EMDR Basic Training For Mental Health Clinicians - Online Continuing Education Program

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. 

 

Cost: $1,750
$1,550 Early Bird Rate. Apply by June 30, 2021 to qualify.
Military & nonprofit discounts available

 

Start Date: August 25, 2021
Application Deadline: August 9, 2021
Early Bird Tuition Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

To learn more about the EMDR Basic Training program and the admissions process, attend an upcoming information session.

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What are the benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health intervention offered by trained and licensed mental health clinicians. This training is a great asset in preparing to serve communities suffering from severe mental illness and trauma through trauma-informed care and restorative practices. It is designed to fit the contemporary and future directions of the current mental health landscape.

Benefits of completing an EMDR basic training include:

  • Enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and career potential
  • Apply a Trauma-Responsive paradigm to your professional life
  • Involve Patients in the treatment process   

The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment. (source: https://www.emdria.org/about-emdr-therapy/)

Why complete EMDR Basic Training at CGI?

  • EMDRIA-approved coursework and consultation leading to the Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certificate of Completion
  • Online program designed for working clinicians
  • Live instruction provided in a small group setting
  • High quality curriculum and training developed and delivered by Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, an EMDRIA Certified Therapist an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA Approved Provider of EMDR Basic Training
  • This program can serve as an entry point to more advanced trauma study

This training is the beginning of the requirement for becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. Completing an EMDRIA approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy basic training is the first requirement toward becoming EMDR Certified by EMDRIA, the EMDR professional organization. After completing an EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR therapy you will receive a documentation of completion: a ‘Certificate of Completion.’

Learning Objectives

Part One

  • Identify the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
  • List 2 hypothesized brain mechanisms utilized in EMDR reprocessing
  • List 1 important existing research studies
  • List 3 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
  • List 3 examples of small “t” traumas
  • List 3 examples of big “T” traumas
  • List 3 typical ways people process disturbing life experiences
  • Describe the elements of a target memory
  • Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment
  • List 3 kinds of bilateral stimulations used in EMDR reprocessing
  • Describe 2 common reasons for blocked processing
  • Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy

Between the first and second parts of the course, and in order to continue to the second part, each participant will participate in a total of 4 hours of consultation

Part 2 

  • Describe the adaptive information processing system
  • Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the reprocessing phases involved in memory reprocessing
  • Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm Place utilization
  • Describe 3 symptoms suggesting a possible dissociative disorder
  • Describe when you would apply the Future Template
  • Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate
  • Describe the protocol for a single traumatic event
  • Distinguish between direct questioning and the Floatback technique

After part 2, an additional 6 hours of consultation will be required to complete the training.

Who Should Attend

Masters level mental health professions are encouraged to attend, including Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Mental Health Nurse Practitioners and Psychologists are encouraged to attend.

Those on licensing tracks or in a masters program may be eligible.

Program Level

The content of the curriculum is considered intermediate. However, this is a basic therapy training course.

This training is the beginning of the requirement for becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. Completing an EMDRIA approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy basic training is the first requirement toward becoming EMDR Certified by EMDRIA, the EMDR professional organization. After completing an EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR therapy you will receive a documentation of completion: a ‘Certificate of Completion.’

However, completing the Basic Training does not make the clinician certified in EMDR therapy. EMDRIA does offer a credential for therapists to become an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. Ask your trainer for more information to begin the path to certification and see www.emdria.org.

Please note that this continuing education certificate program does not verify competence in the field nor specific access to an occupation, but rather indicates completion of the required training and acquisition of new knowledge and skills improves your ability to deliver services. A certificate of completion will be awarded upon completion of the EMDR certificate program.

Program Requirements

Complete CGI’s Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certificate program, which includes 2 live, virtual trainings taking place over the course of 2 three day trainings and 10 hours of consultation in the field.

Accommodations for the Differently Abled

Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Alicia Iniguez, continuinged@cgi.edu, 480-285-1761 ext. 7.

Program Dates

Fall 2021

  • Part 1 Training: August 25-27, 2021, 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT each day
  • Part 2 Training: November 1-3, 2021, 9:30 a.m. EDT / 6:30 a.m. PDT to 6 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. PDT each day
  • Part 3 Consultation: complete 10 consultation hours
    • 4 hours must be completed after Part 1 (a requirement to attend Part 2) 
    • 6 hours must be completed after Part 2 to complete the training

Attendance is required for Part 1, Part 2 and all 10 hours of consultation.

Admission application deadline: August 9, 2021

To qualify for early bird tuition rates, submit your application by June 30, 2021.

Tuition & Fees

Program tuition is nonrefundable. If a student is unable to attend a program as planned prior to the start date, tuition can be rolled over to the next available offering. Note: tuition discounts are not stackable. One discount per person maximum.  

Program Tuition $1,750
Early Bird Tuition* $1,550
Nonprofit Tuition** $1,550
Military Tuition *** $1,550

There is no application fee.

