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Lois is available for trainings and workshops on a variety of topics and specializations. Call or email her for more information! 

(814) 404-0286

The  2015 ATTACh conference is in Minneapolis, MN this year on September 23 through September 27. Lois will be back on the national scene presenting at this conference. Below are the dates and presentations she will be facilitating:

9/26: Using Internal Family Systems Psychotherapy with Traumatized Adopted Children and their Families

9/26: With Bob Patterson PT: Integrating Neurofeedback into Treatment for Traumatized Attachment Challenged Children

9/27: FASDs in Foster and Adopted Children: Recognizing the Symptoms and Effective Interventions


 You can read the evaluations regarding Lois' past presentations by clicking on the links below:


Attachment Therapy Best Practices


Research update presentation



Trainings Conducted by 
Lois Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC

Healing Trauma in Families Series

This is a series of 7 full day workshops meant to be helpful to those professionals who need support in viewing the issues of families through the lens of trauma and trauma informed care. At this time all of these workshops are held at the Individual and Family CHOICES program in State College, Pennsylvania. Please click on the link to find out more information.

Assessment of Trauma in Families Series

This is a series of four full day trainings that focus on the ethical and reliable evaluation of issues in children, adolescents, adults and families who have been traumatized in some way. For more information and registration information click on the link below.

Clinical Supervision Series

This is a series of five workshops aimed at helping the Masters degree clinician gain some formal training in the skills of clinical supervision. Please click on the link below to download the brochure.  Currently all these trainings are held at the Individual and Family CHOICES program in State College, PA. To view the whole flier and registration information click on the link below.


Wise Heart Leadership Initiative Workshops and Retreats

Wise Heart Leadership Initiative is a collaborative project between Lois Pessolano Ehrmann PhD, LPC, NCC and Bruce Hersey MSW, LCSW. Both Bruce and Lois are certified Internal Family Systems Therapists and certified clinicians and Approved Consultants through EMDRIA in the provision of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. The mission of their collaborative project is to bring consultation and training related to IFS and EMDR to professionals in Pennsylvania. Most recently Wise Heart has been honored to train professionals outside of PA as well. All of the workshops offered by Wise Heart are approved for continuing education clock hours for Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors through a number of national credentialing organizations. Lois and Bruce are in the process of producing high quality web based trainings related to Internal Family Systems and the integration of IFS with EMDR.

Introduction to Internal Family Systems: Working with the Inner Parts of the Person

April 1,2,3, 2016

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EMDRIA Regional Network Trainings

Lois Ehrmann is also the Regional Coordinator for the EMDR International Association group of Central Pennsylvania. As such she serves EMDR trained and certified clinicians in providing information and support as well as arranging and hosting regular meetings including twice yearly free trainings. All trained EMDR clinicians are welcome to the trainings and membership in EMDRIA is not required.


Announcing a Regional Meeting Training in January 2016!

As the EMDRIA regional representative for Central Pennsylvania I have been offered the chance to sponsor a free full day training at CHOICES called Serving Those who Served: EMDR Therapy with Military Veterans

​This training will take place on Saturday Jan. 23rd 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and will be real time streamed in​.  Those of you already formally trained in EMDR and going for certification can use this as 6 credit hours toward that certification or recertification. If you are formally EMDR trained and would like to register for this training please email Lois at Registration is limited to 20 participants.




2015/2016Scheduled Trainings

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Attachment and Trauma: Best Treatment Practices was held on  April 29, 2014 in Maryland through Adoptions Together.    

To download the Power Point used during the training click on the link below

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


More Webinars are being planned through Sympatico. Lois has been asked to do some presentations on trauma and attachment through the lens of child and adolescent development.  Keep checking this page for more and new details.

Lois presented at the September 2015 ATTACh Conference on the use of IFS with traumatized and attachment challenged children and families as well as on FASDs and Neurofeedback. Go to to download the powerpoint slides for those presentations!
The IFS conference held in Providence Rhode Island in late October/November 2015 was a great experience in part because IFS was announced for the first time as being empirically evidenced through SAMHSA!!  Lois also presented at the conference on the use of IFS with traumatized children.