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San Fernando Valley District Meeting

  • Sunday, December 08, 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 15301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room

San Fernando Valley District

California Society for Clinical Social Work Presents



Presented By: Kim Cookson, Psy.D.


About the Presenter:

Kim Cookson received her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2002.  Kim Cookson is a licensed psychologist, certified EMDR therapist and a facilitator for the Trauma Resource Institute.  She is currently the Trauma Training Director at the Southern California Counseling Center and has brought EMDR training to the Center’s advanced interns and supervisors.  SCCC now offers EMDR and somatic resiliency skills to sliding scale clients.

Current neurological research has made it increasingly clear that trauma plays a significant role in the development of negative, distressing symptomology.   Trauma presents with a wide spectrum of symptoms, from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to phobias, somatic pain, and intense experiences of anxiety and depression.  Eye Movement Desensitizing and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD.  It has also gained a wider acceptance as a powerful treatment for anxiety, depression and a wide range of other complaints.  EMDR works to support our natural information processing system, which can become stuck or dysfunctional due to the overwhelming effects of trauma.  This talk will introduce you to EMDR.  You will learn about how trauma interrupts normal processing, and how EMDR facilitates the reinstatement of normal processing.  We will also look at ways that EMDR can enhance the internal resourcing of clients.  Through case example, I will describe the general structure of the EMDR protocol, and how it works to facilitate the resolution of a client’s negative symptoms following a traumatic event.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participant will be able to describe 3 ways trauma disrupts normal memory processing in the brain.
  2. Participants will be able to describe 3 ways EMDR can be used to tap inner resources of the clients.
  3. Participants will have a general understanding about the structure and mechanics of the EMDR protocol.

This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1

Everyone is welcome. RSVP Preferred. We especially encourage MSW students to attend. For more information, contact Tanya Moradians,  Ph.D., LCSW tmoradia@ucla.edu or 818 783-1881.

Co-coordinator: Gloria Gesas, LCSW at gegasaslcsw@gmail.com or818-990-1053.

The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room (at Sepulveda and Ventura). The Community Room is located on the 1st level near the Cheesecake Factory and next to the Paul Mitchell Salon. VALIDATION FOR FREE PARKING ALL DAY will be provided.

All are welcome and may attend at no charge (no CEC certificate). MSW students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided.  Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing.  All are welcome at CSCSW District meetings free of charge and regardless of geography.  All clinical disciplines are welcome.  Members earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Credits for non-members are $10.00 per unit.  


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