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Priscilla Marquis, Ph.D. and Christie Sprowls Psy.D. will present on EMDR Therapy for Trauma Processing and on EMDR Therapy of Anxiety Disorders at the Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse on March 8, 9 and 10, 2019.

Three Day Learning Intensive!


Christie Sprowls Psy.D. and Priscilla Marquis Ph.D. Present:

A Three day Learning Intensive on EMDR Therapy of Anxiety Disorders and Trauma Processing. 

Announcing a Three Day Learning Intensive on Trauma Processing and EMDR Therapy Treatment of Anxiety Disorders!

We have designed this three day learning intensive to help EMDR clinicians who want to refine and hone their skills in trauma processing and learn how to apply EMDR across the spectrum of Anxiety Disorders. The course is designed so that clinicians can participate in either just the trauma processing component, just the Anxiety Component or all three days. The Trauma Processing workshop helps clinicians understand the basics of trauma processing, and how to specifically target and reprocess traumas. The Anxiety Disorders two day workshop focuses on the basic anxiety protocol for EMDR Therapy and application of EMDR Therapy for all major Anxiety Disorders Diagnoses. 

You can sign up on emdranxietydisorders.com

See below for a full description and pricing.

Priscilla Marquis, Ph.D. and Christie Sprowls, Psy.D.

When: Friday - Saturday, March 8, 9 and 10, 2019,  8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Mill Valley, California
21 CE Credits / 21 EMDRIA Credits

Location: Mill Valley Recreation Center, 180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941


Cost: If Registration and certificate of completion of Basic Training is received complete by February 20, 2019 ($560.00 for all three days, Trauma Processing, Getting Back to Our Roots Portion on March 8, 2019 for $200, the Two Day Weekend EMDR Therapy of Anxiety Disorders Intensive $400.00). You can sign up for just the Trauma Processing, Getting Back to Our Roots Portion on March 8, 2019 for $200 or sign up for just the Two Day Weekend EMDR Therapy of Anxiety Disorders Intensive $400.00. 

Late registration: $760, $245 for the Trauma Processing, $515 for the two day EMDR Therapy Anxiety Disorders (Late Registration – before February 28, 2019). Space is limited so please register early.  

We will be live streaming the event so you can sign up for the teleconference.  You can register on emdranxietydisorders.com

Contact priscilla@priscillamarquis.com or call (415) 254-3306 for more information or questions regarding registration.


 A copy of registrant’s Certificate of Completion of EMDR Basic Training is required for registration.  


Hotel Accommodations:
Mill Valley Inn

165 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley
CA 94941 


Casa Madrona Inn and Spa 

801 Bridgeway Ave.

Sausalito, CA 94965


 Customer Service and ADA Accommodations:
This Three day workshop is being held in a facility that is in compliance with guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For questions, concerns, dietary restrictions, or if special accommodations are required.  Please contact Priscilla Marquis at priscilla@priscillamarquis.com.


Trauma Processing Workshop Description: 

Getting Back to Our Roots: Processing Trauma and Basic Protocols of EMDR.

By Priscilla Marquis, Ph.D. and Christie Sprowls Psy.D.

Over the past few years we have noticed that many of our consultees have questions regarding how to follow the basic EMDR Therapy protocols. In addition, many of the innovative uses of EMDR Therapy have been geared towards Resource Development and stabilization (Leeds and Shapiro, 2000, Korn and Leeds, 2002). Resource Development and stabilization can be helpful in the preparation phase of EMDR Therapy to help stabilize and to prepare clients for trauma processing. However, some clinicians report feeling a lack of confidence in processing trauma (Lipke, 1995; Greenwald, 2006; Luber, 2009, Ferrell & Keenan, 2013) and may use resourcing strategies, delaying or avoiding processing the traumatic experiences which lay down the psychopathology in the information processing system. This presentation will focus on a review of the Basic Protocols of EMDR Therapy to aid participants to gain confidence for trauma processing (Shapiro, 2008). There will be an emphasis in affect tolerance of the therapist to enable more rapid and profound trauma processing with EMDR Therapy. The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model posits that mental health problems (apart from organic deficits) are the result of memories of adverse life experiences which are not completely processed (Shapiro, 2014). While stabilization and preparation are often necessary for more complex trauma presentations, EMDR Therapy practitioners may tend to focus on stabilization over processing of trauma and adverse life experiences. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to practice with protocols and examples to gain confidence in actual trauma processing skills. There will be vignettes to help illuminate teaching points. Participants will have the opportunity to bring up case examples for discussion. We will focus on how to choose appropriate targets for trauma processing to allow for the most complete processing of experiential contributors. For complex PTSD presentations, we will discuss how to implement the EMD protocol for more controlled processing. The presentation will include lecture, power point, role play, questions and answers, vignettes and group exercises. The duration will be 7 hours. 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will review basic EMDR Protocols and procedures.

2. Participants will gain understanding in how to choose specific targets for trauma processing in more complex cases. 

3. Participants will gain affect tolerance necessary for trauma processing and understand better how to help their clients gain affect tolerance. 

4. Participants will understand basic concerns related to balancing Resource Development and Installation with processing of experiential contributors of dysfunction. 

5. Participants will feel more confident in their ability to process trauma and follow basic EMDR protocols in individuals with complex trauma. 

Anxiety Disorders Two Day Workshop Description:

Dr. Sprowls and Dr. Marquis will present on the treatment of Anxiety using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, (EMDR)Therapy.  This treatment is based on clinical research and practice, integrating Anxiety Disorder treatments such as interoceptive exposure, psycho-education, mindfulness relaxation training, breathing retraining, cognitive techniques, adaptive information processing and exposure and response prevention.  We will discuss how to treat Anxiety Symptoms with EMDR.  The diagnoses of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding, Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, Panic Disorder and their interaction with PTSD will be discussed.  Standard EMDR treatment protocols for treatment of Anxiety will be presented within the context of the Adaptive Information Processing Model.  Theoretical models will be presented.  This treatment integrates the use of future template and behavioral feedback for success of anxiety symptoms.  Participants will learn how to specify EMDR targets for rapid symptom reduction.  Case examples will be presented.  Cross-cultural applications and understanding will be explored.  

Dr. Marquis is a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing, teaching, and training EMDR internationally since 1991.  She specializes in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders and is O.C. Foundation certified for treatment of OCD.  

Dr. Sprowls is a psychologist and Executive, Personal and Work-Life Balance Coach and has been in independent practice in Austin, TX for over 20 years.  In addition to her practice, she travels internationally, speaking, training and conducting workshops.  She is a regional trainer for the EMDR Institute and trains globally for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.  Dr. Sprowls has been presented with two Humanitarian Assistance awards from the EMDR Institute for her service abroad.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe, understand and use basic EMDR Therapy to treat Anxiety. 

2. Participants will be able to provide 3 characteristics of each of the following diagnoses:

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Hoarding, Trichotillomania, Skin Picking, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Somatization Disorder and their interaction with underlying PTSD.

3. Participants will be able to list 3 ways in which Anxiety Disorders fit into the context of the Adaptive Information Processing Model. 

4 Participants will be able to describe how to specify EMDR targets for rapid symptom reduction.  

5 Participants will be able to describe how to use Self-Control Techniques, such as Relaxation One Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Mindfulness.