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 Online Brainspotting 

 Phase 1 Training  

Specialization training


Pastoral ~ Contemplative ~ Spiritual Caregivers,

 Clergy & Licensed Clinicians

While this training will be focused toward applications of Brainspotting in settings of spiritual care,

it is open to spiritual caregivers, clergy, and licensed clinicians of all faiths, religions, spiritual paths, or none.

This training is will also enhance the skill of all clinicians

in working with their clients' sense and practices of spirituality in intentional ways. 

September 24-26, 2020

Thursday - Saturday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Central Time Zone (US)


via Zoom

21 CE credit hours available through R. Cassidy Seminars ($30 extra)

R. Cassidy is a National & NYSED Approved (#0006) CE provider

CE hours not available for NJ Social Workers at this time

What is Brainspotting?

Brainspotting is an approach to healing and wellness that is deeply rooted in the body's nervous system. Brainspotting accesses the brain-body's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities in the context of a neurobiologically and relationally attuned clinical relationship. In Brainspotting, a person's brain-body activation around a particular issue is paired with a relevant eye and orienting position, called a Brainspot. Brainspots are theorized to access the neurophysiological subsystems holding emotional and/or physical experience in an often wordless but felt form of memory. The Brainspot serves to locate and hold such "memory files" open in a calm and grounded environment, allowing the brain-body system and relevant neurophysiological subsystems to re-organize in an adaptive manner to the present. When this happens, the prior activation eases; the person feels--and functions--better.


Early Registration ~ through August 31, 2020                                   $745

          Regular Registration ~ September 1 - 15, 2020                        $795  

                Late Registration ~ September 16, 2020 & later               $845

3 online group consultations sessions will be offered following the training - included in cost

     Cancellation policy:  by Sept. 7, 2020, full refund less $50; Sept. 8-15, 2020, 50% refund less $50;

                                            Sept. 16, 202  & later, no refund 


The Rev. Martha S. Jacobi, PhD, LCSW is a Senior Brainspotting Trainer and internationally known seminar leader, speaker. and writer. With over 25 years of experience in clinical practice, she specializes in working with survivors of profound trauma and in creativity and performance enhancement for artists, performers, and athletes. She is a Specialty Trainer in using Brainspotting with children, and often provides humanitarian Brainspotting sessions to those in need. Martha integrates her background as a dancer and musician into her practice and teaching.  She is Associate Dean for the Brainspotting Concentration in Behavioral Health at International University for Graduate Studies. A Lutheran pastor, Martha is associated with St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, West 46th Street, Manhattan. She is the author of several chapters and articles related to Brainspotting in clinical and theological publications.. Originally from Ann Arbor & Interlochen, Michigan, she now lives and works in New York City.