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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 [...]

Mental Health in a COVID-19 World

May is considered Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S.  Traditionally, it’s a yearly reminder to take care of our mental health in a variety of ways to support the whole person.  For instance, in 2018, Psychology Today featured an article that listed ways to care for your mental well-being with several suggestions related to food and exercise for better overall health.  See the list here. Other sources have also included suggested therapeutic activities such as coloring or taking walks. While these suggestions are certainly good advice (yes, hydrate and try some probiotics), it’s not the full list by any means.  Of course, those of us working in the mental health profession know much more is needed to help people move from just ok to thriving. Be More than OK EMDR Therapy is the key to true healing from past traumas. We often see, with the use of traditional therapies, clients [...]

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 [...]