EMDR Therapy and First Responders

EMDR Therapy helps first responders deal with the stresses that come with the job.  From the day-to-day job stress to the inherent issues of working as a law enforcement officer, fire fighter, or EMT, these needed individuals are receiving the help they need.  Thankfully, EMDR approved consultant and Select Trainer with EMDR Professional Training™, Deborah Silveria, Ph.D., works tirelessly to bring hope and healing to this population.  See her recent video from her work with police officers in Guam.


Now you can learn advanced skills in EMDR therapy helps first responders by taking the OnDemand advanced course, The Other Side of Heroes:  First Responders and Chronic Pain, presented by Deborah Silveria and Michell Gottlieb, Psy.D.  In this enlightening course, you’ll learn about the secret pain of this population and how to work with first responder clients using EMDR therapy.  Plus, you can earn 2 CEs and a wealth of insight from Gottlieb and Silveria as they outline how your work in EMDR therapy is a life saving skill for our first responder population.

Start the Healing Now–Get Trained!

The Other Side of Heroes: First Responders and Chronic Pain
The Other Side of Heroes: First Responders and Chronic Pain offers clinicians advanced training in working with the first responder population.

Interested in how you can heal lives with EMDR therapy?  If you haven’t started your basic training, see our schedule and make plans to start your EMDR training today.  EMDR Professional Training™ offers in-person, virtual, and hybrid training formats with both large and small group formats for your optimal learning.  Our 57-hour comprehensive training also includes complex issues and working with special populations.

More Advanced Training

If you are already trained in EMDR therapy, remember to take Suicide training.  Suicide:  Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention–Skills and Resources to Stop the Pain offers 6 CEs and does more than just fulfill the BBS requirement.  You’ll enjoy how Deborah Silveria presents this course with extra perspective because of her expertise with first responders and her years of EMDR therapy experience.  Silveria also presents cultural awareness and telehealth strategies as part of the therapist’s work in this OnDemand course now.

Start your learning today!  Find EMDR Professional Training™ at:  https://emdrprofessionaltraining.com


EMDR Professional Training offers training at all levels

EMDR Professional Training offers all levels of EMDR Training plus a supportive membership community.  When you become trained in EMDR therapy, you’ll soon notice that you need both education and support as an EMDR therapy clinician.  That’s why EMDR Professional Training offers you training and support at all levels of your EMDR therapy learning.  Watch this informational video to see all that EMDR Professional Training offers.

EMDR Basic Training–The First part of your Journey

EMDR Professional Training offers you all levels of educational opportunities in EMDR training and other continuing education.

First Step — EMDR Basic Training

Your first step is to take  EMDR Basic Training.  EMDR Basic Training with EMDR Professional Training is a 57-hour comprehensive training including practicums and consultations.  During your three-part training, you’ll learn the history of EMDR therapy, the essential theories behind this research-supported therapy, and the use of EMDR therapy with special populations and complex issues.  You’ll learn the essential steps and how to move through each phase with a client.  Treatment planning, an integral part of your EMDR Basic training, is addressed and practiced throughout the training, so you will feel equipped and ready to work with clients.

EMDR Certification–Your Second Step as an EMDR Therapist

It’s important that your training be an EMDRIA approved program, so you can easily move from Basic Training into your EMDR Certification.  EMDR Certification is granted by the EMDR International Association and recognizes your commitment to proper education in EMDR therapy as well as your ethical commitment.  EMDR Professional Training™ offers the required consultation program toward that certification.  We’ll make sure you’ve completed all the steps along with your needed consultation hours to get certified.

The Five Areas of EMDR Professional Training
EMDR Professional Training provides education and support for your journey in EMDR therapy.

EMDR Professional Training™ Membership–Join our Supportive Community

Our thriving community of EMDR therapy professionals continues to provide the support you need to do your valuable work well.  Our membership provides monthly online meetings, study groups, extensive resources, and a member discount on every advanced training we offer.  Members of EMDR Professional Training consistently tell us how much they appreciate the support they receive from this special community.  We’d love to have you join us!  Find out more here.

