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Join us at the beautiful Ayers Rock Resort near Yulara, Northern Territory, Australia
where you’ll spend 7 days filled with skills-building and personal transformation!


Leave revitalized with the confidence to fully implement EMDR
with your clients
as an effective treatment to heal trauma.


PLUS, earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours!
 

As clinicians, we constantly treat trauma.

Are you up to speed, though, on the considerable updates in the field of traumatic stress and advancements designed to improve treatment outcomes?

One significant advancement is the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Evidence suggests that EMDR is one of the most effective modalities for treating trauma and PTSD.

So, if you’ve yet to learn this skill, now is the time.

Join trauma specialist, author, and international trainer Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, for this intensive 7-day EMDR training that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to use EMDR safely and effectively.

This is a training you don’t want to miss! Join a limited group of professionals in this ideal setting to learn and practice new skills as you connect with your colleagues and the spirit of the land in the red heart of Australia.

Sign up today to become a highly skilled and confident therapist for your clients suffering from trauma's multitude of symptoms.

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training  

LIVE at the Ayers Rock Resort: 13-19 May 2024

Presented by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP

Single occupancy accommodation, all meals and transfers to and from Uluru Airport are included.
Just $4,799.00 Today — Great Savings!

You'll also earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours.
We also have a convenient payment plan! Reserve your seat with a down payment of just $999.
Click here for Payment Plan Information(Payment plan offer closes February 29)
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund will be allowed 3 months in advance. 50% refund up till 45 days from the training day.

Through lectures, live and videotaped EMDR demonstrations, and supervised experiential practice sessions... This in-person training will provide you with not only the theory and principles, but the specific steps to effectively introduce and incorporate EMDR into your practice.

The tri-phasic stage model remains today’s state-of-the-art treatment approach for all but single incident trauma. During this training, you will learn the goals of each stage, along with the therapeutic tools to reach those goals.

  1. Learn how to use the evidence-based treatment modality, EMDR. Learn first-hand why it is such an effective treatment for both single-incident PTSD and complex trauma.
  2. Participate in hands-on practice of EMDR in a safe and supervised environment.
  3. Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to improve outcomes with traumatized clients right away.
  4. Join colleagues in the healing environment of the Uluru to learn and practice skills. After the training, return home with a ready-made cohort for online group consultation.
 

This training opportunity is a MUST if you work with traumatized clients – an opportunity in a serene setting to safely do personal work.

Retreat Schedule
All Times Listed in Local Time (ACST)
 

Monday, 13 May 2024

4:00–5:30 pm
Check-In
5:30–6:30 pm
Dinner
7:00–7:45 pm
Introduction and Overview Content*
 

Tuesday, 14 May - Friday, 17 May 2024 (Includes a Sunrise experience on one day)

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am–12:15 pm
Training*
12:15–1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00–5:30 pm
Restoration and Relaxation
5:30–6:30 pm
Dinner
6:30–8:45 pm
Training*
 

Saturday, 18 May, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am–12:15 pm
Training*
12:15–1:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm–3:15 pm
Training*
5:30–9:30 pm
Gala Dinner. Hall of Fame', Dinner experience - "Sound of Silence" (Australian Tourism Award’s) Find more details here.
 

Sunday, 19 May, 2024

7:00–8:00 am
Breakfast
8:30 am–9:30 am
Farewell
9:30 am–12:00 pm
Check Out and Depart Retreat Center

*CPD is awarded during these specified times

Who Should Attend?
 
This workshop is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. You will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions: development and installation of internal resources and reprocessing of traumatic material.

The target audience includes:
 
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Mental Health Professionals
Why Uluru?
 
On a sprawling property in the desert, this warm, eclectic resort is 8 km from Ayers Rock Airport and 5 km from Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park.

Uluru is the spiritual and cultural location where earth, memories, story, and history are alive together.

This location offers a parallel for those traumatised clients whose ground has been lost, memories shattered, stories horrify and histories hurt. From this spiritual heart of our country you will take home profoundly healing perspectives and approaches to support those who live with the wounds of deeply traumatising life experiences

This spiritual environment will not only enhance the training but will support your connection with your work ethic, with yourself, and with the land.

We believe Uluru will make an impression on your psyche and deepen your development journey at both professional and personal levels. This will be an experience you remember and talk about for a long time.

