| "Having attended the large EMDR trainings and subsequently attended Sandi Richman's small group trainings, I was struck by how effective and congenial these small training groups are. This format provides a more interactive and powerful approach to learning EMDR both in terms of theory and practice.
In the small group setting, trainees are able to feel safe enough to explore their difficulties and practice their new skills under the sensitive guidance of their trainer. I do strongly recommend this particular training course to which all my colleagues now go for both a sound and up-to-date training in EMDR. And importantly, they have been able to incorporate EMDR into their practices almost immediately after the Part I training."
Dr Felicity de Zulueta, BSc, MA(Cantab), MBChB, FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy, Hon Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Psychiatry, Head of the Traumatic Stress Service at the Maudsley Hospital.
Group Analyst, Systemic Therapist and Founder of the International
Sandi Richman's Part I EMDR Training clear, well illustrated
with videotapes and clinical vignettes and overall an interesting
and enjoyable experience that left me feeling confident with
the basic EMDR protocol and keen to get going with my own patients.
Being part of a small group meant there were plenty of opportunities
to ask questions. A detailed manual was provided which was useful
in the following weeks when I needed to remind myself of some
aspect of the procedure. The follow up supervision session included
in the training was a useful opportunity to share experiences
with my small training group and refresh my thinking.
After six months of using the basic protocol I returned to complete
the Part II Training. This was a stimulating and thorough introduction
to the more sophisticated aspects of EMDR. By now I was using
EMDR with many of my patients and enjoying the extra dimension
it added to my work and the feeling of really being able to
help patients in distress. After Part II, I felt empowered to
explore different ways of integrating EMDR into my psychotherapy
practice and able to tailor my approach more to individual patient
I would have no hesitation in recommending any psychoanalytic
psychotherapist, and indeed any psychotherapist, working with
children or adults, to do the EMDR training. I was unsure at
first how EMDR would fit in with my psychoanalytic training,
but I use it with nearly all my child and adult patients now
and continue to be excited about the possibilities it opens
up for building self esteem, for rapid relief of symptomatology
and resolution of old trauma driven conflicts. The effects of
EMDR can be awesome and can dramatically cut treatment times."
Associate Professional Member of the Society of Analytical Psychology
Member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists
completed the Part I EMDR training with Sandi Richman in 2001.
The experience was excellent and I cannot recommend it highly
Compared to the large EMDR trainings (which I later attended
for the Part II) this small training was much more personal
and interactive and therefore an altogether richer experience.
Sandi Richman is an excellent trainer. Her clear presentation
of the EMDR model and sound facilitation of how to actually
practice the technique meant that I felt confident enough to
incorporate EMDR into my practice immediately after the training."
Dr Damon Lab
Chartered Clinical Psychologist