3-Day: EMDR Intensive Training: Neuroscience, Diagnosis and State of the Art Practices to Treat Complex Trauma.

Wednesday, 8 Jan, 2020
Start time
8:00 AM
Length of Event
2days 9hours

As a clinician, there is little doubt that you are working with trauma. In the field of traumatic stress, there have been many updates and improvements designed to improve treatment outcomes. One of those improvements is the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Evidence suggests that EMDR is one of the most effective modalities for treating trauma and PTSD. So, if you’ve yet to learn this skill, now is the time! < br />
Join trauma specialist, author and national trainer, Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDP, for this intensive 3-day EMDR training that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to use EMDR safely and effectively. Through lecture, live and videotaped EMDR demonstrations, and supervised experiential exercises, this training will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of trauma theory, principles, diagnosis and EMDR treatment.

The stage model remains today’s state-of-the-art treatment approach for all but single-incident trauma. During this training, you will learn the goals of each stage, along with the therapeutic tools to reach those goals.

This is a training you don’t want to miss. It’s your opportunity to:

Learn EMDR skills and why it is such an effective treatment for both single incident PTSD and complex trauma
Participate in hands-on practice of EMDR and other trauma treatment tools in safe and supervised environment
Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to start improving outcomes with traumatized clients right away

Sign up today to become a better therapist for your clients suffering from trauma’s multitude of symptoms.

This training meets most of the educational hours required to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional – Level II (CCTP-Level II)! For more information on the CCTP-Level II certification visit 


www.traumapro.net . This course is not affiliated with EMDRIA and does not qualify towards EMDRIA credits or training.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. In this course, you will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions; development and installation of internal resources; and reprocessing of traumatic material. This course assumes requisite knowledge of, and experience with, a traumatized population (i.e., clients with underlying simple or complex PTSD regardless of presenting issues).

Participants will leave the workshop with both theoretical knowledge of the current trauma paradigm as well as the practical “hands on” experience of participating in EMDR for resourcing and reprocessing trauma.

Facilitators:  Facilitators are required to attend both days of the seminar and agree to comply with the requirements of the position.
You will receive a reduced tuition. To check availability and register as the Facilitator, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-844-8260.


Evaluate the biological nature of trauma and how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms to better understand your clients.
Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze response and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response your clients experience.
Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each.
scertain the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks.
Employ effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation.
Summarize the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and understand the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they related to clinical diagnosis and assessment.
Evaluate the clinical presentation of the following attachment styles as it relates to your clinical assessment: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized.
Designate two different treatment strategies, once attachment style has been ascertained, based on your clients’ attachment style.
Demonstrate strategies to help clients build skills to be prepared to process trauma via EMDR, including safety within the therapeutic alliance and skills for self-regulation.
Determine when/if your client is prepared to safely process trauma memories via EMDR.
Create and employ client-driven imagery for safety and containment during trauma processing.
Utilize clinical techniques to help with grounding and centering traumatized clients in-session.
Prepare clients with various trauma tools; mindfulness, guided imagery and meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect.
Analyze and critique the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment
Determine Parnell’s four essential elements of each EMDR session and how it relates to client treatment.
Practice under supervision Parnell’s Modified EMDR protocol to prepare for work with your clients in-session.
Practice under supervision the skill for resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material.
Practice under supervision the trauma processing modality and EDMR tools for processing traumatic memories with your clients.
Utilize and practice two “cues for safety” with your clients based on Steve Porges’ Polyvagal Theory.

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