Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) for EMDR Therapy

  • May 16, 2015
  • 8:00 AM
  • May 17, 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • Mahoney State Park; 28500 West Park Hwy; Ashland, NE 68003

Workshop Description.  Substance and behavioral addictions such as gambling compulsions, sex addictions, and smoking have been notoriously resistant to treatment. The Feeling-State Theory (FST) of Addiction presents a new understanding of the etiology of addiction. FST hypothesizes that addictions are created when a person experiences an intense positive feeling that becomes "fixated" with the behavior.   This fixated positive feeling is called a feeling-state and is the cause of the addictive behavior.

With this new understanding of addictive behavior, the Feeling-State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) uses a modified form of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) to break the fixation, resulting in a complete resolution of behavioral addictions and the elimination of the urges and cravings of substance addictions, usually within 4 to 5 sessions. The resolution for behavioral addictions is so complete that, for example, a gambler can actually return to gambling without activating the compulsion.

Requirements for Attendance.  The Basic and Advanced FSAP workshops are intended for Mental Health Professionals (Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors) who have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training (both weekends 1 and 2 are required). If you did not receive your EMDR training from the EMDR Institute, please submit proof of completion of an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training.

CEUs.  CEU and EMDRIA credit certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop and can only be awarded to attendees whose signatures (in and out each day) are present on the registration attendance record.


Registration.  Click here to register for the event. 



Early Bird until March 16, 2015
Basic 2-day workshop $350
Re-attend workshop $250

    After Early Bird expires, March 17, 2015 through May 1, 2015 Basic 2-day workshop $385
Re-attend workshop $285

Late registration after May 1, 2015
Basic 2-day workshop $410
Re-attend workshop $310
  Registration at the door (by credit card only) $430


About the Presenter.  Robert Miller received his Ph.D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2005.  During his doctorial studies, he developed the basic fundamentals of the feeling State Addiction Protocol, utilizing this approach in performing research for his doctoral dissertation.  An article describing this approach was published in the journal Traumatology.  In 2010, originally called "The Feeling State Theory of Impulse Control Disorders and the Impulse-Control Disorder Protocol." Dr. Miller is currently working at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton as a psychologist, working with active duty Marines and Navy personnel who are suffering from combat PTSD. He continues doing research on eliminating behavioral and substance addictions. .


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