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EMDR Basic Training - June 1, 2, 3 & July 13, 14 & 15

EMDR Support Network

Presents an

EMDRIA Approved


 Basic Training

Graciously Hosted by:

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Leeke Magee Christian Counseling Center, NOBTS

3939 Gentilly Blvd.,

New Orleans, LA 70126


Weekend One

June 1, 2, & 3, 2017

Weekend Two

July 13, 14, & 15, 2017


Jill McCoy Archer, MS, NCC LIMHP

Gary Scarborough, MEd, LPC

EMDR Support Network

PO Box 97

Clarksville, AR 72830



Identify the origins of EMDR and the possible mechanisms of action

Describe the Adaptive Information Processing Model

Identify the 3 Informational Plateaus in re Positive and Negative Cognitions

Evaluate Clients for Readiness for EMDR

Understand preparation for EMDR including the role of State Change Strategies

Understand the 8 Phases and 3 Prongs of the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol

Understand EMDR’s use with Recent Events

Use Resourcing to strengthen adaptive neural networks


Begin conceptualizing how EMDR Therapy might be used with complex clients and complex cases.

Strengthen understanding of the 8 Phases and 3 Prongs of the Standard Protocol

Using Cognitive Interweaves to get blocked processing going again

Use Extended Resourcing for stabilization, preparation and increases in adaptive functioning

Using EMDR with Special Populations including Children and Adolescents, Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders, Medical Issues and Pain, Phobias, and Grief



All Workshops will be held in facilities that are understood to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Contact EMDR Support Network if special accommodations are required.


Each weekend has 4 small group practicums  with a Facilitator (10-1 ratio) where participants get to experience and practice the EMDR interventions being taught.


DAY 1:   8:00AM- 5:00PM

DAY 2:   8:00AM- 5:00PM

DAY 3:   8:00AM- 4:00PM


Attendance is limited to:


Mental Health Professionals with a Masters Degree or Higher and are Licensed by a State or National Board to practice psychotherapy


Licensed Counselors


Social Workers

Clinical Nurses


Must have completed an accredited school program and be on a licensing track & have a letter from their supervisor.

Graduate Students

Must be in a practicum or internship experience and have a letter from their Supervisor.


After satisfactorily completing Weekend 1 and 2 and the 10 hours of Consultation participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for EMDR Basic Training. (This is not EMDRIA Certification which requires 20 hours of Consultation AFTER receiving a Certificate of Completion for EMDR Basic Training.)

Required Reading:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 2nd Edition, by Francine Shapiro.

Recommended Reading:

Getting Past Your Past, by Francine Shapiro

What to Bring:

Based on participating in many training events we offer some suggestions.

Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes. It is a good idea to bring a sweater/something warm to cover up with-temperatures get a little iffy at times-particularly over the weekends.  We are all professionals- dress for your comfort and well being.

Feel free to bring your laptop, pad or device for note taking. As therapists we understand that any one of us might receive urgent communications during the training.  However for the best possible learning experience for you, and possibly those around you, broad scale multitasking is quite likely to impair your learning experience.

Bring your business cards. Training is a good place to meet others, network and form informal support groups. Peer support, learning and encouragement is one of the biggest helps to successfully implementing, skill building and sustaining practice with EMDR.

Basic Training Overview

Presented in Two Sessions

Each Session of the Training Includes:

10 hours Lecture/10 hours Facilitated Practice

Weekend 1: The Foundations of EMDR

Understand the Adaptive Information Processing Model AIP

Understand how to appropriately screen and prepare Clients for EMDR Therapy

Be able to identify Client’s core issues and develop an EMDR Treatment Plan to address them

Understand and be able to apply the Standard 8 Phase 3 Prong EMDR Protocol

Understand how to begin integrating the AIP and EMDR Therapy into one’s Clinical Practice

Weekend 2: Building on the Foundations of EMDR

An in depth review of the Standard EMDR protocol and the AIP

Applying EMDR to Complex Cases and Complex Clients

Using Extended Resourcing and other techniques and strategies for Client stabilization

Using Cognitive Interweaves to get blocked processing going again

Using EMDR with Special Populations including Children, Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders, Medical Issues and Pain, Phobias, and Grief

Consultation: 10 hours of Consultation are Required

Consultation is included in the price of the Basic Training

Consultation hours will be offered via phone, teleconferencing, or face to face as is practical for Presenter to provide.

Only EMDR Support Network Approved Consultants may provide Consultation for this Basic Training



(Includes Weekend I & II and Consultation)

-$1400  Regular

-$1100 (Full time non- profit/Student)     

*Payment Arrangements Available*

-See Registration Form for Details- 

E-mail for a copy of the Registration