Our EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy provides more hours of lecture and practice than in the historic “Part 1” and “Part 2” approach.
EMDRIA no longer recognizes specific “parts” of basic training such as Part 1 or Part 2 (or Part 3). These basic training segments represent varieties of training models offered by different EMDRIA-approved providers of basic training.
EMDRIA sets minimum standards for amount of lecture (20 hours), practice (20 hours), and consultation (10 hours) and leaves it up to each provider to propose a training model and structure to meet EMDRIA standards. EMDR Center of the Rockies Basic Training in EMDR Therapy is offered as a series of four, two-day training modules scheduled over a 3 month period. With our training, there is no “Part 1” or “Part 2,” just one complete, comprehensive basic training.
With our training, you sign up for one complete training with a specific training schedule. Approximately twelve weeks after you start the training, you will have completed your basic training in EMDR (equivalent to what was formerly known as both Part 1 and Part 2) and will be using it in your current clinical setting.
If you completed “Part 1” from another training provider, it is not possible to register for a “part” of our training to complete “Part 2.”
EMDR Center of the Rockies Basic Training in EMDR Therapy is offered as a series of four, two-day training sessions scheduled over a 12-week period. With our training, there is no “Part 1” or “Part 2,” just one complete, comprehensive basic training.
Therefore, if you were only partially trained, you will be required to attend all 8 days of our training in order to receive your certificate of completion.
Unfortunately, this is not an option.
The EMDR Basic Training provided by EMDR Center of the Rockies is a sequential learning program which builds progressively on learning experiences over each of the eight days of training.
During the training there are practice exercises that involve sequential, supervised practice of the skills being taught in the training. It is not possible to miss one full day or module and make it up via home study or private consultation. Please check your dates carefully.
EMDRIA requirements state that participants must attend all training days and actively participate in all supervised practice exercises and group consultation sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion for this training. Similarly, CE granting organizations require participation and completion of all program activities to earn CEs. Neither CEs nor documentation of program completion may be granted for partial attendance.
The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) requires that students who register for the training be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, 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. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician. Unfortunately, first year graduate students are not eligible to take the training.
Therefore, as long as you meet the above criteria and will be starting your internship or practicum before the training takes place, you are eligible to register for the training.
All EMDRIA approved providers of basic training in EMDR Therapy are required to provide at least 10 hours of consultation.
Some providers of basic training do not include the cost of all 10 required hours of consultation in their listed tuition.
Also, most providers do not include these 10 hours in the standard training schedule. Instead, most require participants to attend separately scheduled consultation sessions, or to find a consultant on their own and then schedule and pay for these sessions privately.
At EMDR Center of the Rockies, the cost of all required hours of consultation is included in the listed tuition.
We integrate 10 hours of consultation into the standard training schedule of the second, third, and fourth modules.
At EMDR Center of the Rockies, we closely support you in your learning process by providing forms and scripts to assist you in practicing, documenting your clinical experiences, and integrating the material into your clinical practice.
At EMDR Center of the Rockies, we provide weekly individual office hours that are available to book in between modules for questions that arise in your clinical implementation of the skills begin taught in the training. This opportunity also provides participants 1:1 time with the trainer.
Completing your basic training is just the beginning of your professional development with EMDR Therapy. After you complete your Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, we strongly encourage you to continue to continue consultation on a regular basis from an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and work toward becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist.
Completing an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy is the first step.
After completing the basic training (any basic training), you are considered trained in EMDR Therapy.
Licensed mental health professional are eligible for full clinical membership in EMDRIA. Interns are eligible for associate membership and can upgrade to full membership upon licensure.
After completing the basic training, you may wish to pursue EMDRIA Certification. The requirements for EMDR certification by EMDRIA are described in detail on EMDRIA’s website.
With that said, completing your basic training is just the beginning of your professional development with EMDR Therapy. After you complete your Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, we strongly encourage you to continue to obtain consultation on a regular basis from an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and work toward becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. Lists of additional resources for professional development in EMDR Therapy are provided in your participant manual.
Generally, in order to become certified in EMDR Therapy EMDRIA requires that you:
- have at least two years experience in your field
- have conducted at least 50 EMDR sessions with at least 25 clients
- have received 20 hours of consultation by an Approved Consultant in EMDR Therapy (after completing your Basic Training)
- have completed 12 hours of EMDRIA Credits (continuing education in EMDR)
- provide letter(s) of recommendation from one or more Approved Consultant(s) in EMDR Therapy regarding your use of EMDR Therapy
- provide two letters of recommendation
- verify that you agree to adhere to EMDRIA’s Professional Code of Conduct
You need to have at least one or two cases in your clinical caseload with whom you can conduct individual psychotherapy in order to practice the skills you are learning in the EMDR Therapy training in between modules.
This training is focused on the application of EMDR Therapy in clinical practice. Participants will be required to discuss their clinical experiences in applying what they learn over the course of the training program.
The goal is to ensure that all participants have sufficient education and clinical experience to begin applying EMDR Therapy over the course of the training and have access to a clinical setting where the use of EMDR Therapy would be appropriate and possible.