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EMDR Basic Training Virtual or In-Person
EMDR Basic Training Virtual or In-Person

EMDR Basic Training Virtual or In-Person

Presenter: Lizy Wiggins, LCSW 40 hours live content & practicum 10 hours of virtual consultation

Time & Location

Last available date

Mar 06, 2024, 9:00 AM CST – Jul 31, 2024, 5:00 PM CDT


About the event

Attend Online or In-Person 

EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training

50 hours:  20 hours content 20 hours practicum & 10 hours consultation

Additional 10 hours of virtual consultation are included in the price and will be scheduled after completion of live training.

Each training requires 6 full days

July 24-26, 2024 & August 21-23, 2024 (Wed, Thurs, Fri  X2)

You may attend this training Virtually or In-Person in Little Rock, Arkansas

Co-sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Arkansas Chapter

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST each day

Early Bird Pricing Coupon Code:  Earlybird7&8/24 

$1575 until July 12, 2024 at which time price increases to $1697

If you are, or hope to, work with individuals in the police force as your client population, 10 partial scholarships will be made available by NAMI AR.  First come, first serve.  Training is being held at Arkansas State Police Headquarters.  

Aug. 15-17, 2024 & Sep. 5-7, 2024 (Thu, Fri, Sat x 2)

You may attend this training Virtually or In-Person in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Hosted by the Center for Psychiatric Trauma & Mental Health (CPTMH)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST each day

Early Bird Pricing Coupon Code:  Earlybird8&9/24 

$1575 until August 2, 2024 at which time price increases to $1697

September 13-15 & October 25-27, 2024  (Fri, Sat, Sun x 2)

This training is being offered virtually only via zoom.  

9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST each day

Early Bird Pricing Coupon Code:  Earlybird9&10/24 

$1575 until August 30, 2024 at which time price increases to $1697

You will be prompted to choose your cohort (date & location) after checkout.

To schedule a private customizable training for your organization email

Registration requirements:  participant must be a fully licensed mental health provider or a graduate student seeking licensure in their final year of internship.

Required Reading (must purchase your own copy before training):  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures 3rd Edition by Francine Shapiro (2018)

Recommended Reading: EMDR Within a Phase Model of Trauma-Informed Treatment by Ricky Greenwald (2007)

Our EMDR Basic training is an EMDRIA approved training which follows standard EMDR protocol guidelines set forth by the EMDR International Association. It meets the following criteria: 40 hours live training which includes 20 hours of content presentation related to basic EMDR skills and 20 hours of practicum which allows participants to role play as client and therapist to put learned skills into action.

Please note that EMDR Basic Training practicum requires that participant experience EMDR as both therapist and client.  Therefore, participants will be addressing real life events of their own in part of the practicum.  Participants can choose which life events they would like to target and the depth to which it is addressed.  Please take self-care into account.

An additional 10 hours of consultation is included which allows trainees to increase knowledge, improve EMDR skills, and safely and effectively integrate the use of EMDR therapy into their clinical setting even after live training.

EMDR Basic Training with EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC exceeds the minimum Basic Training standard criteria as follows: Additional content addressing EMDR skills for complex clients including teaching of additional interventions that are often necessary to help clients decrease disturbance. Instruction on assessment and management of dissociation. Emphasis on how to facilitate attachment work with EMDR. A succinct presentation of key neuroscience mechanisms that explain “How EMDR Works” to help participants gain a better understanding of the underpinnings of this framework. Integrates somatic teachings from Polyvagal Theory to allow for more thorough reprocessing and desensitization because evidence shows that, “The Body Keeps the Score” (Bessel van der Kalk MD) and “The Body Holds the Healing” (Cathy Malchiodi PhD).

Learning objectives:  Participants will increase knowledge related to the 8 phases of EMDR, How EMDR Works with the Brain, and the AIP Model. Participants will improve insight related to facilitating EMDR therapy effectively with a variety of client populations.

Curriculum is presented from the perspective of a therapist, for therapists, to demonstrate exactly what EMDR therapy looks like in practice and implementation. Included in the cost of this EMDR Basic Training package, you will receive the EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC therapy integration system that was developed as a step-by-step guide for facilitating EMDR sessions with clients in each of the 8 EMDR Phases. Video presentation of live sessions with consenting clients and EMDR Trainer, Lizy Wiggins will be presented for experiential learning. Content design and presentation embraces a learning model conducive for numerous learning styles and/or neurodivergency.

Presenter:  Elizabeth "Lizy" Wiggins, LCSW.  EMDR Consultant.  EMDRIA Approved Trainer.

Lizy has completed over 300 hours of trauma informed training over the past 10 years.  She was thoroughly trained with the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute before starting her own LLC.  She is excited to offer EMDR trainings for fellow therapists to increase client access to this comprehensive healing model.

Program:  EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, NBCC ACEP No. 7326. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  Participants are responsible for confirming with their state licensure board that NBCC CE credits are accepted.  This course is NBCC eligible for 40 CE credits upon completion of all 50 hours, quiz, and evaluation.  

Provider contact information:  5009 Edinburgh Cove, Little Rock, Arkansas 72210.  501-786-3989.  EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC practices increased availability to their participants to ensure their comprehensive learning and effective intervention with clients over time. Participants have the option to begin the certification track through EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC directly after completing the EMDR Basic Training to preserve and increase knowledge gained related to being an EMDR Therapist.

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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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