6-Day EMDR Training | Virtual Cohort 15 (CT)

June 23-25 & July 14-16, 2022 Central Time

The Essentials:


Virtual Training


June 23-25 & July 14-16, 2022 Central Time



The Details:

We are excited to announce that we have received EMDRIA accreditation to provide EMDR Training virtually.  We will be offering a variety of online training cohort groups. These training groups will have a higher than normal ratio of training coach:participant to ensure everyone gets excellent supervision of the using the EMDR skills.   Many of you have been waiting for a chance to learn EMDR without leaving home and now you can! Personal Transformation Institute, PTI, has been offering instant access online learning for over 5 years.  When you register for one of our EMDR Therapy trainings you become a part of the PTI community!  As a member you get:

  • One year access to the online training portal
  • Access to our PTI email group
  • Access to the PTI Graduates Facebook page
  • Access to free monthly webinars
  • A path toward becoming an EXPERT through our certification groups and more!

The 6-Day Basic Training with Personal Transformation Institute provides clinicians with an experiential understanding of EMDR therapy so that they may integrate EMDR into their practice. The Basic Training results in you being EMDR Trained and eligible to pursue certification in EMDR Therapy. Personal Transformation Institute is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training provider. This training meets and exceeds the requirements set by EMDRIA for initial trainings in EMDR.

Read more about our approach here


The Basic Trainings meet for a total of 50 hours. Over the course of two three day sessions, participants meet from 7:50 to 5:10 PM Central Time daily.  It is required to attend all training hours live to receive credit.  No partial credit given.

Learning will be a mix of individual, lecture, group, consultation and practice.

Description of Training

1. Instruction

Through engaging visual presentation and interactive lecture, participants will be instructed in: a. The history of EMDR, including research and foundational overview b. The model of EMDR: the concept of Adaptive Information Processing c. The methodology of EMDR: the 8 Phases, as well as working with special populations and understanding professional, legal, ethical issues

2. Practice Under the supervision of the PTI Trainer and their Assistant, participants will practice various components of EMDR Therapy in groups of two or three, using their real-life experience as a basis for practicum. 

3. 10 Hours of Consultation In the second weekend of training, participants will consult with their PTI Trainer to receive feedback and instruction concerning real cases, specialized topics, and further development of EMDR therapy skills.

Virtual Meeting We will utilize the Zoom tool for this training and require participants to show their face during the meeting to engage.  Please make sure your computer meets the Zoom Requirements

Forum All participants get access to a Forum specific to their group.  This area allows participants to interact with participants and faculty before, during and after the training.

Materials All course materials are delivered digitally except for the required reading of Francine Shaprio’s book

Conflict of Interest: There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the history of EMDR.
  2. Describe the evolution of EMD to EMDR. 
  3. Describe how the Adaptive Information Processing Model provides a foundation and framework for EMDR therapy.
  4. Describe one important research study that validates the use of EMDR with PTSD. 
  5. List the 8-phases of EMDR.
  6. List the 3-prongs of EMDR.
  7. Identify one screening tool for identifying dissociation with clients.
  8. Identify 3 common signs of dissociation.
  9. List 3 types of client presenting issues that have been successfully treated with EMDR therapy.
  10. Name 3 proposed mechanisms of action in EMDR therapy.
  11. Describe an important premise of the Adaptive Information Processing Model.
  12. Describe how EMDR differs and has components of other psychotherapy approaches.  
  13. Describe 3 criteria on the Client Readiness Checklist
  14. Distinguish between Direct Questioning and the Floatback technique during Phase 1 history taking and treatment planning.
  15. Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy.
  16. Describe why it is usually most effective to begin with the earliest memory in EMDR phase 4 reprocessing.
  17. Identify one of the purposes of phase 2 Preparation phase.
  18. Describe one resource to assist a client with affect regulation.  
  19. Describe one aspect of an appropriate negative cognition for phase 3 assessment. 
  20. Define touchstone memory.
  21. Describe why it is important to move directly from phase 3 to phase 4 with a client.  
  22. Describe an example of an incomplete session.
  23. Describe how to end an incomplete session. 
  24. Describe 2 areas of human functioning that are often impaired with complex trauma.
  25. Describe one type of mechanics change for client’s who appear to be stuck in phase 4 reprocessing.
  26. Describe when it is appropriate to go back to target in phase 4, Reprocessing. 
  27. Describe when it is appropriate to take a S.U.D. in phase 4, Reprocessing.  
  28. Describe the indicators that tell you it is time to move from phase 4, reprocessing to phase 5 installation. 
  29. Describe when it is appropriate to move from phase 5, installation to phase 6, body scan.
  30. Describe 2 types of closing statements for ending in phase 7.
  31. Describe the 3 types of phase 8, Reevaluation. 
  32. Describe how to restart an incomplete session.
  33. Describe the process and flow of completing all of the target memories.  
  34. Describe how the basic EMDR protocol can be modified to use effectively with children.
  35. Describe a consideration when applying EMDR to phantom limb pain.
  36. Describe how to modify the EMDR protocol for the treatment of phobias.
  37. Describe a consideration when working with collective trauma, including racial and cultural marginalization.
  38. Describe a consideration when working with the military population.
  39. Describe a case presentation that would be appropriate for using a recent trauma protocol.
  40. Describe some treatment consideration when using EMDR with addictions. 

Early Registration Discount: Register and complete payment 30 days prior to the training to receive $100 off. The discount is automatically included in the cart.

Group Discount: If 4 or more people sign up together each of you get $200 off. This discount can be combined with the Early Registration Discount for a total of $300 off. Please click here to fill out the group discount form.

If you have a group of 20 or more that you would like to have trained together, please contact us at [email protected]

We do not offer any other discounts at this time. 

EMDRIA approved training programs in EMDR Therapy are open to mental health professionals who are licensed (or certified or registered) by their state or provincial government for independent practice of psychotherapy. Training programs are also open to advanced graduate students, interns, and other mental health professionals on a licensure track, with a letter of support from their supervisor. Clinicians who have completed or who are enrolled in a program in Art Therapy or Drug and Alcohol Counseling must submit detailed information to EMDRIA about their program in order to determine their eligibility. Read more about eligibility here.

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