Uluru – Northern Territory Australia

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training  

LIVE at the Ayers Rock Resort: 13-19 May 2024

Presented by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP

Single occupancy accommodation, all meals and transfers to and from Uluru Airport are included.
Just $4,799.00 Today — Great Savings!

You'll also earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours.
We also have a convenient payment plan! Reserve your seat with a down payment of just $999.
Click here for Payment Plan Information (Payment plan offer closes February 29)
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund will be allowed 3 months in advance. 50% refund up till 45 days from the training day.
Retreat Content
  1. Evaluate the biological nature of trauma, i.e., how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms to better treat your clients.
  2. Examine Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as it relates to clinical treatment of traumatized clients.
  3. Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze response and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response in your client’s experiences.
  4. Demonstrate how tone of voice and proximity communicate safety to your client during therapy sessions.
  5. Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each.
  6. Assess for the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
  7. Employ three effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
  8. Appraise the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and articulate the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they related to clinical diagnosis and assessment.
  9. Determine the relationship between developmental trauma and the inability to regulate both affect and physiological arousal.
  10. Support the relationship between developmental trauma and “health-risk behaviors” as it relates to clinical treatment.
  11. Appraise clinical presentation of the following attachment styles: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized.
  12. Design two clinical interventions based on the clients’ attachment style.
  13. Diagnose the following disorders based on diagnostic criteria and symptomology: Simple Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Developmental Trauma Disorder, Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.
  14. Differentiate between PTSD and CPTSD to improve clinical assessment of your client’s trauma history.
  15. Evaluate Janet’s tri-phasic model of trauma treatment and its impact of current treatment methodology.
  16. Appraise and design strategies for the client to acquire the requisite skills for processing trauma via EMDR, including safety within the therapeutic alliance and skills for self-regulation.
  17. Construct a treatment plan that incorporates various trauma tools, including mindfulness, guided imagery and meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect.
  18. Employ client-driven imagery for safety, nurture, protection and containment. Utilize imagery in both stage one and stage two of treatment.
  19. Practice (under supervision) the skill for resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material.
  20. Defend Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment.
  21. Demonstrate three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
  22. Analyze the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment.
  23. Evaluate Parnell’s four essential elements of utilizing EMDR in session.
  24. Justify the clinical applications of Parnell’s modified EMDR protocol for working with complex and developmental trauma.
  25. Demonstrate the specific EMDR skills utilized in a clinical setting for processing traumatic memories.
  26. Investigate two contraindications for utilizing EMDR interventions for trauma treatment.
  27. Formulate two EMDR protocols for working with Addiction.
  28. Support Millers’ Feeling-State Therapy Addiction Protocol
  29. Appraise Popky’s urge reduction protocol, Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTUR)
  30. Practice (under supervision) a modified EMDR protocol to prepare for work with your clients in-session.
Tuesday, 14 May 2024: Neuroscience of Trauma, Effective Assessment and DSM-5® Diagnostic Criteria
 
Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • Biological nature of trauma
    • Triune Brain, The Autonomic Nervous System, and the Stress Response
    • The Polyvagal Theory
    • Traumatic Stress: normal, prolonged, complex, and developmental
    • Specific trauma symptoms
    • Primary treatment issues in trauma therapy
Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae
  • Hyperarousal
  • Hypoarousal
  • Dissociation, body memories, and “flashbacks”
  • Affect dysregulation
Trauma and Attachment
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
    • Attachment Essentials
      • Baby/momma trauma
      • Insecure Attachment Styles Assessment and Primary Treatment Issues of:
        • Avoidant
        • Preoccupied
        • Disorganized type
Wednesday, 15 May 2024: Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
 
Current Trauma Diagnoses:
  • Acute Trauma Disorder
  • PTSD and subtypes
  • Dissociative
  • Preschool
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Proposed Trauma Diagnoses
  • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
  • Complex PTSD
Trauma Treatment: Effective Tools, Treatment Modalities, and an Introduction to EMDR
  • The Stage Model of Treatment
    • Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
      • Assessment, Rapport, Psychoeducation
      • Developing the “Skills to Stay Stable”
      • Trauma Tools for Affect Regulation
      • Recognizing and regulating affect
      • Dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
      • Grounding clients in their bodies and back in the present in the here and now
      • Mindfulness/bodyfulness (including somatic exercises)
      • EFT (meridian tapping)
      • Reduction of physiological arousal
      • Recognizing and up- & down-regulating arousal levels
      • Containment and self-soothing
      • Multisensory Guided Imagery
Thursday, 16 May 2024 – Saturday, 18 May 2024
 
