Transform your clinical skills and begin your EMDR practice.

Lead Trainer: Carol Miles MSW, LCSW LLC, an EMDRIA approved Basic Trainer and Consultant

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 the current Past President of EMDRIA having served 2 years as president. EMDRIA is  the EMDR Therapy professional association for the US. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998.

Carol also works with The Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies teaching EMDR in their continuing education program. Go to  for more information on the upcoming training. A waiting list is now forming for a second cohort.

She still  has room in an upcoming virtual  Part II: June 4-6, 2021. You must have completed Part 1 first. 

Facilitator: 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. 

Charlene B. Spears, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Lafayette, La. A graduate of Tulane University School of Social Work in 1983, she has 37 years of experience in the field of Social Work as a clinical social worker and in marketing and administration. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and is a LA. Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.

She has worked with adult and adolescent populations in both in-patient and outpatient psychiatric and CD settings.

Charlene is a certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant. 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 the assessment and treatment of adults suffering with PTSD and other disorders and problems for which underlying traumas may cause, contribute to the development of or exacerbate symptoms and/or interpersonal difficulties.

She provides clinical supervision for social workers, EMDR consultation for clinicians and EMDR Consultants In Training and is an EMDR Therapy trainer and facilitator for Carol Miles, LCSW, LLC. She serves as Co-Coordinator for the South La. EMDR Regional Network and Consultant for the La. Trauma Recovery Network.

For more information about trainings provided by Charlene, contact her at


Lafayette 2021 Fall Training

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.

For more information about  this and other trainings provided by Charlene, contact her at