EMDR Overview

We run more EMDR trainings in Australia than all other EMDR trainers combined.  They fill very quickly.  You can register for one training and later change your dates without cost, so long as you give us 28 days notice AND there are places available in your chosen new dates. Clicking on the registration link for each training will tell you if places are available. Trainings are conducted by Graham Taylor or Claire Kullack.

Before you register you need to check if you meet EMDRAA eligibility to take this training.  EMDR should be considered as a specialised trauma focused therapy, so training and experience as a mental health professional is required.  You can check the EMDRAA Criteria here.

All our EMDR training is now online. This training was accredited by the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) in 2018, prior to COVID, and was the first online EMDR training accredited by any EMDR Association worldwide. It comprises a pretraining component of readings, videos, interactive videos and worksheets. The Introductory component of the online training is 4 days, the Advanced component is a further two days, and the training fee includes 10 hours of Case Consultation (supervision).

Training outcomes for our online training are superior in several ways to the previous face-to-face format, so we have made the ethical decision to no longer offer face-to-face training. Curious?  Give us a call, we’re happy to tell you more.  We run as many Advanced Trainings as we do Introductory; compare that with any other training organisation in Australia.  And we include the 10 hours of Case Consultation required by the EMDRAA curriculum.  Again, we invite you do the comparison.


Introductory Training (Days 1, 2, 3 & 4)

The Introductory component of the training consists of FOUR days of live interactive webinars, 9 AM to 5 PM.  Days One and Two focus on experiential training covering assessment, history taking, screening for suitability for EMDR, resourcing and stabilisation strategies, preparation for dissociative / avoidant clients, eliciting positive and negative memory networks, case conceptualisation and treatment planning. After these two days you will start using these skills with clients for four weeks before attending Days Three and Fout.   During that time you start to attend Case Consultation sessions – online group supervision. You will have several choices of Dates and Times.

Days Three and Four. The focus is on EMDR specific skills covering processing of trauma memories, managing abreactions, incomplete sessions and blocked processing. These days include more than seven hours of practicum experience, including a closely supervised personal experience of EMDR. Upon the completion of Days Three and Four you are ready to start doing EMDR therapy with clients.

Advanced Training (Days 5 & 6)

You need to have conducted a minimum of eight processing sessions before attending the Advanced component of the training.  This is to ensure that you are familiar with the steps of the standard protocol, and are conducting your EMDR therapy with good fidelity.   Think of the standard protocol as the basic steps of a dance.  The Advanced Training introduces you to non-standard variations, where some therapist flexibility is introduced.  You will need the skills taught in the Advanced Training to work with more complex and Dysregulated clients.

You may be ready to take the Advanced Training within six weeks of completing the Introductory Training.  On the other hand it may take you longer, so we don’t tie the dates of the two trainings together.  You have up to 12 months after your Introductory training to take the Advanced training but in practice most people are ready to take this component within two or three months.

Detailed Outline

If you would like a really detailed breakdown of the training, go to our Detailed Outline page. Learn more..

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