For safety considerations, I will be providing trainings online using the HIPPA-Compliant Zoom platform.  Virtual EMDR Training is EMDRIA-Approved and meets all requirements for completing Basic Training requirements.  Clinicians will learn skills to practice EMDR Therapy in person or over telehealth.

EMDR Institute Basic Training, according to EMDRIA guidelines, includes 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practicum and 10 hours of consultation. The training is six days over two weekends, with additional group consultation hours scheduled based on participants’ availability. Attendance at all classes and consultation is required for completion of EMDR Basic Training.

All ten of the EMDRIA-required consultation hours for Basic Training are included in this training. Consultation will help you begin to use EMDR with your clients and address difficulties that naturally arise when beginning to use a new therapy.  This course qualifies for all 40 hours of DORA continuing education.

EMDR Basic training includes an experiential component. Participants will be using EMDR with each other in order to gain familiarity with how clients experience EMDR as well as to develop the necessary skills to begin work with clients. The experience of being both clinician and client is a required part of the training. If due to trauma, illness, or other stressors, you are not emotionally stable, you should not take the training at this time.  If you are pregnant, you must contact the trainer before registering for the training.

The training group will be limited in size, allowing a small, comfortable and personalized learning environment. You will be expected to read EMDR literature before and during the training, may have homework assignments between training sessions and will begin to implement at least several phases of the eight phases of EMDR after the first training weekend. All of this is designed to prepare clinicians for the effective, safe and confident use of EMDR in their clinical practices.

I use the EMDR Institute curriculum that includes lectures, videotape demonstrations, ongoing case consultation, and supervised experiential practice in using EMDR to reprocess participants’ own life experiences.


This Basic Training take place over six days (two weekends).   Both weekends will include all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Ten hours of case consultation will be included between and after the training weekends.  Both weekends will include lecture and experiential components. Specific dates and tuition are included on the registration page.