EMDR practitioners are often required to complete cultural competency or cultural diversity training as part of their graduate degrees and as part of their license renewal. They may not have considered, however, how EMDR Therapy is not only an evidence-based and trauma-informed care approach but also a culturally competent form of therapy. This self-directed, interactive e-learning course helps the EMDR practitioner make connections and become a more culturally competent clinician. When given basic constructs and definitions of trauma-informed care, cultural competency, the Adaptive Information Processing model, and EMDR Therapy overall, the participant will be able to demonstrate and apply culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies and techniques with case conceptualizations.
Upon completion of this online course, participants will be able to:
- Apply at least one basic concept of cultural competency.
- Analyze the relationship between cultural competency and trauma-informed care.
- Describe the integration of trauma-informed care, cultural competency, and the AIP model.
- Identify at least one culturally appropriate strategy while using EMDR Therapy protocols.
Any mental health provider who has completed Basic Training
TRAINING LEVEL: Beginning level
Appropriate for all mental health professionals who are already trained in EMDR Therapy.
Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D., MFT, LPCC is an experienced clinician with over twenty years of private practice, currently in Fullerton, California, specializing in complex trauma and chronic pain/illness. She is also adjunct faculty at California State University, Fullerton in the counseling department, graduate division, for ten years with exemplary reviews. Dr. Gottlieb has been facilitating and handling logistics for EMDR HAP/Trauma Recovery and the EMDR Institute for three years, as well as organizing the largest training ever for EMDR HAP/Trauma Recovery. Michelle has also been invited to be a Trainer Candidate for EMDR HAP/Trauma Recovery.
This course is a 3 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 through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions. CEs are approved through EMDRIA as well.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content
If applicable: Social Workers – New York State
Commonwealth Educational Seminars 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-0444.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
EMDRIA Credits: 3
EMDRIA: EMDR Professional Training is an EC Provider (#18023) and this program (#18023-DL18 ) is approved for 3 EMDRIA Credits. Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.