Three days concurrent live webinar/in-person format.
(9.25 hours didactic; 12.25 hours practicum)
Prior to each training module, participants should prepare by completing the following minimum reading from the required materials:
- Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR therapy: basic principles, protocols, and procedures. New York: The Guilford Press.
1. Readings from Shapiro (2018)
- Chapter 5. Phases Two and Three: Preparation and Assessment (pp. 113-135)
- Chapter 6. Phases Four to Seven: Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan, and Closure (pp. 136-161)
- Chapter 7. Working with Abreaction and Blocks (pp. 162-190)
- Chapter 8. Phase Eight: Reevaluation and Use of the EMDR Therapy Standard Three-Pronged Protocol
2. Readings from ISSTD EMDR Therapy Training Manual (see detailed agenda below)
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:
- Define Dual Attention Stimulus (DAS) and name three forms typically used in EMDR therapy
- Name at least two strategies for stabilizing and containing traumatic material
- Name and describe the seven elements of EMDR Phase III: Assessment
- Name and describe the purpose of the three reprocessing phases of EMDR therapy
- Describe the difference between complete and incomplete closure of an EMDR therapy reprocessing session
- Name at least two potential challenges that can surface in EMDR Phase III: Assessment
- Name three strategies to link to explicitly held experience to support continued reprocessing in EMDR therapy
- Name and briefly describe the three domains of experience for Negative and Positive Cognitions in EMDR therapy
- Describe the purpose of EMDR Phase VIII: Reevaluation, and identify when it occurs
- Name and briefly describe three unexpected, and potentially unfavorable, post-processing effects in EMDR therapy
- Name three interventions to help a client manage intrusive/disturbing images during EMDR therapy reprocessing
- Name at least three signs that client may have exceeded their Window of Tolerance
- Name at least one intervention to aid a client with simple trauma/wounding remain alert and ‘grounded’
- Name at least one intervention that can help a client with intrusive dissociative symptoms remain ‘grounded’
- Recognize and describe the difference between EMDR, EMDr, and EMD
- Describe the purpose and main elements of a Future Template
- Name at least three professional or legal considerations when employing EMDR therapy with clients
- 9.25 APAThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- 9.25 ASWB ACEThe International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), #1744, 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. ISSTD maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/20/2021 – 08/20/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 9.25 continuing education credits.