Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
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All 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 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).
The EMDRAA curriculum require 20 hours of didactic instruction, 20 hours of practicum (experiential training) and 10 hours of Case Consultation. This training exceeds all these requirements by a significant margin. You will receive a personalised 200+ page Reference Manual, videos of every component of EMDR therapy, a resource library of more than 400 items (handouts, readings, assessments, protocols, background research) and will have over 30 hours of hands on experiential practice.
Full Training $1695 (2 and 3 month instalment plans available)
This provides all your training materials and resource library (over 550 MB, 940 files ), 190+ page personalised Reference Manual, 6 days of interactive training (42 hours total), and 10 hours of Case Consultation.
Advanced Training alone $895 (includes bridging material for those who have done other Introductory level trainings.) Includes all materials as above.
You register by clicking on the “Click here to register” link Once you have registered we supply you with access to all your training materials. Allow 15 hours (minimum) to cover the required material prior attending the Introductory training. This pretraining package covers the bulk of the required didactic instruction. Your Resource Library contains much more than the material required to be completed during the pretraining. If you wish to explore specific topics in depth, you are able to do so.
The Introductory 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. You then start to attend Case Consultation sessions – online group supervision. You will have several choices of Dates and Times.
Approximately three – four weeks later you attend 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.
As you start doing EMDR therapy with clients you will attend Case Consultation sessions for support and supervision. When you have conducted around 8 – 10 processing sessions you will then have the necessary experience to take the Advanced component of the training. Most people are ready for this within two months of the Introductory training. You can take the Advanced training up to one year after completing your Introductory training.
The pre-training preparation includes readings, videos and worksheets, for which you need to allow seven hours. The Advanced training consists of two days of live interactive webinars, 9 AM to 5 PM. We cover a broad range of approaches to processing, including variations that require more therapist input. The focus is on equipping you with the practical skills to work with more complex and dissociative clients.
More Case Consultation
You attend further Case Consultation sessions after the Advanced training, until you have logged 10 sessions.
Introductory Training Dates
You initially register for the Introductory Training (4 days), but your registration fee covers the entire training (Introductory, Advanced, Case Consultation).
Between February – September 2021 we conducted 18 Introductory Trainings, more than 3 times the number of trainings of any other training organisation. Our trainings fill quickly because we cap numbers at 24 to ensure an interactive and immersive training environment. If you click on a link to register for a particular set of dates you may get a message saying it is sold out. Try another set of dates. All trainings run 9.00 – 5.00 at the time zone indicated.
2022 Introductory Trainings
Beginning in 2022 the Introductory component has been extended from 3 to 4 days, spread over 6 weeks. More material on assessment and preparation of complex PTSD clients, case conceptualisation and treatment planning has been added. The fee has been increased by only $145 over the 2021 3 day Introductory training. Monthly instalment plans are available.
18, 19 Feb, 18, 19 Mar AU Eastern Summer Time Click here to register.
3 & 14 March, 8, 9 April AU Eastern Summer Time Click here to register.
4 & 15 March, 10, 11 April AU Eastern Summer Time Click here to register.
25, 26 Mar, 28, 29 Apl AU Eastern Summer Time (Days 1,2) AU Eastern Standard Time (Days 3,4) Click here to register.
22 April, 6, 29, 30 May AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
2, 16 May, 17, 18 June AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
27, 28 May, 19, 20 June AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
7, 8, August, 4, 5 Sept AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
21, 22 July, 25, 26 August AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register. This training added to website 1 May.
2, 22 Aug, 30 Sept, 1 Oct AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
28, 29 August, 23, 24 Sept AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
16, 17 Sept, 16, 17 Oct AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
Advanced Training (2 days)
All trainings run 9.00 – 5.00 in the time zone given.
To attend this training you must have attended an EMDRAA accredited Level 1 training, had clinical experience with a minimum of 6 clients, and had some Case Consultation with an EMDR Australia Accredited Consultant. The Advanced Training goes well beyond the curriculum requirements of EMDRAA. You will practice advanced resourcing strategies and variations on the standard protocol for clients who are emotionally dysregulated, dissociative, have a personality disorder or an attachment disorder.
If you have paid for the full training, then your fee included the Advanced component. When you register you will be asked to select the standard fee, and later, on the payment page you insert a Promotion Code which has been previously supplied. This zeros the fee payable. If you did not do your Introductory training with Therapist Training, you pay the full fee. This includes bridging readings, videos, worksheets (allow seven hours) which covers material in the Therapist Training Introductory training that goes beyond the required curriculum and is not included in other EMDR trainings. Access to pre-training Q&A sessions and post-workshop consultation sessions are included in the fee.
If a training has places available, the registration system will allow you to proceed. If you get a sold out message, try another set of dates.
2022 Advanced Training Dates
7, 8 Feb 2022 AU East. Summer Time Click here to register.
13, 14 Feb 2022 AU East. Summer Time Click here to register.
21, 22 Mar 2022 AU East. Summer Time Click here to register.
28, 29 March 2022 AU Eastern Summer Time Click here to register.
1, 2 April 2022 AU Eastern Summer Time Click here to register.
3, 4 April 2022 AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
13, 14 May 2022 AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
6, 7 June 2022 AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
1, 2 July 2022 AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
15, 16 August AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.
8, 9 September AU Eastern Standard Time Click here to register.