Full Course Description

Module 1 - EMDR: Step by Step

Program Information


  1. Establish the prerequisites of EMDR as it relates to clinical practice.
  2. Communicate the theory behind resource development and installation in a clinical setting.
  3. Facilitate client-driven imagery for the development of internal resources to improve client level of functioning.
  4. Utilize clinical strategies for grounding and centering traumatized clients.
  5. Summarize how EMDR is used for processing traumatic memories as it relates to clinical practice.
  6. Determine the eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol in relation to assessment and treatment planning.
  7. Analyze the efficacy of EMDR to process past trauma as it related to treatment outcomes.


  • EMDR: A Tool for Trauma
  • Introduction & Course Outline
  • EMDR Readiness Checklist (Part 1)
  • Stage Model of Therapy
  • EMDR Readiness Checklist (Part 2)
  • Informed Consent Summary
  • A Word on Crisis Plans
  • Client Demonstrations
    • EMDR Readiness Checklist
    • The Theratapper
  • “Tapping In” Imaginal Resources
  • Client Demonstrations - “Tapping In” Imaginal Resources
    • Comfortable Place
    • Nurturing Figure
    • Protector Figure
    • Container
  • Cited and Recommended Readings
  • Ideas for Imaginal Resources
  • Client Demonstration - “Tapping In” Imaginal Resources
    • Container & Comfortable Place
  • EMDR Research-Based Standard Protocol
  • Client Demonstration
    • Research-Based Standard Protocol
  • EMDR Clinically-Based Modified Protocol
  • Client Demonstrations - Modified Protocol
    • Dave’s First EMDR Session, Processing His Worst Traumatic Memory
    • Live Demonstration with Sandy
    • Dave’s Second EMDR Session, Processing His First Traumatic Memory
    • Jamie’s First EMDR Session - Future Template
  • Thank You & Additional Resources

Copyright : 04/19/2016

Bonus: Intro to the 8-Phase EMDR Model + Client Demonstration


Original 8-Phase Model

EMDR Client Demonstration



Breakdown the 8 Phase Protocol EMDR Protocol to help clients process Trauma.

Copyright : 01/14/2015

Bonus: Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned


Experts share their most regrettable clinical mistakes

  • Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
  • Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT
  • Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCS
  • Peter Levine, Ph.D.
  • Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
  • Stephen Porges, Ph.D.
  • Belleruth Naparstek, LISW, BCD



Analyze the biological nature of trauma; how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms

Copyright : 04/19/2012