CE Information -EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children


EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children is an advanced training with Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. Now an OnDemand course, this course is for intermediate practitioners of EMDR Therapy. Full EMDR Basic Training required.

Based on the book and treatment manual of the same name, this informational workshop focuses on basic and advanced skills in adhering to EMDR therapy with children. Dr. Adler-Tapia presents case conceptualization through the lens of the Adaptive Information Processing Theory (AIP). She explains how to modify the language of EMDR therapy to meet the child’s developmental needs and how to specifically apply the eight phases with children. Participants of this informational workshop learn how to develop a comprehensive treatment plan and create child-oriented methods for use of EMDR therapy.
Discussion of child development theory as it applies to the AIP theory is also included. Dr. Adler-Tapia also covers how to use EMDR therapy in complex cases with a variety of special topic areas including ADHD, giftedness, attachment, dissociation, and sexual reactivity.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the AIP Model as applied to children.
  2. Explain the 8 phases of EMDR therapy with goals, objectives, and procedural steps.
  3. Demonstrate child “languaging” for the 8 phases of EMDR therapy.
  4. Recall child-oriented methods for use of EMDR therapy.
  5. Distinguish concepts in a treatment plan.
  6. Describe the concept of “launching targets into the future.”
  7. Explain the stages of child development through the lens of the AIP Model.
  8. Describe the use of EMDR therapy in complex cases in specialty areas with diagnoses
    of ADHD, Giftedness, OCD, Attachment, Sexual Reactivity, and Dissociation.
  9. Identify at least two concepts of EMDR therapy with children and families in the child welfare system.
  10. Develop child-oriented methods for target identification and organization to create a treatment plan.


Any mental health provider who has completed EMDR Basic Training.


Intermediate level
Appropriate for all mental health professionals who are trained in EMDR therapy.


This course is a 12 CE course. It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
Continuing Education Credit is approved for 12 CEs through CE-Classes.com. See the information below for professional approvals.
Continuing Education Credit is also approved through EMDRIA for 12 CEs.

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  • The American Psychological Association (APA). CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

  • Florida Certification Board

  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP. Expires 3/31/2023.

  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223. Expires 02-2023

  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201

  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of
    continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024. Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.
    Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

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EMDR Professional Training is an EMDRIA EC Provider (#18023) and this program (#18023-DL27) is approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

More information about taking the final exam for this program and obtaining your certificate is available in the “Quiz and CE Certificate” section of this course.