Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Virtual EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Part 1 & 2 w/ consultation

  • June 09, 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • July 09, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Virtual via Zoom

Virtual EMDR Therapy Basic Training

The dates of the training are June 9-11, 2022  and  July 7-9, 2022

About the Trainer . . . . 

Kathy Steele, PH.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S is an experienced EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and EMDRIA Approved trainer.  Kathy’s focus of work has been in the areas of clinical practice in training counselors, treatment of complex trauma, and biblical principles of counseling integrated with evidenced-based counseling methods, including current brain research. She also has a passion about the development of emotional health of ministers and church members, and the connection between emotional and spiritual health. She is currently researching the various stages of how individuals (especially Christians) respond to difficulty and suffering, and how ministers and counselors could discern an appropriate response that best corresponds to the stage of response of the individual. She also is involved in training counselors in the Hispanic community locally and internationally. She served on the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Board for Louisiana for 10 years..           

This is the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training  (Parts 1 & 2) 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 therapy 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 $1,400 and includes both weekends (Part 1 and Part 2) and 10 hours of required consultation.  (Cost is $1,100 for students and clinicians working full-time in a non-profit agency.)     
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 hereNote:  Beginning January 1, 2017 participants who begin the EMDR Therapy 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, Gary Scarborough, after verification of eligibility has been received.)  To obtain specific information about eligibility, click here.
Workshop Sponsor.  The workshop is sponsored by  EMDR Support Network (Omaha, Nebraska - Clarksville, Arkansas).  For more information about the training, contact Gary Scarborough at  
CEUs. Refer to the registration form and brochure for information.     

Registration.   Click here for the on-line registration form. 

Brochure.  Click here for the workshop brochure.

Cancellation Policy  Refer to the registration form and brochure for information.

Workshop Schedule.  June 9-11, 2022 and  July 7-9, 2022.  The hours are Friday & Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    

Required Reading.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (3rd ed.) by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.  (Read at least Chapters 3-8.)  Click here for purchasing information.
EMDRIA Website.  To view the posting on the EMDRIA website, click here.  

Consultation Sessions via Teleconference or Videoconference.   The cost of registration includes five 2-hour consultation sessions with the trainers, Gary Scarborough and Jill Archer, 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. 

This meeting is held in facilities which are in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.  Please contact Gary Scarborough at if special accommodations are required.

March 7, 2022

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