Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute

EMDR

EMDRIA-Accredited training in EMDR Therapy -- the complete course, including all parts as well as the required consultation.
 

52 CEs (optional)


This is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach -- with adults as well as children. This research-supported top-of-the-line training program features:

  • Exceeds EMDRIA's criteria for training in EMDR Therapy.
  • No "Parts" or "Levels" -- this is the whole package, including all required consultation hours.
  • Bonus training modules on attachment work and the flash technique.
  • 52 contact hours over several months to support mastery.
  • Two full pre-EMDR days on trauma treatment approach and interventions.
  • Small group size (max of 36, most courses smaller).
  • Instructor to participant ratio of at least 1:10.
  • Text book and other materials included.
  • Competitive cost.
  • On-site training option minimizes travel costs for your group.
  • Online training option eliminates travel costs.

The training program involves lecture, demonstration, in-class practice, and on-the-job practice with your clients. This is an experiential training, and part of the learning is to practice the interventions with other participants.

Training can be provided at your location. Scheduling is flexible and can be designed to suit the needs of your organization or group.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify clients who are ready for EMDR; and prepare clients for EMDR.
  • Conduct an EMDR session.
  • Problem-solve a session that is not going smoothly.
  • Utilize EMDR with a wide range of clients whose presenting problems are in some way related to trauma and/or loss.
  • Integrate EMDR into a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment approach.

Outline, Description, and Detailed Documentation

Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD | Rebecca Chapman, PsyD | Mary L. Froning, PsyD | Annie Monaco, LCSW-R | Judy Greenberg, MEd | Cynthia Arnold, LPC | Elizabeth Davis, LCAT | Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R

Text books:
Greenwald, R. (2007). EMDR Within A Phase Model Of Trauma-Informed Treatment. NY: Haworth. (included with course materials)
Shapiro, F. (2017). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, 3rd Edition. NY: Guilford.

Who may attend: EMDR training is open to mental health professionals (psychologists, social workers, counselors, couple & family therapists, expressive arts therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, etc.) who are licensed (or certified or registered) by their state (or province or country) for independent practice. The training is also open to advanced graduate students, interns, and other mental health professionals on a licensure track, with a letter of support from their supervisor. This training is geared to participants at all professional levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute can answer your questions regarding eligibility for training.

Time to completion: Normally, you'll complete your EMDR training with your group, as scheduled. However, if you should miss one or more days, you'll have a year from the first class session to make it up (9 months for online trainings). Up to an additional year may be allowed in exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of TI & CTI.

Add-on: EMDR Certification training package: We offer an add-on EMDR Certification training package including all the additional (post-EMDR-training) individual consultation, group consultation, and EMDRIA CEs required to qualify for EMDR Certification. This comes with a $200 discount when purchased up front in conjunction with the EMDR training. (Not available for all programs.)

Upcoming Trainings:

Spring 2020 (beginning May 28) - Online
Eastern Time. May 28-29, June 22-25, July 20, August 14. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

Summer 2020 (beginning June 3) - Online
Eastern Time. June 3-4, June 29-July 2, July 31, August 25.  All times 8:00am-4:00pm EST. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

Summer 2020 (beginning July 6) - Online
Eastern Time. July 6-7, July 27-30, August 24, September 14. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Note that participants outside the USA will receive electronic versions of the materials, or pay extra for shipping for the hard copies.  Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

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Summer 2020 (beginning July 8) - Online
Pacific Time. July 8-9, August 3-6, August 26, September 15. All days are 9:00-5:00 PST unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

Summer 2020 (beginning July 11)
Hong Kong/Singapore Time. July 11-12, August 8-9, August 15-16, September 6, October 11. All days are 9:00-5:00 HKT/SGT unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.  

Summer 2020 (beginning July 15) - Online
Eastern Time. July 15-July 16 (8:30-4:00), July 17 (9:00-1:00), August 26 (12:30-5:00), August 27 (8:30-4:00), August 28 (8:30-1:00), August 31 (8:30-4:00), September 1 (8:30-4:00), October 8 (8:30-4:30), November 11 (8:30-1:30), November 12 (8:30-12:00). Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R. Payment plan available. More information can be found here. Please register here.

Summer 2020 (beginning August 5) - Online
Eastern Time. August 5 (1:00-5:00), August 6 (8:30-5:00), August 7 (8:30-2:00), September 16-17 (8:30-4:00), September 21-22 (8:30-4:00), September 24 (8:30-2:00), November 18 (8:30-4:30), December 16 (8:30-4:30). Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R. Payment plan available. More information can be found here. Please register here.

Summer 2020 (beginning August 10) - Online
Eastern Time. August 10-11, September 8-11, October 9, November 13. All days are 9:00-5:00 unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

EMDR Training (Online) - Starts August 10

$1,725.00  Now: $1,625.00

Early bird rate through August 3. Price includes CEs.

