EMDR Trainings Overview from The Center for Excellence in EMDR Therapy

EMDR Trainings Overview

The Cornerstone of EMDR Excellence

At every level of training—from the EMDR Basic Training to EMDR Master-level—The Center offers a comprehensive approach to transformational healing—integrating interpersonal neurobiology, somatic processes, parts work and attachment theory, all within an EMDR therapy framework.  We teach EMDR as a psychotherapy, not as just an intervention.  Opportunities for personal reflection as well as professional growth are a central component in all of our trainings.  

Best Basic EMDR Training

Our EMDR Basic Training is your first step in a practice-changing approach to transformational healing! It’s your opportunity to begin applying the practice of EMDR therapy by helping your clients recover from the impact of painful life experiences. Our basic training is EMDRIA-approved, the gold standard in EMDR training, and is offered in three parts. It's an all-inclusive package with case consultation throughout the course, helping you apply what you're learning with your clients along the way. You'll be guided by a highly trained and experienced faculty while at the same time, traveling with the same small group cohort throughout, making it a shared experience.

Intermediate EMDR Trainings as Stepping Stones

This is the next step in your EMDR journey after you have completed your Basic EMDR Training and you've had a chance to make discover what you understand and what more there is to learn! Our Intermediate EMDR Training combines hands-on practice, deep learning and direct application to your more complex cases! This course also comes with a one-day Refresher as an added bonus for those of you who are struggling to apply what you learned in the Basic Training, or who want to update your knowledge and renew your foundational skills. You will walk away with a renewed appreciation for EMDR as a comprehensive psychotherapy approach that helps your clients thrive rather than just survive.

Attachment-Focused Advanced Training

Advanced trainings are for EMDR therapists who want to learn more about working with developmental trauma and attachment and who don't need hands-on practice at this time. In these online trainings, we apply the field's current understanding of attachment styles, interpersonal neurobiology and parts work through an EMDR framework to better understand and treat the client's difficulties with self-esteem, relationships and self-regulation. We will also expand on the therapist’s role in facilitating the client's moment to moment experience during the process, navigating the delicate waters of attachment trauma and repair, and rebuilding the self as part of this transformational journey.

Masterclass Training in Relational EMDR

As EMDR therapists who treats complex developmental trauma, we understand the power of the therapeutic relationship as key to transformational healing. These Master trainings introduce you to Relational EMDR Therapy℠, an approach to treating attachment trauma using the relationship between the therapist and client as the parallel process where memory is in the making. You will fine tune your attunement skills with an emphasis on exploring how we relate to our clients' experience, both implicitly and explicitly. You will walk away with a better appreciation of how to be there with our clients in a way that allows them to "go there" with us, making for a transformative experience for therapist and client alike.

Masterclass Retreats for Personal and Professional Growth

Masterclass retreats are for experienced therapists who are deeply committed to their personal as well as professional growth as a Relational EMDR therapist and are also looking for a restorative communal experience with other colleagues. These practice-based trainings in Relational EMDR Therapy℠ are about the dynamic relationship between client and therapist as both a source of impasse as well as a vehicle for change. The Self of the therapist is the central focus, working on how our own attachment experiences inform how we relate to our clients. You will walk away feeling restored and inspired to bring your best self to this work with greater clarity and courage.

EMDR Consultation

EMDR consultation is a process where you meet with an expert EMDR therapist individually, in a group, or both, to discuss your cases and reflect on your work. As part of the conversation, you will not only will you deepen your understanding of EMDR case conceptualization and treatment planning, but you will examine the dance between therapist and client, with an openness to self-reflection as an integral part of the learning. So, in addition to studying the science of EMDR therapy, we look at the art of how a session unfolds, moment to moment, which requires attunement and mindful navigation, working through impasses towards healing and transformation.

EMDR Certification

Therapists who train with The Center belong to a community of lifelong learners. In addition to offering the full range of EMDR trainings, case consultation and resources you need, we are committed to streamlining the processes that earn you the recognition and certification you deserve. You'll find everything required to meet EMDRIA’s requirements for becoming an EMDR practitioner and an EMDRIA-certified consultant—all under one roof. We’ve also established a Master Certification in Relational EMDR Therapy. It's designed to support and recognize therapists willing to work on themselves and the relational dimension of the work at the highest level in order to bring transformative healing to their clients.

