EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Early Fall

This is your first step in a practice-changing approach to transformational healing with EMDR Therapy. You will learn, step by step, how to apply this powerful methodology with your clients in this hands-on training where we support you in your learning as you go through the course.

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EMDR Basic Training
Start date
Washington, DC
Early Bird
Application fee
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Last Minute
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Training Program Schedule
Part 1: September 23-25, 2022
Part 2: October 14-16, 2022
Part 3: December 2-3, 2022
Full Program Schedule
Location info

Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Chevy Chase Pavilion

Address: 4300 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015

Phone(202) 362-9300

Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW, Lead Trainer
Kelly O'Horo, LPC, Assistant Trainer
Erika Tsoukanelis, LCSW, Assistant Trainer
Training Coordinator
Jeanette Faircloth
202-264-3637 X0
Continuing Education Credits
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EMDR Training opens the door to a new level of clinical effectiveness in your work. As an EMDR Therapist, you’ll be able to help clients find lasting relief from their symptoms and live more fully than ever before. EMDR Training prepares you to help your clients permanently resolve persistent problems of daily life that are rooted in complex trauma.

This Training Will Change the Way You Practice for Good

This is a practice-changing approach to transformational healing with EMDR Therapy. It’s your chance to master the theory and practice of EMDR with Deany Laliotis and her talented faculty, one of the field’s most highly regarded EMDR training programs.


  • Basic EMDR therapy procedures, protocols and techniques;
  • A full range of applications from EMDR treatment for acute trauma and PTSD to longer-term EMDR therapy for challenging clinical cases like complex trauma and dissociative disorders;
  • How to use EMDR therapy to treat problems of daily life such as low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression and addictions;
  • The practice of EMDR teletherapy—an essential skill for your successful practice.


This three-part, 46-hour training is approved by EMDRIA. It combines teaching and clinical video case studies as well as clinical practice sessions that give you first-hand experience of EMDR memory processing both as a clinician and from a client’s point of view.

Informational Brochure

Please see the training’s informational brochure for details about the daily schedule, continuing education credit, trainers, finances, training location and travel information, reading materials, and much more!

About the location

The Embassy Suites hotel in Washington, DC sits above the shops of Chevy Chase Pavilion and Friendship Heights Metro subway station—the Red Line that connects to the White House, Capital One Center, and other D.C. landmarks. Enjoy nearby shops and restaurants, all on foot, as well as a free, made-to-order breakfast and a complimentary evening reception as part of your hotel stay.

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If you have any additional questions, please call us at (202) 364-3637 or send us an email.

Here’s what a colleague says about this training:

The EMDR Basic Training with Deany and all the staff at The Center for Excellence was just that, EXCELLENT! The team's attention to every detail to include the presentations, breakout groups, ability to provide feedback and answer questions along with the training materials, was truly outstanding. Hands down, this is the best training I've participated in! I'd like to thank everyone on the team for a truly wonderful experience. I feel well prepared and excited to become an EMDR therapist after completing my Basic Training!

Sharon Simmons , LCSW, LISW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Online Counselor
Hopkinsville, KY
Sharon Simmons