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Standard Registration $795.00 USD  
Late Registration $845.00 USD   Goes On Sale
August 16, 2024
Students $400.00 USD  
Retake Phase 2 $400.00 USD  
Provisional Mental Helath License $645.00 USD  
Early Bird Registration $745.00 USD   Expired

  • Brainspotting Phase 2 (In Person) - St Paul, MN
     September 27, 2024 - September 29, 2024
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join us for an immersive journey into the transformative world of Brainspotting Phase 2! Unleash the full potential of this cutting-edge therapeutic modality and take your clinical practice to new heights. In this advanced training, you’ll delve deep into the intricacies of Brainspotting, refining your skills and gaining a profound understanding of its principles. Jeff Ryan LPC,CSAC and Steve Sawyer LCSW, CSAC will guide you through expanding your brainspotting skillsets to include:

Z-Axis – Introduction to near and far work along with including Vergence Therapy that expands Z-Axis work

Rolling Brainspotting – Expanding upon Outside Window technique to add slow eye tracking to different eye position

One eye – Hone in on one eye to focus or reduce the activation for more controlled brainspotting

Outside/Inside Window – Combine core Brainspotting strategies to use the best of both approaches

One eye with Z-Axis – The most resourced approach to Brainspotting will increase your skills working with more complex cases

Advance Resource Model – Improves skills with working with dissociative disorders, attachment disorders and the most complicated struggles that present with clients

Phase 2 techniques will equip you to work with even more complex cases and unlock the hidden reservoirs of healing within your clients. Elevate your career, expand your therapeutic toolkit, and make a lasting impact on those you serve.

Must have completed BSP Phase 1 to attend.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the components of Brainspotting

  2. Demonstrate and utilize the core components of Brainspotting:

    • Z-axis

    • Rolling Brainspotting

    • Inside Window/Outside Window

    • One eye Brainspotting

    • One eye with Z-Axis Brainspotting

    • Vergence

  1. Expand how Brainspotting can be applied to:

    • Trauma

    • Dissociation

    • Somatic Conditions

    • Broad range of Psychological Conditions

  1. Explain and expand understanding of the theory and core concepts of Brainspotting including:

    • Where you look affects how you feel

    • Dual Attunement frame

    • Uncertainty principle

    • WAIT

    • Staying in the “Tail of the Comet”

  1. Continue to discuss and expand understanding of limbic countertransference

  2. Summarize the research that supports the hypothezied way in which eye positions activate midbrain activity

  3. Discuss effective ways to apply Brainspotting in various practice settings along with various populations

  4. Increase assessment with using Brainspotting with more complex clients and cases

  5. Expand understanding of brain process to include the role of the allocortex and isocortex

  6. Provide a diverse, supportive and collaborative learning environment

Continuing Education:

If you would like to purchase continuing education for the training then please click here to pay an additional $35 fee for NAADAC certified CEs. This training offers 21 CEs for the training that are provided through NAADAC as the authorizing provider.  Does not require the individual to be an addiction oriented provider receive CEs through NAADAC.

CE’s authorized by CE Learning Systems which is approved by these national organizations, and by many state licensing boards nationwide.

For more information about continuing education licensure requirements, visit:

Location of Training:

Carondelet Center (located in St. Catherine University)

1890 Randolph Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

Hotel Information

The Davidson

Hamptom Inn Suites

Best Western Como Park Hotel

Covid Policy

If you have had Covid symptoms or tested positive for Covid in preparation for the training or during the training please let Jeff Ryan or Steve Sawyer know immediately.

Agenda: CST Time Zone

Day One

9:00-9:30 Course Overview

9:30-10:30 Brainspotting Review from Phase 1

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 PPT of Phase 2

11:30-12:45 Demo Inside/Outside Window with Debrief

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:15 Rolling Brainspotting PPT and Demo with Debrief

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Practicum: Rolling and Inside/Outside Window (one each)

5:00-6:00 Debrief Practicums

Day Two

9:00-9:15 Day one Recap

9:15-10:45 One Eye PPT and Demo with Debrief

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:45 Practicum: One Eye

12:45 -1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:15 Debrief Practicum

2:15-3:45 Z Axis and Vergence PPT and Demo with Debrief

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:30 Practicum: Z Axis and Vergence

Day Three

9:00-9:30 Saturday Recap, Debrief Z Axis and Vergence Practicum

9:30-11:00 Advanced Resource Model PPT and Demo with Debrief

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:45 Practicum: Advanced Resource Model

12:45-1:45 Lunch

1:45-2:15 Debrief Practicum

2:15-3:45 Small Group Break Out for Q&A

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-6:00 Large Group Q&A with Final Recap

Brainspotting Trainers Info:


Jeff Ryan LPC,CSAC  is a Brainspotting (BSP) consultant and trainer from Wisconsin. He is the owner of Advanced Counseling and Consulting Services in Neenah, WI where he provides direct clinical services and consultation. Along with doing Phase 1 and 2 BSP trainings, he has created an advanced BSP training for working with addictions and the Resource Model of Brainspotting.


Steve Sawyer  LCSW,CSAC is a highly expereinced clinician and trainer with a wide span of experience in settings spanning Outpatient, Residential, School and Wilderness therapeutic rhealms. He is the Chief Clinical trainer for Calo Programs group of ten residential treatment settings. He has completed all phase of Brainspotting and is experienced in completing Phase 1 and 2 trainings.

Cancellation policy:
Refunds for registration will be honored up to 30 days prior to the training.  Please contact Jeff Ryan to discuss any refunds or challenges with attending at