Course and CE Info – Paradigm Shift: Defense mechanisms through the EMDR therapeutic framework


Clinicians often work within particular definitions of defenses and the ways these defenses may block psychotherapeutic work as taught in other modalities. This workshop assists the clinician in making a paradigm shift from defenses to the AIP perspective within the EMDR Therapy model of maladaptive memory networks, which protect other, more vulnerable, memory networks. With the instruction of this course, the clinician will develop a stronger case conceptualization, reduce his/her own countertransference, and utilize installing resources effectively.


  1. Identify adaptive and maladaptive memory networks from the AIP perspective.
  2. Recall at least one component of the neuroscience supporting the AIP model.
  3. Apply the AIP model within the context of maladaptive memory networks and their uses.
  4. Recall what a blocking belief is and how it may contribute to the client’s inability to reach an adaptive resolution.
  5. Practice installing resources which build the scaffolding enabling the client to create adaptive memory networks.


Any mental health provider who has completed EMDR Basic Training.

TRAINING LEVEL: Intermediate level


This course is a 1 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 1 CE through See the information below for professional approvals.
Continuing Education Credit is also approved through EMDRIA for 1.5 CEs. is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA). is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 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 – meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.

  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – 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 – 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, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

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

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Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
Phone: 954-290-8446

EMDRIA Credits: 1.5

EMDR Professional Training is an EC Provider (#18023) and this program (#18023-DL16) is approved for 1.5 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. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.