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. The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)-approved EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate is composed of two parts that focus on theoretical and practical aspects of the EMDR method. Each part offers 10 hours of lecture and 10 hours of supervised practice for a total of 40 hours. Additionally, 10 hours of consultations outside of class are included in the fee. 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 EMDR-certified 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 12-14 & June 4-6

Time: 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Wendy Freitag PhD

Fee: $1,800

CEUs: 4.0, CEHs: 40

Enrollment Limit: 36

Program Number: 7750-12598

Note: Attend March 12-14 and return June 4-6, to complete the certificate. Attendance at both sessions is required.

Registration Deadline: Thu., Mar. 5, 2020

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Angela Kelber, Director

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