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Brainspotting Phase 2 – Dr. Susan Pinco, PhD, LCSW

Brainspotting Phase 2

June 1-3, 2022 or November 2-4, 2022 
Time: 9am-6pm ET

Brainspotting (BPS) is a powerful, brain-based, treatment modality that bridges the gap between mind and body. Focusing on identifying the physical correlates of a client’s issues, it then provides an anchor that grounds the patient while simultaneously stimulating an incredible associative process that leads to the processing and release of the core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation, performance anxiety and an array of other challenging symptoms. BSP is an open, integrative model that invites therapists to make use of their prior trainings and practice. wisdom.

Seminar Overview

This seminar will deepen your understand of Brainspotting and teach you new ways to utilize your client’s field of vision to locate eye positions that correlate to inner neural and emotional experience. Once located, these eye positions or Brainspots, through eye fixation, lead to a healing of issues deeply held in the sub-cortical, non-verbal, non-cognitive areas of the brain. You will learn how to combine focused activation and focused mindfulness to accomplish a full, comprehensive discharge of activation held in the brain and body. The seminar will review and explore Outside and Inside Window and Gazespotting along with the corner stones of BSP; the dual attunement frame, and following the head of the comet. You will also learn One Eye BSP, Z-Axis (3-D), Convergence BSP, Combined Outside-Inside Window, Advanced Resource Model combining aspects of One-Eye and Z-Axis, Advanced Resources for working with Clients outside the BSP window of tolerance.

Brainspotting works by identifying, processing and releasing core neurophysiological sources of emotional/body pain, trauma, dissociation and a variety of challenging symptoms. It is simultaneous a form of diagnosis and treatment, enhanced with BioLateral sound, which is deep, direct, powerful yet focused and containing. Brainspotting identifies activated eye positions designated as Brainspots. Located through either one or both eyes, Brainspots are observed from either the “Inside Window” of the clients felt sense and/or the “Outside Window” of the clients’ reflexive responses (i.e., blink, eye twitches or wobbles, pupil dilation, quick breaths and subtle body shifts). Students will first learn the phenomenological approach that underpins strategies for Brainspotting, including the dual attunement model, followed by strategies for identifying and processing Brainspots. Attention will be given to the utilization and integration of Brainspotting into your ongoing treatment with clients. 

Brainspotting is an excellent addition to training in somatic experiencing, EMDR, Focusing, Hypnosis and other modalities as well as a powerful tool itself.  

We hope that you will join us and learn more about how Brainspotting can help you to enable your patients to quickly and effectively focus and process through the deep brain sources of many emotional, somatic and performance problems. 

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To Register for the Phase 1 course via Zoom please use this link:

The registration process is not complete until you pay for the training by sending in payment. 

Once we receive notification of your registration and payment we will send you a confirmation letter with more details.

Early Bird Registration: $ 745 USD – Register before January 12, 2020 for the March Class and May 12th for the September Class

Standard Registration:  $ 795 USD – Register before Feb 12th,  2020 for the March Class and June 30th for the September Class

Later Registration  $ 845 USD – Registration after Feb 12th for the March Class or after June 30th for the September Class

Student Registration:    $425

Interns working toward licensure, $645 before Feb 12th for the March Class and before June 30th for the September class, $700.

Cancellation policy: Refund of Fee minus $100 if canceled prior to August 15th. We ask that should you need to cancel after September 15th that you either reschedule the training with this trainer at a later date or find someone to fill your spot. To pay, you may use Zelle and send the money to or to phone number 201-747-6789. If you prefer to pay by check, please reach out to me for the address and if you wish to pay using a credit card, you may do so using Paypal but there will be an additional 3% service fee added to the cost.

NOTE: Attendees must either be a student in an accredited program in counseling, psychotherapy, psychology, coaching, ministry or medicine or have graduated from an accredited program.

Additional Information: This event is co-sponsored by NASW NJ with NASW National CEs pending for a maximum of (21) CE Hours. Satisfactory Completion Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.                                       

Susan Pinco, PhD, LCSW is in private practice in NYC and New Jersey, and teaches internationally, offering courses in powerful, somatically-informed, experiential modalities that promote healing by bridging the gap between mind and body. Susan is a certified Brainspotting (BSP) consultant and trainer, and a member of David Grand’s NY supervision group which has worked with him as he developed Brainspotting. She is also an ASCH certified Hypnotherapist/Consultant and an EMDR certified consultant. Susan is currently working on a book that encourages therapists to utilize silence to facilitate integration and healing.  She can be contacted at, via or 201 747-6789 

CoTrainer: Deborah Antinori, MA, LPC, FT, RDT is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 29 years in private practice. She is a Brainspotting Trainer and Certified Consultant, and a member of David Grand’s NY supervision group. She has been using Brainspotting since its inception. She is beginning research on Brainspotting using EEG and Eye-Tracking equipment for her PhD through International University for Graduate Studies. Deborah is a masters graduate of NYU’s Drama Therapy Dept. As a grief therapist, she holds her FT from ADEC. She is the author of the double award-winning audiobook, Journey Through Pet Loss. Originally an actress, she earned her BFA from the Boston Conservatory of Music and is still in the professional actor’s unions, AEA and SAG/AFTRA. She can be contacted at or
908 507-4254