Bio

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Mark Odland is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice near Minneapolis, MN. As an Approved Supervisor through the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, he leads a team of therapists whose mission is to provide quality mental health care to the the Twin Cities metropolitan area. As an LMFT, Mark is qualified to treat a wide range of issues. However, he specializes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), marriage therapy, family therapy, depression, anxiety, spiritual issues, and addiction. Mark is a Certified Therapist and Consultant with the EMDR International Association, and is a an Approved Consultant and Basic Training Facilitator with EMDR HAP (Trauma Recovery).

Before earning his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and becoming a licensed therapist, Mark received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Religion, and went on to earn a 4-year Master of Divinity Degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul. He served as an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) before moving into counseling full-time. As an EMDR therapist he strives to help each and every one of his clients to feel that they are truly heard, cared for, valued, and respected. He wants them to know that they are not alone, and that healing and hope are possible. As an artist and musician, when appropriate Mark utilizes creativity in both therapy and EMDR consultation. He recently formed “Bilateral Innovations” in hopes of using this creativity to design high-quality continuing education for other EMDR therapists.

Mark is able to provide you the consultation you need to become EMDRIA Certified, complete an EMDR Basic Training provided through EMDR HAP, or become an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. He also provides individual EMDR Consultation for those wanting to deepen in their mastery of EMDR therapy and find answers to specific questions not always addressed in Basic Trainings. Mark’s education, experience, and extensive ongoing training allow him to provide guidance on a variety of issues. However, he enjoys focusing on the following specialties within EMDR therapy: (Please click on the links below read more)

1) General Practice
2) Spirituality
3) Creativity
4) Childhood Abuse and Neglect
5) Addictions
6) Military Veterans

In addition to completing weekends 1 and 2 of his EMDR Basic Training, 20 hours of consultation for EMDRIA Certification, and 20 hours of consultation to become an Approved Consultant, Mark has completed over 100 hours of EMDR-focused continuing education including the following:

A Clinical Model for Treating Complex PTSD with EMDR Among Veterans and Terrorism…
Presented by E.C. Hurley, D.Min., Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 3.0
August 27, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

Confronting Kirshnamurti, Jack Nicholson and Clinical Avoidance
Presented by William Zangwill, Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 1.5
August 27, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

Understanding and Treating Catastrophic Shame
Presented by Richard Chefetz, M.D.
Credit Hours: 1.5
August 27, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection
Presented by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Credit Hours: 3.0
August 26, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism
Presented by Gabor Mate, M.D.
Credit Hours: 1.5
August 26, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

The Art of EMDR Therapy
Presented by Roger Solomon, Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 3.0
August 245, 2016 (Minneapolis, MN)

Addressing Obstacles to Resourcing
Presented by Phillip Mansfield, Ph.D., LMFT
Credit Hours: 3.0
August 28, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

EMDR Recent-Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP): Applications in Emergency Situations
Presented by Elan Shapiro, MA
Credit Hours: 1.5
August 28, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

Epigenetics and Trauma: An Update
Presented by Rachel Yehuda, Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 2.0
August 28, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

Neurobiology and Trauma: The Role of EMDR
Presented by Ulrich Lanius, Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 1.0
August 27, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

EMDR Treatment of Complex Trauma: The Cross-Training Model
Presented by Jim Knipe, Ph.D. and Carol Forgash, LCSW
Credit Hours: 7.0
August 27, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA)

EMDR and Role Therapy: Healing Our Inner Gallery of Roles
Presented by Esly Carvalho – Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 3
September 21, 2014 (Denver, CO)

Healing Wounded Memories Worldwide
Presented by Rolf Carriere
Credit Hours: 2
September 21, 2014 (Denver, CO)

Treatment of Complex Trauma: Clinical Practice and Treatment Guidelines
Presented by Christine A. Courtois – Ph.D., ABPP
Credit Hours: 2
September 20, 2014 (Denver, CO)

EMDR in Conjoint Couples Therapy: Relational Trauma Treatment Theory
Presented by Elizabeth Legg, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Credit Hours: 1.5
September 20, 2014 (Denver, CO)

History Taking and Preparation for EMDR Therapy in Complex Trauma
Presented by Dolores Mosquera – MA, and Andrew Leeds – Ph.D.
Credit Hours: 3
September 20, 2014 (Denver, CO)

EMDR Therapy Update: Theory, Research and Practice
Presented by Francine Shapiro
Credit Hours: 2
September 19, 2014 (Denver, CO)

Suicide, Self-Harm and EMDR
Presented by Dolores Mosquera – MA
Credit Hours: 1.5
September 19, 2014 (Denver, CO)

Do Stabilization Strategies Improve on the Standard EMDR Methodology?
Presented by John Hartung – Psy.D., and Carol Forgash – MSW, LCSW
Credit Hours: 3.0
September 19, 2014 (Denver, CO)

Healing Combat Trauma Workshop
Present by Howard Lipke, Ph.D
EMDR HAP Credit Hours: 6
September 6, 2014 (Minneapolis, MN)

EMDR and Addiction
Presented by Larry Anderson, Psy.D
Credit Hours: 12.5
November 15-16, 2013 (Minnetonka, MN)

Feeling State Addiction Protocol
Presented by Robert Miller, Ph.D
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 13
September 14-15, 2013 (Chicago, IL)

Healing Combat Trauma Workshop
Present by Howard Lipke, Ph.D
EMDR HAP Credit Hours: 6
September 29, 2012 (Minneapolis, MN)

EMDR with Trauma, PTSD and Dissociation
Presented by Kathleen M. Martin, LCSW
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 12
November 11-12, 2011 (Minneapolis, MN)

Looking Through the Eyes: EMDR and Ego State Therapy Across the Dissociative Continuum
Presented by Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 14
May 21-22, 2011

When There are No Words: Reprocessing Early Trauma and Neglect in Implicit Memory
Presented by Katie O’Shea
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 15.0
February 26, 2011 (St. Louis Park, MN)

What the Adaptive Information Processing Model Brings to the Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders
Presented by Jim Knipe, Ph.D.
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 1.5
October 3, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

“Shame is my Safe Place”: AIP Targeting of Shame as a Psychological Defense
Presented by Jim Knipe, Ph.D.
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 3.0
October 3, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

Psychobiology of Dissociation
Presented by Colin A. Ross, M.D.
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 1.5
October 2, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

Treating Children with Pervasive Emotional Dysregulation Using EMDR and Adjunctive Approaches
Presented by Ana Gomez, MC, LPC
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 4.5
October 2, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

Dissociation of the Personality: The Key to Understanding Chronic Traumatization and Its Treatment
Presented by Onno van der Hart
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 1.5
October 1, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

Research EMDR in Your Practice
Presented by Kate Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN, FAAN
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 1.5
October 1, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

The Unforgiven: EMDR, Ego State Therapy, Attachment Repair and Forgiveness in the Treating of Eating Disorders
Presented by Andrew Seubert, NCC, LPC
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 3.0
October 1, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

From Sandboxes to the Classroom: EMDR for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation in Children
Presented by Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. & Carolyn Settle, LCSW
EMDRIA Credit Hours: 5.5
September 30, 2010 (Minneapolis, MN)

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