EMDR History & Preparation: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preparing Clients for EMDR

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August 5, 2023 | 9 am - 1 pm CST 4 CE Credits 4 EMDRIA Credits $159





EMDR History & Preparation: A Step-by-Step Guide for Preparing Clients for EMDR

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August 5, 2023 9 am - 1 pm



This is a LIVE, Online 4-Hour EMDRIA Approved Webinar Course

Created and taught by Amanda Martin, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC is filled with an easy instructional guide including live demonstrations, sample forms, and practical strategies for in-session exercises and client homework exercises.
EMDR therapy is effective and useful to most clients with proper preparation. This training provides a structured and step-by-step method to gather a thorough history and prepare clients for EMDR phases 3-8 in four to five therapy sessions.

This workshop is intended for EMDR Trained Therapists Only




  • Explain a brief overview of AIP Model
  • Explain a step-by-step guide for the client history phase

  • Demonstrate treatment planning technique and sample forms
  • Demonstrate stabilization exercises during Preparation Phase

  • Identify a step-by-step guide for preparation phase



Treatment planning techniques will be shown for the sequencing of targets. Demonstrations of stabilization exercises to help clients build skills in their ego strength and affect tolerance. New methods for resource development and installation are included with live demonstrations and a scripted handout. Receive a guide to assist you in gathering adequate information, recognizing client readiness for EMDR, identifying client needs, and creating a treatment plan for EMDR reprocessing.

What's Included:

  • 4 CE credits for LPC, LCSW, and MFT professionals
  • 4 EMDRIA Credits
  • Workbook
  • Forms
  • Quick reference guide


Meet Amanda

Amanda Martin

Meet Amanda

Amanda Martin has a Ph.D. in Family Therapy and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant for EMDR. She has over 14 years of experience and specializes in working with people and families with trauma histories in residential and outpatient settings. In addition, she provides supervision for EMDR certification and EMDR consultants-in-trainings and LMFT associates.




Other Important Information

Cancellation Policy

If cancellation is more than 4 days prior to the workshop start date then a full refund of the amount paid minus a $35 dollar administrative fee is given. If cancellation is 3 days or less prior to the workshop start date then no refund is given. All grievances must be in writing to Ariel Shafer, and will be replied to within 5 – 10 business days.) ADA assistance – Please contact Ariel Shafer if special accommodation is required.

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How to Join

On the day of (August 5, 2023, at 9:00 am CST), you will access the Zoom.us link to the live instruction through the CompassionWorks.com user account you create or log into upon checkout. The workshop will be located under My Courses when you click on your username. You will need to be able to have a quiet space for participation with your fully functioning computer connected to the internet. Your computer must have full audio and video capabilities. Using a Chrome or Firefox browser is preferred. If you need to attend by smartphone, while not ideal, is also possible. Click here for more information.

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Continuing Education

Four (4) continuing education (CE) credits for Texas LPC, LCSW, and MFT mental health professionals and are provided by CompassionWorks at no additional charge.

In this case, CE Classes is the provider of continuing education (CE) credits. The Skill Level is Beginner. “There are no known conflicts of interest for this workshop”. These credits are for Psychologists and Counselors outside of Texas. A total of 4 CEs are available.

Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificates after registering at ce-classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.




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