FAQ’s

 

Does your four-part training cover Part 1 and Part 2 of the basic training in EMDR?

In a word, "Yes." 

Actually, our EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy provides more hours of lecture and practice with additional training exercises 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.


I completed Part 1 from another EMDR training. What training sessions do I need to complete Part 2?

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.


I have a possible scheduling conflict for one or two of the eight days of this training. Can accommodations be made?

Unfortunately, no. 

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. 

The program consists of more than 50% of experiential learning activities through supervised group and dyad practice exercises, as well as group consultation sessions. It is not possible to miss one full day or a weekend and make it up via home study or private consultation. 

Further, 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. 

We believe the commitment to the 8 day training is worth the time investment in that the progressive and sequential model of training, in addition to the outstanding curriculum content provided by EMDR Center of the Rockies, is a superior program for professional development and EMDR training. 


I am a student but have not yet started my internship or practicum. Can I still register for the training?

The EMDR International Association 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.


Is consultation included in the basic training schedule and tuition?

This is a great question and an important issue to consider. The short answer is, “Yes.” 

All EMDRIA approved providers of basic training in EMDR Therapy are required to provide at least 10 hours of consultation "in developmental increments to extend over the course of the training." 

In choosing between different providers of basic training in EMDR Therapy, you should be aware that 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. 

EMDR Center of the Rockies a takes a different approach:
First, the cost of all required hours of consultation is included in the listed tuition.
Equally important is that we integrate 10.5 hours of consultation into the standard training schedule of the second, third, and fourth weekends.
These 90-minute sessions of consultation are provided in truly developmental increments.

At EMDR Center of the Rockies, we also closely support you in your learning process by providing clear and easy-to-use forms and scripts to assist you in practicing and documenting your clinical experiences. This makes it easy for you to present simple work summaries over the course of your EMDR basic training.

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.

 

 


Will I be certified in EMDR once I complete the basic training?

Unfortunately, no. 

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


Many of my clients have complex co-occurring conditions. Can I learn EMDR Therapy and apply it with them?

Absolutely.

The training curriculum of our basic training in EMDR Therapy is organized to address the fact that most clinicians see relatively few cases of single incident adult or child trauma and instead see mostly complex cases with co-occurring conditions. 

In fact, many clinicians often work with highly challenging cases. 

Therefore, the first training session of EMDR Center of the Rockies EMDR Basic Training focuses on the use of stabilization methods and assessing readiness for EMDR memory reprocessing. It is not until the second training session that we cover the standard EMDR PTSD protocol and standard EMDR procedural steps. 

In addition, at The EMDR Center of Canada you learn:

  • Francine Shapiro's Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model

  • an attachment-based approach to case conceptualization

  • specific strategies to screen for disorders of structural dissociation

The integrated approach to treatment planning and target sequencing taught in our basic training in EMDR Therapy strengthens your ability to organize your work with your clients whether they are ready for EMDR reprocessing or not. 

In the second and third training sessions, you will learn and practice basic and intermediate procedures for EMDR reprocessing suitable for cases of PTSD, partial PTSD, and related conditions. 

During the fourth training session, you will be introduced to a number of advanced EMDR Therapy approaches suitable for complex and co-occurring conditions including: 

  • Treating somatic disorders and chronic pain with EMDR Therapy

  • Treating traumatic and complex grief with EMDR Therapy

  • Treating Specific Phobias with EMDR Therapy

  • Treating panic attacks with and without agoraphobia

  • The DeTUR protocol for substance abuse and compulsive behaviours

  • Working with survivors of incest, sexual abuse and early neglect

Issues in working with severe DDNOS and DID

EMDR Center of the Rockies, EMDR Basic Training builds the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to integrate EMDR Therapy into your actual day-to-day clinical practice with real-world, complex cases.

 


I am a mental health clinician. I do not have a current caseload nor do I conduct individual psychotherapy with my clients. Am I still eligible to enroll in the training?

You need to have a minimum of 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 the treatment of disorders related to trauma and neglect. 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.


pricing and cancellation policy:

Pricing:

3 ways to pay:

  1. One time payment in full at time of enrollment: $1150

  2. Deposit of $250 at time of enrollment. $900 balance due 4 weeks prior to start of training. $1150 Total.

  3. Deposit of $250 at time of enrollment. Then, payment plan of 3 payments of $315 each, due prior to start of 3rd module. $1195 Total.

** Pricing includes all consultation hours that are required for completion of Basic Training (and the consultation takes place while at the training.)

**If on payment plan, and for some reason you are unable to complete the training, the balance is due in full at time of withdrawal from current training, even if training completion is rolled over to later training dates.

**If enrollment is rolled over to later training date, additional fees may apply.

Space is limited in trainings so as to maintain small breakout consultation groups. This ensures that participants receive individual attention and time for questions and processing.

Participants must be present for all training weekends in their entirety, including practice and consultation time, in order to receive credit for their attendance. By completing this program, clinicians can join and register with EMDRIA to be listed on their website. Completion of the program does not constitute Certification as an EMDR therapist. To become certified, clinicians must continue their consultation and education. For more details visit EMDRIA’s website at: http://www.emdria.org/

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

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.

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