What Training in EMDR Therapy Involves

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National associations affiliated with the governing body, EMDR Europe, have adopted standards for training in EMDR Therapy. This requires the completion of 52 hours of lectures, practical experience with a facilitator and EMDR case consultation. Our’s meets the requirements as follows:

Your Certificate of Completion of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy is issued when you have completed the final 3 hours of case consultation (group of individual). We can provide this or you can connect with another EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant locally to do this.

Part 1 prepares clinicians to deal with cases presenting with simple or single incident traumas, as well as clients with self-limiting belief systems. Following attendance at Part 2, where clinicians refresh the skills learned at Level 1 plus receive consultation on cases, they are permitted to progress to the Part 3 training. Experience has shown that participants find the interactive and dynamic nature of Part 2 vital in helping them consolidate their training and use of EMDR Therapy to date. At the Part 3 training, clinicians learn how to work with multiple traumas, or ‘complex’ trauma such as child sexual abuse. Skills in how to work with ‘special’ populations are also introduced as well as further skills in dealing with blocked processing.

Our trainings are accredited by EMDR Europe Association and the EMDR Institute based in the USA. The trainer is a member of the Institute’s faculty and has been approved as a Senior Trainer by the European governing body. The Facilitators are very experienced EMDR Consultants who have undergone rigorous assessments of their abilities to coach small groups in the training setting.

We run regular EMDR training in UK and Ireland in Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Belfast and Dublin. If you are considering an in-house training for your staff we can deliver that too.

We also run masterclasses for experienced EMDR therapists. These differ in topic, duration and venue.

For specialist training in EMDR Therapy with children you can attend accredited training after you have done at least Part 1 of the basic training with us. There is more information about this at this link: EMDR specialist child and adolescent training

Many mental health professionals who train in EMDR Therapy with us go on to become EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioners. This involves undergoing supervised practice with an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, following the standard training, and achieving competence in all eight phases of the therapy. More information on this can be found at the EMDR Association UK website and the website for EMDR All Ireland