MTSU To Conduct Workshop On Brainspotting 5/13-15

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Two veteran counselors will conduct a workshop at MTSU on a means of enhancing the therapist-client relationship by targeting areas of the brain.

The MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services will present "Brainspotting: Phase One Training" from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15, in the Miller Room of the Miller Education Center, 503 E. Bell St. in Murfreesboro.

Senior brainspotting trainers and supervisors Christine Ranck and Cynthia Schwartzberg will conduct the workshop. Ranck, author of "Ignite the Genius Within," and Schwartzberg, author of "The Curious Voyage: A Rule-Breaking Guide to Authenticity," specialize in working with survivors of profound trauma, as well as in the areas of creativity and performance enhancement.

Brainspotting, which was discovered by psychotherapist David Grand in 2003, "locates points in the client's visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain," according to

In Phase One, workshop participants will get an overview of standards of care and practice, hear about research that supports the use of brainspotting, challenges in using it for conditions such as Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and four basic brainspotting techniques.

This professional development experience is open to social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists and others in the mental health field a strong clinical background. For workshop cost, continuing education credit details and to register, go to

For more information, contact Robin Lee, director of the MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services and coordinator of the Professional Counseling Program, at 615-898-2304 or

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