EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions.

This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in more than 24 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients and on hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. As an integrative psychotherapy approach, EMDR therapy is compatible with all contemporary paradigms including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experiential and systemic.

This Two-Part EMDR Institute Basic Training curriculum is inspired and approved by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., the originator of EMDR therapy. Unlike other EMDR therapy training opportunities available, the Institute’s training curriculum is considered the Gold Standard that has been time-tested for years and provides the most updated information about EMDR therapy. This two-part, experiential training is approved by EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and includes 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of supervised practice and 10 hours of consultation. EMDRIA sets the standards for EMDR training, workshops and professional credentialing levels.

More specifically, this Regional EMDR therapy Basic Training provides training to a small groups of clinicians and is designed for those interested in learning to integrate EMDR therapy successfully into their clinical practice by developing and applying their skills over an extended period of time. It offers a small, safe, comfortable and personalized training environment consisting of lecture and videotaped demonstrations, case studies, supervised practice and ongoing case consultation.

During the experiential group practice participants will be practicing EMDR therapy with each other in order to gain familiarity with how clients experience EMDR therapy. 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 UWM Program Manager before registering for the training.

Case Consultation now included in the fee. The EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate requires 5 hours post Part 1, and 5 hours post Part 2. These 10 hours of consultations are included in the fee of the program ($400 value). Instructor will schedule after each lecture part.

Please Note: Review the Eligibility Requirements, Course Outline and Completion Criteria when considering the appropriateness of this training.

In addition to the course materials provided and tuition, participants will be required to read two textbooks for purchase at any local or online bookstore or rent from your local library.

Also be certain to review and submit the necessary Registration Materials as outlined below.

This training program is the first and a necessary step towards Certification in EMDR therapy. To learn more about the additional requirements, please visit EMDRIA.org.


Wendy Freitag, Ph.D.

Wendy Freitag, Ph.D.

Wendy Freitag, Ph.D., is an experienced EMDR therapy clinician, trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1994. She is an EMDR Institute Regional Trainer, Facilitator & Logistician, as well as an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant. She served as the ... read more

Registration Materials

Click here to review registration materials and complete necessary paperwork prior to registration.

Date: Sept 5-7, 2019 & Dec. 5-7, 2019

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Wendy Freitag Ph.D.

Fee: $1,800

CEUs: 4.2, CEHs: 42

Enrollment Limit: 36

Program Number: 7750-12035

Note: Note: Attend September 5-7, 2019 & return December 5-7, 2019 to complete the certificate. Attendance at both sessions is required.

42 CEs (APA approved)

Registration Deadline: Thu., Sept. 5

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