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EMDR Basic Training Resources

EMDR Basic Training Eligibility

EMDR Basic Training is available to clinicians who work for a non-profit or public sector organizations in a clinical mental health capacity. Clinicians working with underserved communities or those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are eligible to complete their training through Trauma Recovery/HAP.  

EMDR training is also available to full time students enrolled in a Masters or Doctorate level program in the mental health field (Social Work, Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing ---- first year students are not eligible). During registration, students are asked for the name and email address of their supervisor. The supervisor will receive an email request from Trauma Recovery/HAP to approve participation, prior to admission to the training.  

Prior to registering for EMDR Basic Training Part II, Trauma Recovery/HAP requires completion of a Trauma Recovery/HAP or EMDR Institute EMDR Basic Training Part I and a recommended (not mandatory) minimum of 4 - 6 hours of consultation. You should allow at least 8 weeks between your EMDR Part 1 and your EMDR Part 2 trainings. This allows you to work on the skills you learned in Part 1, obtain consultation hours and complete the required readings, to better prepare you for the Part 2 training.  

All participants in the Training must be licensed or on a licensing track.

Clinical Requirements
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Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying medical doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying advanced practice registered nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a master’s degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be licensed to practice through their state board or province.

Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • These are clinicians who are actively pursuing a mental health license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. Some of these license types include associate, intern, limited, provisional, temporary and pre-license.
  • Qualifying pre-licensed mental health clinicians must have a master’s degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. During registration, pre-licensed clinicians are asked for the name and email address of their supervisor. The supervisor will receive an email request from Trauma Recovery/HAP to approve participation, prior to admission to the training. 

Graduate Students

  • Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline.
  • Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. 
  • Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician. During registration, students are asked for the name and email address of their supervisor. The supervisor will receive an email request from Trauma Recovery/HAP to approve participation, prior to admission to the training.

EO, EA and ADA Information

Trauma Recovery/HAP is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Training Provider. 
For ADA assistance, please contact the Trauma Recovery/HAP office (203)288-4450 or info@emdrhap.org.

Pre-Training Required Readings

Required Readings:

Required review of two videos:

  • Video links will be provided after registration in an EMDR training with Trauma Recovery/HAP.
Supplemental Materials
  1. Access to the EMDRIA definition of EMDR therapy can be found online at https://www.emdria.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EMDRIADefinitionofEMDR.pdf
  2. Access to a current list of EMDR related research citations can be found online at the Francine Shapiro Library https://emdria.omeka.net/ and at The EMDR Foundation https://emdrfoundation.org/emdr-info/research-lists/
  3. Access to the Journal of EMDR Research Practice and Research Volume 13 Issue 4 https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgremdr/13/4
  4. Information regarding membership and programming of EMDRIA https://www.emdria.org/about-emdria/emdria-membership/
Part 1 Course Description and Learning Objectives

EMDR therapy training is a two-part course. Part 1 of the training consists of a 20-hour course of study, employing the Part 1 Training Manual authored by Francine Shapiro and published by the EMDR Institute.

The course of study is presented over a three full day period, beginning with a lecture on the first day, covering an overview of the training, an introduction to the EMDR therapeutic approach, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and preliminary practice skills. Break times are provided between lectures and for lunch on all 3 days.

All three days are devoted to lectures in the morning and practica in the afternoons. Each practicum session is conducted by a facilitator working with small groups of participants. The lectures and practica enable the participant to learn and practice the skills associated with the eight phases of EMDR therapy. These include Client History, Client Preparation, Assessment (structured accessing and measures of target memory), Desensitization (reprocessing the target memory network), Installation, Body Scan, Closure, and Reevaluation.

Upon completion of the Part 1 training, participants are prepared to begin EMDR practice with clients under the guidance of an approved consultant on the Trauma Recovery/HAP consultant directory.

 Part 1  LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of Part 1 of the Training, participants will be able to:

  • Name 2 websites that list research relevant to EMDR therapy
  • List 3 types of client’s presenting issues that have been successfully treated with EMDR therapy
  • Name 3 proposed mechanisms of action in EMDR therapy
  • Describe an important premise of the Adaptive Information Processing model
  • List the components of memory
  • Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the prongs of the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
  • Describe 3 criteria on the Client Readiness Checklist
  • Distinguish between Direct Questioning and the Floatback technique during Phase 1 History Taking and Treatment Planning
  • List the informational plateaus
  • Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy
  • Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm State utilization
  • Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
  • Describe when to return to target in Phase 4 Desensitization.
  • Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
  • Describe how to conduct the Phase 6 Body Scan
  • Describe three strategies for assisting a client to stay within the window of tolerance
  • Describe how to resume reprocessing following an incomplete target memory.
  • Describe when you would apply the Future Template
Part 2 Course Description and Learning Objectives

EMDR therapy training is a two-part course. Part 2 of the training is a 20 hour course of study, over 3 days, employing the Part 2 Training Manual authored by Francine Shapiro and published by the EMDR Institute.

