2018 Tulane: EMDR Basic Training

The Tulane School of Social Work is proud to offer EMDR Therapy training — Parts I and 2.

This six-day training will take place on August 23-25, 2018 and September 28-30, 2018, at the Tulane School of Social Work, located at 127 Elk Place. The cost for the training will be $600 per part + consultation fees (fees vary depending on profit vs non-profit). Participants will receive 50 total CEU hours. Social Work, LMFT and LPC CEU’s have been approved.

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 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. 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).

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 independent 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 (A list of EMDRIA Approved Consultants (or Consultants-in-training) consultants will be provided to participants)

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

NOTE: Several scholarships offered for students and non-profits. A new scholarship, The Sue Evans Scholarship, for single mothers, is available now through TSSW. Please contact Richard Ager at ager@tulane.edu for the Sue Evans scholarship or contact Parker Sternbergh (psternbe@tulane.edu) for more information about other scholarship opportunities.

Registration Information and Fees
The registration fee for each part is $600. Payments can be made by credit card or check via the online registration form or by check or money order (payable to Tulane School of Social Work). Please contact the Tulane School of Social Work Continuing Education Program for more information.

Parking Information
The Tulane School of Social Work is located at 127 Elk Place. Please see location map.

There are two entrances to the school. You can enter through the main entrance located at 127 Elk Place on weekdays or via the second floor skywalk from the Saratoga Parking Garage, located at 111 S. Saratoga St., at any time.

There are various surface lots in close proximity to the school that you can use if you would like. The average price to park in a ground level lot is $5 per day. If you park in a ground lot, please use the school’s main entrance located at 127 Elk Place and take the elevator to the third floor. The Saratoga Parking Garage is the closest parking garage and is located at 111 S. Saratoga St. The daily rate for the garage is $7, but the garage does have direct access to the school via the skywalk on the second floor. To find the skywalk, just follow the yellow posts in the parking garage once you exit the elevator lobby on the second floor in the garage. Once you enter 127 Elk Place, go down the hall to the elevators and take them to the third floor. NOTE — You must enter through the second floor skywalk on Saturday, so please park in the Saratoga Garage on that day.

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.  She has additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is certified by EMDRIA in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). 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 current member of EMDRIA and LACSW. She is currently President-Elect for EMDRIA, the 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 Bonnie Lister at blrl@tulane.edu or at 504-865-5314.