I frequently work with several highly experienced Brainspotting CoTrainers in the workshops I present. Working with Brainspotting CoTrainers gives you multiple perspectives, breaks up the presentations to keep things interesting, and allows you a greater opportunity to work directly with some of the most experienced Brainspotting therapists in the industry.
Current adult learning theory backs up the use of multiple trainers. Multiple trainers relieve the fatigue that can come with otherwise long training days. Our Brainspotting CoTrainers will also help by presenting material in varying styles allowing different attendees to experience the material in their own learning style.
The best part about working with these remarkable people, however, is that we all get to have more fun!
Meet My Brainspotting Co Trainers
Dr. Pie Frey
Dr. Pie Frey is the formidible founder and president of the Rocky Mountain Brainspotting Institute (RMBI) and one of my Brainspotting CoTrainers. RMBI is a 501C3 non-profit organization that was formed to promote and advance the use of Brainspotting, an emerging new treatment in psychotherapy.
Pie Frey, Psy.D. is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She has worked in mental health settings, adolescent treatment programs and private practice since 1982. Dr. Frey works with adolescents and adults. Specialties include working with all types of trauma, including childhood trauma; sexual abuse; addictions, mood and anxiety disorders; traumatic brain injuries; and trans-generational issues. She also has expertise working with performance enhancement, mind-body issues and spirituality. She has also developed a Brainspotting protocol for relieving obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
Dr. Frey was trained in Brainspotting in 2006. She is the Senior US and Canadian Trainer and has assisted Dr. David Grand, the developer of Brainspotting, in many of his training workshops and intensives. She has trained hundreds of BSP therapists all over the United States and Canada in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 since 2009. She also facilitates Brainspotting consultation groups and offers individual consultation to other therapists.
She earned her Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.
Cynthia Schwartzbert, LCSW
Cynthia Schwartzberg, LCSW, is the founder of South East Brainspotting Institute (SEBI). SEBI is a non-profit organization that exists to expand the understanding of Brainspotting as a powerful and effective therapeutic modality to reduce unwanted suffering (emotional distress), promote personal growth, and develop professional competency.
Cynthia Schwartzberg received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from American University. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work from New York University. After graduating NYU in Social Work, Cynthia became a teacher and trainer with the Institute of Core Energetics nationally and internationally. Having trained in Level I and II in EMDR, she began studying with Dr. David Grand in 2001, working with Brainspotting since its inception. Certified in BSP I, II, and III, and Intensive training, Cynthia is presently in a monthly supervision group in NYC with Dr. Grand.
With an ever-open mind, Cynthia is committed to assisting her clients to reach their greatest potential of growth and healing. Throughout her career, she has sought to increase her awareness and expertise across therapies that functionally use the enhanced healing effect of the brain/body connection.
Cynthia has practiced mediation and mindfulness from a young age. She has long recognized the importance of doing your own deep personal work so you can be caring and empathetic, yet focused and objective in helping others find their way forward.
Her quest has given her a robust set of tools to develop exercises, classes, and programs to benefit both her clients and her colleagues. She is both a Brainspotting practitioner and a respected Master Brainspotting trainer and Consultant.
She currently practices in Atlanta, Georgia.