The workshop begins with an overview of the training, a review of the EMDR therapeutic approach, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and practice skills associated with the eight phases of EMDR treatment. These include Client History, Client Preparation, Assessment (structured accessing and measures of target memory), Desensitization (reprocessing the target memory network), Installation, Body Scan, Closure, and Reevaluation.

The entire training is devoted to lectures in the morning and practica in the afternoons. Each practicum session is conducted by a facilitator working with small groups of participants. Part 2 training is necessary for the full therapeutic utilization and understanding of the myriad applications of EMDR therapy.

Part 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES
10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

Upon completion of Part 2 of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish between a client’s presenting problems and underlying issues
  • Describe 3 strategies to treat complex trauma-related disorders
  • Identify 2 internal and external resources that clients need to have in place to do reprocessing
  • Describe 3 client factors that indicate the need for additional stabilization and resourcing
  • Describe the 3 different types of resources used in Resource Development and Installation
  • Distinguish between EMD, restricted reprocessing and the EMDR standard protocol
  • Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate as an intervention
  • Distinguish between a recent traumatic experience and developmental trauma
  • Identify when you would initially target a recent past experience versus a touchstone memory
  • Describe a process to select and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
  • Describe how to offer a cognitive interweave when the client’s reprocessing is blocked
  • Describe 3 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
  • Describe 3 ways that EMDR therapy facilitates cultural responsiveness
  • Name 3 adverse cultural experiences that can contribute to maladaptive memory networks
  • Distinguish when to use memory reprocessing versus psychological first aid with grief related issues
  • Distinguish between a simple phobia and a process phobia
  • Describe 2 clinical symptoms that may indicate the presence of dissociation during a session
  • Describe 3 strategies for working with dissociative responses during reprocessing
  • Identify three clinical choices (past/present/future) for where to start reprocessing with addictions and compulsions
  • Identify one category of experiences appropriate for reprocessing with combat veterans

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

Basic Training Completion Timeframe and Attendance Requirement

EMDRIA requirement - Time Frame for Completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training

Beginning June 1, 2020 participants who begin the EMDR Basic Training on a virtual platform must complete the entire training (this includes Part 1, Part 2, and ALL 10 hours of Required Consultation) within 12 months from their initial start date.

TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS TRAINING, YOU MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS, YOU CANNOT MISS, OR BE LATE, FOR ANY PART OF THE TRAINING.

Prior to registering for EMDR Basic Training Part II, Trauma Recovery/HAP requires completion of a Trauma Recovery/HAP or EMDR Institute EMDR Basic Training Part I and a recommended (not mandatory) minimum of 4 - 6 hours of consultation. You should allow at least 8 weeks between your EMDR Part 1 and your EMDR Part 2 trainings. This allows you to work on the skills you learned in Part 1, obtain consultation hours and complete the required readings, to better prepare you for the Part 2 training.  

To obtain the EMDR Basic Training Record of Completion you must attend EMDR Part 1 and EMDR Part 2 in full AND complete a total of 10 consultation hours with one of the consultants on the Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant Directory AND complete the Learning Assessments for both the Part 1 and Part 2 trainings with a score of 80% or better. You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment if needed. This learning assessment is based on the information from the lectures during your training, as well as the basic text by Francine Shapiro, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy:  Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures,” 3rd edition. It is suggested that you print the learning assessment ahead of time and use the questions to review the material. Page numbers are provided to assist you to successfully complete the assessment. On the last day of the training you will receive a live link to this assessment, which you will need to successfully complete within 8 days of the completion of the training.

Upon completion of the EMDR Basic Training through Trauma Recovery/HAP, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. At that point, you will be EMDR Trained and now eligible to become an EMDR Certified Therapists through EMDRIA, the professional association for EMDR therapists. To get more information about certification please visit EMDRIA’s website. https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/emdr-certification-2/   All certification is provided by EMDRIA.

Daily Training Agenda

Registration/daily check-in: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Didactic: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Practicum: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (4:00 pm on Day 3)
Daily Breaks: will be announced each morning
Lunch:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
NOTE:  Attendance through the entire training is required. The agenda reflects the time zone of the training. 

Total Cost of EMDR Basic Training

Trauma Recovery/HAP provides EMDR Basic Training, which is the first step toward certification.  EMDR Basic Training consists of EMDR Part 1 (3 day training), EMDR Part 2 (3 day training) and 10 hours of consultation with a Trauma Recovery/HAP Consultant. You will need to complete your Basic Training within 12 months from the beginning of your EMDR Part 1 training. 

Upon completion of the EMDR Basic Training through Trauma Recovery/HAP, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. At that point, you will be EMDR Trained and now eligible to become an EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDRIA, the professional association for EMDR therapists. To get more information about certification please visit EMDRIA’s website: https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/emdr-certification-2/  All certification is provided by EMDRIA.

