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EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Late Spring 2023

This is your first step in this practice-changing approach to transformational healing with EMDR Therapy.
EMDR therapy basic training
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Last Minute
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Training Program Schedule
Part One: April 21-23, 2023
Part Two: May 19-21, 2023
Part Three: June 16-17, 2023
Full Program Schedule
Trainer / Trainers
Erika Tsoukanelis, LCSW
Training Coordinator
Jeanette Faircloth
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.

Here Are a Few Things That 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.

  • 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!

Meet Your Trainer

Erika Tsoukanelis

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Erika Tsoukanelis, LCSW, is an EMDRIA-certified Therapist, Consultant, and Basic  Trainer, who specializes in PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, grief and loss, and chronic illness. Erika received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sarah Lawrence College in 1992 and her master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Social Work in 1996. Erika has worked in various mental health settings before opening Heart of Inquiry in 2011. Erika completed her EMDR Basic Training in 2013. She has trained with Deany Laliotis in individual and group EMDR consultations. In addition to using EMDR as a comprehensive and relational therapy, Erika applies to her practice trainings in psychodynamic psychotherapy, structural dissociation theory, Integrative Restoration (iRest), Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT), Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe), and neurobiology. As a certified holistic health counselor and Kripalu yoga teacher, Erika naturally incorporates somatic awareness and mindfulness skills into her work. Erika is the owner of Heart of Inquiry, a private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cancellation policy?

Tuition is refundable up to 30 days in advance less the application fee. Withdrawals between 14 and 29 days from the start date of the training are refundable less a $250 administrative fee. Withdrawals less than 14 days from the start date are not refundable.  The tuition, less a $350 administrative fee, can be credited towards a future Basic Training at the Standard Rate.  All requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing by email to  There are no refunds or credits once the training begins.  No partial CE credit can be earned if you miss any portion of the training.  In case of extenuating circumstances, we may offer a one-time option of enrolling at a future Basic Training again at the reduced rate of $450 if space allows. The Center reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the training at its discretion and will credit one’s tuition towards a future date or offer a full refund.

How long will I have access to my training materials?

Training materials are yours to keep.  You can review the video recording for up to six months post-training.

Is there an agency rate for clinicians that work in a non-profit setting?

Yes, there is!  If you work at an agency or non-profit for at least 30 hours a week, you will qualify for the reduced tuition rate of $1395.  Please email to inquire about a coupon code and make sure to fill out the agency discount portion of the application.

Are non-licensed professionals and graduate students eligible?

Yes!  Graduate students need to have completed their core coursework before they can apply.  Non-licensed clinicians on a licensing track will need to submit a letter from their supervisor to that effect.

Have more questions? We’re here to help.

Call us at (202) 364-3637 or send us an email.

Here’s What One Colleague Says about This Training

This EMDRIA-approved Basic Training with Deany Laliotis has made me a better therapist! Even though we were online, I really felt like we all took the journey together! I have more confidence as I continue to develop my work with clients who have complex trauma. EMDR helps better integrate the connection between the body and the mind beyond standard talk therapy. It's integrative and transformative for us as therapists as well as for our clients!

Hannalee Billings , LMSW

Licensed Clinician
Easton, MD
Hannalee Billings