Here’s what a colleague has to say about training with Deany and The Center

Over the years, I have taken many trainings with Deany, both in person and remotely, and I have always felt that I have been learning cutting-edge material that has greatly enhanced my clinical skills. Deany is a superb clinician who has an amazing ability to integrate theory and practice in a way that makes complicated concepts very understandable, especially combined with the case consultation! Deany's liberal use of video footage allows us to see these concepts being applied. Interpersonally, she is warm, caring and inclusive, and she is very good at making trainees feel respected and empowered. I can’t wait to take my next training with Deany!

Peter Brecher , Ph.D. ABPP

Clinical Psychologist
Milford, MA
Peter Brecher

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
Basic 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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November 2022

Start date
Location
Online
Intermediate EMDR Training
Coming soon

The Craft of EMDR Therapy: Taking it to the Next Level - Fall 2022

Training Program Schedule
Part One: November 11-13, 2022
Part Two: December 9-11, 2022

Continuing Education Credits
30.5

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January 2023

Dates
-
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Coming soon

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Early Winter 2023

Training Program Schedule
Part One: January 6-8, 2023
Part Two: February 3-5, 2023
Part Three: March 3-4, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
46

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Dates
-
Location
Online
Advanced EMDR Training
Coming soon

Healing the Wounds of Attachment and Rebuilding Self

Training Program Schedule
January 20, 2023
January 21, 2023
January 22, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
12

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Dates
-
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Coming soon

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Late Winter 2023

Training Program Schedule
Part One: January 27-29, 2023
Part Two: February 24-26, 2023
Part Three: March 24-25, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
46

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March 2023

Dates
-
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Coming soon

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Early Spring 2023

Training Program Schedule
Part One: March 31-April 2, 2023
Part Two: May 5-7, 2023
Part Three: June 2-3, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
46

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April 2023

Start date
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Coming soon

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

Training Program Schedule
April 14, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
6

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Dates
-
Location
Online
Basic EMDR Training
Coming soon

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Late Spring 2023

Training Program Schedule
Part One: April 21-23, 2023
Part Two: May 19-21, 2023
Part Three: June 16-17, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
46

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Dates
-
Location
Online
Intermediate EMDR Training
Coming soon

Just Beyond the Basics: Thinking AIP and Using EMDR


Continuing Education Credits
12

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May 2023

Dates
-
Location
Atlanta, GA
Master EMDR Training
Coming soon

Relational EMDR Therapy: From Treatment to Transformation

Training Program Schedule
May 5, 2023
May 6, 2023
May 7, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
18

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Start date
Location
Online
Intermediate EMDR Training
Coming soon

The Craft of EMDR Therapy: Taking it to the Next Level - Spring 2023

Training Program Schedule
Part 1: May 12-14, 2023
Part 2: June 9-11, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
30.5

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July 2023

Dates
-
Location
Online
Advanced EMDR Training
Coming soon

The Dance of Attachment: An Introduction to Relational EMDR Therapy℠


Continuing Education Credits
12

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October 2023

Dates
-
Location
Red Mountain Resort, Utah
EMDR Master Retreats
Coming soon

Relational EMDR Therapy℠ - Examining the Self of the Therapist

Training Program Schedule
October 1, 2023 - October 6, 2023

Continuing Education Credits
24

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Here is what a colleague has to say about her training experience:

'The Dance of Attachment' EMDR training allowed me to integrate my 'Gestalt and Daring Way' background into an EMDR framework so that I could fully support my clients through their journey. This training gave me permission to bring my authentic self as an EMDR therapist. I can now use EMDR freely and truly dance with my clients bringing all of me and my therapeutic skills to the work.

Nancy Andino , LCSW, CASAC, CDWF

Certified EMDR Therapist, Certified Gestalt Therapist
Union City, NJ
Nancy Andino