* To qualify for early bird tuition, complete your admissions application by June 30, 2021. Applications submitted after June 30, 2021 will qualify for standard tuition or other tuition rates per eligibility requirements.

** part-time/full-time employment at a nonprofit organization required, documentation required during the application process

** active duty or veteran status and documentation required (DD-214 or Military ID) during the application process, this certificate program is not eligible for VA Education Benefits

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to attend this program, you must be a licensed, registered, or certified for independent practice as a mental health provider or be enrolled as a student in a mental health licensure track, completed your core requirements and have supervisor approval.

Application Process

To apply for program admission, complete the following steps.

  1. Confirm admissions eligibility requirements are met
  2. Complete the admissions application (See checklist for materials. Note there are unique checklists for licensed therapists, non-licensed therapists, and graduate students.)
  3. Submit application by the deadline

Following review of your application, CGI will contact you to confirm your admissions status.

Admitted students will be provided with enrollment next steps via email. Enrollment is a time sensitive process. Students are advised to be diligent with checking their email to ensure ample time is available to complete the enrollment process prior to the program start date.

Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must complete an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

Licensed Therapists Application Materials Check-list

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Evidence of Licensure and malpractice 
  4. Nonrefundable program tuition
  5. For tuition discount only
    • If applying for the student discount, please submit unofficial transcripts reflecting your enrollment status and degree program in progress and a letter from your supervisor at your internship approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the nonprofit employee discount, please submit a letter of employment from your non-profit organization  approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the military discount, please submit a copy of your DD-214 or Military ID

All items can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

Non-Licensed Therapists Application Materials Check-list

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. A letter about your current practice situation to include; 
    1. Current practice setting; 
    2. The kinds of clinical problems and clients with who you currently work;  
    3. The number of clients you see in on-going psychotherapy; 
    4. The frequency of therapy sessions with these clients; 
    5. The therapy methods or approaches you currently use; 
    6. The license you are pursuing; 
    7. The anticipated or estimated date when you plan to achieve licensure
    8. A letter from your licensed clinical supervisor providing licensure supervision. If your clinical supervisor is not your management supervisor, you must provide a third letter from your management supervisor. 
  4. Nonrefundable program tuition
  5. For tuition discount only
    • If applying for the student discount, please submit unofficial transcripts reflecting your enrollment status and degree program in progress and a letter from your supervisor at your internship approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the nonprofit employee discount, please submit a letter of employment from your non-profit organization  approving use of EMDR Therapy with your caseload.
    • If applying for the military discount, please submit a copy of your DD-214 or Military ID\

All items can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

Graduate Students 

Currently enrolled graduate students interested in the EMDR Basic Training program should contact ainiguez@cgi.edu for additional information.

 

Apply for Admission

Start your admission application below.

There is no application fee.

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Need assistance with your application? Email ainiguez@cgi.edu.


About the Instructor: Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW

Carol Miles, MSW, LCSW - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - EMDRCarol 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 is a past President of EMDRIA.


Continuing Education

It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:

  • Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Social Workers: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Social Workers – New York State: Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. #SW-0444.
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Nurses: As an American Psychological Association (APA) approved provider, CES programs are accepted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). These courses can be utilized by nurses to renew their certification and will be accepted by the ANCC. Every state Board of Nursing accepts ANCC approved programs except California and Iowa, however CES is also an approved Continuing Education provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider # CEP15567) which is also accepted by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is pending approval by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LPCC’s. CGI maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. 

  • This course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

For further information please contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com.

Terms of Use

Complaints/Grievances Process

The Institute hopes to provide you with a positive Continuing Education experience. We continually evolve through responses provided through Course Evaluations and other forms of feedback.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your learning experience, please review the following procedures to address any concerns or grievances. Specifically, please inform us of any issues concerning complaints about course content or instructor, dissatisfaction with facilities used for education events, issues pertaining to non-receipt of certificates, or any other occurrences.

We value your input and hope to resolve any grievances in a fair and timely manner.

  1. Submit a  Grievance Form via email at Complaint/Grievance Form
  2. Submitted Grievance Forms will be reviewed by our organizational Compliance Team
  3. The Compliance Team will respond in writing in a timely manner to arrange a time to discuss the issue
  4. Participants will be provided the opportunity to support allegations however brief or informal, if needed
  5. It is CGI’s goal to make a fair decision to achieve a resolution
  6. Information from the grievance will be used to improve future courses and education experiences

Contact: Compliance Team

Email: Compliance@cgi.edu, Call: 480-285-1761

Mail: The Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283

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Your satisfaction with the Program is important to us. However, because of the extensive time, effort, preparation and care that goes into creating and providing the Program we have a no refund policy. Unless otherwise provided by law, you acknowledge that we do not offer refunds for any portion of your payment for any of our Program and no refunds will be provided to you at any time. By using and/or purchasing our Program, you understand and agree that all sales are final and no refunds will be provided.

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