We are excited to announce that we have received EMDRIA approval to provide EMDR Training virtually.

Transform your clinical skills and begin your EMDR practice.

Trainer: Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC

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.

Co-sponsored by: The LSU School of Public Health Center for Evidence to Practice

Part 1 July 29-31, 2020 (to be held virtually) 

Part 2  Sept 21-23, 2020 (to be held virtually) 

Contact Carol Miles for information – cmiles@tulane.edu

or email her assistant Taylor for an application for the training at tcourtney@alumni.lsu.edu



Trainer: Charlene Spears, MSW, LCSW, BCD, an EMDRIA approved consultant, selected by Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC to provide the thorough information necessary for relevant client selection and the effective use of EMDR therapy.

  • The format of this workshop has been designed by Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC, and approved by EMDRIA

  • Part 2 June 5-7, 2020 

  • Contact Charlene Spears at 337-886-6154 or charlene@cbslcsw.com

Image result for lafayette swampCharlene B. Spears, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Lafayette, La. graduating from Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work with her MSW in 1983. She has worked with adult and adolescent populations in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and CD settings. She has been in private practice for 23 years, the last 10 years working exclusively with adults in both individual, group and couples therapy. She also provides Practice Management Consultation Services for clinicians in private practice, clinical supervision for social workers and EMDR consultation for clinicians and EMDR Consultants in Training.

Charlene is a certified EMDR therapist, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, an EMDR-HAP Approved Consultant and Facilitator. She serves as the Consultant for the LA Trauma Recovery Network and has had extensive training and experience in Critical Incident Stress Management. She provides EMDR Therapy under the guidance of the Adaptive Information Processing Theory, incorporating strategies from several therapeutic models to meet a client’s needs.
Her scope of practice encompasses assessment and treatment of substance use disorders, mood disorders, PTSD and other anxiety disorders, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, bereavement, dual diagnosis and other problems for which underlying traumas may cause, contribute to the development of or exacerbate a psychiatric condition.



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