EMDR Basic Training, offered virtually and in-person, is provided by EMDRIA-Approved Trainers and Consultants. It's designed for mental health clinicians, graduate students, licensed practitioners, or those on a licensure track with trauma experience. Carol, with nearly a decade of expertise, supports therapists in expanding their EMDR knowledge and healing abilities, empowering clients to recover from trauma burdens.
Because this training includes an experiential component, participants must be prepared to work on your own personal issues in practice sessions.
Participants will be expected to begin the use of EMDR Therapy with at least two cases during the course of this training to be given a certificate of completion.
Both virtual and in-person participants need computer access.
Virtual trainings provide the same valuable learning experience using curriculum required by EMDRIA through the Learning Management System. Participants in virtual trainings meet via Zoom and need reliable and secure access to a computer or tablet device. We will guide you through this process to support a positive training experience.
EMDR Basic Training is the first step for becoming EMDR Certified but being an EMDR trained clinician does not certify you in EMDR. You can begin using EMDR Therapy once you begin the basic training. EMDR Certification is a separate step after completing basic training and is an important step you may choose to further your professional development,
EMDR therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions.
EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neurophysiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR therapy effects. EMDR Therapy strengthens your ability to work with your clients whether they are ready for EMDR reprocessing or not.
Basic EMDR therapy procedures, protocols and techniques including target development with the 8-phases and 3-Prong Protocol of EMDR Therapy
Client selection criteria for the safe use of EMDR Therapy with a wide range of diagnostic categories including PTSD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. and how to use EMDR therapy to treat problems of daily life such as low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression and addictions
Introduction into the full range of applications of EMDR Therapy when working with children, addiction, acute trauma and PTSD to longer-term EMDR therapy for challenging clinical cases like complex trauma and dissociative disorders
Techniques for working with blocked processing and intense emotional reactions and effective case conceptualization
Apply the underlying Adaptive Information Processing theory of EMDR Therapy and other theoretical, brain functioning, and research issues
Assess the appropriateness of using EMDR Therapy with your patients
Conceptualize a case from an EMDR Therapy and trauma viewpoint
Integrate EMDR Therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan
Develop skill in using all eight phases of the EMDR Therapy treatment method
Apply the target sequencing plan
Identify the three stage standard protocol
Identify, select, and develop appropriate target issues for use with an EMDR Therapy protocol safeguards
Identify soothing and grounding techniques
Identify techniques to teach patients to tolerate and modulate affect
Apply resource development and installation
Apply responses to certain resistances
Identify applications of EMDR Therapy to various patient problems
Be aware of Identify clinician limitations
Make use of on-going supervision and case consultation
Between the first and second parts of the course, and in order to continue to the second part, each participant will participate in a total of 4-6 hours of consultation
Identify special protocols to use with specific patient groups and specific patient problems
Identify additional techniques to handle looping, resistance and other problems
Identify therapeutic and cognitive interweaves
Identify applications of EMDR Therapy to dissociative, Axis II, and other disorders
Integrate EMDR Therapy into your current treatment approach
Be further cognizant of Identify safety issues
Consider legal, ethical issues
Identify practitioner problems with the method
Further practice with clients
Continue to make use of on-going supervision and case consultation with Instructor and with peers
Demonstrate proficiency in using the EMDR Therapy