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Brainspotting Phase 1 – ONLINE Mountain Time

Seminar Overview

In this 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. Live attendance with camera access, sound, and a private space is required.  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 accesses 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-6pm each day.


Continuing Education Credits

This event may be eligible for 21 CE hours for some therapists, depending on state and degreePlease check eligibility in your state here.

We are affiliated with Erena DiGonis, LCSW, PLLC, who is providing the Continuing Education Hours/Credits that are approved by NYS LMSW/LCSW/LMHC, NBCC, and ASWB-ACE.

You must sign up for Continuing Education Credits/Hours before or during the live workshop. CEs will not be offered for purchase after the event is over. Within 3 days after the event, you will receive access to your evaluation and continuing education certificate via a personalized attendee dashboard link. This link will be sent to the email account you used to purchase/register for Continuing Education Credits/Hours. Please check your spam or junk folder for this email. Please complete the course evaluation within 30 days of the class. You must attend the entire class to be able to receive CEs. Partial credit is not allowed.

You may register for CEs here:

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.


Feb 23 - 25 2024


9:00 am - 6:00 pm




Melanie K. Young
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