Spring 2023 Virtual EMDR Basic Training

 

NOW OPEN!

Specialized Trauma Informed Training for Mental Health Professionals.  

Limited Seating – Only 50 Spots Available – Secure Yours Now!

Dates:

Part 1/Weekend 1: January 27-29, 2023

Part 2/Weekend 2: March 10-12, 2023

In our modern COVID-19 pandemic world, trauma-informed care is at the heart of effective clinical care to today’s generations. That’s why we are so pleased to offer another EMDR Basic Training. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment that has been shown to have efficacy with many different types of trauma issues and distressing life experiences including PSTD, Anxiety, Depression, and Panic Disorders.

The best news is that this training is VIRTUAL!

 
While there are many new techniques and treatments for trauma, the only one that has clear and solid research backing the effectiveness is EMDR. If you are going to invest the time and money to be certified in a trauma treatment model, the clear choice is EMDR.
Jennifer Ellers
M.A., Director of AACC’s Grief, Crisis and Disaster Network

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, life has been difficult for everyone, and as more and more of your clients are presenting with trauma, you want to do everything you can to provide effective trauma treatment. This training is an EMDRIA approved EMDR training to offer you the knowledge and skills to effectively administer EMDR therapy in your clinical care.

EMDR is recognized by the World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, America Psychiatric Association, SAMHSA, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and more as an effective intervention and treatment for trauma.

Don’t miss this new Virtual Specialized Training opportunity!

Special Note: This training is open to licensed mental health professionals, pre-licensed mental health professionals under supervision and graduate counseling students in practicum or internship and under supervision only.

 *Only 50 Spots Available!*

 

Training Details

Online Virtual Training (Zoom)

 

COST

AACC Members: $1600  Non-AACC Members: $1750 

CE’s are available for an additional $149

 

DATES

Part 1/Weekend 1: January 27-29, 2023

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST each day

Part 2/Weekend 2: March 10-12, 2023

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST each day

Consultation Hours: TBD EST Based off Group Schedule

Training Includes:  

40 hours of virtual training broken up into two 20-hour weekends

10 hours of group consultation with one of your trainers 

EMDRIA Certificate of Completion of EMDR Basic Training

40 hours of Continuing Education from the AACC are available for an additional cost ($149)

 *Only 50 Spots Available!*

 

EMDR Training Details

Training Details

This virtual training is taught in two parts over two separate mandatory weekends. Participants are required to be present for each session and consultation. In between the two weekends, you will receive consultation and support from the instructors, as you apply EMDR to your clients. Given that face-to-face sessions with clients may be restricted, the use of telehealth to conduct EMDR Therapy will also be introduced. Because you will have had practical field experience, when we join together for weekend 2, you will be more comfortable and confident with EMDR interventions. 

Because this course is offered on a virtual platform, all class sessions and consultation sessions will be conducted via Zoom. You can anticipate the same level of care as if we were in person with you; we will engage with you and provide the support you need. 

EMDR Basic Training includes two separate 20-hour weekends, and an additional 10 hours of consultation. The price for consultation is included in your cost. You must attendee both weekends and the personal consultations to complete the training.

Continuing Education:

The American Association of Christian Counselors, provider #1400, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AACC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2020-9/6/2023.

Learning Objectives: 

Participants will…

  • Discuss the nature of trauma 
  • Explain the Adaptive Information Processing Model which informs trauma treatment 
  • Itemize how EMDR was developed 
  • Experience the structured EMDR protocols used for EMDR Resourcing.  
  • Practice the structured EMDR Protocols used for the processing of trauma 
  • Understand and delineate how EMDR helps clients to process disturbing events from the past, present, and future 

Training Includes:

  • 40 hours of virtual training broken up into two 20-hour weekends 
  • 10 hours of group consultation with one of your trainers 
  • EMDRIA Certificate of Completion of EMDR Basic Training 
  • 40 hours of Continuing Education from the AACC (additional cost)

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • To receive a full refund of the registration fee or transfer to a later class, participants must cancel their registration no later than 30 days (12/28/2022) before the first day of the training. In certain circumstances (determined by AACC staff), cancellations or transfer requests to a later class may be issued after the 30 day (12/28/2022) window for medical emergencies defined as serious illness, injury or death to you or an immediate family member. Once the training has started, no refunds or transfers will be approved. Participants must sign the Participant Agreement: Preview here
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long does it take for my application to be reviewed?

Applications are reviewed weekly and you will receive an email within 4-5 business days with an update on the status of your application.

What happens once I am approved?

Once you are approved, you will receive an email with details on how to pay for the training. You are not successfully registered until your payment is processed for the training.

Why was my application denied?

The most common reason is based on the information provided in your application. Most applications are denied because the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications set forth by EMDRIA. If you believe your application was wrongfully denied, please email kyle@aacc.net after reviewing the EMDRIA requirements here: https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/emdr-training-old/eligibility-requirements-for-emdr-training/.

What is included in the cost?

Your registration covers all 6 days of training, which is divided into two weekends. This also includes the 10 hours of required consultation which will be completed before receiving your Certificate of Completion for EMDR Basic Training, and which will be provided by EMDRIA Approved Trainers.

Do I need any additional resources?

Yes, attendees are required to purchase the following book before the start of the training. Shapiro, F. (2022). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. It is not expected that you have read the book prior to the training; however, please become very familiar with it.

Do I have to attend each session both weekends?

Yes, both weekends are mandatory to complete the EMDR Basic Training. You must be present on each day of the training. Because a great deal of the training is in practicum, not attending each live section will impact others and will not allow you to get all of the knowledge that is required to be considered trained. If you miss any portion of the training, you will not receive a certificate of completion or CE’s.

Will I become an EMDRIA Certified Therapist?

No. Once you have completed an EMDR Training, you are considered an EMDR trained clinician. EMDR Certification requires additional levels of continuing education and consultation in EMDR and is a separate process. For more on EMDRIA Certification, go to: https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/certification-faqs/

Is EMDRIA Certification required to practice EMDR Therapy?

EMDRIA Certification is a voluntary process. It is a pathway through which individual therapists may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required in order for a clinician to practice EMDR therapy. If you have completed EMDR basic training, then you can use EMDR therapy under your license.

Who Can Attend?

Licensed Mental Health Professionals:

  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be licensed to practice through their state board or province.

Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professionals:

  • These are clinicians who are actively pursuing a mental health license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. Some of these license types may include: associate, intern, limited, provisional, temporary and pre-license.
  • Qualifying Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor.

Graduate Students:

  • Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
  • Graduate students who would like to take an EMDR Training will need to submit certain documentation (graduate transcript, practicum or internship details, and a letter from their supervisor which includes the supervisor’s license information and number) in order to verify their eligibility. Students do not need to provide EMDRIA with any documentation unless specifically asked to do so by EMDRIA staff. Any documentation that needs to be submitted would go directly to the training provider either prior to or during the training registration process.

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Meet Your Trainers

EMDRIA Approved Consultants Kathleen Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Weinhold will be your teachers. Kathleen and Liz are both LCMHC’s and have been practicing clinicians for over two decades. They have been working together as a team since 2012. Over the years, they have been developing, fine-tuning and teaching EMDR to others. They are excited about having the opportunity to work with you! 

 

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