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Get trained and join the rich and diverse community of EMDR clinicians.  Find out why so many people find this therapy so effective.  Develop professional skills that will enrich your practice and benefit your clients!

Concerned about the quality of this training?  No need to worry.  This is an EMDRIA approved basic training led by an EMRIA approved training provider.

Training will be held in person in Stratford, CT

I chose to have this training early next year because of the demands of the fall holidays. It may seem far away now, but next year will be here before you know it!

EMDR Basic Training (Levels 1 and 2) is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting (See Qualifications Section). EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. 


Registration has not opened yet for this event.

Tentative Schedule* (subject to change): 
Thursday, Jan 18
-- 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday Jan 19- 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday Jan 20- 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday, March 7- 8:00am-6:00pm

Friday March 8- 8:00am-6:00pm

Saturday March 9 - 8:00am-5:00pm

COST*:  $1500 General Registration/$1400 Early Bird


Payment plans are available

*schedule includes morning registration, lecture starts promptly at 8:30

Participants must complete the entire training (including 10 hours of case consultation) within 12 months from the initial start date

This training will provide the participant with 20 CEs for weekend one and 20 CEs for weekend two.


EMDR therapy is a specialized approach that requires supervised training for full therapeutic effectiveness and client safety. The training will consist of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations and supervised practice. The format of this workshop has been designed by the originator of EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro, PhD. This is the same workshop program which has been taught by Dr. Shapiro since 1990. EMDR Institute adheres to the ethical standards of APA, social work, nursing and mental health boards


As an integrative psychotherapy approach, EMDR is compatible with all contemporary paradigms including, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and systemic.



Certificate of Completion Requirements:

·       Completion of Weekend 1 and Weekend 2 Trainings

·       Reading the textbook, EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (Shapiro 2018)

·       10 hours of case consultation are included


·       10 hours of case consultation are required to complete the EMDR Basic Training 


A clinical background is necessary for the effective application of EMDR therapy. Attendance at the workshop is limited to all levels of social workers and mental health professionals who have a masters degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board which authorizes independent practice.

Canadian Registration Requirements

Minimum of a master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work. Membership in a professional association that has a written code of ethics or standards of conduct. Professional liability insurance.

Intern/Graduate Student Requirements

Completion of graduate level coursework at an accredited school and be on a licensing track under state sanctioned supervision by a licensed clinician. Please submit a current supervisor’s letter with his/her degree and license number.

• If you have questions or concerns about the course content, references or content evaluation, contact
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 • Registrants’ Contact information will be shared with the EMDR International Association


Workshop Agenda




8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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