EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate

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Intermediate (4 months or less)

EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate course/badge

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of many different pathologies and trauma related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This two-part experiential training is approved by The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and includes 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of supervised practice and 10 hours of consultations. Complemented by an empirically tested method, EMDR therapy is compatible with all contemporary clinical paradigms including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experimental and systemic approaches. In this program, you work with our EMDRIA-approved instructor, Wendy Freitag, to earn your EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate.

At the time of enrollment, participants must fill out the Participant’s Agreement, and unlicensed participants must fill out the Clinical Supervisor Agreement.

Learning Outcomes Part One: Identify the parameters where EMDR therapy is effectively implemented; Define various criteria for client selection and then apply them to example cases; List safety measures for effective and ethical use of EMDR therapy; Outline the phases of a comprehensive EMDR therapy plan. Learning Outcomes Part Two: Predict common problems that can arise while practicing EMDR therapy; Evaluate strategies for dealing with highly emotional client responses; Describe protocols for closing down incomplete therapy sessions; Identify resources to use with difficult or resistant clients