Trauma Recovery/HAP Basic Training

Basic EMDR Training Information

Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs (Trauma Recovery/HAP) offers low cost basic EMDR training on-site for non-profit and public sector agencies. This takes place as two separate training components; each event is three days in length. These core trainings, EMDR Weekend 1 and Weekend 2, train licensed mental health clinicians in the standardized protocol for EMDR treatment and meet all EMDR International Association’s (EMDRIA) requirements. All Trauma Recovery/HAP training events are hosted by local community agencies who offer the training space for the events.

EMDR therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neurophysiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR therapy effects.

**PLEASE NOTE** New EMDRIA requirement

2 Year Time Frame for Completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training

Beginning January 1, 2017 participants who begin the EMDR training must complete the entire training (this includes Part 1, Part 2, and ALL 10 hours of Required Consultation) within 24 months from their initial start date, unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

Basic EMDR Training Eligibility Requirements
Employment with a non-profit or public sector organization

  • EMDR Training is available to clinicians who work thirty (30) or more hours per week for non-profit or public sector organizations in a clinical mental health capacity. Clinicians may work for more than one non-profit to reach the 30 hour per week requirement.

EMDR training is also available to full time students enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate level program in the mental health field (Social Work, Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing). Students are not required to work 30 or more hours in a non profit or public sector agency, but will be asked to submit a Supervisor’s approval form.

  • Most clinicians attend a training event hosted by the agency where they are employed, but individual clinicians working in the non-profit or public sector can attend any event posted on the Trauma Recovery/HAP training schedule that offers open seats.
  • Training participants will be asked to provide verification of employment with a non-profit or public sector organization.

Clinical requirements
All participants in the Training must be licensed or on a licensure track.

  • Licensed clinicians
    • Must be in good standing in the jurisdiction in which they practice
    • Must be licensed in a clinical mental health field
  • Not yet licensed:
    • Must be working towards licensure
    • Must be working under the supervision of a licensed clinician
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. students:
    • Degree must be in a mental health field that will lead to licensure after graduation
    • Must be in clinical portion of training (first year students are not eligible)
    • Must be working under the supervision of a licensed clinician

If you meet the eligibility requirements, please review our current offerings and register today.

EMDR Therapy Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Training Details

Training is typically held on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

EMDR Therapy Weekend 1 is followed by EMDR therapy Weekend 2 training; the time between the two training events is typically two to four months.

EMDR Therapy Training Weekend 1

  • 20 hour course of study over a three day period
  • Lecture
  • Introduction to the EMDR approach
  • Adaptive Information Processing Model
Prior to Your Training

It is required that you read the first eight chapters of Francine Shapiro’s book: “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd Edition”. It is recommended that you read Francine Shapiro’s book “Getting past your past”.

The books are available at any major online bookstore. All other Trauma Recovery/HAP resources are available through the Trauma Recovery/HAP site: http://www.emdrhap.org/content/resource-center/

Weekend 1 Learning Objectives

10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

  • Identify 3 components of the EMDR Approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
  • Describe 3 important existing research studies
  • Name the 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 EMDR 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

EMDR Therapy Training Weekend 2

  • 20 hour course of study over a three day period
  • Overview of training
  • Review of the following:
    • EMDR approach
    • Adaptive Information Processing Model
    • Practice skills associated with the eight phases of EMDR treatment
Prior to Your Training

It is required that you review chapters 2-8 and read chapters 9, 10 and 11 of Francine Shapiro’s book: “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd Edition”.

The book is available at any major online bookstore. All other Trauma Recovery/HAP resources are available through the Trauma Recovery/HAP site: http://www.emdrhap.org/content/resource-center/

Weekend 2 Learning Objectives

10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

  • Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR
  • Describe protocols 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 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
  • Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
  • Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders

Grievances are only accepted in writing and will be handled within ten business days.  For ADA assistance, please contact the HAP office.

Fee for EMDR training

EMDR therapy training is offered at approximately half the price of many privately offered training options.  The price for each of the two required 3-day weekend training components is $445, for a total fee of $890.  The training fee does not include case consultation, but non-profit employees can often get free consultation from consultants within their own agency, or low cost consultation from independent consultants listed on the Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant Directory.

Consultations
  • All case consultation hours have to be with a Consultant or Consultant in-Training on the Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant Directory
  • 10 hours of case consultation are required to complete the EMDR Therapy Basic Training
  • 4-6 hours of consultation are strongly recommended prior to Weekend 2, the remainder of the 10 hours are required after Weekend 2
  • Workshop fees do not include case consultation, but non-profit employees can often get free consultation from consultants within their own agency, or low cost consultation from consultants outside their agency. Please remember consultants HAVE TO be listed on the Trauma Recovery/HAP consultant directory.
CEUs

If a host agency applies for CEUs directly, participants will need to contact the agency representative for details about obtaining CEUs.

If a host agency requests CEUs be arranged through Trauma Recovery/HAP, each qualified participant will be assigned a unique CEU keycode, which will be emailed to participants after attendance and registration payment has been confirmed. This keycode will be used at www.ce-classes.com to enter the website and purchase the CEUs for the training/workshop the participant attended.

For a list of National CE approvals, please click here http://ce-classes.com/approvals

 

Record of Completion

Records of Completion will be emailed to all participants of an EMDR Weekend 2 training after their attendance at the Weekend 2 training has been confirmed, payment has been received, and all 10 hours of consultation have been completed.

Records of completion will be emailed to all participants after they have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 of the Basic EMDR Therapy Training
  • Reading the textbook, EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (Shapiro 2001)
  • 10 hours of case consultation with a Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant from the Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant Directory

After meeting all requirements to complete Trauma Recovery/HAP’s EMDR Training, participants are considered to be trained in Basic EMDR.

For questions about EMDRIA Certification in EMDR, please contact EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)’s website at www.emdria.org directly.

Contact us with any questions.

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