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US REGIONAL EMDR THERAPY BASIC TRAINING

THESE COURSES INCLUDE
PART 1 & 2 PLUS 10 HOURS (REQUIRED) OF CASE CONSULTATION

The Regional EMDR Basic Training Courses offer 40 CE Credits

Presenters are EMDR Institute and EMDRIA Approved Instructors

COURSE LOCATIONS

Costa Mesa, California (Orange County)

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Instructor: Linda Vanderlaan, PhD
951-279-7099
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Limited to 10 participants


2015 Schedule

March 14, 21, 28
April 25
May 9, 30
June 13

September 12, 19, 26
October 24
November 7, 14
December 5

Washington, DC & Bethesda, Maryland

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Instructor:  Daniel Merlis, LCSW-C
202-364-3637x5
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Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact instructor for more information.

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Instructor:  John Hartung, PsyD
719-633-1548
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Limited to 20 participants living within 100 miles of Colorado Springs


Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact instructor for more information.

Fort Collins, Colorado

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Instructor:  Janet Wright, LCSW
970-224-2207
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Limited to participants living within 100 miles of Fort Collins


Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact instructor for more information.

Pacific Northwest-Lynnewood, Washington

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Instructor:  Barbara Parrett, MS, RN, CNS
425-210-6865
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2015 Schedule
 
March 21-22
April 11-12
May 2-3, 16

May 30-31
June 13-14
July 11-12, 25

Pacific Northwest-Gig Harbor, Washington

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Instructor:  Rosalie Thomas, PhD
253-720-1620
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Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
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Austin, Texas

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Instructor: Christie Sprowls, PhD
512-306-0488
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Instructor: Carol York, LCSW
512-451-0381x2
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Information:  Katherine Scattergood
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2015 Schedule
February 20-22
March 20-21
April 17-18

July 24-26
September 11-12
October 9-10

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Instructor:  Peggy Moore, LISW
505-247-8915
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2015 Schedule
April 30
May 1 & 8

September 3-4, 11

Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
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Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Instructor:  Zona Scheiner, PhD
734-572-0882x3
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Instructor:  Bennet Wolper, LMSW
734-572-0882x4
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2015 Schedule
April 23-25
May 29-30
September 11-12

2016 Schedule
September 8-10, 2016
October 6 -7, 2016
November 4-5 2016

Please Note:  ATTENDANCE AT ALL THREE WEEKENDS OF TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION OF THE EMDR  TRAINING


Clarksville, Tennessee

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Instructor:  EC Hurley, PhD, LMFT, BCETS
931-553-6981
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Schedule

Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
Please contact instructor for more information.
Additional training is available to focus on treatment
for military personnel, veterans and their families.

Orlando, Florida

REGISTRATION and INFORMATION
Instructor: Reg Morrow, LMFT
407-808-9932
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Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
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Stamford, Connecticut

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Instructor: Karen Alter-Reid, PhD
203-329-2701
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Schedule
Trainings are conducted several times a year. 
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40 CEU's for the Basic Training Intensive

This format is designed for clinicians who are interested in learning to integrate EMDR therapy successfully into their clinical practice by developing and applying their skills over an extended period of time. The seminar consists of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations, case studies, supervised practice and ongoing case consultation. Participants will have ample opportunity to discuss their cases throughout the course and evaluate how EMDR therapy can be applied. Participants will also practice EMDR therapy in small groups with direct observation and feedback from trainers. The course contains the material necessary to complete the basic EMDR therapy training requirements as set forth by the EMDR International Association.

Participants will be required to read the textbook by Francine Shapiro, PhD, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures Guilford Press, NY, 2nd Edition, 2001.

Training Highlights

  • Psychobiological overview
  • Specialized history-taking to identify focal patterns and beliefs
  • Desensitization of traumatic memories and present anxieties
  • Installation of positive belief structures
  • Strategies for client resource development and enhancement
  • Specific EMDR Protocols and case formulation
  • Personal use for therapists to process vicarious imagery overflow from traumatized patients
  • Applications to family therapy
  • Apply EMDR therapy to a range of trauma related complaints, including applications to dissociative symptoms, somatoform disorders, phobias, natural disasters, PTSD, survivors of abuse
  • A more proactive version of EMDR therapy for full effective application
  • How to choose and prioritize targets
  • Creative strategies to deal with abbreactive responses
  • Cognitive interweave exercises to resolve "stuck" sessions
  • Practicum experience with other participants
  • Case consultation

Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 components of the EMDR Approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
  • Describe 3 important existing EMDR treatment research studies
  • Name 8 phases of EMDR for comprehensive treatment and how to implement the phases with clients
  • Identify the parameters treatable with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement with clients
  • Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
  • Describe the criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases
  • Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy
  • Describe 3 strategies to identify and resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
  • Describe protocol for closing down incomplete sessions
  • Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
  • Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
  • Describe 2 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
  • Describe 2 strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
  • Describe 2 strategies to effectively treat more complex trauma-related disorders

Integrating EMDR Therapy with Other Approaches

EMDR therapy has become invaluable for psychotherapists of all major orientations including psychoanalysis/psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, experiential and Gestalt. It is a method which is readily integrated into one's clinical practice and can be learned in a very modest period of time.

Qualifications for Attending

A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR therapy. Attendance at the workshop is limited to mental health professionals who have a masters degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board which authorizes independent practice.

Intern/graduate student requirements

Completion of graduate level coursework at an accredited school and be on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician. Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae/resume and a current supervisor's letter with his/her degree and license number.

These workshops are for clinical purposes only and will not qualify the participant to train others in the EMDR approach.