EMDR Training

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EMDR Training Course Dates

Our trainings are held online using Zoom and take place in the Central Time Zone. To request accommodations for disabilities, please contact us at 1-800-326-4418.

Now Enrolling September - October Class

Part I:

September 20th - 22nd

9:00am - 12:30pm CT (Didactic)

1:30pm - 5:30pm CT (Practicum)

Part II:

October 23rd - 25th

9:00am - 12:30pm CT (Didactic)

1:30pm - 5:30pm CT (Practicum)

*You are not accepted into the course until your forms are processed.  Full refunds will be available if you do not meet criteria requirements.

About This Course

Our EMDR Training course will be taught in the standard model and is made specifically for Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Training Includes:
• 20+ hours of small group supervised practice by highly trained EMDRIA approved consultants
• 20+ hours of classroom lecture, demonstrations, exercises, and videos
• PLUS 10 hours of group consultations with EMDRIA approved consultants (required to receive the EMDR Basic Training Certificate of Completion)
• PLUS Extensive online resource library including videos of advanced training in a variety of topics
• 40 APA CE hours

What To Expect

Our EMDR Training is offered through a live online interactive format via Zoom. The intensive course consists of two 3-day parts both including didactic and practicum clinical training, totaling 40+ hours of live instruction and hands-on practice. After each part, you will be able to schedule the hours of required case consultation (4 hours following Part I and 6 hours following Part II). You will actively participate in EMDR Therapy as a client, so you'll know precisely what your clients will experience. At the completion of both parts, you will be prepared to successfully use EMDR working with your clients to help them heal.

Why You Need This Training From Us

Investing in yourself and in your practice is a no-brainer, and choosing EMDR Therapy to invest in will add a powerful tool to your therapeutic toolbox. The Wellness Institute prides itself in the course content we provide to our students and our partnership EMDR course is no different. This course was created by Carol Miles of Three Rivers Training Center. Carol has been intimately involved with EMDRIA which is the professional association for EMDR practitioners. EMDRIA is dedicated to maintaining high principles of quality and reliability in EMDR therapy certification. Carol has also been certified for over 16 years in EMDR Therapy and brings with her an impressive resume including previous experience serving as the EMDRIA president.

Additional Important Info

  • Classes are held mid-week
  • 9:00am to 5:30pm CT (1-hour break for lunch)
  • Learn through doing: 40% lecture and 60% hands-on practice
  • Supervised Practice Sessions with other professionals
  • Apply online tools to in-person therapy
  • Access to learning platform with Training Manual and Handouts for one year
  • Completion of the training results in 40 hours of continuing education. Go to Continuing Education webpage for more information.

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Objectives For Part I

  • 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 EMDR therapy with adults and children
  • 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 safeguard
  • 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

Objectives For Part II

  • 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 disorders and other disorders
  • Integrate EMDR Therapy into your current treatment approach
  • Be further cognizant of Identify safety issues
  • Consider legal and ethical issues
  • Identify practitioner problems with the method
  • Further practice with clients
  • Continue to make use of on-going supervision and case consultation with EMDRIA-approved consultation and with peers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the EMDR Therapy

This course is co-sponsored by the Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS). The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Course is approved by EMDRIA