EMDR 6-Day Basic Training (Virtual)


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This registration includes:

  • Basic Training Event (Live Interactive Webinar) by the Personal Transformation Institute (2 parts, 3 days per part; 50 hours total)
  • Supplemental online materials

See below for the full course description and accreditation information.

Select a training event (including time zone and dates) from the dropdown menu below. Your training selection will include a total of 6 days (3 days for part 1 and 3 days for part 2).

Click here to view training calendar with Trainer information for each event. 

Available Discounts:

  • Early registration discount: Register at least 30 days prior to your training to receive $100 off. If the training you select is eligible for the early discount, the discounted price is displayed below and will be automatically applied in the cart.
  • Group discount: Save $200 per person when you register 4 or more participants. This discount can be combined with the early registration discount for a total savings of $300 per person. This discount will be reflected in the cart. Click here to learn more about group training discounts.
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EMDR 6-Day Basic Training Full Course Description and Accreditation Information

For information on In-Person 6-Day EMDR Training Events click here.

Location: The location of the in-person training will be indicated on the registration link  For interactive distance learning (virtual) they will be conducted via Zoom (participants required to be on camera). Please make sure your computer meets the Zoom requirements. Dates/Times: This 2-part training takes place over 6 full days (see training dates and time zones above). On each training date, training is from 7:50 AM to 5:10 PM in the time zone noted. To receive credit, participants must attend all training hours. No partial credit will be given. Accreditation: Personal Transformation Institute (PTI) is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training provider and all PTI Continuing Education (CE) courses are EMDRIA-sanctioned. PTI is also an approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider sanctioned by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). Each PTI CE training course meets and exceeds the requirements set by EMDRIA, NBCC, and the APA for clinicians. All CE course purchases include access to the course and adjunct materials for 1 year after purchase. CE certificates are awarded online and are printed by the participant after training and evaluation are complete. No partial credit is awarded. Licensed professionals can contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. PTI EMDR 6-Day Basic Training includes and is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) PTI is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PTI maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 40 CE hours are provided for a PTI EMDR 6-day Basic EMDR Training event.
  • NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP # 7369 PTI is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PTI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Eligibility: 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.

Description: 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.


    • Instruction: Through engaging visual presentation and interactive lecture, participants will be instructed in:
      • The history of EMDR, including research and foundational overview
      • The model of EMDR: the concept of Adaptive Information Processing
      • The methodology of EMDR: the 8 Phases, as well as working with special populations and understanding professional, legal, and ethical issues
    • Practice: Under the supervision of the PTI Trainer and their Assistant, participants will practice various components of EMDR Therapy in small groups, using their real-life experience as a basis for practicum.
  • Consultation: Course includes 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.
  • 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Part 1:
    • Identify 3 components of the EMDR Approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
    • Describe 3 important existing research studies
    • Identify the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment and how to implement the phases with clients
    • Identify the criteria with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement EMDR therapy with clients
    • Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
    • List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
    • Describe the criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases
    • Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy
    • Distinguish between Direct Questioning and the Floatback technique during Phase 1 History Taking and Treatment Planning
    • Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm State utilization
    • Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
    • Describe how to conduct the Phase 6 Body Scan
    • Describe when you would apply the Future Template
  • Part 2:
    • Describe 3 resources to help clients stay within the window of tolerance
    • Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions
    • Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
    • Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment
    • Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
    • Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
    • Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders
    • Distinguish between EMD, restricted reprocessing and the EMDR standard protocol
    • Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate as an intervention
    • Describe how to offer a cognitive interweave when the client’s reprocessing is blocked
    • Identify three clinical choices (past/present/future) for where to start reprocessing with addictions and compulsions
    • Describe 3 strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses


Accreditation Details: This training meets and exceeds the EMDRIA requirements. Conflict of Interest: There are no known conflicts of interest for this workshop.

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