 

Fall 2020 (beginning September 16) - Online
Eastern Time. September 16-17, October 5-8, November 9, November 30. All days are 9:00-5:00 unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

EMDR Training (Online) - Starts September 16, 2020

$1,725.00  Now: $1,525.00

Early bird rate through August 16. Price includes CEs.

 

Fall 2020 (beginning September 19) - Online
Eastern Time. September 19-20 (9:00-5:00), October 3 (9:00-12:30), October 17-18 (9:00-5:00), October 24-25 (9:00-5:00), November 21 (9:00-3:30), December 19 (9:00-1:30). Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Mary Froning, PsyD. Please click here for more information and to register.

Fall 2020 (beginning September 21) - Online
Eastern Time. September 21-22, October 19-22, November 10, December 1. All days are 9:00-5:00 unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructors: Ricky Greenwald, PsyD, and Trauma Institute faculty. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

EMDR Training (Online) - Starts September 21, 2020

$1,725.00  Now: $1,525.00

Early bird rate through August 21. Price includes CEs.

 

Fall 2020 (beginning September 28) - Online
Eastern Time. September 28-29 (11:00-6:30), September 30 (11:00-3:00), October 19-20 (11:00-6:30), November 2-3 (11:00-6:30), November 4 (11:00-3:00), December 4 and 10 (11:00-3:00), January 18 and 25 (11:00-3:00). Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R, and Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R. Payment plan available. More information can be found here. Please register here.

Fall 2020 (beginning October 28) - Online
Eastern Time. October 28-29 (10:00am - 5:30pm), October 30 (10:00am-2:00pm), November 23-24 (10:00am-5:30pm), December 2-3 (10:00-5:30), December 4 (10:00-2:00), January 14 and 21 (10:00-2:00), February 15 and 22 (10:00-2:00). Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Annie J. Monaco, LCSW-R, and Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW-R. Payment plan available. More information can be found here. Please register here.

Fall 2020 (beginning November 2) - Online
Eastern Time. This training will emphasize working with first responders. November 2-3, December 7-10, January 4, February 8. All days are 9:00-5:00 unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Cynthia Arnold, LCMHC. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.

EMDR Training (Online) - Starts November 2, 2020

$1,725.00  Now: $1,525.00

Early bird rate through October 5. Price includes CEs.

 

Fall 2020 (beginning November 10) - Online
Eastern Time. November 10-11, December 10-11, December 14-15, January 6, February 3.  All days are 9:00-5:00 unless otherwise specified. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Elizabeth Davis, MFA, MS, ATR-BC, LCAT. Click here for more details. Price includes CEs. Payment plan available.  

EMDR Training (Online) - Starts November 10, 2020

$1,725.00  Now: $1,525.00

Early bird rate through October 12. Price includes CEs.

 

Special Needs: Requests to local sponsor/registrar for special accommodations.

Otherwise, only closed trainings are scheduled (e.g. for an agency or institution). To schedule a training for your group, contact the Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute. Individuals may also organize trainings and receive a discount on tuition.


Blog post: How to shop for EMDR training

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A note about the cost of training and why to choose this training: At about $1,600/participant, this training represents a considerable investment. The cost is so high because of the instructor:participant ratio and the number of hours. At some locations a bit is added to cover instructor travel. Even so, the cost is considerably less than comparable programs, while offering more materials, small group size, and the 10 consultation hours that are required for completion of EMDR training. Also, the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute trainings can be offered at your location or online, reducing or eliminating your travel-related costs.

Most importantly, though, this training is designed to maximize your ability to get good at doing EMDR, and at conducting treatment so that EMDR can be used appropriately. EMDR is a complex intervention that takes a lot of training and supervised practice to really master. We pioneered the full-package EMDR training, which has become the standard nationwide. We believe that our program represents an excellent value for your training investment.

When shopping for an EMDR training program, it's important to compare quality, cost, and rates of completion. These all vary quite a bit, and a training program that looks good at first glance may have extensive hidden costs and/or poor completion rates. A "good deal" is not so good if the investment is wasted.

  • Quality. We believe our program is of the highest quality, and our training model has been widely emulated. However, there are no data that directly demonstrate the superiority of any EMDR basic training program over another.
  • Cost. The cost of our program is all up front and transparent, and includes the text book and all required consultation. This is the full package; there are no additional costs.
  • Rates of Completion. Since we started keeping track in 2004, of the 700+ therapists who joined one of our EMDR training programs, 98.4% completed on schedule (typically within 4-8 months) and 99.1% completed within the following year (typically within 18 months), as of 9/2013.

Certification in EMDR: The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) offers a Certification credential for advanced EMDR-trained therapists. Certification requires completion of an EMDRIA-approved training program (such as this one), practice with clients, EMDR-focused consultation, and continuing education approved by EMDRIA. Information about Certification can be found on the EMDRIA web site.

We offer an EMDR Certification package including all required consultation and EMDRIA CE credits. This can be done as an add-on to your basic EMDR Therapy training, or at a later time.