Advanced Courses at EMDR Professional Training–Your Advanced Learning Matters!

Your initial training in EMDR therapy is an eye-opening experience, no pun intended.  In fact, many participants report how learning EMDR therapy causes them to rethink just about everything in their clinical practice because “it all makes sense now.”  With this paradigm shift, many therapists find themselves in need of reviewing the basics of EMDR therapy and engaging in advanced training.  Go no further than our growing list of advanced courses, offering both professional and EMDRIA CEs.  Our advanced courses cover populations such as children, first responders, and athletes, as well as the complexities of dissociative disorders, psychosis, and addiction.

Advanced Training Modules–Go Further with EMDR Professional Training™

Some advanced practitioners have a desire to go even further in their work with EMDR therapy.  That’s why we developed our advanced training modules–for those ready to become consultants, facilitators, and eventually, trainers in EMDR therapy.  See our advanced programs if you are at this stage of your clinical work, and you’re ready for more.

So much is available for you to get started and continue your journey in EMDR therapy.  Get started today at EMDR Professional Training™.


Why should you learn early EMDR therapy intervention protocols?

The answer is simple:  Sooner or later, you’ll need them.

Spend just a few minutes observing statistics on mental health, and you’ll know that your clinical skills in the practice of EMDR therapy are needed.  Likewise, further training in intervention protocols can help you be ready for working with clients who have experienced recent trauma.

Josie Juhasz, instructor for Early EMDR Intervention Protocols:  Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP/G-TEP) explains the background of these two protocols and invites you to become trained:

RTEP GTEP Advanced training

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Register now for this EMDR advanced training where you’ll learn the essential Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol.  Plus, with this training you’ll receive special training for use of these protocols in tele-health.

RTEP GTEP Protocols can help!
The RTEP and GTEP protocols are for more than emergencies and disasters. Learn these two protocols now.

Learn early EMDR therapy intervention protocols and help your clients now.

Learn to work with clients dealing with recent trauma and possibly save them from further, more complex issues down the road.  These two protocols effectively integrate and reprocess recent traumas and build resilience during ongoing traumatic events.  Why not take advantage of this advanced training with clinical skills you will find useful in your practice.

Go to our advanced training page to find the next RTEP/GTEP training.

In just one weekend of training, you can learn and practice these two recent trauma protocols and help more clients who need the transformative healing offered by EMDR therapy.

A brighter, healthier tomorrow awaits your clients.  Help them get there.

The R-TEP/G-TEP training offers 14 professional CEs.  This program is also approved by EMDRIA for 14 EMDRIA credits for those who have completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training.  For more information about CE credits for this course and to register, please visit us at  EMDR Professional Training.com or call (949) 445-6548.


Eating Disorders from a Trauma-Informed Perspective is the content of our fully live, virtual course coming in Spring 2023:

At War with Food: Trauma-informed Clinical Skills for Treating the Spectrum of Eating Disorders — Spring 2023


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Plenty of clinicians can now attest to the wonders of EMDR therapy for PTSD, anxiety, and Dissociative disorders. The track record of EMDR therapy is impressive, but some strong holds still exist. The war is still raging.

Trauma – Informed Specialists

Pam Virdi
Pam Virdi teaches At War With Food: Trauma Informed Clinical Skills for Eating Disorders
Andrew Seubert
Andrew Seubert teaches At War With Food: Trauma Informed Clinical Skills for Eating Disorders

Enter two trauma-informed therapists with expertise in the treatment of eating disorders:   Andrew Seubert LMHC, NCC, and Pam Virdi, MEd, RMN, CPN, CHP.  Both of these dynamic EMDR certified clinicians are master clinicians and presenters in their own right.  Seubert is the co-founder of ClearPath Healing Arts Center on Seneca Lake in Burdett, N.Y., author of The Courage to Feel:  A Practical Guide to the Power and Freedom of Emotional Honesty, and an EMDRIA Certified consultant and trainer in EMDR therapy.  Virdi is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, Integrative Psychotherapist, Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor who delivers university multi-professional eating disorder trainings and has served on the Editorial Board of the European Eating Disorder Review Journal.

