Arielle Schwartz

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, PhD Arielle Schwartz, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist, EMDR Therapy consultant, and certified yoga instructor with a private practice in Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and holds a Master’s degree in Somatic Psychology through Naropa University. She is the author of five books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, and The Post Traumatic Growth Guidebook. She is dedicated to offering informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. Learn more at

EMDR Workshop

Attend virtually: 
Monday & Tuesday, May 16-17, 2022

9 AM - 4 PM: Registration starting at 8:30 AM

In this engaging and informative two day Live Webinar training by Dr. Arielle Schwartz, you will learn a biopsychosocial model of care which takes into account objective physical and biological factors of pain and illness as well as factors that are psychological or psychogenic in origin. Within this training, you will develop an understanding of the polyvagal theory as related to trauma recovery. A biopsychosocial approach assists clients to increase their sense of control, self-efficacy, and self-regulation regarding the intensity and duration of disturbing physical symptoms. 

You will learn tools to address client experiences related to medical mismanagement, invasive medical procedures, or the lack of control that commonly arises with chronic pain and illness. Treating somatic disorders and illness can be challenging; especially when the etymology lies in complex, developmental trauma. Therefore, you will be guided to assess for dissociation, lack of affect tolerance, or secondary gains that may block successful resolution of traumatic events.

This is an intermediate program for all mental health professionals


The Training Room at Colony Park

3737 Woodland Ave Suite 650

West Des Moines, IA 


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    EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology for Chronic Pain and Illness: An Integrative, Mind-Body Approach to Treatment

    • Course Details

    • Continuing Education Credit

    • Materials for Download

    • Day One Agenda

    • EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology Day 1 - Zoom Link

    • Day Two Agenda

    • EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology Day 2 - Zoom Link

    • Request Continuing Education credits

    • Additional Citations


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize that chronic pain involves disturbing somatic components combined with emotional responses and cognitive interpretations.

  • Recount the distinction between stress, chronic stress, and unresolved PTSD in the different ways that they impact health.

  • Describe the polyvagal theory as related to trauma recovery

  • Learn how to assess for dissociation and identify client’s parts or ego states as related to pain and illness

  • Learn resource development installation to help clients develop greater control over pain and illness symptoms

  • Recognize that a high level of adverse childhood experiences contributes to greater health risks in adulthood.

  • Discuss how research has shown the relationship between cortisol levels and the immune system in clients with chronic PTSD.

  • Discuss how somatic symptoms including illnesses and chronic pain can be used as potential targets in EMDR Therapy.

  • Recall that when targeting a body sensation, you can use a floatback/affect bridge or not use a floatback/affect bridge in the assessment phase for chronic pain

  • Apply at least two types of self-care techniques to help clients with chronic pain learn to regulate and manage their pain.

Continue Education Credits

12 EMDRIA: #15007-49
12 CE Company credits

The CE Company is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CE Company maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE credits are available for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and other trained EMDR Clinicians in all states except New York (all clinicians), Alabama (MHC state restrictions) and MFT’s in Ohio (Board restriction).


  • Will this workshop be recorded?

    Yes. We will be recording this workshop and will provide participants access for up to two weeks following the event. However, you must attend live in order to be eligible for continuing education credits.

  • I'm in a different timezone. Is there delayed viewing?

    No. This event will be held in Central Standard Time.

  • Will you be sending handouts?

    All handouts will be available for download once you have completed registration.

Grievance Policy

We seek to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. 

Cancellation Policy 

We will allow refunds up to 7 days after purchase of this course minus a $15 processing fee. Cancellations after 7 days are non-refundable.

Conflict of Interest Policy

There is no known commercial interest or conflict of interest for this workshop.   


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact if special accommodation is required.