Home Study Book Course EMDR: Basic Principles Protocols and Procedures- Francine Shapiro, PhD (Test Only)

Home Study Book Course EMDR: Basic Principles Protocols and Procedures- Francine Shapiro, PhD (Test Only)


For all levels of mental health practitioners to help them learn about the EMDR methodology.



BOOK TITLE: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, 3rd Edition, by Francine Shapiro, PhD (Guilford Press, 2018).

BOOK DESCRIPTION: This book is the definitive guide to EMDR and the textbook for EMDR Basic Training. Readers will learn about this well-researched psychotherapeutic approach for treatment of PTSD and other trauma related disorders, including: the development of EMDR, current research, the Adaptive Information Processing model, client selection, theoretical constructs and possible underlying mechanisms, the eight phases of treatment, and protocols and procedures for treatment of adults and children with a range of presenting problems. Readers of this book will understand how EMDR can be integrated with other therapies and be applied with survivors of sexual abuse, natural disaster, and military combat, as well as for sufferers of anxiety, stress, and grief.


  1. Background and Discovery of EMDR
  2. Adaptive Information Processing: The Model as a Working Hypothesis
  3. Components of EMDR Treatment and Basic Treatment Effects
  4. Phase 1: Client History
  5. Phases 2 & 3: Preparation and Assessment
  6. Phases 4-7: Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan and Closure
  7. Working with Abreactions and Blocks
  8. Phase 8: Reevaluation and Use of the EMDR Standard Three-Pronged Protocol
  9. Protocols and Procedures for Special Situations
  10. The Cognitive Interweave: A Proactive Strategy for Working with Challenging Clients
  11. Using EMDR with Selected Populations
  12. Theory, Research and Clinical Implications


  1. Describe 3 aspects of the development of EMDR
  2. Describe 3 ways EMDR can be integrated with other therapies
  3. Describe 3 components involved in the EMDR method
  4. Describe 3 applications of EMDR used to treat trauma
  5. Identify the eight phases of EMDR
  6. Identify 3 components of the Adaptive Information Processing Model
  7. List 3 research studies
  8. List 3 components of client selection
  9. Describe 2 EMDR protocols for treating clients

ABSTRACT: This book course is designed for all levels of mental health practitioners to help them learn about the EMDR methodology, and an opportunity for those EMDR trained clinicians to review protocols and procedures while earning 8 CE credits.

AUTHOR:  FRANCINE SHAPIRO, PHD., is the originator and developer of EMDR, which has been so well researched that it is now recommended as an effective treatment for trauma in the Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, and those of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, CA, and founder and President Emeritus of the  Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a non-profit organization that coordinates disaster response and low fee trainings worldwide.

She is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for distinguished contribution to psychotherapy presented by the City of Vienna in conjunction with the World Council for Psychotherapy, the American Psychological Association Trauma Division Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology, and theDistinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award presented by the California Psychological Association.

Dr. Shapiro was designated as one of the “Cadre of Experts” of the American Psychological Association & Canadian Psychological Association Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare, and has served as advisor to a wide variety of trauma treatment and outreach organizations and journals. She has been an invited speaker at psychology conferences worldwide and has written and co-authored more than 60 articles, chapters, and books about EMDR, including Getting Past Your Past: Taking Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy (Rodale),  EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (Guilford Press), EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress and Trauma (Basic Books), EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach: Experts of Diverse Orientations Explore the Paradigm Prism (American Psychological Association Books), and Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy Processes(Wiley).

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not a substitute for the EMDR Basic Training and does not qualify as training in EMDR.

TESTING MEASURE: 80 question multiple-choice test. 80% is a passing score.

Tests are scored within 5 business days of receipt of answer sheet and signed Course Verification and Evaluation Forms. Results, including a CE certificate of completion, will be sent within 3 business days. Upon request, scores and certificates will be faxed.

REQUIREMENTS: Completion of test, receipt of Evaluation/Satisfaction and signed Verification Form. Course completion must be accomplished within 2 years of purchase date.

FEES: $92 includes test only and CE certificate of completion. There is a $35 cancellation fee.

IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITY OR CONCERNS: Please contact the EMDR Institute if you have special needs, questions or concerns about registration for the course, course content, course administration, or course evaluation. inst@emdr.com or 831-761-1040. Grievance Policy available upon request.


EMDR Institute has been approved by NBCC as an approved ACE Provider, ACEP #5558. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly iidentified. EMDR Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 8 ce credits.

APA: EMDR Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing  education for psychologists.  EMDR Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their contents.

: EMDR Institute, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #9755 for 8 contact hours/weekend

NYSW: EMDR Institute SW CPE is recognized by the NY State Education Dept’s State Board for SW as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed SWs #0125. 8 contact hours.

EMDRIA: EMDR is a provider approved by EMRIA. Provider #99003-approved for 8 credits. To receive EMDRIA credits you must have completed the entire EMDR basic training