EMDRIA has approved a limited number of EMDR trainers to provide Virtual/Online Basic Trainings. Our virtual trainings will provide the same curriculum and valuable learning experiences we have previously provided in person. Participants will meet via Zoom and will need reliable and secure access to a computer or tablet device. We will guide you through this process to support a positive training experience.

In this comprehensive 50+ hours of training, participants will learn how to bring EMDR Therapy to their clinical practices. Through lecture, demonstrations and person-to-person practice in a supportive environment, trainees will learn:

  • Protocols and procedures for using EMDR Therapy with a wide range of diagnostic categories including PTSD, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.
  • Target Development with the 8-phases and 3-Prong Protocol of EMDR Therapy
  • Client selection criteria for the safe use of EMDR Therapy
  • Techniques for working with blocked processing and intense emotional reactions
  • Introduction into the use of EMDR Therapy when working with dissociation, children, and addiction
  • Resource development
  • Effective case conceptualization
Learning Objectives

Part I

  • Apply the underlying Adaptive Information Processing theory of EMDR Therapy and other theoretical, brain functioning, and research issues
  • Assess the appropriateness of using EMDR Therapy with your patients
  • Conceptualize a case from an EMDR Therapy and trauma viewpoint
  • Integrate EMDR Therapy into a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Develop skill in using all eight phases of the EMDR Therapy treatment method
  • Apply the target sequencing plan
  • Identify the three stage standard protocol
  • Identify, select, and develop appropriate target issues for use with an EMDR Therapy protocol safeguards
  • Identify soothing and grounding techniques
  • Identify techniques to teach patients to tolerate and modulate affect
  • Apply resource development and installation
  • Apply responses to certain resistances
  • Identify applications of EMDR Therapy to various patient problems
  • Be aware of Identify clinician limitations
  • Make use of on-going supervision and case consultation
  • Between the first and second parts of the course, and in order to continue to the second part, each participant will participate in a total of 4-6 hours of consultation

Part 2

  • Identify special protocols to use with specific patient groups and specific patient problems
  • Identify additional techniques to handle looping, resistance and other problems
  • Identify therapeutic and cognitive interweaves
  • Identify applications of EMDR Therapy to dissociative, Axis II, and other disorders
  • Integrate EMDR Therapy into your current treatment approach
  • Be further cognizant of Identify safety issues
  • Consider legal, ethical issues
  • Identify practitioner problems with the method
  • Further practice with clients
  • Continue to make use of on-going supervision and case consultation with Instructor and with peers
  • Demonstrate proficiency in using the EMDR Therapy

“I really got a lot out of her self revealing and her wonderful handouts. She stuck to her handouts as she presented. She added some info, but I could follow and write in whatever extra she said that I wanted. She presented beautifully. She appeared confident, exceptionally competent and thorough. She also demonstrated how much she believes and enjoys her work with EMDR. If I were younger in this profession, I would do her training. She is a great salesperson for EMDR. And her presentation shows how hard she works for her clients and her trainees.”  (2020  “Trauma is Stressful”)


EMDR Certification is NOT awarded with completion of Basic Training

This training is the beginning of the requirement for becoming EMDR Certified. Completing an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapy Basic Training is the first requirement toward becoming EMDR Certified by EMDRIA, the EMDR professional organization. After completing an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training in EMDR therapy you will receive a ‘Certificate of Completion.’

However, completing the Basic Training does not make the clinician certified in EMDR therapy.  EMDRIA does offer a credential for a therapist to become an EMDR Certified Therapist. Ask your trainer for more information to begin the path to certification and see www.emdria.org.

Questions? For more information or to register for an EMDR Therapy Training, visit EMDR Basic Training 2021 or contact Carol Miles at cmiles@tulane.edu or 985-893-1248.