Training Program

EMDR Training with EMDR Consultancy is a highly interactive learning experience whether you attend in person or online. We have found the right balance between theoretical and practical work, live demonstrations and videos showing the effectiveness of EMDR with different client presentations.

Our training, accredited by EMDR Europe, consist of 7 days divided into 3 parts. It is a staged programme that enables participants to consolidate and build on the theory and practice of the standard 8-phase protocol and to build up their skills and experience. The best way to learn EMDR is to experience it directly as both a clinician and a client, where participants will work on their own material.

Throughout the training programme there is ample opportunity to do this where participants work in small groups on their personal material to practice the protocol, with the assistance of the trainer and an experienced EMDR facilitator and consultant.

At EMDR consultancy we want you to fully integrate EMDR Therapy into your clinical practice. During the course, a total of 10 hours supervision is included but in order to support you to get the most out of your training experience we offer two extra EMDR clinical supervision groups, one between parts 1 & 2 and another between parts 2 & 3.

The training was really good – it’s been a long time since I’ve had training that was so interesting & engaging. Whilst that’s due in part to the topic itself, a big part was due to the facilitators being so experienced & knowledgeable, being able to create a containing safe space, and being so confident in EMDR itself. The videos were really helpful too. And the technology worked so well – other recent trainers have been dire in this regard and this makes a big difference to engagement levels I feel. Thanks again!



Content & Outline

Part 1: History and Development of EMDR and the Eight Phase Protocol
Basic Theory and Practice (3 days)
      • History and development of EMDR and the theoretical background
      • Overview of the current research related to EMDR
      • Explanation of how EMDR works
      • Introduction to the Adaptive Information Processing model (AIP)
      • How to utilise a trauma focused approach and assess for suitability for EMDR
      • Case conceptualisation and the three-pronged approach to EMDR Therapy
      • Strategies for stabilising clients before embarking on trauma treatment
      • Dealing with high levels of emotions during treatment
      • A basic understanding of dissociation
      • Clinical practice as client and clinician
      Following completion of part 1 participants can use EMDR with their less complex clients.
Part 2: Consolidation of the 8-phase protocol and additional techniques for more advanced working
(2 DAYS)
      • Consolidation of 8-phase protocol
      • Case conceptualisation and treatment planning
      • Review of AIP model
      • Working with blocked processing
      • Additional procedures for client stabilisation.
      • Cognitive / Therapeutic interweaves for more complex cases
      • Using recent events protocol
      • EMDR for phobias, panic and generalised anxiety disorders
      • Working with pain and other somatic complaints
      • Case Supervision
      • Clinical practice as a client and clinician
Part 3: Using EMDR to work with more complex trauma cases and other complicated presentations
(2 DAYS)
      • Complex trauma and dissociation
      • Sexual and other childhood abuse
      • Chronic grief and mourning
      • Working with OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder
      • EMDR and depression and individuals who are suicidal
      • Working with addictions
      • Clinical practice as a client and clinician
      • Case Supervision
Working with

Children and Adolescents

Although there is some basic instruction on modifying EMDR to work with children, clinicians who work with children are required to complete Part 1 of the basic training before qualifying to attend Part 1 of an EMDR Child & Adolescent training.

All three parts of basic training must be completed before attending Part 2 of an EMDR Child & Adolescent training.

Accreditation as an EMDR Europe Practitioner

On completion of this training you will receive the EMDR Europe Certificate of Completion, and will be able to practice EMDR with complex clients and work towards becoming an accredited practitioner with UK EMDR Association. As supervision is an integral part of the training, you will have accrued 10 hours of supervision towards the required 20 hours to become accredited.

Very informative, interesting and useful training course. Facilitators were personable and knowledgeable. Looking forward to applying EMDR in my practice. Thank you!