Practice EMDR for both Resourcing and Trauma Processing
  • Live EMDR demonstrations followed by experiential sessions

Under Supervision, Learn and Safely Practice the Skills of EMDR for Both Stage One and Two
  • Phase One Work: Imaginal Resourcing
    • Containment Imagery
    • Comfortable Place Imagery
    • Protection Imagery
    • Nurture Imagery

Phase Two Work: Reprocessing Traumatic Memories

Working with Special Populations: Children, Addictions, and More

Limitations of Research and Potential Risk
  • Contraindications and precautions for reprocessing trauma
  • Differences in theory and the associated neurophysiological model

This training is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.

This seminar focuses heavily on the use of the Theratapper. Other methods of bilateral stimulation are marginally discussed and can be used in practice.
Bonus: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Intensive Training Course
(Valued at $1,288.40) - Yours FREE When You Register Today

Advance your career as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP-1). In this comprehensive self-paced certification training, Dr Sue Johnson, EdD, and 9 more trauma treatment experts share powerful innovations from Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, IFS, CBT, Somatic interventions and more to help your clients recover from trauma.

And that's not all:
  • PESI AU will cover the cost of your CCTP certification application (a $99.95 value).
  • Access to the eBook Trauma and Attachment: Over 150 Attachment-based Interventions to Heal Trauma by Christina Reece, PhD, LCPC. Packed with worksheets, exercises, and activities, this book provides clients with the tools they need to develop a foundation for healing so they can find feelings of safety and security within relationships again.
  • An additional 20.5 CPD Hours - included in this self-paced course.
Please Note: This bonus online course will be added to your account 30 days prior to the event.
7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training  

LIVE at the Ayers Rock Resort: 13-19 May 2024

Presented by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP

Single occupancy accommodation, all meals and transfers to and from Uluru Airport are included.
Just $4,799.00 Today — Great Savings!

You'll also earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours.
We also have a convenient payment plan! Reserve your seat with a down payment of just $999.
Click here for Payment Plan Information(Payment plan offer closes February 29)
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund will be allowed 3 months in advance. 50% refund up till 45 days from the training day.
See what your colleagues are saying about EMDR training with Linda Curran!

Hundreds of 5-star reviews!

"Linda is an exceptional trainer. Her training exceeded expectations."
Melinda F., Psychotherapist

"Linda Curran is by far the best instructor for EMDR and trauma. This training is stellar!"
Catherine V.H., Community Mental Health Specialist
"The content that was offered was comprehensive and presented in a manner that was very easy to comprehend and absorb."
Michelle Claudette S.-P., Social Worker
"Excellent training and Linda has a beautiful way of creating a safe environment for everyone in attendance."
Dana M., Social Worker
"Thank you Linda. I already began using EMDR with a client on Monday. We did resourcing and will begin the next phase during her next session."
Joseph C., Counsellor

Meet Your Retreat Instructor
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD
Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C, is president of Integrative Trauma Treatment, LLC. She provides clients with an integrative approach to trauma and treats PTSD in adolescent and adult populations, including clients with eating disorders, sexual trauma, and self-injury. An international speaker on the treatment of trauma, Linda has developed, produced, and presents multi-media workshops on all aspects of psychological trauma. Linda is the author of best-selling Trauma Competency: A Clinician’s Guide (PPM, 2010), 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions (PPM, 2013), and the soon-to-be-released book set Trauma Treatment: Beyond Competency~Clinician Playbook/Client Workbook. She is the producer of the best-selling Master Clinician Series, in which she collaborated with the world’s leaders in trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., Peter Levine, Ph.D., Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Janina Fisher, Ph.D., and many more.

Click here for information about Linda Curran
What does Tuition Include?
 