This is the cost breakdown when you take your EMDR training through Trauma Recovery/HAP:

Part 1       $ 495.00                                       
Books    ~$ 73.00 (pre-training reading)             
20 CEs     $ 40.00 (optional)                            
Total      ~$ 608.00

Part 2     $ 495.00
Books     $ use same books from Part 1
20 CEs   $  40.00 (optional)
Total       $ 535.00

Additionally, you are required to complete 10 hours of consultation which is not covered in the above fees.  You will need to use a Trauma Recovery/HAP consultant and the cost varies depending on who you use, if you do group or individual consultation, and if you do in-person versus skype or conference call.  Consultation fees are generally $25-$50 per hour, for group consultation, paid directly to your consultant.  The training staff at the training you attend are all Trauma Recovery/HAP consultants and can help you get into a consultation group. Each participant/agency needs to arrange for the consultations on his/her own.

Technical Requirements for Virtual Training

This training will be a virtual training, on the Zoom platform. You will need the following information to attend/complete a zoom on-line virtual training:

  • You must have a zoom account that is 5.0 or greater. The first/last name and e-mail address you used when you created your zoom account needs to be the same exact information you use to register for the training on Trauma Recovery/HAP's website.
  • Internet connections – broadband wired or wireless, a webcam – built-in or USB plug in. This session is best experienced if you are on a computer. If you are using a phone, make sure you have downloaded the Zoom Mobile App. You will not be able to participate fully without it.
     
  • If you happen to lose internet service during the training, please reset your modem and go back to the invitation on your zoom account and rejoin. Trauma Recovery/HAP is not responsible for the reliability of your internet connection. You must attend all three days of the training in full to receive credit. 

If you are not familiar with using Zoom, here is a quick, informational tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting

If you need to set up a Zoom account, here is the link: https://zoom.us/freesignup/  The day of the training you can join the meeting directly via the link that will be emailed to you, or you can log into your Zoom account, go to invitations, and join.

Consultation Information

All trainees are required to complete 10 hours of consultation which is not covered in the cost of the training. You will need to use a Trauma Recovery/HAP consultant and the cost varies depending on who you use, if you do group or individual consultation, and if you do in-person versus skype or conference call. Consultation fees are generally $25-$50 per hour, for group consultation, paid directly to your consultant.  The training staff at the training you attend are all Trauma Recovery/HAP consultants and can help you get into a consultation group.  Each participant/agency needs to arrange for the consultations on his/her own.

CE Information

For a list of National CE approvals, click here.

Virtual EMDR Course through Zoom Platform
For those obtaining CEs through Trauma Recovery/HAP’s CE provider, this training will be 20 credits for $40. Participants will receive information on how to purchase their CEs, through CE Classes, approximately 2 weeks after the training.

Please make sure you select the Webinar on CE Classes website. The keycode that will be sent approximately 2 weeks after the training will only be accepted for the webinar course.

Learning Assessment Requirement

Effective for all trainings starting December 1, 2021, training participants will be required to complete the Learning Assessment for the training they attend with a score of 80% or better. You will have unlimited attempts to retake the assessment if needed. This learning assessment is based on the information from the lectures during your training, as well as the basic text by Francine Shapiro, “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures,” 3rd edition.

It is suggested that you print the learning assessment ahead of time and use the questions to review the material (a pdf of the learning assessment is attached to your registration confirmation). Page numbers are provided to assist you to successfully complete the assessment. On the last day of the training you will receive a live link to this assessment, which you will need to successfully complete within 8 days of the completion of the training.

Once it is confirmed that you attended the entire training, in full, and completed the Learning Assessment, our training system will then send you 2 emails. The first is the Attendance Confirmation email and the second is instructions on how to purchase your CEs through ce-classes.com. 

EO, EA and ADA Information

Trauma Recovery/HAP is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Training Provider. 

For ADA assistance, please contact the Trauma Recovery/HAP office (203)288-4450 or info@emdrhap.org.

Cancellation and Grievance Policy

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing, by email, fax or letter.

Cancellation 14 Business Days Prior to Event Start Date:
Refund of basic training fee, less a $45 administrative fee, upon receipt of a written cancellation postmarked no later than 14 days prior to the Event's advertised start date via email registration@emdrhap.org or FAX 203-288-4060.

Cancellation between 14 and 4 Business Days Prior to Event Start Date:
50% refund of basic training fee, upon receipt of a written cancellation postmarked no later than 4 days prior to the Event's advertised start date via email registration@emdrhap.org or FAX 203-288-4060.

Cancellation Within 72 Hours of Event Start Date:
No refund for cancellations within 72 hours (3 days) of the Event's advertised start date.

Grievance Policy

Grievances are only accepted in writing and will be handled within ten business days.  

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