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Weekend 1: Feb 5-7, 2021
Co-sponsored by the EMDR Institute. Presented by an EMDR trainer selected and trained by EMDR originator Dr. Francine Shapiro
EMDR Therapy Basic Training
Presented by Mark Nickerson, LICSW
The EMDR Therapy Basic Training Courses offer 40 CE Credits
Weekend 2: April 23-25, 2021
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The EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Parts 1 and 2) is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of client difficulties and self-esteem issues related to disturbing past events and present life conditions. EMDR therapy is practiced throughout the world. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically validated in over 40 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating effectiveness with a considerable range of presenting complaints, including PTSD, depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neuro-physiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR effects. The training is based upon the textbook by EMDR originator Francine Shapiro, PhD Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures
Guilford Press, NY, 3rd Edition, 2018.
WORKSHOP AGENDA (BOTH WEEKENDS) - ALL TIMES EST:
20 hours of didactic presentation + 20 hours of supervised practice
Supervised small group practice on each training day
Overview of the human information processing system
Treatment for a full range of trauma and other disturbing life events
Methods to reduce acute symptoms and achieve comprehensive mental health
Specialized history-taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and causes
Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers and future needs
Stabilization techniques and strength-based resource development
Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, depression and somatic disorders
Applications to combat trauma and first responders
Cultural adaptations and treating culturally based trauma and adversity
Applications for accidents, illness and community shared natural and man-made trauma
Personal use for therapist to process vicarious traumatization
WEEKEND 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES CONTENT INCLUDES:
Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Session
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Session
Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Session
WEEKEND 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES CONTENT INCLUDES:
Understanding the EMDR Therapy approach
Keys to effective treatment with adults and children
Evidence-based, research-validated components
Implementing the EMDR therapy 8-Phases, three-prong approach
Familiarity with standard scripted protocols and procedures
Client selection and treatment parameters
Safety and strength-based resource development
Cultural considerations and adaptations
Client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
Criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases
Safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy
Mark Nickerson, LICSW
AIP model for complex case conceptualization and treatment planning
Distinguishing adult-onset trauma from developmental trauma
EMD protocol compared to standard EMDR protocol
Addressing client barriers to effective treatment
Protocols for closing down incomplete sessions
Resources to use with clients with difficult or resistant presentations
Strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
Treatment planning to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
Strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
Strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
Strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders
EMDR treatment considerations in treatment of addictions and compulsive behaviors
is a senior lead trainer for the EMDR Institute Faculty. The EMDR Institute was developed by Francine Shapiro as the first and foremost training in EMDR therapy internationally. Mark has been a psychotherapist in Amherst, MA for over 35 years, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, served on the EMDR International Association Board for eight years and was Board President in 2014, and is Chair of the Clinical Practice Group of the Council of Scholars. He is the Director of EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC: EMDRadvancedtrainings.com
Mark conducts a range of advanced EMDR trainings nationally and internationally on topics including cultural competence in EMDR therapy, treatment for problem behaviors, problematic anger and violence, and the effective use of EMDR protocols. He has developed award winning innovative programs designed to reduce and resolve interpersonal conflict and is the originator of the Cycle Model as an approach to assessing and treating problem behaviors.
He is editor/author of Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally-Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy: Insights, Strategies and Protocols
(Springer, 2016) and The Wounds Within
(Skyhorse, 2015), an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families.
EMDR therapy is a specialized approach that requires supervised training for full therapeutic effectiveness and client safety. The training will consist of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations and supervised practice. The format of this workshop was been designed by the originator of EMDR therapy, Francine Shapiro, PhD. Lead trainer Mark Nickerson, LICSW was selected and trained by Dr. Shapiro to provide the comprehensive information necessary for appropriate client selection and effective utilization of EMDR therapy. Practicum facilitators have 10-20 years experience. This training program was developed and originally taught by Dr. Shapiro beginning in 1990 and has been updated to include current research and developments in EMDR therapy. EMDR Advanced Trainings and the EMDR Institute adhere to the ethical standards of APA, social work, nursing and other mental health boards.
Integrating EMDR Therapy with Other Approaches:
As an integrative psychotherapy approach, EMDR therapy is compatible with other contemporary treatment paradigms including, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experiential and systemic approaches. EMDR methods treat substance and behavioral addiction and support recovery.
Goal of the EMDR Basic Training:
This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of EMDR therapy applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range patients and situations.
(includes 40 CEs)
$1495 includes two 3-day of trainings and 10 hours of clinical consultation
$1295 is a discounted rate for clinicians working for non-profit agencies
$600 fee for Basic Training Refresher Course (for previously EMDR trained clinicians). Cost covers attendance at morning didactic section only. Participants must send a certificate of completion from their initial training.
Full refunds until a month before the training; then 80% until 1 week before training, no refunds after Jan 29, 2021.
Qualifications for Attending:
A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR therapy. Qualified participants include all levels of 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. LADC licensed professionals must also have a masters level license eligible mental health degree.
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 current supervisor’s letter with his/her/their degree and license number.
Questions or Concerns:
If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references, content evaluation, or logistics, contact Mark Nickerson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon completion, you will receive a certificate authorized by the EMDR Institute and the EMDR International Association verifying that you are trained in EMDR Therapy.
Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy Requirements:
PLEASE NOTE: A CE certificate for 20 credits will be issued upon completion of both Part 1 and Part 2.
Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 3-Day Trainings
10 hours of case consultation with an EMDR Institute Approved Consultant (included)
Unlike many EMDR basic trainings, this training registration fee includes the cost of the required 10 hours of small group clinical consultation.