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EMDR BASIC TRAINING PART 1
Part I of the EMDR Basic Training covers the development of EMDR Therapy, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, the 8-Phase EMDR therapy approach, and Resource Development and Installation (RDI). Specific learning objectives include:
- Describe the eight phases of EMDR Therapy.
- Identify three elements of the Adaptive Information Processing Model.
- Utilize the criteria for client screening for EMDR treatment.
- Develop a treatment plan to prioritize targets for EMDR processing.
- Describe the protocol for closing down incomplete sessions.
After Part I of the EMDR Basic Training, clinicians will begin using EMDR Therapy with clients and participate in consultation with Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC or another EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training approved by Elizabeth Legg. Participants are responsible for arranging and scheduling consultation. Group consultation options will be provided following the Part I Training. Four hours (of the total 10 hours required) must be completed between Parts I and II.
EMDR BASIC TRAINING PART 2
Part II of the EMDR Basic Training follows about 6-10 weeks later and addresses EMDR Therapy with Complex PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, Chronic Pain/Illness, Couples, and Children/Adolescents. Specific learning objectives include:
- Clarify my use of the eight phase EMDR Therapy approach.
- Implement three strategies to assist with blocked processing.
- Describe two strategies to use with complex PTSD clients.
- Provide two strategies to use with dissociative clients.
- Apply EMDR therapy to present day symptoms.
After Part II of the EMDR Basic Training, clinicians complete the remaining hours of the 10 required hours of consultation with Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC or another EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training approved by Elizabeth Legg. The entire process of training from beginning Part I to finishing the 10 required hours of consultation must be completed within a 9-month period to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.
EMDR Basic Training (Parts I and II) includes lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, live demonstrations, and small group practice (as both therapist and client). Each dyad/triad will meet online in breakout rooms to practice the trauma protocol. They will be provided with an electronic copy of a comprehensive manual for Part I and Part II.
The entire EMDR Basic Training (Parts I and II) includes 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of practicum, and 10 hours of consultation, at which point a certificate of completion (40 continuing education contact hours) is given to participants. EMDR Basic Training (Parts I and II) prepares clinicians to use EMDR Therapy with clients. However, this training does not result in EMDR Certification. This is a first step toward EMDR Certification (see www.emdria.org for information about EMDR Certification).