EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapy Training

Get Fully Trained in EMDR Therapy Through CAMFT!
PART ONE IS SOLD OUT!  Now taking registrations for Part 2 only.

Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center
100 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Part One SOLD-OUT!
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2019 - Part Two 

Completing the full training program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:
EMDR Therapy Training Part One (3 Days= 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum) (FULL)
EMDR Therapy Training Part Two 
(3 Days= 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum)
10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team. (paid for separately)

Workshop Description:

Developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an evidence based treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma and adverse life experiences. This training curriculum, taught by Dr. Stephen Dansiger, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Senior Faculty with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness, consists of 42 hours of EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy. After these 6 days of training with an additional 10 hours of EMDRIA approved consultation, participants will be considered by EMDRIA to be fully trained in EMDR Therapy. Whether your goal is to become an EMDR therapist as a specialty or you want to integrate it into your already existing practice, this training program will help you meet your goals.

NOTE: 10-Hours of Consultation (paid for separately),  with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness is required before a Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded. Paid for separately, usually 4-6 hours are completed between the Part One and Part Two trainings, with the remainder done after completing Part Two. All of these hours may be done in a group setting. Upon completion of Parts One and Two and 10 Consultation Hours, the therapist may refer to themselves as an EMDR therapist or EMDR practitioner.

EMDR Therapy Training Part One (March 15-17, 2019):

Upon completion of each workshop day, attendees will be able to:

  1. Provide working definitions of trauma from the larger field of psychology/psychiatry and
  2. Discuss the history of EMDR Therapy.
  3. Explain EMDR Therapy's model, methodology, and mechanism(s) within the context of the adaptive information processing model.
  4. List the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol.
  5. Identify the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol after seeing a live or video demonstration of EMDR Therapy.
  1. Explain how the 8 Phases of Shapiro’s Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol correspond to the 3-Stage Consensus Model of trauma treatment originally proposed by Pierre Janet.
  2. Conduct an EMDR Therapy Phase 1 (Client History) with respect to general, well-established principles for trauma-informed care.
  3. Define the terms Resource Development and Installation (RDI), "tapping in",and frontloading, and explain their role in EMDR Therapy Phase II preparation.
  4. Develop a comprehensive, holistic set of stabilization/resourcing skills in Phase II of EMDR Therapy.
  5. Explain the rationale behind speeds of bilateral stimulation/dual attention stimulus.
  6. Deliver 3-5 stabilization activities with a client in EMDR Therapy preparation, with and without bilateral stimulation.
  7. Discuss and implement which stabilization activities are most ideal for those clients with dissociation or complex trauma issues.
  8. Articulate ideas for obtaining even more exercises and activities for trauma-informed stabilization.
  9. Complete, under supervised practice, EMDR Phases 1 & 2 with a practice partner; this includes being able to explain EMDR Therapy to a potential client/ practice partner in relatable language.
  10. Assess client readiness for moving from Phase 2 of EMDR Therapy into the reprocessing Phases 3-6.
  11. Discuss the standard targeting sequence offered in the 2001 Shapiro text for reprocessing traumatic memories.
  1. Complete, under supervised practice, EMDR Therapy Phases 3-8.
  2. Define abreaction and discuss its relevance to trauma processing work.
  3. List the main suggestions offered by Shapiro and master clinician in EMDR Therapy for working with blocks in processing and handling abreactions.
  4. Complete, under supervised practice, a future template targeting sequence.
  5. Obtain resources for accessing follow-up consultation and support in EMDR Therapy between Part I of the training (Days 1-3) and Part II of the training (Days 4-6).

