About Me

Why Mosaic?

People come in various sizes, and colors, shaped by their backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs, like a Mosaic. We are one and the same, like a beautiful Mosaic created from many pieces. 

Dean Jones, LCSW

Greetings. In collaboration with Advance Education Institute (AEI) I am pleased to offer you EMDR Basic Training. A little about me.  I’ve provided Implicit Bias Trainings to County staff, Non-profits and Family Court organization (AFCC). I have also co-facilitated several EMDR Approved Basic Trainings with Dalene Foreste of Advance Education Institute and with Diane Desplantes with S.U.R.G.E.inc. Prior to becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I worked in Information Technology for twenty-two years. I began my work in the mental health field in 2004. Trauma has been my primary focus since I began my practice in 2010.  I was trained in  EMDR in 2014, Certified in 2016, and then became an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in 2021. 

The materials I will be teaching are based on the curriculum of Dalene Forester’s Advance Education Institute. Dr. DaLene Forester was trained by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. Like Advance Education Institute, Mosaic Training Institute is dedicated to the fidelity of training based on Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.’s development of EMDR. Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. developed EMDR based on clinical observation, controlled research, feedback from clinicians whom she had trained as well as previous scholarly and scientific studies of information processing. Mosaic Training Institute is also based on the work of Shapiro as it is described in her writings (Shapiro, 2001). I am committed to the vision of Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. to ensure EMDR training is culturally attuned to all demographics.

My vision is to train other clinicians of color in EMDR to continue the healing process of the BIPOC  communities in a manner that is culturally attuned and based on real-life experiences