EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of many different pathologies and trauma related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This two-part experiential training is approved by The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and includes 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of supervised practice and 10 hours of consultations. Complemented by an empirically tested method, EMDR therapy is compatible with all contemporary clinical paradigms including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experimental and systemic approaches. In this program, you work with our EMDRIA-approved instructor, Wendy Freitag, to earn your EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate.

At the time of enrollment, participants must fill out the Participant’s Agreement, and unlicensed participants must fill out the Clinical Supervisor Agreement.

Learning Outcomes

Part One

  • Identify the parameters where EMDR therapy is effectively implemented
  • Define various criteria for client selection and then apply them to example cases
  • List safety measures for effective and ethical use of EMDR therapy
  • Outline the phases of a comprehensive EMDR therapy plan

Part Two

  • Predict common problems that can arise while practicing EMDR therapy
  • Evaluate strategies for dealing with highly emotional client responses
  • Describe protocols for closing down incomplete therapy sessions
  • Identify resources to use with difficult or resistant clients

Upcoming Sessions

To get started, enroll in the EMDR Therapy Basic Training. Earn the certificate by completing both parts of the training and participating in group consultation work.

Date: March 7-9 & June 6-8, 2024

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education or view on Zoom

Instructor: Wendy Freitag PhD

Fee: $1,800

CEUs: 4.0, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 36

Program Number: 1050-15803

Note: Please note registration type (in-person/livestream) may not be modified without approval from the Program Manager due to ratio requirements. A link to access the online course will be emailed within a few days of the start date. Please contact sce-humanservices@uwm.edu with any questions.

Registration Deadline: Feb 23, 2024

Register Now

Still Have Questions? Contact Us.

Star DeLuca, Program Manager

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