EMDR Part I – 20 Hours
This course is being presented in collaboration with EMDR HAP and is only available to those professionals who have taken a live course presented by EMDR HAP. To obtain your certificate you will have received a letter with a keycode as your proof of attendance.:
- Click on the Pay for Continuing Education Certificate link
- Make payment with a credit card
- Enter your keycode,
- Complete the evaluation
- Print your certificate
This Part I Training is a 20-hour course of study, employing the Part I Training Manual authored by Francine Shapiro and published by the EMDR Institute.
The course of study is typically presented over a three full day period, beginning with a lecture on the first day, covering an overview of the training, an introduction to the EMDR approach, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and preliminary practice skills. Break times are provided between lectures and for lunch on all 3 days.
All three days are devoted to lectures in the morning and practica in the afternoons. Each practicum session is conducted by a facilitator working with small groups of participants. The lectures and practica enable the participant to learn and practice the skills associated with the eight phases of EMDR treatment. These include Client History, Client Preparation, Assessment (structured accessing and measures of target memory), Desensitization (reprocessing the target memory network), Installation, Body Scan, Closure, and Reevaluation.
Upon completion of the Part I training, participants are prepared to begin EMDR practice with clients. It is recommended that 20 hours of clinical application be done before the participant takes Part II training, which completes Basic Training in EMDR.
- Demonstrate the use of EMDR as a form of psychotherapy
- Identify the parameters that are treatable with EMDR
- Identify the components involved in the EMDR method
- Identify the eight phases of EMDR needed for comprehensive treatment
- Identify a variety of EMDR protocols for a wide range of diagnostic categories
- Identify the client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR
- Identify issues, problems and goals of treatment for utilizing EMDR
- Physiological overview
- Specialized history-taking for identification of focal patterns and beliefs
- Desensitization of traumatic memories, present anxieties and phobias
- Installation of positive belief structures
- Applications to natural disasters
- Applications to family therapy
- Applications to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Applications to children and adult survivors of abuse
- Applications to adult children of alcoholics
- Personal use for the therapist (e.g., vivid, vicarious imagery overflow from traumatized patients)
- Physiological overview
Qualifications for Attending
A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR. 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.
Typical Workshop Agenda
Friday morning coffee and registration 8:00am-pm-8:15pm
Friday session 8:15 am 6:00pm
Saturday coffee and registration 8:00am-8:15am
Saturday session 8:15am-6:00pm
Sunday coffee and registration 8:00am-8:15am
Sunday session 8:15am-5:00pm
Faculty Credentials are available by contacting emdrhap.org
Online Website for Registration: http://www.emdrhap.org/