EMDR

Essential EMDR Therapy

In the past few months we’ve been talking about EMDR Therapy and highlighting the three words in EMDR Professional Training's tagline:  Engaging. Effective. Essential. We've talked about the first two. Now it's time for the third. So why use the term Essential? The answer is two-fold. EMDR Therapy is Essential. First, we use the term essential because of what we believe about EMDR Therapy.  Oddly, we’ve heard that word quite a lot lately, from essential businesses to essential services and workers.  We’ve been inundated with messages telling us what we have to do just to survive. But some have been just surviving for quite a while.  They’ve been barely living in the wake of the severe traumas of their past.  At EMDR Professional Training™ we’d like to see the end of just surviving.  We believe EMDR Therapy is the answer to unlocking the keys to heal past trauma.  And [...]

Your Next Step — EMDR Basic Training in 2020

Your Next StepEMDR Therapy Basic Training  If you are a mental health professional, you know EMDR Therapy as a beneficial therapy for a host of mental health concerns including PTSD, addictions, and other dysfunctional or maladaptive behaviors. Now it’s your turn to complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training—your next step in your clinical training. Register for Basic Training with EMDR Professional Training™. Our next course dates are now open for registration: Casper, Wyoming, beginning May 2020 and Redlands, California, beginning June 2020. What Is Basic Training? Basic Training is a three-weekend training course covering the foundational characteristics of EMDR Therapy. Within these three-weekends, you’ll gain understanding in both the history of EMDR Therapy and the mechanisms by which the theory works. Theory immediately moves into practice as you participate in practicums with facilitators who work through each step in a group setting. By the end of your training you will be able to [...]

How Do I Become EMDR Certified?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a unique, integrative psychotherapy approach adopted by mental health professionals to address causes of trauma. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation, which is the professional association for EMDR practitioners. EMDRIA is dedicated to offering high principles of quality and reliability in EMDR therapy certification. While it is true that being certified by EMDRIA as a trained EMDR therapy clinician is not required to practice this form of therapy, certification lets the patient know that you have acquired a certain professional standard of excellence. Further, therapists opt for certification as it offers certain financial and hospital privileges, particularly in regard to reimbursements. EMDR Therapy Certification - Requisite Criteria To become a certified EMDR Therapist, you must meet the following requisite criteria: License: EMDR therapy cannot be practiced as a form of therapy by a person who doesn’t hold [...]

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 [...]

Engaging EMDR Professional Training

  Members and workshop participants of EMDR Professional Training have recently asked us why we’ve chosen our tagline:  Engaging, Effective, Essential.  Today I’d like to offer an explanation.  First word:  Engaging. So here goes. EMDR Professional Training offers Engaging continuing education for your practice of EMDR Therapy. If you’ve been to any of our Basic Trainings or Advanced Workshops, you’ll agree there’s never a dull moment! The Best Learning To create the best learning situation for you, we’ve hand-selected knowledgeable instructors and facilitators who use a variety of teaching tools to ensure your training is a memorable experience.  As a result, you’ll easily recall techniques and use your skills well in your practice.  Just think about how your experience with us will affect your work and the lives of your clients in highly positive ways.  That’s what we’re thinking about, too. Live and Online Courses Our live [...]