A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada


Who should be treated with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
What EMDR is and what is the best way to get trained
When I should or shouldn’t use EMDR
Where I can get the training
Why EMDR should be integrated into everyone’s therapy practice
How I can to be part of international network of trauma therapists
                                                             Experience in vivo EMDR session

Understand how trauma underlies addiction and most diagnoses
Explain ways of understanding trauma that is not obviously PTSD
Know when to use Flash technique to help client move into window of tolerance 
Use Polyvagal theory in EMDR treatment of trauma
How to morph from bilateral processing of narrative to trauma reprocessing                                                             

A widely accepted premise in systems theory is:  the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In this workshop, practitioners will learn experiential techniques to help clients discern between the mind, body and spirit as individual entities which, when working together, create the whole self.


​This workshop includes a description of current trauma research which indicates the need to access the body’s implicit memory into treatment.  Intra-personal communication skills will be discussed as an intervention for creating mutually beneficial relationships between the client’s mind, body and spirit. 

  • Discern between the mind, body and soul as intrapersonal entities and discover their communication styles
  • Recognize and then work with the nonverbal indicators (the body’s voice) of a trauma response
  • Participate in sensorimotor techniques to help clients reprocess and shift trauma out of the nervous system​
  • Participate in guided imagery designed to enhance communication between the mind, body, spirit

continuing education

​​6 CEUs

State of Nevada Board of Examiners for:

MFT/CPCs,  Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists


​​licensed $149

intern $119

​students $30 (limited seating 4 students)

In this workshop, Katy will be discussing the how trauma presents in adolescents and different treatment approaches.  Katy will also discuss the epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation in our community; we will learn about risk factors, trauma bonds, and unique treatment approaches to this specialized population.  


​Increase their understanding of the human trafficking culture
Learn to assess for human trafficking victims
Increase their understanding of trauma related to human trafficking victims
Understand the
 needs, treatment, and interventions related to human trafficking victims
Become aware of CSE victims in America and our community.
Understand the international, national, and local statistics that displace the myths surrounding the “Sex Industry.”
Learn about “The Game.”
Take a real look inside the “Sex Industry.”

Katy Hartley, LMFT

​​​Dr. JoAnn Baird, LMFT


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​​​Wendy Westergard Nason, MSC, LMFT, LCADC

tentative agenda

8:00-8:30am registration &

                              continental breakfast

8:30-10:30am    workshop

10:45-12:45pm workshop

12:45-2:00pm lunch on your own

​2:00-4:00pm workshop

As always, MHPC provides significantly reduced registrations for STUDENTS.
​Seating for STUDENTS is limited, so sign up early

Trauma & EMDR Treatment:   A Case Study​​


Mental Health Peer Connections

Integrating the Mind,  Body & Spirit in the Treatment of Trauma​​

Wendy Westergard Nason, MSC, LMFT, LCADC

Treating & Understanding Commercial Sexual Exploitation

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

LOCATION:  Moana Nursery Training Center

1110 W Moana Lane, Reno NV  89509
​Crosses Lakeside Drive