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The Craft of EMDR Therapy - Spring 2024

Taking it to the Next Level

If you’re eager to promote your clients’ growth and well-being in addition to relieving their pain and problems, this EMDR training with practice is for you. It’s designed to accelerate your EMDR mastery, boost your confidence and increase positive outcomes for clients with complex trauma and attachment injuries. You’ll explore how to tap into the full potential of the AIP model and strengthen your command of Clinical Interweaves. The hands-on focus means you’ll practice what you learn throughout the training and be ready to integrate all of it into your own practice.
The Craft of EMDR Intermediate
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Early Bird
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Training Program Schedule
Part 1: March 8 - 10, 2024
Part 2: April 12 - 14, 2024
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Trainer / Trainers
Deany Laliotis, LICSW
Training Coordinator
Loralee Bowen
Continuing Education Credits
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What Makes this Training Unique?

This is the only EMDRIA-certified EMDR training that zeroes in on the three elements that are key to practicing EMDR Therapy at the highest level.  

The Craft of EMDR integrates all that we know now about trauma, attachment, somatic processes and affective neuroscience to heal the mind, body and spirit.

First, it takes you deep into the practical use of the powerful AIP model for case conceptualization and treatment planning. 

Second, you’ll learn how to use cognitive interweaves with nuance and skill for memory reprocessing in cases of complex developmental trauma and attachment injuries. 

Finally, this is the only EMDR training that includes supervised hands-on practice throughout so you can actually feel the power of applying the principles you’re learning.

Gain Skill and Confidence with Challenging Cases

The Craft of EMDR Therapy prepares you to:

  • Distinguish between the client’s symptoms versus their problems and develop a more comprehensive case conceptualization and treatment plan for more complex clinical cases;
  • Identify client and clinical variables that factor into treatment planning;
  • Strengthen motivational sets as preparation for processing;
  • Bolster access to positive experiences throughout treatment, both in and out of processing, offsetting the client’s negativity bias and promoting a heightened sense of well being;
  • Apply the Future Template as a means to address developmental deficits as well as identify needed skills and patterns or response;
  • Reevaluate goals for treatment over time as therapy evolves.

No Other Training Offers Hands-On Practice Like This

Over a third of your time in this course is spent refining the skills you need to move to a new level of EMDR mastery. You’ll focus on:

  • Tracking a client’s somatic experience in and out of processing, using the resonance between your own sensory experience and the client’s;
  • Navigating the moment to moment unfolding of experience with specific skills that broaden or narrow the focus of attention;
  • Using Adaptive Action tendencies as a road map to help clients develop and strengthen important life-promoting skills;
  • Applying Clinical Interweave Categories (CIC) during processing to facilitate the client’s experience as well as optimize treatment effects.


The Craft of EMDR Therapy includes our one-day course Back to the Future: An Upscaled Refresher Course in EMDR Therapy at no cost.  This is a great way to get the most out of The Craft as well as brush up on the fundamentals.  You can earn 6 CEs for this one-day course that prepares you for your next steps!

Back to the Future: An Upscaled Refresher Course in EMDR Therapy
February 16, 2024: 10:00am – 5:00pm ET

Once you register for The Craft of EMDR Therapy, please contact us at for instructions on how to register for the Refresher course at no additional cost.  

Here's what colleagues say about Deany and The Craft:

The Craft of EMDR Therapy was a transformational journey, both personally and professionally, and raised my expectations of what’s possible in my work with clients with complex trauma.

The didactic portion of the training provided a deep understanding of how and why clients adapt to early adverse experiences. Being able to see the patterns of these adaptations in both myself and others provided insight into why I struggle with certain clients and other people in my life. Deany and her team clearly explained and demonstrated how to take the practice of EMDR therapy to a new level, to help clients become less identified with their adaptations, and more appropriately oriented to their here-and-now experience.

The portion of the training that involved personal work was probably the most powerful part of the process. Seeing how my own unhealed wounds were getting in the way of being fully present and attuned to others was both eye-opening and incredibly liberating. The training emphasized how the attuned presence of the therapist is the crucible for transformation, and provides the relational field necessary for deep healing to occur. The effectiveness of this work has been evidenced by the significant progress of my clients since taking this course, particularly those clients with whom I previously struggled.

Deany Laliotis is an exceptional trainer and therapist, and beautifully demonstrated how the process of EMDR therapy can go beyond symptom relief, to become a life affirming and joyful process for both client and therapist.

Michele Topel , LPC, LCPC

Washington, DC
Michele Topel
Any trainer can present material, but Deany Laliotis’ trainings are more of an experience. She not only is knowledgeable about the material, but she engages the audience by being personable, asking thought provoking questions, and spends the time making sure we get it. Though she is a thought leader in the EMDR community, she makes you feel like a peer, and connects in ways I have not experienced in other trainings. At my last training people flew from all parts of the country to attend, and we were all eager to take another training with her. If you are serious about advancing your skills as an EMDR therapist, train with Deany.

Bryon Bratt , LPC

Lincoln, NE
Bryon Bratt

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!