Authentic EMDR Training: As Dr. Francine Shapiro Envisioned
Maintaining strict adherence to Dr. Shapiro’s original vision, the EMDR Institute is synonymous with rigorous, top-tier EMDR training.
Why Choose the EMDR Institute for EMDR Training
Founded by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the EMDR Institute® is the premier source for EMDR therapy training—a method trusted and verified by extensive research and countless success stories since 1990. Our EMDRIA-approved programs offer immersive experiences in authentic EMDR techniques, led by our highly skilled faculty.
Our faculty is comprised of internationally recognized speakers, published authors, and esteemed members of EMDR-focused associations. They are not only experts in their fields but are chosen to teach at the EMDR Institute for their exceptional ability to deliver Dr. Shapiro's original, proven protocols with fidelity and engagement. Trainees consistently praise our programs, noting the seamless integration of EMDR into their professional practice, significantly enhancing and broadening the impact of their therapeutic work.
Research & Development at EMDR Institute
EMDR is now accepted as a treatment of choice by numerous mental health departments and trauma organizations.
EMDR has a broad base of published case reports and controlled research that supports it as an empirically validated treatment of trauma and other adverse life experiences. The Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Practice Guidelines have placed EMDR in the highest category, recommended for all trauma populations at all times.
Randomized Controlled Trauma Studies
The EMDR Institute stands as the foundational training organization, deeply rooted in Dr. Shapiro's original vision, a construct of rigorous research, and a forward-looking hope for healing and personal growth. Despite Dr. Shapiro's passing, her legacy endures through the Institute's work.
We are committed to harmonizing cutting-edge research and fresh perspectives with unwavering fidelity to her mission. Our focus remains steadfast on our core purpose: to serve and facilitate healing in others.
— April Minjarez, Facilitator
Hands down, it is the gold standard. The Institute has been a solid institution dedicated to healing the world. Other training Institutes teach EMDR, but no other training Institutes have been the forerunners in the healing trauma world.
The EMDR Institute always exceeds excellence in its training programs and adapts to the nuances we learn about trauma.
— Celia Grand, Facilitator
The EMDR Institute staff is loyal to the organization that transformed us as clinicians.
The Institute is unfailingly faithful to EMDR, as developed by Francine Shapiro. This, in my opinion, is a gift.
— David Ogren, Facilitator