Brainspotting Phase 1: Objectives and Agenda

Brainspotting Phase 1

COURSE CONTENT LEVEL

Introductory/Beginning Level

Brainspotting Phase 1

Learning Objectives

Brainspotting Phase 1 Objectives
  1. Summarize the standards of care and professional practice of the International Brainspotting Association.
  2. Describe the hypothesized neurological underpinnings of how brainspotting works.
  3. Summarize the research that supports the hypothesized way in which eye positions activate and access midbrain activity.
  4. Explain the uncertainty principle as it relates to brainspotting.
  5. Describe the concepts of simultaneous neurobiological and relational attunement.
  6. Explain the importance of client-therapist attunement during brainspotting.
  7. Explain how the treatment frame is set and held by the therapist.
  8. Explain the role of focused mindfulness in brainspotting.
  9. Discuss the similarities and differences between the activation and resource models of brainspotting.
  10. Explain the concept of limbic countertransference.
  11. Analyze client readiness for treatment, modalities to be utilized, and external supports.
  12. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the outside window brainspotting technique.
  13. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the inside window brainspotting technique.
  14. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the gaze spot brainspotting technique.
  15. Demonstrate a basic mastery of the use of the resource model of brainspotting technique.
  16. Assess the appropriate brainspotting techniques for the treatment of Post-traumatic stress disorder, including the Dissociative Subtype, and other trauma-related symptoms.
  17. Describe two challenges to assessing and providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with Complex PTSD.

Brainspotting Phase 1

Agenda

Day 1-
Sunday

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Course Overview

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Brainspotting Intro, History, Research, etc.

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Discussion/PPT cont.

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Outside Window Demo with Debrief

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Outside Window Recap/Review

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Outside Window Practicum with Debrief

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 - 5:30 PM

Inside Window Demo with Debrief

Day 2-
Monday

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Sunday Recap

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Inside Window Recap

9:30 - 11:30 AM

Inside Window Practicum with Debrief

11:30 - 11:45 AM

Break

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Gazespotting Demo with Debrief

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Debrief, cont. with Recap

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Gazespotting Practicum with Debrief

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 - 5:00 PM

Small Group: General Q&A

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Large Group Q&A

Day 3-
Tuesday

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Monday Recap

9:30 - 10:45 AM

Resource Approach Intro
DID with Powerpoint

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 - 11:30

Q&A
Discussion of BSP Resource Model, debrief of Resource demo

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Resource and DID, Cont.

11:30 - 12:45 PM

Resource Demo with Debrief

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45 - 2:00 PM

Resource Recap

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Resource Practicum with Debrief

4:00 - 4:15 PM

Break

4:15 - 4:45 PM

Small Group: Using BSP with Various Populations

4:45 - 5:30

Large Group Q&A with Final Recap