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EMDR Basic Training In- Person Conway, Arkansas or Virtual
EMDR Basic Training In- Person Conway, Arkansas or Virtual

EMDR Basic Training In- Person Conway, Arkansas or Virtual

Time & Location

Mar 06, 2024, 9:00 AM CST – Mar 08, 2024, 5:00 PM CST

Conway Conference Center, 1955 Ott Memorial Dr, Conway, AR 72032, USA

About the event

An EMDRIA Approved 40 hour (6 days broken in two sets of 3-day trainings) live training.  20 hours content presentation & 20 hours practicum. Plus 10 hours of consultation to help apply learned skills with clients after training.  

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Training Curriculum Outline

This training consists of three sections:

Trainees must complete all instructional, practicum, and consultation hours within 12 months of

starting the training to receive a certificate of completion.

  1. Instruction

(20 hours) Participants must be present for all hours. 


         I. History and Overview of EMDR

         II. Mechanism of EMDR (How EMDR Works)

        III. Model of EMDR including the AIP Model

        IV. Methodology of EMDR (Facilitating EMDR)

        V. EMDRIA Appendix of additional topics


         VI. The neuroscience of EMDR

         VII. Dissociation Assessment and Management

        VIII. Attachment work with EMDR

         IX. Polyvagal Theory

         X. Interventions for complex client sessions


    2. Practicum

(20 hours) - Participants must be present for all hours.

The goal of Practicum is to facilitate the demonstration and practice of the EMDR therapy methodology as outlined in the Shapiro text, and the EMDRIA Definition of EMDR therapy.  

Participants will practice EMDR techniques in either dyads or triads. Participant practice as clinician is required. Participant practice as “client” is required.  Practicum is not role play.  Participants use their own real experiences as EMDR targets when practicing as client.  Participants may choose the depth or intensity of target they work with as client in practicum. Participant will also serve as “observer” at times.  Practice is required for each phase of EMDR procedure as outlined in the Instructional Section.  


    3. Consultation - Virtual (10 Hours) All hours must be completed for certificate as "EMDR Basic Trained"


Consultation provides an opportunity for the integration of the theory of EMDR therapy along with the development of EMDR therapy skills. During consultation, trainees receive individualized feedback and instruction in the areas of case conceptualization, client readiness, target selection, treatment planning, and specific application of EMDR skills with clients. Consultation also allows the trainee to develop and integrate EMDR therapy skills creatively into their other skills in a way that enhances clinical efficiency and effectiveness in helping a wider range of clients meet their goals for change.

    I. Consultation is about real client cases and not experiences that occur in practicum

         A. Behavioral samples of trainees work with actual clients is required. Behavioral samples can

         include video, audio, or verbatim summary.

    II. Consultation addresses, but is not limited to, the following content:

         A. Use of EMDR therapy within a structured treatment plan

         B. Application of the standard EMDR therapy procedural steps

         C. Case conceptualization and target selection

         D. Client readiness including inclusion, exclusion and cautionary criteria for EMDR therapy

         E. Client safety and effective outcomes using the standard EMDR therapy procedural steps

         F. Integration of EMDR therapy into their existing clinical setting or in an alternate clinical setting

         G. Specific application of skills


About Your Trainer

Hi, I'm Lizy Wiggins.  I have a passion for teaching other therapists how to heal their client's with EMDR Therapy and gain the fulfillment I have experienced as an EMDR Therapist.  Whether you are a graduate student wanting to prepare for the work field, a community provider needing help with complex cases, a private practice clinician wanting to hone your skills, or a seasoned professional curious to try a new evidence-based approach, I would love to be your EMDR Trainer.  

Perks of being an EMDR Therapist

-Avoid feeling stuck with clients which can lead to burnout

-Stop chasing the crisis of the week & Get to the root of the problem

-Prevent client self-harm & hospitalizations through EMDR stabilization

-Get out of a professional or personal rut

-Help clients see themselves through your eyes & really believe that they are enough

-Have an evidence based framework to guide you or to fall back on

-Help clients reduce PTSD symptoms aeb measurable change

-Increase client functioning across settings (often quickly)

-Learn to better serve your complex clients

-Increase your own confidence in your skill set

-Have rewarding sessions 

-Receive higher reimbursement 

-Increase credibility 

-Help meet the high demand for trauma treatment & Get more referrals in the process

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