Katherine Allen is a Certified Brainspotting Consultant and is also a Certified Trainer. This means that she is available to those new to Brainspotting for their Supervision hours towards Certification or for case consult, and she is scheduling and running the 3-day Phase 1 and Phase 2 Trainings in Northern New England.
Host a Local Training!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Katherine if you are interested in hosting a training in your area or for your agency, collegial community or group. I prefer a minimum 12 attendees to come to your location for training, contact Katherine for more information and scheduling.
Desirable location qualities:
Space: A room large enough for the attendees to break into dyads for practicums, having breathing room and some privacy as a goal is helpful, as well as comfortable enough for coming together for the PowerPoint. It is important for the space to be private and low- or no-cost. Typically hotel venues are high-cost and have limitations with regard to food and timing which interrupts the privacy of the training.
Refrigeration: It is preferable to have a kitchenette or at least a refrigerator at our disposal. When we are working our brains hard it’s important to also nourish them well, so we provide a healthy breakfast (boiled eggs, yogurt, granola, fruit, bagels and cream cheese, nut butter, coffee/tea/juice) as well as a hearty afternoon break snack (chips, cheese, hummus and veggies, chocolate or cookies, fruit, etc.) and we need to keep everything fresh.
Seating: Ideally seating that is comfortable for long stretches. Chairs that roll or adjust are ideal, especially chairs with arms. We sometimes recommend attendees bring their own chair as an option if seating is hard or as physical needs dictate.
Lunch: Lunch daily is on your own so some attendees bring their own lunches, others will opt to go out, get some fresh air, stretch legs, etc. Lunch is 75-minutes, a good amount of time.
Local lodging: The Brainspotting training is a very full 3 days, 9a-6p, and often driving to and from home may be taxing.
What to Expect
Phase 1 trainees receive: a Phase 1 training manual which includes all recent published research on Brainspotting, a copy of David Grand’s book, Brainspotting, a pointer, and either a physical CD or mp3 code to download David’s BioLateral sounds. Please bring headphones and something to play the sound for the practicums.
Phase 2 trainees receive: a Phase 2 training manual, two pairs of goggles for one-eye Brainspotting, and either a physical CD or mp3 code to download David’s BioLateral sounds. Please bring headphones, a pointer, and something to play the sound for the practicums.
Training fees: Early bird is $745, Regular registration is $795 and Late registration is $845. Student rate (with valid ID) is $400. A portion of each registration fee goes to Brainspotting Trainings, LLC as a resource for the Humanitarian Healing Trainings (BHH) that David gives for free in areas affected by tragedies. Recent BHH locations have included: Newtown, CT; Santa Rosa, CA; Indonesia; Madagascar.