Live EMDR Therapy Refresher Course

8 EMDRIA Credits 

EMDR Training Center’s Live EMDR Therapy Refresher Course is valuable for previously trained EMDR clinicians who have had little, to no, opportunity to implement EMDR Therapy with their clients.  This live training is perfect for clinicians who need more practice to build their confidence and competence in utilizing EMDR Therapy protocols and procedures.  If you have completed EMDR Basic Training through an EMDRIA-Approved Training you are eligible to take this course, to more fully understand core EMDR Therapy concepts and develop essential therapeutic skills.

The goal of the course is to help clinicians feel adept in the use of EMDR Therapy, both in their case conceptualization and in their treatment implementation. Participants will build their knowledge by reviewing the full up-to-date EMDR Therapy Training (20 hours of didactic).   Guided practicum experiences will also be provided, in order to further foster proficiency and comprehension (20 hours of practice exercises).

Training Objectives

  • Learn the definition of EMDR Therapy
  • Understand the history/background of EMDR Therapy.
  • Develop skills in using the 8 phases of the Standard Protocol.
  • Learn client selection criteria and ethical cautions for EMDR Therapy.
  • Experience EMDR Therapy from multiple perspectives. (Clinician, Client, Observer)
  • Learn resourcing techniques for client stabilization and safety.
  • Learn techniques to add in blocked processing.


Introduction to special protocols

  • Recent traumatic events
  • Panic/anxiety/phobias
  • Complicated grief
  • Illness and somatic disorders.
  • Addiction


Introduction to working with specific populations

  • Children
  • Couples
  • Sexual abuse victims
  • Military
  • Complex Trauma/PTSD
  • Dissociative clients


Course Eligibility: Participants need to have completed a full EMDRIA Approved Basic Training (formerly Parts 1 & 2).  When you register, please upload 1) a copy of your Completion Certificate or 2) a letter from EMDRIA or your Training Provider confirming your previous training completion.


CERTIFICATION PROGRAM DISCOUNT: The EMDR Training Center offers a discount toward the EMDR Certification Program (which includes 20 hours of case consultation) for therapists who have completed this course. 


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CE Information:

This program is approved by the EMDR International Association (Program Approval #15017-01) for 8 EMDR continuing education credits.