This EMDR International Association-Approved Training is held over two 3-day weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm). Additionally, a total of 10 hours of group consultation is required to assist in the integration of the training material into practice. These 10 hours are included in the overall Training.

EMDR Therapy Training Overview

Participants will learn via lecture, video, demonstrations, Q and A sessions, role play demonstrations, small group exercises and supervised practice sessions.

Each participant will experience EMDR as both clinician and client through two practice sessions each weekend. These practice sessions are facilitated by members of the training staff.

Twenty (20) CEU’s are given for each weekend.

Between Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 and then over the months following Weekend 2, group consultations sessions will be scheduled to assist in the integration of EMDR into clinical work. It is required that trainees take the skills learned in both weekends and begin to actively use EMDR. That work is then brought to consultation for review and support. Trainees may not participate in consultation sessions without having work to present and completion of the consultation sessions is required to complete this EMDR Therapy Training.

Required Texts

EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, Second Edition by Francine Shapiro, PhD (Guilford Press, 2001).
Third Edition will be available 12/26/17

EMDR Scripted Protocols – Basic and Special Situations by Marilyn Luber
(The publisher is selling us this book at a significantly reduced rate, and it will be available for purchase at the training).

Training Goals:


Participants will learn the basic EMDR Protocol in order to begin to utilize EMDR in clinical practice within recommended limits.

Topics include:

  • History of the EMDR approach
  • Overview of EMDR research
  • Neurophysiology of information processing and trauma
  • Range of applications of EMDR therapy
  • 8 phases of EMDR treatment
  • Stabilization and self control techniques
  • Recommended limits for beginning utilization


Participants will learn the use of EMDR in more complex clinical presentations as well as broaden their understanding of the basic EMDR protocol.

Topics Include:

  • Treatment planning using the EMDR approach
  • Parameters surrounding client selection
  • Tools for development of client resources
  • Using EMDR in treating children, adult survivors of trauma, and recent traumatic events
  • Overview of the utilization of EMDR in the treatment of addiction, phobias, couples and pain management


Hours: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

Austin Fall 2017/2018

Weekend 1: September 22nd – 24th
​Weekend 2: January 26th – 28th

(This Training is in progress and registration is closed.)

Frank Fickett Scout Conference and Event Center
12500 I-35
Austin, TX 78753



Dallas 2017/2018

Weekend 1: December 8th – 1oth
​Weekend 2: March 23rd – 25th

(This Training is FULL. Please register if you would like to be on the Wait List but DO NOT pay. We will contact you directly if a spot opens up.)

Momentous Institute
9705 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75220


El Paso 2017

Weekend 1: August 4th-6th
​Weekend 2: November 3rd-5th

(This Training is in progress and registration is closed.)

Martyrs Hall
Catholic Pastoral Center
449 St. Matthews Street
El Paso, TX 79907


Houston 2018

Weekend 1: February 23rd-25th
​Weekend 2: May 18th-20th

Courtyard Marriott Hotel
12401 Katy Freeway ( I-10 & Dairy Ashford )
Houston, TX 77079


AustinSpring 2018

Weekend 1: April 20th-22nd
​Weekend 2: July 20th-22nd

Frank Fickett Scout Conference and Event Center
12500 I-35
Austin, TX 78753



Attendance in an EMDR Therapy Training is limited to licensed mental health professionals, students in an accredited graduate program, and interns on a state licensing track.  Students and interns must receive approval for attendance. For information on eligibility requirements, click following link to the EMDRIA website.