The dates of the training are October 9-11 and November 20-22, 2015
This is the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and includes an additional 10 hours of consultation. Participants will learn the EMDR therapy approach, the basic eight-phase EMDR protocol, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and how to incorporate EMDR into your practice. This course will consist of didactic presentations, live demonstrations, supervised practicum, and case consultations. Participants must attend the full training and participate in 10 hours of consultation to receive a certificate of completion in EMDR Basic Training. Five 2-hour consultation groups will be provided by the trainer, included in the cost of the training. If other dates or times are needed to make up for the consultation hours, attendees can either schedule separate consultation with the trainer (or an EMDRIA approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training with prior approval of the trainer, typically at the attendees cost). Approval of partial programs will not be granted.
Cost. The cost of the training is $1,550 and includes both weekends (Part 1 and Part 2) and 10 hours of required consultation. (Early Bird discount of $100 if registered by September 11.)
What is an EMDR Therapy Basic Training? Prior to 2007, clinicians were identified as Level I EMDR therapists after completing the first weekend of training and identified as Level II EMDR therapists after completion of the second weekend of training. The requirements changed in 2007 and now a clinician cannot be identified as an EMDR therapist until completion of both weekends of training as well as 10 hours of consultation with an Approved Consultant (and received the certificate of completion from the trainer). For information about the EMDRIA approved Basic Training curriculum, click here. NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2017 participants who begin the EMDR Thrapy Basic Training must complete the entire training within 24 months from their initial start date unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
Eligibility Requirements for Attendees. This training is appropriate for licensed mental health professionals as well as graduate students and interns. (Acceptance of graduate students will be determined by the presenter of this Basic Training, DaLene Forester, after verification of eligibility has been received.) To obtain specific information about eligibility, click here.
CEUs. Perhaps unique to this EMDR therapy workshop is that 40 CEUs are available for alcohol and drug counselors through a contract with the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) program. (TAP is a NAADAC provider). In addition, the workshop has been approved for criminogenic CEUS for Registered Service Providers. CEUs are also available for mental health clinicians and others as described in the workshop brochure.
REGISTRATION. Registration and workshop coordination is provided by the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) Program. Click on the button below to access the Online Registration link located on the left side menu of the TAP website. You will need to create an account by using your e-mail address and password, then select "Special Trainings." Registration is limited to 20 participants. (There are 17 attendees registered to-date.)
Workshop Schedule. October 9-11 and November 20-22, 2015. Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. each day.
Required Reading. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (2nd Ed.) by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (Read at least Chapters 3-8.) Click here for purchasing information.
EMDRIA Website. This event is also listed on the EMDRIA website. Click here for information.
Consultation Sessions via Teleconference. The cost of registration includes five 2-hour consultation sessions with the trainer, Dalene Forester, and will occur after the first and second weekends of training. Consultation provides an opportunity for the integration of the theory of EMDR along with the development of EMDR therapy skills. During consultation, trainees receive individualized feedback and instruction in the areas of case conceptualization, client readiness, target selection, treatment planning, specific application of skills, and the integration of EMDR therapy into clinical practice. Consultation is about real cases and not experiences that occur in practicum.
The available dates and times for consultation are listed below. Following registration, participants will be contacted by Brenda Rohren (workshop sponsor) to schedule five consultation sessions (i.e., one per week).
- October 28 (W) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)
- October 28 (W) - 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (CDT)
- December 2 (W) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST) - FULL
- December 2 (W) - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (CST)
- December 9 (W) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CST) - FULL
- December 9 (W) - 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (CST)
About the Trainer. DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD, LMFT, LPCC is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer. She is currently on the EMDRIA Board of Directors and holds the position of President-Elect. DaLene is the Director of the Advanced Education Institute (AEI). She also has a successful private practice in Redding, California where she supervises pre-licensed clinicians and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and PTSD. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, DaLene is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, an approved CEU provider with the California BBS, California Board of RN’s, EMDRIA, and CPA for Psychologists. For more information, call (530) 245-9221.