20MH001 - Getting to the Core of the Problem: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptom

Jul 28, 2019 Closed Mental Health

20MH001 - Getting to the Core of the Problem: Treating the Cause, Not the Symptom



Recently, psychotherapy has placed a greater emphasis on trauma informed approaches to case conceptualization and treatment. Recent advances in neurobiology have supported the hypothesis that past disturbing or traumatic events are stored differently in the brain than normal events. These neural networks carry a higher emotional charge. Because of this emotional encoding, linkage, binding and reconsolidation of these neural networks with adaptive neural networks becomes more difficult.

The focus of psychotherapy is to accomplish network consolidation. Events create emotions, which in turn are verbalized as core beliefs. Mapping out both negative and positive networks helps clarify case conceptualization and treatment intervention strategies. Addressing the core beliefs and their emotional encoding provides and effective and efficient foundation for treatment. This workshop will discuss the neurobiology of memory, the process of identifying core beliefs and their use in case conceptualization and treatment. EMDR and alternative clinical approaches are explored and compared to optimize the treatment of trauma.

No Prerequisite Required!

EMDR Parts 1 & 2 are not required to attend.
This workshop is open to all mental health clinicians.

By registering for this conference, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with EMDR Consulting.

Group Registrations

Registering 2 or more participants with one payment? Once registration has opened, please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.

fax 828.257.4768 | scan and email | mail MAHEC Registration, 121 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

5 or more registrants from the same agency qualify for a discounted rate!

$149.00Early Registration Fee - Group Rate (applies 7/24/18 - 7/21/19)
$164.00 Registration Fee - Group Rate (applies 7/22/19 - 7/28/19)

Target Audience

Master's level mental health professionals including mental health and substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, school counselors and other professionals interested in this subject and trained in EMDR. Participants registering at the nonprofit/student/peer support rate must show proof at time of registration.


  • Explain the neurobiology of trauma
  • Describe a belief focused approach to case conceptualization and treatment
  • Practice developing a belief focused treatment plan for triggers
  • Demonstrate using your clinical approach from a core belief perspective
  • Compare evidence-based approaches to the treatment of trauma


  • Roy Kiessling, LISW, ACSW


Brochure / Registration Form