EMDR Therapy Training Part Two (June 21-23):

Upon completion of each workshop day, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss, in general, what it means to be an ethical EMDR Therapist and list three safeguards for ensuring safe and ethical practice.
  2. Define interweaves and describe at least three situations where using interweaves are useful in EMDR Therapy.
  3. List examples of situations within EMDR Therapy where making modifications may be necessary (according to the EMDRIA Definition of EMDR).
  4. Describe the types of modifications that might be necessary and appropriate with the “special populations” that individual attendees treat in clinical settings.
  5. Execute the EMDR 8-Phase protocol under supervised practice and receive necessary
    instruction about interweaves and modifications (implementing accordingly).
  1. List the specific protocols/targeting sequences that Shapiro overviews in her seminal text and be able to set them up (e.g., recent events, anxiety and phobia, illnesses and somatic disorders, grief, self-use).
  2. Discuss the best practices for conducting EMDR Therapy with the following groups of people/clinical situations: children, couples, addictions, survivors of sexual abuse, complex PTSD & developmental trauma, dissociation, military, and public safety.
  3. Discuss, in greater detail and clinical competence, best practices for the specific groups of people/clinical situations that participants are likely to see in their clinical settings.
  4. Access resources for obtaining specialty resources and “protocols” for these variously noted populations.
  5. Complete, under supervised practice, one of the specialty targeting sequences presented by Shapiro, or a targeting sequence and delivery of EMDR Therapy. Phases 1-8 with a situation identified as a “special population”/situation
  1. Discuss the neurobiology of trauma covered on Day 1 of the course in the context of EMDR Therapy and working hypotheses about mechanisms of action.
  2. Present a clinical case study for the participant’s clinical practice through the EMDR Therapy/AIP framework
  3. Complete, under supervised practice, any remaining practice elements that a participant may need to attend to using EMDR Therapy
  4. Discuss the characteristics of strong EMDR therapists
  5. Evaluate any issues that a participant may need to address to better capture these qualities of strong EMDR therapists
  6. Develop a plan for continued consultation and formation as an EMDR therapist after the completion of the training course     

Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, MFT is the creator and founder of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), which utilizes Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy to create an agency's primary clinical practice system. Dansiger is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist who provides EMDR Training and Advanced Topic workshops as Senior Faculty for The Institute for Creative Mindfulness. He is the coauthor (with Jamie Marich) of EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care, and the author of Clinical Dharma and Mindfulness for Anger Management. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, Dansiger presents and teaches internationally.

CAMFT Participants will pay $695.00 for Part One (SOLD-OUT)
CAMFT Participants will pay a special discounted rate of $615.00 for Part Two (Space available)

Included in Workshop Fees:
The registration fee includes a continental breakfast,  afternoon refreshment break, CE certificate, and session handouts. LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.

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Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale & Executive Meeting Center
The 4-Star Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale Hotel & Executive Meeting Center sets a superior standard amongst hotels in the Los Angeles area. Located in Glendale's upscale business district, the Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale is ideally situated 6 miles from the Burbank Airport, with easy access to LAX and many popular LA area attractions. This stylish 19-story high-rise hotel will provide you with first class service, convenient amenities, and a relaxing stay in contemporary Southern California style guest room accommodations. CAMFT has arranged a discounted group room rate at $124 per night plus tax. This discounted group rate will be in effect until February 22, 2019. To book your room reservations at the specially discounted group rate, please click here or call Hilton Reservations at 1.800.445.8667 or 1.800.HILTONS and be sure to mention the group code: CAMFT1. The group rate will be available 3 days pre/post meeting dates based on space and date availability. 

Hotel Parking
Self-Parking has been discounted to $12 per day.  In-house guest can enjoy in/out privileges.

Getting There
LOCATION Travel should take you away to an exciting place, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Hilton Los Angeles North/Glendale Hotel. While you’re in town, you will find shopping, fine dining, chic art museums, and cinematic and television history that fill downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding Glendale airport area.  Burbank Airport is an 8 mile drive, and Los Angeles International airport is a 25 mile drive.

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How to Register
Please sign-in with your CAMFT member login and password. Click "Register Myself," then select "Registration Option". To finish the transaction, click "Proceed to Checkout,"  then on next page, click "Submit Order." A successful registration will generate a confirmation email.  If you have questions or difficulty registering, please contact CAMFT at (888) 892-2638.


3/15/2019 8:30 AM - 3/17/2019 5:00 PM
100 West Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202 United States

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