Phase 1 In-Person NJ June 13-15, 2024


Phase 1 June 13-15, 2024

Where: New Jersey (in-person)  When: Thursday-Saturday June 13-15, 2024,  9am-6pm ET 

Location: TBA (Sea Girt or Toms River, New Jersey)

Brainspotting is a powerful and effective approach to healing and wellness that harnesses the nervous system’s ability to reorganize and realign itself, enhancing resilience and facilitating change. Discovered in 2003 by psychotherapist Dr. David Grand, Brainspotting accesses the brain-body's innate self-scanning and self-healing capacities in the context of neurobiological and relational attunement. In Brainspotting, a person's brain-body activation around a particular issue is paired with a relevant eye position, called a Brainspot, that locates, processes and releases trauma, allowing the brain-body system to regain homeostasis.

Become a Certified Brainspotting Therapist

Requirements include: Phase 1: 3 day Course, Phase 2: 3 day Course, 50 documented hours of clinical practice utilizing Brainspotting and a minimum of 6 hours of consultation by an approved Consultant or Trainer where you demonstrate competence with model.


To Register for the Phase 1 Class please use this link Brainspotting Phase I Registration  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS LINK UNLESS YOU INTEND TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS. If you have questions please email me at [email protected] 

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

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 [email protected] or 908-507-4254

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CoTrainer: Dr. Susan Pinco, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Trauma, Loss and Grief; Dissociation, Panic, Anxiety, Depression and Phobias; ADHD; Creativity and life enhancement; Sexual Orientation, Sexual Issues & Infertility; Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness. She maintains a private practice in the Upper Westside of New York City and in Edgewater, NJ and teaches Internationally. With over 25 years experience as a therapist, Dr. Pinco, a graduate of  both Columbia University and International School of Graduate Studies states:

"I have had the honor of working with people from many continents and all walks of life. These individuals, whether alone or in groups, never cease to humble and amaze me with their courage and willingness to engage in the process of healing." 

Dr Pinco works with individuals of all ages, helping them to come into coherence, and generate a sense of safety, contentment and pride in themselves. She also offers training in the Mandala of Being™ , Silence as a tool of integration and healing, Brainspotting, Crisis Communication and Crisis Response. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 201-747 6789.

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Early Bird Registration through April 30th: $ 745 Standard Registration from May 1st through May 31st: $795 Late Registration from June 1st through June 13th: $845 

Student Registration: $ 400 

Interns working toward licensure, $645; Requires documentation 

NOTE: Large Group Prices available upon request. All prices listed are for Zelle, Venmo or Check. There is a 4% processing charge for credit cards. 

Cancellation policy: Refund of Fee minus $100 if canceled prior to June 6th. We ask that should you need to cancel after the date noted above that you either reschedule the training with this trainer at a later date or find someone to fill your spot.

To pay, please use Zelle and send the money to [email protected] or to phone number 201-747-6789, or Venmo @Susan-Pinco. Please make sure that you include your name and the class you are paying for. If you are using Venmo and mark the payment as being for goods and services they will add a fee of 4% which you will need to add to the amount you pay. If you prefer to pay by check,  please email [email protected] to notify of your intention to send a check and we will send you the address to mail the check to. You may also ask for a Square invoice or pay via PayPal @DrSusanPinco. If your paypal account is associated with a credit card you will be responsible

“This course, Brainspotting Phase 1 , Approval #10282202-1, provided by Integrative Psychotherapy LLC is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ.  New Jersey social workers will receive 21 Clinical CE credits for participating in this course.” 

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.

If you have questions about the training, please feel free to reach out to me through this site, or call Deb Antinori at 908-507-4254.

For grievances or complaints, contact Laurie at 516-826-7996

SCHEDULE - Eastern Time


9 - 10:30 Introduction: “The Story of Brainspotting” (including PowerPoint)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:45 Continue Introduction

12:45-2 Lunch

2-3:30 Outside Window Demo and Debrief

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-6 Practicum and Debrief


9 - 10:30 Inside Window Demo and Debrief

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:45 Practicum and Debrief 

12:45-2 Lunch

2-3:30 Gazespotting Demo and Debrief

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-6 Practicum and Debrief


9 - 10:30 Resource Model of Brainspotting Demo and Debrief

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:45 Practicum and Debrief

12:45-2 Lunch

2-3:30 Summary

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-6 Q&A

Additional Information:

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following course completion at

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program


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