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US REGIONAL EMDR BASIC TRAINING

THESE COURSES INCLUDE
PART 1 & 2 PLUS 10 HOURS (REQUIRED) OF CASE CONSULTATION

The Regional EMDR Basic Training Courses offer 40 CE Credits

Presenters are EMDR Institute and EMDRIA Approved Instructors.

This format is designed for clinicians who are interested in learning to integrate EMDR successfully into their clinical practice by developing and applying their skills over an extended period of time. The seminar consists of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations, case studies, supervised practice and ongoing case consultation. Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss their cases throughout the course and evaluate how EMDR can be applied. Participants will also practice EMDR in small groups with direct observation and feedback from trainers. The course contains the material necessary to complete the basic EMDR training requirements as set forth by the EMDR International Association.

Participants will be required to read the textbook by Francine Shapiro, PhD, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures Guilford Press, NY, 2nd Edition, 2001.

Training Highlights

  • Psychobiological overview
  • Specialized history-taking to identify focal patterns and beliefs
  • Desensitization of traumatic memories and present anxieties
  • Installation of positive belief structures
  • Strategies for client resource development and enhancement
  • Specific EMDR Protocols and case formulation
  • Personal use for therapists to process vicarious imagery overflow from traumatized patients
  • Applications to family therapy
  • Apply EMDR to a range of trauma related complaints, including applications to dissociative symptoms, somatoform disorders, phobias, natural disasters, PTSD, survivors of abuse
  • A more proactive version of EMDR for full effective application
  • How to choose and prioritize targets
  • Creative strategies to deal with abbreactive responses
  • Cognitive interweave exercises to resolve "stuck" sessions
  • Practicum experience with other participants
  • Case consultation

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 components of the EMDR Approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
  • Describe 3 important existing EMDR research studies
  • Name 8 phases of EMDR for comprehensive treatment and how to implement the phases with clients
  • Identify the parameters treatable with EMDR to safely and effectively implement with clients
  • Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR
  • Describe the criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases
  • Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR
  • Describe 3 strategies to identify and resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR
  • Describe protocol for closing down incomplete sessions
  • Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
  • Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
  • Describe 2 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
  • Describe 2 strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
  • Describe 2 strategies to effectively treat more complex trauma-related disorders

Integrating EMDR with Other Approaches

EMDR has become invaluable for pschotherapists of all major orientations including psychoanalysis/psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, experiential and Gestalt. It is a method which is readily integrated into one's clinical practice and can be learned in a very modest period of time.

Qualifications for Attending

A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR. Attendance at the workshop is limited to mental health professionals who have a masters degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board which authorizes independent practice.

Intern/graduate student requirements

Completion of graduate level coursework at an accredited school and be on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician. Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and a current supervisor's letter with his/her degree and license number.

These workshops are for clinical purposes only and will not qualify the participant to train others in the EMDR approach.

Course Locations

  

Costa Mesa, California (Orange County)

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Call or e-mail Linda Vanderlaan, Ph.D. for details
951-279-7099 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Limited to 10 participants

2014 Schedule
March 15, 22, 29
April 26
May 10, 31
June 14

September 6, 13, 20
October 25
November 8, 15
December 6

 

Washington, DC & Bethesda, Maryland

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Daniel Merlis, LCSW-C
202-364-3637x5 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact Dan Merlis for more information.

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
John Hartung, PsyD
719-633-1548 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Limited to 20 participants living within 100 miles of Colorado Springs

Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact Dr Hartung for more information.



Fort Collins, Colorado

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Janet Wright, LCSW
970-224-2207 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Limited to participants living within 100 miles of Fort Collins

Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact Janet Wright for more information.


Pacific Northwest

Lynnwood, Washington

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Barbara Parrett, MS, RN, CNS
425-210-6865 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2014 Schedule
July 11, 12, 25, 26
August 15-16
September 5

September 12, 13, 26, 27
October 10, 11, 24

 

Austin, Texas

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Christie Sprowls, PhD
512-306-0488 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Carol York, LCSW
512-451-0381 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2013 Schedule
July 26-28
September 6-7
October 11-12

 



Albuquerque, New Mexico

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Peggy Moore, LISW
505-247-8915 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2013 Schedule
August 8-9, 16
November 7-8, 15




Ann Arbor, Michigan

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Zona Scheiner, PhD
734-572-0882x3 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Bennet Wolper, LMSW
734-572-0882x4 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2014 Schedule
March 20-22
April 25-26
June 6-7



Clarksville, Tennessee

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
EC Hurley, PhD, LMFT, BCETS
931-553-6981 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year.
Contact Dr Hurley for details.

Additional training is available to focus on treatment
for military personnel, veterans and their families.




Orlando, Florida

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Linda Ruf, LMFT
386-738-7787 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Reg Morrow, LMFT
407-876-2078 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


2014 Schedule
April 25-27

Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact Lynda Ruf and Reg Morrow for more information.

40 CEU's for the Basic Training Intensive