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Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy Training

Ego State Therapy Interventions to Stabilize Your
Most Wounded, Belligerent, & Dissociative Clients

On-Demand Webinar – 10 CEs included

Many of our clients suffer from profound trauma and attachment wounds from childhood – with child ego states very stuck in the past. Therapy models that are normally effective won’t work when these clients have fears about healing that block therapy, have belligerent child parts that sabotage therapy, or are so easily triggered they cannot tolerate deep processing. This webinar resolves these problems and more. It teaches unique, powerful, simple ego state therapy interventions not taught anywhere else. You’ll learn stabilizing interventions that resolve fears about healing, stop self-sabotage, and end flashbacks and nightmares. Clients become more grounded and self-aware, and less sensitive to stressful, triggering events. It helps them better understand their own internal world – equipping them to calm and comfort wounded parts when they do get triggered. Collectively these interventions can stabilize dissociative clients, but they can also be profoundly life changing, whether or not additional therapy interventions (like EMDR, Brainspotting, or advanced DNMS interventions) are used for deeper healing.

What’s in the Webinar

The webinar starts with an introduction to ego state theory, then details how to…

  •   quickly and effectively mobilize a team of vetted Resources
  •   establish a Special Safe Place (a fun place for wounded parts to hang out)
  •   identify therapy goals that can actually block processing
  •   set an effective therapy goal – free of blocks
  •   invite wounded parts forward
  •   start a dialogue with wounded parts
  •   attune, validate, and empathize with wounded parts
  •   build rapport with especially belligerent and oppositional parts
  •   give wounded parts missing information, and clear any misunderstandings
  •   connect wounded parts to a loving, supportive team of Resources
  •   orient wounded parts to present time
  •   enable wounded parts to see reality more clearly
  •   show wounded parts that the upsetting experience they seem to be reliving, is actually just a harmless recording

The webinar will illuminate the implications for treating trauma wounds versus attachment wounds. It will describe how these interventions track with Porges’ Polyvagal theory, Dan Siegel’s parenting advice, and Memory Reconsolidation Theory. Click here for a webinar topic outline and learning objectives.

Webinar Format

The webinar is prerecorded. It’s delivered on-line in 21 segments – 15 narrated slide shows and 6 video recordings of real sessions. Audio recordings of each segment are also provided. Most segments are under 30 minutes, for a total of 10 hours of viewing and assignments. Watch the slide shows and videos whenever you want, in whatever order you wish, as many times as you like. Start and stop wherever you like. The slide shows are colorful, animated and fun. The videotaped demo sessions are very high quality. It comes with a 21-page handout you can download and print. This webinar is the first in a series*, but it is also a stand-alone training.

*Other webinars in the series will cover advanced DNMS interventions. We expect to complete some of them in 2017 and the rest in 2018.

You can watch the first 17 minutes of the webinar here:

Order the Webinar

Get the limited-time special price of $250 if you order before June 30. (The regular price of $265 resumes July 1.) Professional CEs are included (see below for details). CLICK HERE TO ORDER THE WEBINAR. Go to Webinar #1 on the order form, and order 1. Within 24 hours we’ll charge your credit card and email your webinar access instructions.

Post Webinar Support

Those who purchase the webinar may join the DNMS professional listserv – a free forum for asking questions and getting support from Shirley Jean and other therapists. Individual and group consultation is available for a fee. Live demo webinars are also offered. Contact Shirley Jean at sjs@dnmsinstitute.com for details.

Have a Question?

Email questions about webinar content to Shirley Jean at sjs@dnmsinstitute.com. Email all other questions to dnms@dnmsinstitute.com.

Continuing Education Credit

EMDRIA Credits: This webinar has NOT been approved for EMDRIA Credits, but a version of it has been. Click here for the EMDR therapist version.

Professional CEs: Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the professions listed below. When you complete the webinar, we’ll direct you to a CES webpage to take a test covering webinar content. CES will email a CE Certificate when you pass the test.

Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs, LCPCs, LMHCs, and MHCs and in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs completing the program will receive 10 continuing education hours of credit.

Social Workers: CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 10 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 10 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Continuing education credit for Marriage & Family Therapists is awarded in the following states: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, IA, KS, ME, MD, MO, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists will receive 10 clinical continuing education clock hours upon completing this program.


