TAASA Agency Member Trainings
The EMDR Training Center of Texas (ETCT), formerly Rick Levinson and Associates, is offering a series of low cost EMDR Basic Training courses to TAASA agencies throughout the state. Miracle Farm Residential and Retreat Center has generously offered to sponsor this Training in Brenham. Below are the specifics of this training.
Licensed mental health professionals who are full time employees of any TAASA- member agency.
Attendance in any EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training is limited to licensed mental health professionals and interns on a state mental health licensing track. Interns must receive approval for attendance. For information on eligibility requirements see link below to the EMDRIA website.
Comments from Centers Around the State
With EMDR the clinical team at Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center has significantly improved the clinical support we provide to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. We are now able to help more survivors feel better more quickly and process through the trauma much more effectively.
The training that we received through Rick and his team was absolutely first rate! Rick and his team of expert consultants are committed to supporting those working in rape crisis centers. They understand the unique needs of clinicians working with sexual assault survivors and do their best to ensure that those needs are met.
I was a trauma therapist for 10 years before I trained in EMDR. In my work with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, I grew frustrated with a long waiting list and limited time available for each client, given their complex trauma histories. EMDR absolutely changed the way I approached counseling with survivors. It not only gave me a deeper understanding of trauma, but also gave me a tool to use with clients that allowed substantial relief in a limited amount of time. I recommend EMDR training to all of the counselors that I train. It is more effective than any other model I have utilized with survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Rick and his team are top-notch. I have been to hundreds of trainings throughout my career and few have impacted my work as much as Rick and his team. I am a better therapist and a better supervisor because of his training.
EMDR is an integral part of our services here at the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio. Without Rick Levinson I am not sure this would be the case. Rick approaches his work with a conviction that helps us readily realize the benefits of EMDR. He provides quality training and stands at the ready with follow-up and support. Rick believes in our movement and for several years now has found ways to support sexual assault programs throughout the state. Miriam Elizondo, our Executive Director and a counselor trained by Rick, has directly seen the impact of EMDR in our practice with not only our clients but with protecting clinicians from burnout. I look forward to experiencing the healing effect throughout Texas of his statewide EMDR handoff.
*All EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainings are overseen by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) who establishes curriculum requirements and approves trainers.