, in the process, developmental-stage traumas often desensitize automatically. The DNMS provides for attachment and attunement needs, builds self-esteem, desensitizes developmental traumas, furnishes a container for processing strong emotions, integrates dissociated parts of self, and can be used as a tool for affect regulation.

Although not EMDR, the DNMS evolved out of an EMDR practice. It integrates concepts from EMDR, developmental psychology, ego state therapy, and inner child work. DNMS Resource development protocols can be integrated seamlessly with EMDR. Other concepts and protocols being presented are not EMDR, but generally of great interest to EMDR therapists. Like EMDR, the DNMS is client-centered and uses alternating bilateral stimulation.

Presenter Bio: Shirley Jean Schmidt, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in San Antonio, TX and the author of The Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: An Ego State Therapy for Healing Childhood Wounds. She has trained hundreds of clinicians in the DNMS model at regional, national, and international workshops and conferences since 2002. She is an EMDRIA-Approved consultant for EMDR therapy. She is a member, and past president of the San Antonio Trauma & Dissociation Professional Study Group. She has published many articles about EMDR, ego state therapy, pain management, and DNMS. Many are posted on her web site, www.shirleyjeanschmidt.com. The latest article, titled Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy: A New Treatment Approach Applied to Dissociative Identity Disorder, was published in the December 2004 issue of the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation. It is posted at www.dnmsinstitute.com/dnms_article.pdf.

Program Objectives
Participants will be able to describe the DNMS procedures for:
1. Connecting client to 3 Resources (SCS, NAS, & PAS)
2. Selecting child parts for processing with ego state mapping
3. Using the 20-Step protocol to get child parts unstuck

Program Outline
30 minutes DNMS overview
15 minutes Connecting to three Resources
30 minutes Video of connecting to Resources
15 minutes Understanding introjects and reactive parts
15 minutes Break
15 minutes Selecting child parts for processing with ego state mapping
15 minutes 20-Step Needs Meeting protocol
30 minutes Video of a 20-Step needs meeting protocol session
15 minutes Question and Answer

Other Questions: If you have additional questions please contact the administrator at info@philipmanfield.com

Additional information


With BBS CEUS: $70, Without BBS CEUS: $55