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10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

·       Name 2 websites that list research relevant to EMDR therapy

·       List 3 types of client’s presenting issues that have been successfully treated with EMDR therapy

·       Name 3 proposed mechanisms of action in EMDR therapy

·       Describe an important premise of the Adaptive Information Processing model

·       List the components of memory

·       Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy

·       Identify the prongs of the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy

·       Describe 3 criteria on the Client Readiness Checklist

·       Distinguish between Direct Questioning and the Floatback technique during Phase 1 History Taking and Treatment Planning

·       List the informational plateaus

·       Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy

·       Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm State utilization

·       Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy

·       Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for

·       Describe when to return to target in Phase 4 Desensitization.

·       Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for

·       Describe how to conduct the Phase 6 Body Scan

·       Describe three strategies for assisting a client to stay within the window of tolerance

·       Describe how to resume reprocessing following an incomplete target memory.

·       Describe when you would apply the Future Template



10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

·       Distinguish between a client’s presenting problems and underlying issues

·       Describe 3 strategies to treat complex trauma-related disorders

·       Identify 2 internal and external resources that clients need to have in place to do reprocessing

·       Describe 3 client factors that indicate the need for additional stabilization and resourcing

·       Describe the 3 different types of resources used in Resource Development and Installation

·       Distinguish between EMD, restricted reprocessing and the EMDR standard protocol

·       Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate as an intervention

·       Distinguish between a recent traumatic experience and developmental trauma

·       Identify when you would initially target a recent past experience versus a touchstone memory

·       Describe a process to select and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment

·       Describe how to offer a cognitive interweave when the client’s reprocessing is blocked

·       Describe 3 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses

·       Describe 3 ways that EMDR therapy facilitates cultural responsiveness

·       Name 3 adverse cultural experiences that can contribute to maladaptive memory networks

·       Distinguish when to use memory reprocessing versus psychological first aid with grief related issues

·       Distinguish between a simple phobia and a process phobia

·       Describe 2 clinical symptoms that may indicate the presence of dissociation during a session

·       Describe 3 strategies for working with dissociative responses during reprocessing

·       Identify three clinical choices (past/present/future) for where to start reprocessing with addictions and compulsions

·       Identify one category of experiences appropriate for reprocessing with combat veterans

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