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"Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy That Works" - Hybrid meeting

  • April 16, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Webinar and Encino Golf Course Banquet Room 16821 Burbank Blvd. Encino CA 91436


  • Until April 7th at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 8th - April 14th
  • Until April 7th at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 8th - April 14th
  • Until April 7th at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 8th - April 14th
  • Until April 7th at 11:59 p.m.
  • April 8th - April 14th

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Membership Meeting


            Lisa Larson, LMFT          Pamela Haddad, LMFT

"Brainspotting: Trauma Therapy That Works"

Note:  Presented in-Person and on Zoom (Webinar)

The mission of the Pacific Counseling Center founder Lisa Larson, is to heal you quickly and permanently from the deep suffering caused by childhood and adult trauma. She accomplishes this by offering the most cutting-edge trauma treatment modalities (using a modality called Brainspotting) and counseling to adults, adolescents and children. She KNOWs that everyone can heal from the worst traumatic experiences imaginable as long as the therapist is an expert at reaching the deeper regions of the brain where traumas are held. Once the traumas are accessed and released, client after client report that they have found or re-found their self-love, joy, passion and purpose for their lives.

What is Brainspotting?  Brainspotting locates points in the client’s visual field that help to access unprocessed trauma in the subcortical brain. Brainspotting (BSP) was discovered in 2003 by David Grand, Ph.D.  Over 13,000 therapists have been trained in BSP (52 internationally), in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and Africa. Dr. Grand discovered that "Where you look affects how you feel." It is the brain activity, especially in the subcortical brain that organizes itself around that eye position.

Brainspotting is effective for a wide variety of emotional and somatic conditions. Brainspotting is particularly effective with trauma-based situations, helping to identify and heal underlying trauma that contributes to anxiety, depression and other behavioral conditions. It can also be used with performance and creativity enhancement. Brainspotting gives the therapist access to both brain and body processes. Its goal is to bypass the conscious, neocortical thinking to access the deeper, subcortical emotional and body-based parts of the brain.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1.  Understand and identify the 6 core elements of Brainspotting.
  2.  Differentiate between the 2 main models of Brainspotting.
  3.  Identify and observe the 9 steps involved in the Brainspotting set-up.


Lisa Larson, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist  specializing in individual, couples and family therapy as well as trauma resolution. Most recently, Lisa has become the Director and Founder of Pacific Trauma Center - a nonprofit counseling center located in Folsom, CA. Lisa has made it her life's mission to educate the public about the signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and how best to heal from it. Hoping to heal a wider range of the community, Lisa opened Pacific Trauma Center so that anyone suffering from emotional trauma could receive first-class therapy, regardless of income or ability to pay. Lisa still maintains her private practice in Folsom and has over seventeen years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist. 

Pamela Haddad, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in West Los Angeles CA with over 25 years of practice working with individuals, children, and families. Pamela works with a focus on the mind-body connection and Mindfulness.  By integrating the body in the process Pamela's clients are not only able to find a connection to the origin of the problem, but solutions that are effective and more permanent, such as lasting change in thought patterns, behaviors, and emotions.

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Sunday, April 16, 2023


  8:30am-9am Check-In*

  9am-9:30am Membership Meeting/

      Chapter Announcements*

  9:30-11am CE/Speaker Presentation

  11am-11:15am Opportunity Drawing/

      Private Practice Announcements*

  11:15am-11:45am Break*

  11:45am-1:45pm Board Meeting (in-person)*

*=portion of course not eligible for CE's

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Course evaluations will be sent and CE completion certificates will be awarded to participants that attend the entire presentation and complete the course evaluation within 48 hours of the speaker presentation.


In-Person: at the 'Encino Golf Course -

                                                        Banquet Room'

                              16821 Burbank Blvd

                              Encino, CA 91436

Professional or Business Casual Attire suggested.  

For those members attending in-person, please read the COVID-19 release before registering.

On Zoom: live webinar

The link will be emailed 4 days prior to the event.

Please note: Confirm your meeting selection is accurate for in person or webinar and member or non-member.  No walk-ins or registration changes will be allowed less than 24 hours before the meeting.


SFV-CAMFT chapter members


     $20 (online until Friday, April 7th at 11:59pm)

     $30 (online week of event, April 8th - April 14th)


     $20 (online until Friday, April 7th at 11:59pm)

     $30 (online week of event, April 8th - April 14th)

Non chapter members


     $30 (online until Friday, April 7th at 11:59pm)

     $40 (online week of event, April 8th - April 14th)


     $30 (online until Friday, April 7th at 11:59pm)

     $40 (online week of event, April 8th - April 14th)

No phone or email RSVP.

No cash or check, credit card only (we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover).

Email us for Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley chapter reciprocity.

To Register:  Please click on the   register  button.  If you are not logged in yet and are a member of our chapter, please be sure to log in here first. A confirmation email will be sent once payment is received. Four days before the event, all Webinar registrants will be sent a Zoom Webinar link.  

Questions? Contact our VP of Membership here

Grievances? Contact our President here

Accommodations? Contact our Hospitality Chair here

Policies: View a list of our policies here

Refund Policy 

Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT before one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no changes or cancellations received after one week prior to the event (this includes No shows and arriving late to the presentation on the day of the event). The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for Marriage & Family Therapists. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


CAMFT- approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

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