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EMDR THERAPY BASIC TRAINING, PARTS 1 (AND 2) - (VIRTUAL - SEP/NOV)
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: EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other NBCC approved masters level clinicians
Part 2: November 16-18, 2022
WORKSHOP AGENDA (BOTH WEEKENDS) - ALL TIMES ET:
- Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Session
- Saturday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Session
- Sunday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Session
- 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 approaches for a full range of trauma and other disturbing life events
- Methods to reduce acute symptoms and to achieve comprehensive mental health
- Specialized history-taking to identify presenting problems and underlying issues
- Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers and future needs
- Stabilization techniques and strength-based resource development
- Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, coping with physical health issues
- Applications to combat trauma and first responders
- Strategies for managing dissociation
- Cultural adaptations and treating culturally based trauma and adversity
Afternoon small group exercises discuss case conceptualization and treatment planning. During practicum sessions, when in the role of therapist, participants use scripted protocols and complete Phases 1 and 2 to identify a treatment issue for the participant in the role of client and prepare them for reprocessing of related memories to be conducted on Days 2 and 3. A trained facilitator monitors three groups of typically three participants throughout all days of the training to provide oversight and guidance during the practicums.
Day 2 of the training begins with Q&A related to the prior days content and practicum experiences. New content reviews Phases 3-6 which are those most closely related to memory reprocessing. Participants also learn procedures for Phase 7 Closure. This knowledge provides instruction as to the goals and procedures central to EMDR therapy reprocessing. Afternoon small groups review the specific scripts for the afternoon practicum. Participants practice Phases 3-7. Day 3 begins with Q&A related to the prior days content and practicum experiences. New content includes managing client affect including hyper and hypo arousal. Participants learn multiple strategies to build client capacity for reprocessing including additional resourcing and stabilization techniques. Phase 8 Reevaluation is taught along with clinical approaches to present triggers and a protocol of the Future Template. Content also includes and EMDR protocol for recent events and key considerations in working with children and adolescents. Afternoon practice sessions continue client reprocessing of identified material.
PART 1 LEARNING OBJECTIVES CONTENT INCLUDES:
- 1. Identify 3 components of the EMDR approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
- 2. Identify the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
- 3. List 3 important existing research studies
- 4. List 3 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
- 5. Identify the parameters treatable with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement EMDR therapy with clients
- 6. Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
- 7. Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment
- 8. Describe 3 criteria for client selection
- 9. Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy
- 10. Identify when you would apply the Future Template
- 11. Distinguish between direct questioning and the Floatback technique
- 12. Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy
- 13. Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
- 14. Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
- 15. Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
- 16. Identify the reprocessing phases involved in memory reprocessing
- 17. Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm Place utilization
- 18. Identify when the Recent Events Protocol would be appropriate as an intervention
- 19. Distinguish the difference between avoidance and hypo-activity
- 20. Identify 3 differences in applying EMDR therapy to working with children
Day 2 of the training begins with Q&A related to the prior days content and practicum experiences. New content includes discussion of means to identify blocked or inefficient reprocessing. The cognitive interweave procedure is described with multiple examples as well as other strategies to enhance adaptive reprocessing. Video examples of key procedures are reviewed. Core concepts of Phases 3-6 are reviewed. Participants learn how to close down sessions with incomplete targets. Afternoon small group exercises explore the use if the cognitive interweave. Day 3 begins with Q&A related to the prior days content and practicum experiences. New content focuses on the multiple uses of EMDR therapy to address the needs of diverse clinical populations and clinical presentations. These specific EMDR applications are highlighted with key clinically significant considerations and additional resources are cited. Topics include addressing social and culturally based trauma and adversity, psychological reactions to illness and injury, grief and mourning, anxiety and phobias, addictions, dissociation, and treating combat veterans and first responders. Phase 8 is reviewed. Q and A includes discussion of resources and strategies to assist participants as they advance post-training in their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy
PART 2 LEARNING OBJECTIVES CONTENT INCLUDES:
- 1. Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve clinical problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy
- 2. Identify 2 internal and external resources that clients need to have in place
- 3. Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate as an intervention
- 4. Distinguish between EMD and the EMDR standard protocol
- 5. Distinguish between adult-onset trauma and developmental trauma
- 6. Identify when you would target an adult-onset trauma versus applying the standard protocol
- 7. Describe 2 clinical symptoms that may indicate the need to assess for dissociation
- 8. Describe the 3 different categories of resources
- 9. Describe 3 examples of specific resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
- 10. Describe the procedural steps for closing down incomplete sessions
- 11. Describe the protocol to initiate an incomplete session for processing to resolution
- 12. Describe one therapy-interfering behavior that may need to be addressed in order for treatment to proceed
- 13. Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
- 14. Describe 3 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
- 15. Describe 3 strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms
- 16. Distinguish between a simple phobia and a process phobia
- 17. Describe 3 cautions for using EMDR therapy with addictions and compulsions
- 18. Identify one category of memory appropriate for targeting with combat veterans
- 19. Describe 3 strategies to treat complex trauma-related disorders
- 20. Describe 3 ways that EMDR therapy demonstrates cultural competence as an intervention
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.
Authorized Format: 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.
Program Fees (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.
- Inquire about group discount rates, payment plans and $30 discount for payments by check:
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:
- Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 3-Day Trainings
- Reading the textbook
- (Shapiro 2017)
- 10 hours of case consultation with an EMDR Institute Approved Consultant (included)
Note: Unlike many EMDR basic trainings, this training registration fee includes the cost of the required 10 hours of small group clinical consultation.
EMDR Advanced Training and Distance Learning, LLC (EMDR ATDL) maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards and is approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (ACEP #6709) to offer masters level clinician CEs. Advanced Psychotherapy Trainings (APT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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