Basic Training – Intern/Psychology Assistant/Associate Participant Resources (San Diego 1005)

We are excited to work with you and want to provide you with more information about the upcoming training.

Due to COVID-19, we are postponing our weekend 3 training . It is very important to us that we do everything we can to mitigate the spread of the virus. Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our weekend 3. We are working to make arrangements to reschedule now. As soon as we have the details, we will let you know. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Dates & Times of Training

Weekend 1 – 1/17-19/2020:

Friday 11:30-5:00 (note that there is no lunch break)

Saturday 8:15-5:00  (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 8:15-5:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Weekend 2 – 2/21-23/2020:

Friday 11:45-5:00 (note that there is no lunch break)

Saturday 8:15-5:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 8:15-5:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Weekend 3 – 3/20-22/2020:

Friday 11:45-5:00 (note that there is no lunch break)

Saturday 8:15-5:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Sunday 8:15-5:00 (1 hour lunch break)

Morning and afternoon refreshments are provided; lunch is on your own.

Continuing Education

EMDR Professional Training’s Basic training is approved for 57 hours of Continuing Education Credits through Commonwealth Education Seminars.

Upon completion of each weekend, you will be provided with a link to access your CE certificate.

Training Location

Alliant International University, San Diego Campus
10455 Pomerado Rd, San Diego, CA 92131
Classroom: Green Hall

Click here for Alliant International University Campus Map

* Participants must attend the entirety of each session for all three weekends to receive credit for the training and proceed to the next weekend. You must attend the entirety of all three weekends in order to receive your Basic Training Certificate and your CEs.

Approval Needed

As an Intern, Psychology Assistant/Associate, your Supervisor’s approval is necessary to participate in the training.  Please send this form link to your instructor/supervisor to confirm your status. (copy the link and send to your instructor/supervisor in an email letting them know that you require it to attend EMDR Professional Training Basic Training).

This is required prior to to attending class.

We will let you know once the instructor/supervisor has provided the necessary information or if we have not received it within 2 weeks.

Training Manuals

EMDR Professional Training’s manuals are available online and can be accessed using the sign-in information you used to register for Basic Training at  A print version will be provided in the classroom each weekend.

Required Texts

You are required to purchase these texts prior to Weekend 1 of the training:

Required Reading

Before Weekend 1, please read:

  • Chapters 1-6: Shapiro: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Complete Text: Shapiro: Getting past your past

Before Weekend 2, please read:

  • Remaining Chapters: Shapiro:  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing
  • Articles and links in Manual 1 & 2, including hyperlinks

Before Weekend 3, please read:

  • Articles and links in Manual 3
  • Any recommended text/article in Special Population of Interest listed in Manual
  • Review material from previous weekends

If you have any questions, please contact us here.