Training Dates 2024

  • Jan 4-6 and Feb 1-3

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (January 4-6 and February 1-3) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • Feb 22-24 and March 28-30

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (February 22-24 and March 28-30) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • Apr 11-13 and May 16-18

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (Apr 11-13 and May 16-18) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • June 6-8 and July 11-13

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (June 6-8 and July 11-13) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • Aug 15-17 and Sept 12-14

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (Aug 15-17 and Sept 12-14) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • Oct 3-5 and Oct 31-Nov 2

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (Oct 3-5 and Oct 31-Nov 2) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

  • Nov 21-23 and Jan 9-11

    This in-person, intensive training takes place over two weekends (Nov 21-23 and Jan 9-11) and includes 10 hours of consultation via Zoom. The cost is $1,600 and seating is limited.

EMDR Basic Training

Price includes 6 Days of In-Person and 10 hrs Group Consultation via Zoom

Training Logistics

Location: The Center, 4305 MacArthur Ave, Dallas, Texas 75209

Cost: $1,600.00

Training hours for both weekends are Thursday and Saturday 8:30am-5pm and Friday, 10:30am-5:30pm. NOTE Friday hours!

Required: 10 hours of video/phone consultation in five, 2 hour blocks. Three consultations will be between the two weekends, with two consultations following the second. Sign-up for these via Sign-Up Genius once registered.

Light breakfast and snacks will be provided. Lunch, each day, will be on your own.

 

The Center’s Cancellation and Refund Policy for EMDR Training: 

  • If cancellation is more than 30 calendar days prior to the training start date, the full refund of the amount paid will be given minus a $50 admin fee.
  • If cancellation is less than 30 calendar days prior to the training start date, no refund will be given, but we can apply the amount paid to another EMDR Training minus a $50 admin fee.
  • If cancellation is on the start date of the training, no refunds will be given but, we can apply the amount minus $400 fee to another training.
  • After the training has been started by the purchaser, no refunds will be given. Changes to the 2nd weekend of the training will incur a $375 fee.

About EMDR Training

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders. EMDR therapy is designed to resolve unprocessed traumatic memories in the brain. One of its benefits is that it does not require talking in detail about the distressing issue or completing homework between sessions.

EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to integrate EMDR therapy into their clinical practice. Our EMDR Training provides instruction in the current explanatory model, methodology, and underlying mechanisms of EMDR through lecture, practice, and integrated consultation. These minimum training requirements include: 20 hours instructional material, 20 hours supervised practicum, and 10 hours consultation.

EMDR therapy helps children and adults of all ages. Therapists use EMDR therapy to address a wide range of challenges: 

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias
  • Chronic Illness and medical issues
  • Depression and bipolar disorders
  • Dissociative disorders Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Pain
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personality disorders
  • PTSD and other trauma and stress-related issues 
  • Sexual assault
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Violence and abuse

 
The required text for the training is: Shapiro, Francine. (2017). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press.

Scholarships/Discounted Registration

EMDR Basic Training at The Center is committed to ensuring that all clinicians are offered opportunities to train in culturally competent EMDR therapy. To help make that opportunity a reality, we offer partial scholarships for EMDR Basic Training for the following: 

  • Clinicians who identify as BIPOC and LGBTQIA+
  • Clinicians who work with the BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ community
  • Clinicians that serve marginalized or under-served communities
  • Clinicians employed at non-profits
  • Students

 

To apply for the scholarship/discount, please answer the following questions in an email to Vanessa HERE.

  1. Please tell us about you as a professional, including:
    • Your license status
    • The setting you in which you work
    • The populations you serve
    • Any other relevant professional information you would like us to know
  1. Tell us about your cultural identities and how they influence the communities you serve.
  2. Share with us how you will use this training to make a difference in your community or in other areas you plan to use EMDR Therapy.
  3. Indicate which EMDR Basic Training session you hope to attend.

Instructor

Vanessa Vaughter, LCSW, MDiv

Rachel Murphy, LCSW-S

EMDR Certified and Consultant-in-Training

She was trained in EMDR in 2018, and uses this modality with the majority of her clients. When not in session, Rachel loves playing with her 1 year old, taking walks around town, and going to see movies. She also fosters animals through the SPCA, volunteers through her church, and is on the Board of Directors of Hope International adoption agency.

Rechelle Brown, LCSW-S, LSSGB

EMDR Certified and Consultant-in-Training

Rechelle Brown is a Trainer in Training. She is in private practice in Texas providing individual and group therapy. She specializes in generational traumas that make life transitions difficult. Rechelle's reflective nature allows for gentle nudging for further self-discovery, all the while respecting one's original intent. She is collaborative, conscientious, and careful with passing along her many years of wisdom and skills to others--be they colleague or student.

FAQ

  • What if I need to cancel?

    If cancellation is more than 30 calendar days prior to the training start date, the full refund of the amount paid will be given minus a $50 admin fee. If cancellation is less than 30 calendar days prior to the training start date, no refund will be given, but we can apply the amount paid to another EMDR Training minus a $50 admin fee. If cancellation is on the start date of the training, no refunds will be given but, we can apply the amount minus $400 fee to another training. After the training has been started by the purchaser, no refunds will be given. Changes to the 2nd weekend of the training will incur a $375 fee.

  • What time does class begin?

    Training hours for both weekends are Thursday and Saturday 8:30am-5pm and Friday, 10:30am-5:30pm. NOTE Friday hours! On the first day of the training, you may want to arrive no later than 8:15am to check-in and get comfortable.

  • How should I prepare for the first day of class?

    All attendees are encouraged to read the book written by the Founder of EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro. You can purchase this book on Amazon or from any number of other sources. The primary sections of the book to review are chapters 1-8 and I suggest you begin with chapter 3. The first day of your training, I will be providing you with an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapy Manual and multiple handouts throughout the training.

  • Do we get CEUs for the training?

    40 CEs provided for Licensed Psychologists, LPCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs following completion of 6 training days and 10 consultation hours.

Preview EMDR Training

Get a quick glimpse of our training curriculum below.

    1. Welcome to EMDR Training

    2. We are in-person!

    3. Sign up for Group Consultation

    4. The AEI Manual has lots of great information. However, some of the information relates to an online class format, and all of our training will be in person. Please disregard referennces to online training features.

    5. Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy

    6. Go With That Magazine Fall 2020

    1. Links to EMDRIA Supplemental Materials

    1. Weekend One Summary

    2. Day One Presentation

    3. Day Two Presentation

    4. Day Three Presentation

    5. Slide Notes Pages - Weekend One

    6. Handouts from Weekend One

    7. Videos from Weekend One

    8. Weekend One Training Evaluation

    1. Weekend Two Summary

    2. Slides: Day Four

    3. Slides: Day Five

    4. Slides: Day Six

    5. Slide Notes Pages - Weekend II

    6. Handouts from Weekend Two

    7. Videos from Weekend Two

    8. Learning Assessment- Basic Training

    1. Evaulation

    2. Join us on Facebook

    3. The Center is Hiring!

About this course

  • $1,600.00
  • Access to digital training materials
  • Expert Instructors
  • Hands-on learning

Join us!

EMDR Training at The Center

The training is held in our new training room with comfortable chairs, clear sound system and conveniences including refrigerator, ice machine, complimentary coffee/tea, continental breakfast and snacks.
Front elevation image of The Center building

Co-Sponsored by The Center and AEI

This program is co-sponsored by the Advanced Education Institute (AEI) and The Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology. AEI is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AEI maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.