Parts 1 & Part 2 Training

Aims and content of the course

Introduction to EMDR

How EMDR was developed and the theoretical background

Overview of research in EMDR

The Adaptive Information Processing Model


Learning and practising the eight phases of treatment comprising the basic protocol of EMDR

Identifying the parameters that are treatable with the EMDR method

Learning to take a specialised history for identification of focal patterns and beliefs

Learning selection criteria and cautions necessary for the safe use of EMDR


Learning a variety of EMDR protocols for a wide range of diagnostic categories:

  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Grief
  • Phobias
  • Natural and other disasters
  • Couples
  • Abreactions

Learning to adequately prepare clients and give them safe ways in which to manage extreme emotions before embarking upon EMDR treatment.


Learning about Resource Development and Resource Installation with vulnerable clients


Demonstration of EMDR


Ten hours of supervised EMDR practice


PLUS one day intermediate training (Part 2) where basic protocol is reviewed, difficulties in practice of EMDR are ironed out and supervision of EMDR practice is provided.