2019 New Orleans EMDR Basic Training

Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, is proud to offer EMDR Therapy training — Parts I and 2.

Co-sponsored by the LSUHSC Center for Evidence to Practice

This six-day training will take place on March 27-29, 2019 and May 15-17, 2019, at the LSUHSC,  Stanislaus Hall 109, 450 S. Claiborne Avenue. The cost for the training will be $1200 (non-profit 30 hours per week employment)—$1400 (for profit setting)  per 40 hours of training plus  consultation fees for 10 hours of consultation (fees vary depending on profit vs non-profit). Participants will receive 40 total CEU hours. Social Work, and LPC CEU’s have been applied for.

The training is available for therapists working in the non-profit sector, public sector agencies, for-profit agencies and those in private practice, as well as for graduate students enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate level programs in the mental health field. The EMDR Basic Training is has two separate training components; each event is three days in length plus 10 hours of consultation (held usually  in 2 hours groups making a total of 5 groups). These core trainings, EMDR Part I and Part II  train mental health clinicians in the standardized protocol for EMDR treatment and will meet all EMDR International Association’s (EMDRIA) requirements for basic training.*

(For questions about EMDRIA Certification in EMDR, please contact EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)’s website at www.emdria.org directly. Certification comes after completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training such as this one).

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.

* The training fee does not include case consultation, but non-profit employees and students can often get low cost consultation from our consultants. Four hours of consultation will be required after Part One to enroll in the Part Two of the Basic Training. An additional 6 hours after Part Two will be required to receive the EMDR Basic Training Certificate of Completion.  (EMDRIA Approved Consultants or Consultants-in-training will be provided to participants. Consultation will be provided either face to face or by video conferencing)

Learning objectives for the course:

  1. Learn the underlying adaptive information processing theory of EMDR therapy and other theoretical brain functioning and research issues;
  2. Learn to assess the appropriateness of using EMDR therapy with your patients;
  3. Learn to integrate EMDR therapy in to a comprehensive treatment plan; and
  4. Develop the skill in using all eight phases of EMDR therapy


Registration Information and Fees
Registration forms available by emailing my assistant at  tcourtney@alumni.lsu.edu.  Payments can be made by PayPal (cmileslcsw@icloud.com) or check  or money order (payable to Carol Miles). Registration is not complete until all forms have been submitted and payment has been made. You will receive confirmation of admission to the course. 

Payment plans may be made based on individual need.  Please contact Carol Miles at  cmiles@tulane.edu or 985.893.1248

Parking Information Part One

See  https://www.lsuhsc.edu/maps/downtown.aspx#none

The only LSUHSC parking garage that has visitor access is: 

South Roman Street Parking Garage (#30 on map) 

425 South Roman Street 

New Orleans, LA 70112 

Visitors will take a ticket while entering the garage and park in the visitor section on the first floor. They will then have to walk or take the elevator to the third floor of the parking garage where they will take the first left onto the walkway/bridge that crosses the highway to Stanislaus Hall. Upon entering, take a right down another hallway. Once inside Stanislaus Hall, walk or take the stairs to the first floor.

This is the only LSUHSC parking garage with visitor access, so if you want to park closer,  there may be street parking or other paid options.

Trainer Bio

Carol Miles MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker specializing in individual, family and group psychotherapy, maintains a private practice in Covington and New Orleans, LA with a broad spectrum of clients, and also provides consultation for therapists developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Carol, a graduate of LSU School of Social Work specializing in clinical social work, has over 30 years experience as a social worker in clinical, administration, and marketing with the public and private sectors. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma.  Carol has often presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from eating disorders, assertiveness, EMDR, DBT and developing a private practice. She is a certified EMDR Therapist, and an EMDRIA approved consultant and trainer. She is currently President of EMDRIA, the EMDR Therapy professional association for the US. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998.

For more information, contact Carol Miles cmiles@tulane.edu 

or call 985-893-1248

or to request a registration packet email my assistant at tcourtney@alumni.lsu.edu