EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Trainings


Unique, esteemed curriculum.

The curriculum taught at EMDR Center of the Rockies was designed by internationally renowned EMDR therapy researcher and clinician, Andrew Leeds, PhD.  Dr. Leeds was one of the original trainers under Francine Shapiro, PhD, and who is cited in countless research articles pertaining to EMDR therapy, in addition to his development of Resource Development and Installation (RDI), a powerful method for improving stabilization. His SonomaPTI curriculum that we teach  meets for four  two-day modules that provide:

  • paced development of procedural skills,

  • review of essential concepts, and

  • in depth consultation regarding your initial practice experiences.

  • 47.5 NBCC Continuing Education credits received upon completion of the training.

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EMDR Center of the Rockies EMDR Basic Training has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6934.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  EMDR Center fo the Rockies is responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Frequent contact over the course of 3 months for in depth curriculum and optimal retention.

Other trainings compress the training into two or three modules.  When designing this curriculum, Dr. Leeds took into consideration the optimal learning format. Research on learning and training shows that “after two days of training your ability to retain new information drops quickly.”  As a result, this in-depth, comprehensive curriculum spreads the learning and skills development over these four two-day modules and provides multiple opportunities for repeated practice, skills development and understanding of the concepts taught.

Consultation takes place during the training, AT the training.

EMDR Basic Training requires completion of 10 hours of consultation.  Many trainings require that you get those hours in between their training dates.  With our program, it is unnecessary to seek the required consultation hours outside of the training, as the consultation is built into the training schedule and is included in the training fee.  Furthermore, the consultation is provided by the trainer and several carefully selected consultants who understand where you are in the learning process.

When enrolled in our Basic Training, you will be given access to our COR Member secure online forum to post questions, and receive feedback and interaction with the trainer and consultants in between training modules.

Experienced Trainer

Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC is an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and EMDR Certified Therapist.  She has been teaching this EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapy curriculum since early 2014 and taught for several years in a graduate counseling program at a local University  prior to embarking on offering EMDR Therapy trainings.

Our training fee is highly competitive.

Rate for EMDR Basic Training, including all consultation required for completion of training, is $1150-$1195, depending on whether you choose to pay in full prior to start of training, or if you opt for the payment plan. Compare our rates to other trainings that provide comparable content and contact hours, including consultation, and you will see why so many clinicians choose EMDR Center of the Rockies for their EMDR Training.


  • EMDR Center of the Rockies is now offering a 10% discount on all EMDR Center of the Rockies Advanced Trainings for all graduates of the EMDR Center of the Rockies Basic Training.

  • We are happy to be offering a package that provides a 20% discount on all Group Consultation toward Certification for Graduates of EMDR Center of the Rockies Basic Training and $10 off of Individual Consultation.

    • Upon completion of any EMDR Basic Training, participants are considered “EMDR Trained Clinicians.”  To become an EMDR Certified Therapist, clinicians who have completed Basic Training need to continue on to receive 20 hours of Consultation, 10 of which must be individual, in addition to using EMDR with 25 clients for a minimum of 50 hours, and receive 12 EMDRIA Approved Advanced Training CE credits.  For more information on this:  EMDR Certification Requirements.

Unlimited access to numerous forms and documents for case conceptualization and process organization.

With the EMDR Center of the Rockies training you will be provided access to many easy to use forms to help organize and integrate EMDR therapy work into your clinical practice.

Cancellation policy:

Tuition may be refunded, less a $100 administrative fee, for cancellations made up to two weeks prior to the first day of training. Within the two-week window prior to the start of training, and after beginning the training, no refunds will be made. Registrants that partially attend the training, or do not complete the training will not receive a refund and cannot transfer their attendance to another training.

In the event that EMDR Center of the Rockies needs to cancel the training, participants will be notified by one week prior to the training and full tuition will be refunded.