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Brainspotting Phase 1 LIVE in Longmont, Colorado

Seminar Overview

At this in person, 3-day introductory training, participants will learn four basic Brainspotting techniques, as well as receive an overview of the:

  • Standards of care and professional practice for Brainspotting practitioners.
  • Research that supports the primary assumptions of Brainspotting.
  • Challenges of research and evidence-based treatment for conditions such as Complex PTSD.

This live training will be facilitated with didactic lecture, PowerPoint, handouts, role playing, dyad practice, and live demonstrations. Participants will learn to do the following:

  • Define the components of Brainspotting
  • Utilize the techniques of “Inside window”, “Outside window” and “Gazespotting” and “Body Resource” Brainspotting.
  • Define how Brainspotting can be applied to trauma, dissociation, sports performance problems and somatic conditions
  • Demonstrate the theories and practices of Brainspotting.

Learning Objectives 

Participants of this introductory level course participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the standards of care and professional practice of the International Brainspotting Association.
  • Describe the hypothesized neurological underpinnings of how brainspotting works.
  • Summarize the research that supports the hypothesized way in which eye positions activate and access midbrain activity.
  • Explain the uncertainty principle as it relates to brainspotting.
  • Describe the concepts of simultaneous neurobiological and relational attunement.
  • Explain the importance of client-therapist attunement during brainspotting.
  • Explain how the treatment frame is set and held by the therapist.
  • Explain the role of focused mindfulness in brainspotting.
  • Discuss the similarities and differences between the activation and resource models of brainspotting.
  • Explain the concept of limbic countertransference.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the outside window brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the inside window brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the gaze spot brainspotting technique.
  • Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the resource model of brainspotting technique.
  • Assess the appropriate brainspotting techniques for the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder, including the Dissociative Subtype, and other trauma-related symptoms.
  • Describe two challenges to assessing and providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with Complex PTSD.

Trainings are open to all counselors, psychologists, social workers and others in the healing professions with strong clinical backgrounds, as well as students/interns in the mental health field who seek to expand their knowledge.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.

Training will open at 8:30am on the first day.
Training runs from 9am-5:30pm each day.


Continuing Education Credits

Elevated Life Academy is a Co-sponsor of Melanie Young, PsyD and has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7471. Elevated Life Academy along with Melanie Young, PsyD are responsible for all aspects of the training programs. CEs can be purchased for $30 after the training. The CE cost is not included in the ticket price.

This training may be eligible for 21 CEs. Please see CE disclosure for your license and state eligibility.


Evaluations and attendance certificates will be emailed within a week of training completion. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

Cancellation Policy

We understand situations arise. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us at We will provide you with a full refund if you cancel up to 14 days before the event, minus $50 administrative fee. After that, we will provide you with a full credit toward a replacement course, valid for one year.


Jul 12 - 14 2024


9:00 am - 5:30 pm


In person - SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1470 Dry Creek Drive Longmont CO US


Melanie K. Young with Pie Frey
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