The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy

Discover the Many Benefits of EMDR Training

Many highly successful therapists consider EMDR therapy the most valuable therapeutic approach they have learned. Why?

First of all, EMDR is proven to reduce the distressing symptoms related to PTSD and other traumatic events.

Secondly, EMDR is highly effective in creating permanent change for clients from all backgrounds who struggle with a broad range of life challenges like low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness and grief, anxiety and depression, and addictions.

Thirdly, EMDR training readily integrates into your practice. That’s because EMDR therapy complements and strengthens the effectiveness of other methods you already use.  You can use it in your work with children, families and couples.

Finally, the quality of your clients’ lives is enhanced by EMDR therapy. They are deeply satisfied with changes in their personal lives and they tell their family, friends, colleagues and other providers about their successful therapy experience with you. Those personal testimonials and referrals from grateful clients fuel the growth of your practice. That’s how our EMDR training and your commitment to learning EMDR therapy will transform your clients' lives as well as your practice.

Why Train with Us?

The high quality of training, the expertise of our devoted faculty and our commitment to your success is what sets The Center apart.

Our integrative approach to EMDR therapy prepares you to work with a broad range of clients' difficulties from divergent backgrounds and in different settings. It even helps you with clients who’ve struggled before in other kinds of therapy.

We offer a full continuum of EMDR trainings from Basic through Masterclass retreats. So you can take one training or enroll in a series to help you reach your goals step by step. You can specialize in applying EMDR to children and families, addictions, generational trauma, or attachment-related difficulties. You can pursue your special interests while working towards The Center’s EMDR Master Certification (soon to be launched) or you can train to be an EMDRIA-approved Therapist, Consultant, or even Trainer.

We offer you the most up-to-date knowledge, guidance and support. You make the choices. You set the pace. The Center supports you every step of the way.

We're Weaving a Diverse Community of Equity and Inclusion

The Center was established with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a core value. 

As we continue to grow, DEI is an essential part of everything we do. It informs our ongoing faculty and trainee recruitment and training.

It guides our expanded training outreach to diverse populations of therapist-trainees and it shapes the development of specialty trainings that speak to the unique needs of the communities these therapists serve.

We’ve established mutually supportive partnerships with diverse stakeholders such as Open Paths in western Los Angeles and The Dorm in New York and Washington, DC. And our inclusive partnering efforts are an important part of our long-term plan.

Of course, an organization is only as good as its culture. That’s why we’ve added a staff expert who is skilled at helping organizations like The Center become a truly diverse and representative community at all levels with a thriving culture of belonging, support and trust.

About Trainings

Basic EMDR Training

Looking for a way to work more effectively with all your clients? Want to help them experience permanent healing? Ready to transform your clients' lives? Then this Basic EMDR Training is for you.

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Intermediate EMDR Training

Have you taken the EMDR Basic Training but are struggling to integrate it into your practice? Are you concerned about how to safely treat clients who have complex trauma? Do you have questions about where to begin with clients who have multiple problems? Do you struggle with whether or not some of...

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Advanced EMDR Training

Have you ever felt torn between following scripted protocols and procedures and using EMDR to do what’s best for your client in the moment? Are you ready to expand your use of the therapeutic relationship as a powerful healing force? Would you like to refine your ability to define the best next...

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Master EMDR Training

The Center’s three-day Masterclass trainings offer highly skilled and experienced EMDR psychotherapists the opportunity to continue their personal and professional growth simultaneously. The trainings take a deep dive into the practice of Relational EMDR Therapy℠ and offer a unique opportunity for...

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Upcoming EMDR Trainings

September 2022

Start date
Location
Washington, DC
Basic EMDR Training
Open for Applications

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Early Fall

Training Program Schedule
Part 1: September 23-25, 2022
Part 2: October 14-16, 2022
Part 3: December 2-3, 2022

Continuing Education Credits
46

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October 2022

Start date
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Open for Applications

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Late Fall

Training Program Schedule
Part One: October 21-23, 2022
Part Two: November 18-20, 2022
Part Three: December 16-17, 2022

Continuing Education Credits
46

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Start date
Location
Online
Intermediate EMDR Training
Open for Applications

Back to the Future: An Upscaled Refresher Course in EMDR Therapy

Training Program Schedule
October 28, 2022

Continuing Education Credits
6

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Master retreat

Master Retreat

Relational EMDR Therapy℠ - Examining the Self of the Therapist

When you work with complex developmental trauma, you walk a tightrope—balancing the relational..

Dates
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Location
Red Mountain Resort, Utah
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News

Deany Goes to Europe!

The Council of Scholars, an international group of thought leaders in the EMDR community is holding its annual Symposium at the EMDR Europe conference in Valencia, Spain next week after 3 years since it was first formed and the pandemic arrived!  With Deany at the helm along with co-chair Suzy...

Here’s what your colleagues say:

Deany is the truth! She radiates the room with passion, patience, and support provided to aspiring EMDR therapists. From lecture to video and discussion, she gives insight into her clinical techniques and decision making. Furthermore, I appreciate the authenticity about the experience we all share as therapists during sessions. Deany's insight and the information shared is invaluable.

Morgan R. Graves , MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Raleigh, NC
Morgan R. Graves