Basic Training

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 [...]

Inspired by the Dream

Today we are inspired by the Dream. Martin Luther King, Jr. presented an idea, a dream, to the world through his compelling prose and memorable orations that we should strive for a better world and be willing agents of change in whatever capacity we might endeavor. Dream big! Start your training in EMDR therapy today. As a mental health professional, you may have also been inspired by a dream to help others and make a difference in society.  At EMDR Professional Training™, we see the practice EMDR therapy as an important part of fulfilling your dream. Here are some steps you can take! Start with Basic Training, a three-weekend course with practicum experiences and consultation built in, giving you comprehensive education to begin practicing EMDR therapy. Once you have completed Basic Training, you’re eligible to complete the EMDRIA Certification process. EMDR Professional Training™ takes you through the certification [...]

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 [...]

From Fear to Healing

EMDR therapy processes from fear to healing with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Learn more with EMDR Professional Training courses. Around this time of year, as the pumpkins, hay bales, fake skeletons, and candy corn are displayed on yards and in doorways, I find it fascinating that people willingly allow themselves to be frightened by graphic images, movies, or experiences and have fun doing it without fear or trepidation.  However, in the case of  the traumas our clients have experienced, they need movement from fear to healing. Underlying Traumas are NOT Irrational Fears Of course, unplanned, unannounced, physical and emotional, and recurring traumas are why we’ve all landed in this work.  While it would be nice if everyone could decide when to be frightened, scared, or traumatized, we might be out of work (and thankfully so).   But the fact is, trauma occurs without warning, and for many, [...]