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Inspired by the Dream

Today we are inspired by the Dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented an idea, a dream, to the world through his compelling prose and memorable orations that we should strive for a better world and be willing agents of change in whatever capacity we might endeavor. Dream big! Start your training in EMDR therapy today. As a mental health professional, you may have also been inspired by a dream to help others and make a difference in society.  At EMDR Professional Training™, we see the practice EMDR therapy as an important part of fulfilling your dream. Here are some steps you can take! Start with Basic Training, a three-weekend course with practicum experiences and consultation built in, giving you comprehensive education to begin practicing EMDR therapy. Once you have completed Basic Training, you’re eligible to complete the EMDRIA Certification process. EMDR Professional Training™ takes you through the certification [...]

EMDR Therapy in 2020

EMDR Professional Training looks forward to changing more lives with EMDR Therapy in 2020. More EMDR Therapy in 2020 Thank you for your overwhelming response to and support of EMDR Professional Training™ in 2019.  With your membership and participation in our Basic Trainings and Advanced Workshops, more clinicians of EMDR Therapy gained essential skills to help clients in need.  We're planning even more in 2020 to support your practice of EMDR Therapy through our online course offerings and live workshops.  We know EMDR Therapy works and changes lives.  We’re proud to support you in your clinical practice. Get Started Now If you or someone you know wants to get started with Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, please see EMDR Professional Training's 2020 schedule for our three-weekend trainings.  When you complete your Basic Training with EMDR Professional Training, your consultation is built in, setting you on the path [...]

DeTUR™ Workshop Registration Closing Soon

DeTUR™ Workshop Registration is closing soon! Registration closes December 5th, 2019 for DeTUR™:  An urge reduction protocol in dealing with addictions and dysfunctional behaviors and the underlying causing traumas. Join EMDR Professional Training as we welcome A.J. Popky, Ph.D. for his two-day workshop December 7 & 8, 2019 at the Heath Academic Center on the campus of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. A pioneer of EMDR Therapy, Dr. Popky will share from his vast experience of EMDR Therapy practice, presenting his trademarked method known as DeTUR™, an AAIP urge protocol for addictions and dysfunctional behaviors. DeTUR™ targets the triggers that bring up the uncomfortable feelings leading to urges.  The purpose of the protocol is to uncover the core traumas and reprocess them through to completion. You really don’t want to miss this EMDR therapy advanced training with Dr. Popky.  He was instrumental in the founding of the EMDR [...]

EMDR Therapy is Effective

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is known to be an effective form of psychotherapy. At EMDR Professional Training™, we believe one sustaining fact that makes our work very purposeful:  EMDR therapy is effective. How Do We Know EMDR Therapy is Effective? Ongoing research continues to confirm the efficacy of EMDR therapy, especially in its treatment of trauma-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive or anxious comorbid symptoms. For example, in the article titled, “Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Children and Adolescents with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” (2017), Moreno-Alcázar, et.al. concluded that, from a meta-analysis of eight studies, “EMDR therapy was superior” to other conditions.  Add to this research and many more studies like it with similar results, the recommendations of entities such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2017), where both [...]

From Fear to Healing

EMDR therapy processes from fear to healing with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Learn more with EMDR Professional Training courses. Around this time of year, as the pumpkins, hay bales, fake skeletons, and candy corn are displayed on yards and in doorways, I find it fascinating that people willingly allow themselves to be frightened by graphic images, movies, or experiences and have fun doing it without fear or trepidation.  However, in the case of  the traumas our clients have experienced, they need movement from fear to healing. Underlying Traumas are NOT Irrational Fears Of course, unplanned, unannounced, physical and emotional, and recurring traumas are why we’ve all landed in this work.  While it would be nice if everyone could decide when to be frightened, scared, or traumatized, we might be out of work (and thankfully so).   But the fact is, trauma occurs without warning, and for many, [...]