Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method validated to aid in recovery from trauma and other distressing experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. For many patients, EMDR therapy can be completed in fewer sessions than other psychotherapies.
CGI’s continuing education EMDR Basic Training Program provides experiential training that will familiarize students with a spectrum of EMDR therapy applications that accelerate the treatment of pathologies related to disturbing events and present life conditions. A number of neurophysiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment effects for a range of presenting complaints including traumatic stress, anxiety, somatic conditions, depression and addictions.
Military, nonprofit & student discounts available
Application Deadline March 8, 2021
About the Instructor: Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW
Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, a clinical social worker specializing in individual, and family psychotherapy, maintains a private practice in Covington and New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with adolescent and adult clients. She also provides training and consultation for therapists developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR Therapy).
A graduate of LSU School of Social Work, Carol specializes in Clinical Social Work, with over 30 years of experience as a social worker in clinical, administration, and marketing with the public and private sectors. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma. She is certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) by EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) and has additional training in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Carol has often presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from Eating Disorders, Assertiveness, EMDR Therapy, DBT and Developing a Private Practice. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998.
Additionally, she is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA Approved Provider of EMDR Therapy Basic Training. She has been a member of EMDRIA since 2008, shortly after being trained in EMDR Therapy in New Orleans. As a volunteer for EMDRIA, she served as a member of the Conference Committee and chair of the University Special Interest group. She founded and is currently the Regional Co-Coordinator of South Louisiana. In 2017 she was elected to serve on the EMDRIA Board of Directors, 2017-2021. She currently serves as the President of EMDRIA, 2019-2020.