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?

How long will I have access to my training materials?

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

Are non-licensed professionals and graduate students eligible?

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