Innovative Online Continuing Ed. for Advanced Professionals

Synergistic Healing: Mind, Body, Neuroscience


The following courses are planned for release before 2020.

IFS-Informed EMDR*+

6 ceu course for EMDR therapists (with prerequisite IFS background) integrating the two models.

IFS for EMDR Therapists+

3 ceu course for EMDR therapists introducing IFS concepts (satisfies prerequisite for above).

Coherence Therapy for EMDR Therapists+

3 ceu course for EMDR therapists introducing Memory Reconsolidation and Coherence Therapy.

Coherence Therapy for IFS Therapists*

3 ceu course for IFS therapists introducing Memory Reconsolidation and Coherence Therapy.

The Physics of Ego States*+

3 ceu course for IFS or EMDR therapists linking ideas from Relativity and Quantum Physics to parts work with trauma.

Implicit IFS*

3 ceu course for IFS therapists demonstrating implicit use of the model.

CEU Information

All courses will be submitted for approval as distance learning courses through ASWB & NBCC.

+Will be submitted for approval to EMDRIA for EMDR recert.

*Will be submitted for approval to the Center for Self-Leadership for IFS cert. & recert.

Pricing Information

3 ceu courses cost $100.00

6 ceu courses cost $175.00

Workshop Leader and Consultant

Bruce Hersey, LCSW, is an Approved Consultant in EMDR and also a Certified IFS Therapist. Having completed IFS Levels One, Two & Three Training, and as a repeat Level One Program Assistant he has passionately imparted his deep understanding of the model by teaching numerous introductory IFS workshops, leading IFS consultation groups, and providing individual IFS consultation. He has presented at the IFS International Conference several times, and has been teaching workshops on the integration of EMDR & IFS since 2013.

In addition to all this, Bruce is an Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis through ASCH and a Certified Sex Therapist Supervisor through AASECT. Bruce has also published short animated educational introduction videos on IFS (Finding Your Parts) and EMDR (EMDR at a Glance) on YouTube.

An LCSW in private practice at Altoona, PA for the past 30 years, Bruce provides advanced consultation in IFS, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and Sex Therapy in person, by phone and online video conferencing.

What people are saying about Bruce's IFS-Informed EMDR workshop:

“I have been using EMDR Therapy extensively for more than a decade. The IFS-Informed EMDR Training has expanded my toolkit in ways that have re-energized my practice. EMDR and IFS are natural partners, and my clients are benefitting.”

Sonja Lindgren, MSS, LCSW

"I have already begun using your approach with my clients. It went beautifully!!! Much thanks! I've been to some of these things and been lucky to walk away with a small idea - this was one of the best I've attended!"

Deborah Reilly, LPC, NBCC

“Don't give up on all the time, money and energy invested in learning EMDR. You've masterfully integrated EMDR and IFS. Your practical workshop shows how to weave the best of these two evidence-based therapies into one elegant approach. Your gentle teaching style and videos show exactly how to blend these powerful methods, resulting in a synergistic effect. Thank you, Bruce!”

Lawrence Wentworth, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist

"So appreciate your presence and solid teaching style. Loved your demos."

Sabine Boots, LMFT

"I feel like I am taking away a renewed interest in, and capacity for, including EMDR in my practice again. Your map and your ideas on how IFS and EMDR interweave, gave me a much clearer sense of how to do this. Your demos were especially helpful in showing this process. I also deeply appreciate your style, your energy and your being so real in presenting this wealth of awareness you have of how different models weave together. It was well worth my trip."

Gary Whited, Ph.D.

"Thank you for for sharing your knowledge, I know I will utilize it with clients. It was an informative and well planned day!"

Lynn Benjamin, MEd, LMFT, CACD

"Thank you for an enriching day. I appreciated your easy style and relaxed manner. It made for an atmosphere of safety."

Susan Carpenter, LCSW

"Thanks for sharing your concepts and experience combining IFS with EMDR. I found your delivery easy to follow, well prepared, and well-executed with a helpful mixture of lecture, demonstrations and personal applications. With this knowledge, I look forward to increasing my effectiveness in helping my clients."

Kevin Medican, MS, LPC, CSAT, CMAT

"This workshop is an exciting and informative benefit to the prospect of integrating EMDR and IFS. Bruce offers grounded, theory-based explanations, drawing from case examples and obvious clinical experience, that can renew any interest & belief in the efficacy of these two approaches, especially as one informs the other."

Gail Vant Zelfde, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

"Bruce clarified and explained several puzzling issues that I regularly encountered with EMDR alone. IFS added needed elements that addressed them. He conveyed the essential truths of both systems from a human point of view aside from the many technical terms that are otherwise used.

I used his functional dual attention framework immediately. Having systematic scales, and differentiating parts, adds to my buddhist mindfulness/ narrative psycho-therapeutic approach (which already works pretty good most of the time). Not all the time. I'm definitely adding these tools from the workshop."

Martha W. Bush, LMFT

"Bruce’s easy-going, accepting manner creates the kind of safe environment that optimizes learning and vulnerable sharing."

Ellen Watson, MSS

"Your consistent playful manner assisted with separating the parts. I enjoyed observing your style. Thank you again!

Lois Reinhardt, LCSW

"Very well organized, interesting and concise introduction to the blending of IFS and EMDR.

I do hope that Bruce can do more of these workshops beyond the introductory level and continue enlighten us with more of his amazing clinical work & true talent for engaging clients. "

Lucienne Despota, LCSW

"Thank you for a great workshop. It clarified many questions I have had. How even to re-engage in using EMDR, as I was tangled up between what I remember of protocols & finding it not very helpful because of all the parts that show up with my very complex PTSD clients. I now have hope that I will be able to open up some new doors for myself and my clients and find ways to most creatively use both EMDR and IFS tools for them and for myself."

Sharon Fisher, LCSW

"It is a relief to attend a training that is so comprehensive and integrating of various materials. Bruce clearly has a lot of knowledge about EMDR and IFS. He has developed a wonderful weaving of these approaches, theory and practice, with creativity and focus on “being with” the client."

Ann Friedenheim, LPC

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