Transform your clinical skills in a convenient online format with EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training.


Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC, EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer and Consultant, is proud to offer EMDR Basic Training. Participants will receive a certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy which will allow for the provision of EMDR Therapy with a wide range of clients. Participants will also be eligible to attend further trainings in EMDR Therapy at the advanced level, participate in the EMDRIA Regional Meetings, and be eligible to pursue certification in EMDR Therapy.

Upcoming Virtual EMDR Basic Trainings with Carol Miles
Cummings Graduate Institute Fall 2021 Cohort* 

Part 1: Training: August 25-27, 2021, 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT each day

Part 2: Training: November 1-3, 2021, 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT each day

Part 3: Consultation: Complete 10 consultation hours outside of class

Early Bird Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Application Deadline: August 9, 2021

For additional information and to register, click here.

Envision Academy Fall 2021 Cohort*

Part 1: Sept 22-24, 2021, Didactic: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Practicum: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Central Time

Part 2: Nov 10-12, 2021, Didactic: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Practicum: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Central Time

Consultation: Complete 10 consultation hours outside of class

Extra: 30+ hrs of additional on-demand learning.

For additional information and to register, click here.

*These Virtual Basic EMDR Trainings are approved by the EMDR International Association with an innovative format. The training is designed to lead participants in a sequential learning experience emphasizing conceptual clarity, procedural details, and skill development through a combination of lectures, discussions drawn from actual EMDR therapy sessions, and supervised practice sessions to develop skills throughout the training. Participants will learn via lecture, video, demonstrations, Q & A sessions, role play demonstrations, small group exercises, and supervised practicums. Each participant will experience EMDR as both clinician and client through two training modules. The format of these workshops has been designed by Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC, and approved by EMDRIA. Visit here to learn more about Carol.

“Carol was very prepared to transfer this training to a virtual training. She planned ahead and anticipated any potential issues that could arise so it really flowed very well. It was really helpful to learn about the interweaves and adjustments to make when working with special populations. I really got a lot out of it and feel much more prepared to continue working with clients. I also enjoyed the zoom and canvas experience. It was a unique way to complete this training and was not at all disruptive to the process.” (Virtual Training 2020)
 “Carol is AMAZING. Despite technology issues due to the bad weather the first day, Ms. Carol persisted and pushed forward to deliver the material. I found her to be incredibly considerate and professional. I would actively seek out future learning opportunities from her. I learned so much from this training and I plan to continue reviewing and practicing growing my skills. I am so thankful for this experience. Thank you to all the faculty for your hard work and dedication!” (Virtual Training 2021)
Registration forms can be found below and visit EMDR Training Pricing and Payment for fees and payment options. 
Contact Carol Miles for questions or additional information.
Upcoming Trainings with Charlene Spears

2021 Lafayette EMDR Basic Training with Charlene Spears

As practitioners we understand that as we are emerging from this period of constant upheaval and uncertainty, people (including us) will need extra support to process grief, loss, and other difficult emotions that that were triggered in the midst of a collective trauma.

Our Fall 2021 EMDR Basic Training will be a small, in person cohort that will allow attendees to learn skills that have proven effective for trauma, grief, loss, and a host of other struggles. Attendees will also be able to build their own support network by connecting with other practitioners both during the training and in post-training small group consultation. Our hope is that as we emerge from this pandemic, this will be an opportunity to reset and feel more rejuvenated while also honing your therapeutic skills to meet the needs of your clients.

Contact Charlene for additional information.


EMDR 2021 Training Part 1 and 2 Registration Packet (Includes costs, eligibility, requirements, schedule, & learning objectives)

EMDR Basic Training Registration Application (Revised)

Participants Agreement Form for Registration

Graduate Student Application

Non-Licensed Therapist Registration

Agency Eligibility and Discount Application (Revised)

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for this basic training?
Yes—if you are a licensed mental health clinician, or licensed eligible for mental health licensure, and will agree to use EMDR with at least two clients during this training.

What will be the schedule?
These trainings are held online in two parts on. See all dates and detailed times.

Do you offer reduced fees for non-profit agency practitioners and students?
Yes. There are discounts for therapists at non-profit or government mental health agencies who carry a full caseload. The number is limited, so sign up early. When you register, please complete and return the agency discount form or the student discount form.

Once I sign up, what happens?
You’ll receive an email link to your Part 1 Training Manual and access to the Canvas classroom where you can get to know the other professionals who will be training with you and begin looking at the learning modules.

Need more answers? Check out our learning objectives, refund policies or contact your trainer.