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About EMDR Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. One of its benefits is that it does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions.

EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to integrate EMDR therapy into their clinical practice. Our EMDR Training provides instruction in the current explanatory model, methodology, and underlying mechanisms of EMDR through lecture, practice, and integrated consultation. These minimum training requirements include: 20 hours instructional material, 20 hours supervised practicum, and 10 hours consultation.

EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges:

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Chronic Illness and medical issues
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Dissociative disorders Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Violence and abuse

The required text for the training is: Shapiro, Francine. (2017). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press.

This program is co-sponsored by the Advanced Education Institute (AEI) and The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology. AEI is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Join us for EMDR Training

Individual and Group Consultation

Once you have completed EMDR basic training, putting it to use in your practice is the next step.

Consultation is a great way to continue to develop your skills in case conceptualization, blocked processing, cognitive interweaves and more. Clinicians who follow basic training with consultation, whether seeking certification or not, are more likely to use EMDR in their practice. The Center offers individual and group consultation for clinicians seeking certification, as well as certified clinicians who wish to become consultants.

For more information on requirements for certification, CLICK HERE. Email Vanessa HERE for further information.