Now, they’ve teamed up as a powerhouse of wisdom in the realm of Eating Disorders–a place where clients struggle daily and other forms of therapy have yet to truly heal.

Seubert and Virdi, co-editors and contributing authors of the book Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders (2021), operate within a trauma-informed approach to unveil the deep roots of eating disorders and present strategies that work to let the healing begin.

You can learn to treat eating disorders with a fresh perspective.  Join EMDR Professional Training for a training that is sure to take your practice to another level. At War with Food: Trauma-informed Clinical Skills for Treating the Spectrum of Eating Disorders is a 5-session series throughout Spring 2023.

Although EMDR Basic Training is helpful, there are no pre-requisites for the the course.

Three-month payment plan is available!

20 EMDRIA CEs are available for those who have EMDR Basic Training from an approved provider.

20 Professional CEs are awarded through CE-Classes.com.


EMDR therapy helps a variety of populations including soldiers and civilians, children and adults, princes and commoners.


Wait. Did we just say princes?

For years EMDR therapy has been pigeon-holed as “the therapy that helps PTSD.”  Recent news stories, however, along with a growing body of evidence-based research, support the idea that it can do just about anyone a world of good.

Case in point, in the recently debuted Apple TV+ docuseries “The Me You Don’t See” with executive producers, the Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry openly discusses how he has benefited from the practice of EMDR therapy.  Media outlets have also taken notice and highlighted the therapy.

Recent news is not news to EMDR Therapy

Of course, these recent revelations are not new news to thousands of EMDR therapy practitioners worldwide, many of Eye Movementwhom have used EMDR therapy in a broad variety of settings with a multitude of populations.  EMDR therapy clinicians often discuss their discovery of EMDR therapy as a “breath of fresh air” or a “magic pill” for their work because they find themselves finally able to offer true healing to their clients in a relatively short time in comparison to traditional talk therapies.  Whatever the idiomatic expression, EMDR therapy changes the landscape for both clinicians and clients alike.

How can you add EMDR therapy to your practice?

Any licensed mental health clinician, as well as graduate students who have supervisor approval and interns, Psychology Assistants, Associates, and those who are provisionally licensed, can begin Basic Training in EMDR therapy.

Basic Training at EMDR Professional Training™ is a comprehensive training experience.  Participants learn foundational principles and participate in small group practicums with trained facilitators.  Consultation hours are also included in Basic Training rounding out the full entry-level education and training in EMDR therapy.  Participants can begin using EMDR therapy right away with the training you receive at EMDR Professional Training™.

EMDR Professional Training™ also invites EMDR practitioners to join its membership community who support one another in the practice of EMDR therapy through an extensive library of resources, monthly study groups and meetings, and special membership pricing on advanced trainings.

More than just Basic

ButterflyAfter completion of EMDR Professional Training’s Basic Training, you’ll be ready to begin the certification process to become an EMDRIA certified therapist.  Advanced education and trainings are also available for further work with specific populations and complex situations.

If you are a mental health worker who would like to learn and practice EMDR therapy, join us for our next available Basic Training.  EMDR Professional Training™ offers Basic Training in a live in-person format as well as in a live virtual setting.  You can also choose between our Premier Basic Trainings™ with expert trainers, Dr. Curt Rouanzoin and Dr. Michelle Gottlieb, or choose Select Basic Trainings™ for a more individualized focus.

EMDR Professional Training™ leads in EMDR Therapy Training

Many more like Prince Harry are acknowledging and even “carrying the torch” for EMDR therapy and mental health in general, and EMDR Professional Training™ leads the charge in education for EMDR therapy and impact the conversation surrounding mental health.  EMDR therapy is an effective therapy supported by evidence-based research and brings healing to countless people.  Learn today how you can train in EMDR therapy or add further advanced training to your practice.

EMDR Professional Training™ is an EMDRIA approved credit provider of EMDR therapy training and also awards Continuing Education credit through Commonwealth Educational Seminars.