EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITISATION and REPROCESSING

Part One (Introductory)

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“ EMDR Australia affirms that the content and presentation of these trainings meets the curriculum requirements published by EMDRIA.“ 

Standard Workshop with Chris Lee (2 days) CPD points: 14 hours for the workshop, and in addition, 5 – 6 hours Pre-workshop Preparation.

Comprehensive Workshop with Graham Taylor (3 days) CPD points: 21 points for the workshop and 7 hours (minimum) up to 15 hours Pre-workshop preparation.  

Australian Workshops: Who can take the EMDR Training? Click Here for Australian requirements. All workshops conducted in accord with our Terms and Conditions of Service.

Standard Format (Chris Lee, 2 day): EARYBIRD Fee $595 up to 4 weeks before date of workshop. STANDARD Fee $650 after that. GST included.

Comprehensive Format (Graham Taylor, 3 day): Fee $795, including GST. Includes access to pre-workshop Q&A sessions and post-workshop supervision via Internet.

Standard Workshop $100 discount, Comprehensive Workshop $150 discount for Full Time students.  Contact either Chris Lee or Graham Taylor with proof of Full Time status to receive the discount code BEFORE registering.   All workshops run 9.00 to 5.00.

 

2017

Brisbane Standard Format (CL)  5,6 September 2017  Click Here to Register
Adelaide Comprehensive format (GT)   13, 14, 15 February 2017  Click Here to Register
Auckland Comprehensive format (GT)   18, 19, 20 February 2017. Auckland Hospital.Click Here to Register
Melbourne Comprehensive format  (GT) 24, 25, 26 February 2017  Treacy Center, Parkville  Click Here to Register
Melbourne Comprehensive format  (GT) 11, 12, 13 August 2017.  Treacy Center, Parkville. Click Here to Register
Melbourne Comprehensive format  (GT) 10, 11, 12 November 2017.  Treacy Center, Parkville.  Click Here to Register
Sydney Comprehensive format  (GT) 4, 5, 6 March 2017.  VenueTBA.  Click Here to Register
Launceston Comprehensive Format (GT)31 March, 1, 2 April 2017. Clarion Hotel City Park Grand.Click Here to Register
Sydney Standard Format (CL)  7,8 September 2017  Click Here to Register
Sydney Standard Format (CL) 13, 14 June 2017 Click here to register
Melbourne Standard Format (CL) 15, 16 June 2017 Click here to register
Sydney Comprehensive format  (GT) 17 – 19 November 2017.  VenueTBA.  Click Here to Register
Perth Comprehensive format  (GT) 24, 25, 26 March 2017   Click Here to Register
Perth Standard Format (CL)  8, 9 June 2017.  VenueTBA. Click Here to Register

 

 

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Standard Format: Click Here for Essential Pre-workshop Preparation. (Standard Format) This page also contains many key papers, including Shapiro’s original 1989 publication.

 

Comprehensive format: On registering you will be sent all your pre-workshop and workshop materials, and a schedule of dates / times for Pre-workshop Q&A sessions.

 

EMDR: Some background   The focus of EMDR treatment is the resolution of emotional distress arising from incidents such as automobile accidents, assault, natural disasters, and combat trauma. In addition to PTSD, it is also being used as a treatment for disorders where earlier emotionally traumatic experiences are etiologically related to the person’s current distress. Hence it can be used as a component in the treatment of phobias, panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, complicated grief and personality disorder. EMDR works more rapidly and is less distressing to patients compared with exposure based therapy. The scientific evidence supporting EMDR as a treatment for traumatic memories is now substantial. A recent Cochrane review (2009) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2009)

confirmed EMDR meets criteria for evidence based practice. In 2013 the World Health Organisation and the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health both endorsed EMDR as evidence based treatment for PTSD. Bessell van der Kolk stated in a key note address to a combined Australian and New Zealand Psychological Society Conference “if you work with trauma you owe it to yourself and to your clients to know EMDR”.

What you will learn in the standard training

  • Review the development of EMDR from its beginnings to the present day.
  • Link EMDR with mainstream theory and findings in Information Processing and the Psychobiology of Trauma.
  • Observe and practice the eight steps of EMDR treatment.
  • Observe and practice strategies to deal with abreactions.
  • Observe and practice ways to help clients develop more adaptive and positive beliefs about themselves.
  • A wide range of strategies to work with more emotionally vulnerable clients.
  • Experience key elements of EMDR as both a client and therapist in 10 hours of closely supervised practicum exercises.
  • Receive a detailed (90+ pages) training manual and CD with additional assessment questionnaires, handouts, clinicians guides and research papers.

In this EMDR training, emphasis is placed on the need for a detailed client assessment, and client preparation. Strategies to enhance client safety are covered to assist preparing clients who are more emotionally vulnerable. Much of the workshop will involve you in supervised structured small group exercises. The trainee / supervisor ratio is not greater than nine to one, and additional clinicians with extensive EMDR experience are employed to supervise the practicum. For these reasons, the fee for the workshop is somewhat higher than typical training workshops.

This workshop has been completely re-designed for 2017. If you completed your Part One training with trainers other than Chris Lee / Graham Taylor, contact the trainer for additional material which is not included in other EMDR Part One trainings. Click here to go to the pre-workshop page, which contains a number of key papers and some MP3 files, all downloadable.

What you will learn in the comprehensive training –  For full details see  EMDR Comprehensive.