Complex Trauma Study Group

An advanced study group of EMDR Therapists seeking to increase their skills and knowledge in working with complex trauma and dissociation in a mutually supportive and challenging environment. This facilitated process will begin as a book study group with EMDR and Dissociation: The Progressive Approach by Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera as the text. We will seek to integrate advanced AIP case conceptualization with attachment theory and the theory of structural dissociation. 

Participants will receive the benefit of two consultants, Bill Brislin and Reg Morrow Robinson, a strengthening of their peer network of therapists working with complex cases, didactic and experiential exercises at each meeting with an opportunity to practice techniques, and an opportunity to integrate theory and methodology into current and future cases. 


This is a closed group for a minimum of six to a maximum of eight EMDR Therapists, plus two facilitators. The group members will have completed basic EMDR training and currently be treating clients. Prior training in dissociation is not required. Members are committed to attending ten meetings, studying required text, using an online reading blog, and presenting cases. EMDRIA certification is focused on Basic Course material mastery. This study group will be focused on advanced complex material. Therefore we will not be providing consultation for certification in this group. 


  • Didactic Interval (30 minutes) 
  • Discussion (30 minutes) 
  • Case Presentations/Consultation/Practice/Wrap-up (60 minutes) 

10 sessions on Thrusdays from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Start date may be delayed to ensure a minimum of 6 participants.
The next group begins in fall of 2020 and is now forming. To save a spot, please email me.



William Brislin, M.A., LMHC, NCC, has been a psychotherapist in the Orlando area for over twenty-five years. His interest in trauma and complex trauma began during his fifteen years as a counselor at a local AIDS support agency. An EMDR Certified Therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Bill receives great satisfaction in unlocking the potential for EMDR Therapy with clients who have experienced significant developmental trauma. He also enjoys "passing forward" the gift of the profound mentoring he has received from others. A graduate of the Catholic University of America and the University of Notre Dame, he is committed to ongoing learning and formation. Bill holds memberships in the EMDR International Association and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation


Regina Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMHC, LMFT, NCC, has a private practice in Windermere, FL and practicing for 29 years. Reg’s interests include working with inpiduals, couples and families to reduce the impact of trauma and to maneuver through transitions with resiliency and closer connections. She attended the University of Florida Counselor Education Program with a special emphasis on marriage and family therapy. She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Institute Facilitator, EMDR HAP Trainer and EMDR Institute Regional Trainer. Mentoring and developing new EMDR therapists is a special interest of hers. She is currently a Regional Coordinator for the Orlando, FL area. Reg presented “Essential Skills for EMDR Consultation” at the 2012 EMDRIA Conference and was the recipient of the 2014 Elizabeth Snyker Memorial Award for outstanding volunteer service presented by EMDR HAP. And presented in 2015 on EMDR Consultation.

$110 per session. Since this is a closed group which seeks to facilitate group relationships, participants must reserve their membership for all sessions. 

One half-price scholarship is being offered to a minority therapist working in a primary minority setting.


To register, visit > Bill Brislin >Dissociation Study Group. You may also contact Reg: (407) 808-9932 , [email protected] or Bill: (407) 384-3344, [email protected] for more information or with questions.

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