Brainspotting: Brain Based Trauma Therapy that Works

January 19, 2018 Friday from 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM (PST)
Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. CA

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About Brainspotting: Brain Based Trauma Therapy that Works

The goal of the presentation is to help attendees have basic understanding of how Brainspotting identifies, processes and releases core neurophysiological sources of emotional and body pain (and other challenging symptoms) AND how it affects the client’s mid-brain, below the verbal level. How Brainspotting is conducted with a client and can be effectively used with specific issues will be discussed and demonstrated.

This training will benefit licensees and pre-licensees, as well as other professionals, by asking the participants to be very mindful and attuned to their clients. A core principle in Brainspotting is to follow our client's process rather than leading it. This presentation will show how Brainspotting will increase effectiveness in treating those with PTSD and unresolved trauma. 

  1. To identify the region of the brain that Brainspotting affects and makes it so effective
  2. To list the core principles of Brainspotting
  3. To review why trauma is difficult to process with talk therapy
  4. To discuss how Brainspotting can rewire brain pathways
  5. To review how Brainspotting can be used to treat addiction issues
Speaker Bios:
Lisa Larson has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for the past nineteen years. She uses Solution Focused therapy. Because both Lisa and her teenage son flat lined (clinically died), Lisa was acutely traumatized. She experienced and then became an EMDR trainer. When Dr. David Grand founded “Brainspotting” she embrace it and became a trainer. In 2012 she opened Pacific Counseling and Trauma Center in Folsom, CA.

Tom Rohrer, PhD, Psychotherapist (MFC 20325), Life, Performance, & Recovery Coach, in private practice in Walnut Creek, California since 1979. He uses a solution and holistically-oriented approach. Dr. Rohrer is certified in Brainspotting. He is Executive Director of the Addiction Recovery Graduate Programs ( and author of Thriving Beyond Addiction: A Complete User-Friendly Guide ( and the Q-RIPS (Quality Recovery Imperatives for Performance Survey).  Additional information is available at

Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Have questions? Please contact Nes Pinar at (925) 405-6040 or send an email to

Refunds for cancellation with 72-hour notice.

* 3 CE credits will be provided to participants.
 BAPTI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. BAPTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA Provider # BAY 012. 
All proceeds from this event will benefit BAPTI Intern program. To make referrals or to l
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Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room

Lafayette Library – Arts and Science Room 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafeyette CA USA 94549

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Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute

We at are a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded over 20 years ago to provide high quality therapy services to clients in local communities including Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Canyon, Concord and Walnut Creek.  BAPTI offers internships to qualified applicants who possess a master's degree or doctorate in Counseling Psychology or other appropriate major from an accredited university program.  BAPTI utilizes a private practice model that provides training and support for interns and guides them in developing, marketing and managing their own practices. BAPTI also offers a school-based program that supports interns in creating new alliances with schools and other agencies for specialized experiences. ​ We also support a group of independent licensed practice clinicians who realize the importance of establishing a professional community whose purpose is to support one another through continuing education, formal and informal consultations, and the sharing of our experiences in a variety of settings. We hold firmly that the private practice of therapy should not be an isolating experience and that clinical work is enhanced by frequent peer interactions.

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