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      Phase 1Training 

Southeast Michigan / Detroit area 

June 7-9, 2019

Friday - Sunday 

9:00 am - 6:00 pm



NEW Training Location:

Gerry Kulick Community Center

1201 Livernois Street

Ferndale, MI 48220


21 CE credit hours possible through R. Cassidy Seminars ($30 extra)

R. Cassidy is a National & NYSED Approved (#0006) CE provider

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is an approach to healing and wellness that is deeply rooted in the body's nervous system. Brainspotting accesses the brain-body's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities in the context of a neurobiologically and relationally attuned clinical relationship. In Brainspotting, a person's brain-body activation around a particular issue is paired with a relevant eye and orienting position, called a Brainspot. Brainspots are theorized to access the neurophysiological subsystems holding emotional and/or physical experience in an often wordless but felt form of memory. The Brainspot serves to locate and hold such "memory files" open in a calm and grounded environment, allowing the brain-body system and relevant neurophysiological subsystems to re-organize in an adaptive manner to the present. When this happens, the prior activation eases; the person feels--and functions--better.


Cancellation policyby April 24, 2019, full refund less $50;  April 25-May 23, 2019, 50% refund less $50;  

                                                         May 24, 2019 & later, no refund


           Early Registration, by April 24                          $745

           Regular Registration, April 25-May 23            $795

           Late Registration, May 24 & after                    $845 

                                  Light breakfast provided; Lunch on your own


                                                                       MEET THE TRAINERS:

The Rev. Martha S. Jacobi, PhD, LCSW is a Senior Brainspotting Trainer and internationally known seminar leader and speaker. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, she specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma and in creativity and performance enhancement for artists, performers, and athletes. She is a Specialty Trainer in using Brainspotting with children, and often provides humanitarian Brainspotting sessions to those in need. Martha integrates her background as a dancer and musician into her practice and teaching.  She is Associate Dean for the Brainspotting Concentration in Behavioral Health at International University for Graduate Studies. A Lutheran pastor, Martha serves as Pastoral Associate at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, West 46th Street, Manhattan. She is the author of several chapters and articles related to Brainspotting in clinical and theological publications.. Originally from Ann Arbor & Interlochen, Michigan, she now lives and works in New York City.

Calder Kaufman, PsyD is a Brainspotting Trainer and advanced consultant for Brainspotting trainees. His work was featured on Bloomfield Community Television in 2017. In his psychotherapy practice, Calder works with patients struggling with post-trauma reactions, anxiety and panic, chronic physical pain, and specializes in working with elite college and professional athletes having performance problems and/or looking for performance enhancement. He is the author of  "The yips reconceptualized as conversion disorder," in the international anthology, The Power of Brainspotting. Originally from Leelanau, Michigan, Calder lives and works in Detroit.

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