Brainspotting and Grief

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Dates: Septermber 15,16,17
Location: Zoom Time: 10 am – 7 pm EST
Program Overview

Brainspotting is a brain-based therapy based on the hypothesis that specific eye positions designated as “brainspots” activate and access specific areas of the midbrain that allow for the reprocessing and releasing of core neurophysiological reactions to trauma-related and other psychological experiences.Review of BSP principles

This training will introduce the types, reactions, and neurophysiology of grief, explore how Brainspotting supports the companioning process of grief, learn and utilize 3 new Brainspotting techniques to support client’s journey, differentiate between Grief and MDD, explore cultural aspects of grief to ensure culture competency in clinical settings, discuss special populations and overlooked forms of grief, and discuss integrative Brainspotting interventions with groups and other clinical modalities supporting grief.

22.5 NBCC hours offered for completion of the program.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the pillars of BSP theory and how it supports grief work
  • Explain and identify the benefits of using the tools when working with grief
  • Identify types, reactions and neurophysiology of grief
  • Identify how BSP supports the processing of grief
  • Identify differences between Grief and MDD
  • Understand complicated grief, DSM-5- TR criteria, and risk factors
  • Identify ways grief presents across cultures
  • Learn and explain how BSP theory supports cultural autonomy
  • Learn and apply different 3 new BSP setups to grief work
  • Discuss how we can integrate BSP into the frame of existing therapeutic grief models 

  • Registration $745 (usd)
  • Equity Rate* $645 (usd)
  • Pre-licensed $545 (usd)
  • Agency/Student fee* $400 (usd)

*Agency Clinician/Student Rate: We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.

*Equity Rate: This registration option is for participants with historical/institutional barriers to access. Please choose equity pricing only if you are a member of one or more historically marginalized communities.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: We understand that situations arise. If you need to cancel, please contact us at Please be sure that you are able to be present (on camera for virtual trainings) for all three days of the training. All cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the first day of training, and will be fully refunded less the 4% transaction fee.  An additional $50 will be deducted from your refund if materials have already been sent before cancellation.  After that, we will provide you with a full credit toward a replacement course, valid for one (1) year. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AS A RESULT OF PARTIAL ATTENDANCE. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE ABLE TO BE FULLY PRESENT FOR THE ENTIRE TRAINING.

Keisha is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor certified in Brainspotting, Trauma Focused CBT, and as a Grief Informed Professional. Keisha is in private practice in North Carolina where she specializes in helping others navigate grief, trauma, and transitional issues on life’s journey.

Keisha provides individual consultation for Brainspotting Certification and co-facilitates a group consultation, Brainspotting in My Office, supporting clinicians in increasing confidence and competence.

She believes everyone innately has in them what they need to heal. As a result, she has a passion for working with other clinicians across a spectrum of specialties in learning to support clients on their healing journey. In addition to be certified in BSP, Keisha is trained IFS, SE, and EFT.

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The Gathering Place Wellness and Counseling Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7386. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Gathering Place Wellness and Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.