Click Here to Read About
a Version of This Webinar
for EMDR Therapists

Rev. Lynn James, LCPC

“Over my 30 years of practice I’ve studied many approaches for treating adult clients with very significant childhood wounding. Aspects of each were helpful, but they all fell short. When I finally learned the DNMS interventions taught in this training,

it changed everything. I’m now extremely confident I can help clients out of the “It’s still happening” trance that evokes flashbacks, anxiety, re-enactments, therapeutic impasses, regressive behaviors and feelings. These interventions give my clients enormous relief, which is very satisfying for me. The compassion and unconditional acceptance at the core of this model powerfully resonate with the values held by those who go into this profession. If I could only recommend one training to a colleague – whether newly trained or seasoned – it would absolutely be this webinar.”

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Jan Ewing, FAPS
Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist

“I’m an experienced practitioner who has completed many ‘complex trauma’ trainings, but this is one of the best I have experienced. This

model sits well with my usual approach but provides very welcome additional concepts and strategies that are already assisting me to be a more effective therapist, especially with my most complex DID clients who have early, severe, repetitive attachment wounds, as well as major physical traumas. I can highly recommend this training.”

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Kimber R. Olson, LCSW
Clinical Director, Changing Tides Alaska
Board of Directors, ISST-D

“This training was easy to understand, and a fabulous pace for beginners and intermediate level therapists, but as an experienced therapist and trainer there were still a number of gems that

I took away from this workshop. I will use these techniques with my clients, including some on the dissociative spectrum, and believe it can be helpful for many. The techniques especially focused on and will be helpful for working with wounded parts of the self. As the director of a complex trauma and dissociation specialty clinic, I will recommend this training to my providers.”

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Jean-Pierre Marceau, DPs
Psychologist, Montréal

“I want to tell everybody how useful the webinar has been to my practice. The interventions are powerful and transformative. I can now have radical

acceptance of oppositional child parts, and it’s making a big difference. The quality of the webinar production is amazing. I highly recommend it.”

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Marcia Herden, PsyD
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant

“This webinar provides critically necessary background, clarity, and tools to help clients struggling with a high degree of clinical dissociation.

I learned new interventions to help clients access an emotionally stable and empowered adult self, and heal disowned wounded aspects of self. I highly recommend this training.”

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Karen Gardner, LCSW
Certified EMDR Therapist

“The interventions I learned in this webinar have given me the confidence and tools to successfully help my most dissociative clients.

Clients report feeling supported and safe, and I’ve witnessed their lives permanently change. If you work with dissociative clients, take this training!”

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Alicia Gyatso, Psychologist

“I love this webinar! It helped me become so much more effective with my most challenging, dissociative patients. It’s very clear and easy to follow. I like that it not only explains

HOW to do the interventions – it also explains WHY they’re better than what most of us do. The videos are fantastic. They show exactly how to handle difficult moments. I was able to start using these new interventions right away. I’m now more confident when talking with angry or controlling child parts. I now know exactly what to do! Thank you Shirley Jean for this beautiful work! And special thanks to Laura, the demo subject, for sharing her work with us.”

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Ilyssa Swartout, PsyD

“A very comprehensive, inspiring training. Does an excellent job of organizing and presenting the difficult subject of ego state therapy.

The model is a safe, compassionate, and thorough way to heal and meet the needs of wounded parts of self.”

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Carol Sherman, PhD

“I found the webinar to be incredibly helpful. It’s more effectively presented than most of the online trainings I’ve done — and I’ve done a lot of them. I highly recommend it!”

Patty Evans, MA, LPC

“This webinar is exactly what I needed to enhance my ego state therapy skills. It’s already improved my practice with clients. Anyone working with wounded ego states should get this webinar.”

Mary Ann McGrath, LCSW

“I found the videos to be very helpful, in demonstrating the theory – powerful. They really helped me integrate the material.”

Rachel Nichols, LPC-S

“I believe this is a breakthrough therapy. Shirley Jean is a genius!”

Dana Groh, LCSW

“A wonderful training. The material is well organized and thorough. Loved the slides and video!”