  1. Seven days in Uluru, the spiritual heart of Australia
  2. A uniquely Australian experience that is unmatched by any other for desert beauty and indigenous and cultural significance
  3. Airport transfers to and from the retreat location
  4. Contemporary Studio style accommodation Access to multiple resort Restaurants & Bars
  5. All meals including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  6. Single Occupancy Accommodation at Ayres Rock Resort
  1. A stunning sunrise experience of Uluru
  2. A Gala ‘Australian Tourism Hall of Fame’ award winning dinner’ dinner: ‘Sounds of Silence’ offering the best of the Red Centre distilled into four magical hours under the sparkling outback sky
  3. Access to First Nations art galleries
  4. Access to Indigenous cultural activities
  5. Restoration and relaxation time each day
  6. Complimentary resort shuttle bus
  7. Free WI-FI

34 hours of live in-person training with Linda Curran

18 hours of bonus recorded trauma training providing all the education needed to complete your Certified Complex Trauma Practitioner training (CCTP Certification).

*Some activities/amenities require reservations and additional cost. Paid services are not included with retreat registration – costs are the responsibility of the guest. Please contact Ayers Rock Resort for more information.

All attendees are advised to purchase travel insurance that includes a cancellation for any reason to protect your travel plans. We also encourage you to monitor your local government travel advisories and regularly check this page for updates.

Travel Advisories

Please check with your local government to see what advisories are in place before you travel.

*Anyone who is not an Australian citizen needs a valid visa to enter the country.

All travellers should be aware that:

  • People entering Australia do NOT need to provide evidence of vaccination status
  • People entering Australia do NOT need to complete the Digital Passenger Declaration or Maritime Travel Declaration
  • People leaving Australia will NOT be asked to provide evidence of their vaccination status
  • Unvaccinated visa holders do NOT​ need a travel exemption to travel to Australia
  • Mask wearing on international flights to Australia is no longer mandatory.

It is important to remember that airlines, vessel operators and other countries may have specific requirements that travellers need to comply with.

 

Event Capacity Limit Restrictions

If travel is allowed but with group or room capacity restrictions due to COVID-19 that are imposed by either the retreat centre or governmental policies, admission will be on a first-registered/first-accepted basis.

If you have a confirmed registration and are notified by PESI that you cannot be admitted to the event due to capacity restrictions, you will be given a choice of either:

  • A full refund, or,
  • Full credit toward any future PESI AU live event, On Demand Webcast, Live Webinar

All flights are subject to the terms and conditions of your airline carrier’s policy travel plans.

 

Retreat Location

Ayers Rock Resort
170 Yulara Dr, Yulara NT 0872, Australia
Phone: +61 1300 134 044
https://www.ayersrockresort.com.au/

Phone: (844) 469-7829

Health & Safety

Attendees’ health and safety is a top priority for PESI AU & Ayers Rock Resort.

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Ayers Rock Resort – Yulara, Northern Territory Australia

7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training  

LIVE at the Ayers Rock Resort: 13-19 May 2024

Presented by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP

Single occupancy accommodation, all meals and transfers to and from Uluru Airport are included.
Just $4,799.00 Today — Great Savings!

You'll also earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours.
We also have a convenient payment plan! Reserve your seat with a down payment of just $999.
Click here for Payment Plan Information(Payment plan offer closes February 29)
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund will be allowed 3 months in advance. 50% refund up till 45 days from the training day.
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Step 1: Watch this online course.
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Step 3: Submit the Certification Questionnaire included in this training, and your application is complete.*
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Benefits of Certification
Clinical expertise: Show clients and colleagues your practice is based on leading-edge research in this complex area of mental health.
Client Trust: Certification shows your clients you care about providing the best care possible. It reveals your professional ability to take on challenging clients, and succeed!
Documentation of knowledge: Certification is both a professional and personal accomplishment. It’s an unbiased barometer of your training and dedication to your practice.
Professional recognition: Set yourself apart from the thousands of clinicians relying on outdated methods to treat their clients. Increase your opportunities for career advancement and client referrals.
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7-Day Retreat: EMDR Intensive Clinical Training  

LIVE at the Ayers Rock Resort: 13-19 May 2024

Presented by Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP

Single occupancy accommodation, all meals and transfers to and from Uluru Airport are included.
Just $4,799.00 Today — Great Savings!

You'll also earn up to 54.5 CPD Hours.
We also have a convenient payment plan! Reserve your seat with a down payment of just $999.
Click here for Payment Plan Information(Payment plan offer closes February 29)
 
CANCELLATION POLICY: 100% refund will be allowed 3 months in advance. 50% refund up till 45 days from the training day.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this online retreat.
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