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  • Working with Addictions - BSP Centered Approach
     November 3, 2023 - November 4, 2023
     9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Are you looking for new ways to work with individuals struggling with substance abuse, eating related struggles, sexual addictions, and other out of control behaviors?

Curious about how to integrate Brainspotting into the other clinical skills with working with clients struggling with addictiveness

Do you want to expand your skills with working with dissociation, lack of body access and activation with brainspotting and other more complex presentations



Then you are in the right place and hope you join us as this training has helped hundreds of Brainspotting practitioners with these and many other ways to improve their Brainspotting skills especially with clients struggling with addictiveness.

Brainspotting is an integrative method that can fit well with various clinical situations. Addiction is a neurophysiological phenomenon thus needs deeper interventions, such as Brainspotting, to help rewire the brain and bodies pathways. Over the past 13 years, Jeff Ryan has explored ways to apply Brainspotting with Addictions and other co-occurring struggles. In this 2 day training, he will use draw upon cutting edge research on addiction to help frame how to both conceptualize Addictions, but equally to guide applying Brainspotting during the treatment of Addictions. Training will include Powerpoint presentation, demonstrations, and direct practice to help attendees gain useful information to improve their Brainspotting skills.

Completion of online or in-person Phase One BSP training is the only prerequisite.

Course Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge and skills with identifying and working the Neurophysiological roots of Addictions

  • Learn to assess and work with interoception (Definition: Sensing internal signals from the body) an increasingly evidenced pathway toward deeper healing and transformation

  • Learn somatically based ways to prepare for BSP and deepen the effects of Brainspotting

  • Discover creative ways to apply Phase 1 and 2 Brainspotting skills in the treatment of Addictions with Cravings, Underlying Roots, and Other Co-Occurring struggles

Course content level: Appropriate for Introductory and Intermediate level professionals

Audience: Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, and Counselors

Location: Online Training through Zoom

Agenda for the Training:

Friday – November 3rd

9:00 – 10:00 Course Overview and Introductions

10:00 – 10:10 Break

10:10 – 11:30 Discussion / Powerpoint

11:30-11:40 Break

11:40 – 12:30 Discussion / Powerpoint Cont.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:00 Question and Answer

2:00 – 2:30 Discussion / Powerpoint

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:45 Demo – Preparing for BSP

3:45 – 4:30 Debrief demo

4:30 – 4:45 Break

4:45 – 5:30 Practicum – Preparing for BSP

5:30 – 6:00 Debrief Practicum

Saturday – November 4th

9:00 – 9:30 Question and Answer

9:30 – 10:00 Discussion / Powerpoint – Resolution Phase

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:15 Demo – Roots Work

11:15 – 12:00 Debrief Demo

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:30 Practicum – Roots Work

2:30 – 2:45 Debrief Practicum

2:45 – 3:00 Break

3:00 – 4:30 Demo – Brainspotting Urges/Cravings

4:30 – 5:00 Debrief Demo

5:00 – 5:45 Discussion of Applying to Real life Cases

5:45 – 6:00 Final Question and Answer


Jeff Ryan LPC, CSAC is a US based Brainspotting trainer. He is the owner of Advanced Counseling and Consulting Services (ACCS), a clinical and consulting clinic in Neenah, WI. For the last 13 years, he has been exploring and integrating BSP in treating substance abuse, dissociation and trauma. He provides Phase 1 BSP training, certification consultation, and consultation with integrating BSP with substance abuse and other disorders.

Jeff Ryan LPC,CSAC
Brainspotting Trainer


Here is the link to register for Continuing Education for this training:


Continuing Education Disclosure:

If R. Cassidy Seminars is not an approved sponsor of continuing education in the state in which you are licensed, please click here to find out if it is possible to receive credit for continuing education from an approved sponsor of another state licensing board.

No late cancellation 30 days prior to the this training.


For Questions or Concerns please contact Jeff Ryan at jeffr.accs@gamil.com.