Training

Overview

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.

Basic 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. Rick Levinson, LCSW is an approved CEU Provider by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers and Professional Counselors.

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, Third Edition by Francine Shapiro, PhD (Guilford Press, 2018).

EMDR Scripted Protocols – Basic and Special Situations by Marilyn Luber

Fees For Training

Fees cover the full training including Weekends 1 and 2 and the required 10 hours of provided group consultation.

  • $975 – Students/interns and full time employees of non-profits and government agencies (must be approved) if received 30 days prior to the training
  • $1125 – Students/interns and full time employees of non-profits and government agencies (must be approved) if received less than 30 days prior to the training
  • $1390 – Standard Registration if received 30 days prior to the training
  • $1550 – Standard Registration if received less than 30 days prior to the training

We offer the option of paying the course fee out in three installments.

  • Payment 1 is due at registration (unless special arrangements have been made in writing).
  • A $50 administrative fee is added to the course fee when choosing this option.

Consultation Requirements:
10 hours of individual or group consultation is required to complete the Basic EMDR Therapy Training.
The training staff provides consultation in small group settings following Weekend 1 and continuing in the months following Weekend 2. Participants choose from groups held on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings. For those participants outside the training location area, group consultation is provided via teleconferencing.

Training Goals:

WEEKEND ONE:

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

WEEKEND TWO:

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

SCHEDULE

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

Dallas 2017/2018

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

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

Momentous Institute
9705 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75220

Directions

Houston 2018

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

(This Training is now full and a Wait List has been started.)

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

Directions

Austin Spring & Fall 2018

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

(The Spring Training is now full and a Wait List has been started.)

Weekend 1: September 14th-16th
​Weekend 2: December 7th-9th

(The Fall Training is now full and a Wait List has been started.)

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

Directions

Eligibility

Attendance in a Basic 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.