Day 1

Outline for EMDR Training Schedule 2-Weekend Training

WEEKEND 1

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Introduction to the training (Pre-test) Introduction to EMDR
Goals for the weekend

9:45 am – 10:00 am – morning break 10:00 – 12:00 pm

How EMDR began
EMDR research
Concepts and AIP model
Touchstone event
Neural network activation exercise (affect scan and container)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Clinical implications of AIP Model EMDR therapy
Three-pronged protocol

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – afternoon break 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

EMDR Demo/video

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – afternoon break 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Eight phases of EMDR therapy Phase one: History

History taking Treatment planning Three-pronged approach Identifying trauma Targeting

Light stream

5:00 pm – End Day 1

Day 2

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Phase two: Preparation

Attunement
Education about EMDR
Cautions for clients
Metaphor for EMDR
Addressing expectations and fears Stabilization strategies

          *Please note this schedule may change as necessary.

Demo/practicum: Safe/calm place Phase Three: Assessment

Issue
Image
Negative cognition Positive cognition
VOC
Emotion
SUD
Location of body sensation

 

10:00 – 10:15 – morning break 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Phase Four – Desensitization Begin processing

Target/node
Associative channels
When to keep processing Returning to target
When processing is complete Ecologically valid 1 or greater

Phase Five: Installation Install the PC

Phase Six: Body scan Phase Seven: Closure

Complete session

Incomplete session Phase Eight: Reevaluation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Demo standard protocol on volunteer

Practicum – pairs practice on standard protocol 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – afternoon break
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Practicum – reverse pairs practice on standard protocol Discussion, end of day wrap-up
Do Container exercise with group

5:00 pm – End Day 2

Day 3

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Review: PTSD and brain activity Review: Components of EMDR protocol Case conceptualization: Client readiness Consultation Calls: Review schedule

10:00 am – 10:15 am – morning break

10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Mechanisms of Action

Orienting response
Working memory hypothesis
Prefrontal attentional flexibility (Mindfulness and metacognitive awareness) REM sleep
Temporal binding via thalamus
Inter/intra hemispheric activation

Demo on standard protocol

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Practicum – pairs practice on standard protocol

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – afternoon break 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Practicum – reverse pairs practice on standard protocol Evaluation
Discussion & wrap-up
Do mindful body scan

3:00 pm – End Day 3

End Weekend 1

Day 4

WEEKEND 2

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Review: AIP model and EMDR therapy eight phases Resource development and installation (RDI)

10:00 am – 10:15 – Break 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

Demo/practicum on resourcing 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

More clinical implications
Abreactions
Blocked processing
Strategies for working with blocked processing

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – break 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

More clinical implications Cognitive interweaves

Case conceptualization: Cognitive interweaves

Video: When to use cognitive interweaves

5:00 pm – End Day 4

Day 5

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Recent event protocol

Self-use: Self-soothing and affect regulation EMDR with couples
EMDR with children and adolescents

10:00 am – 10:15 – morning break 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

EMDR therapy with: Anxiety

Phobias Addictions Grief

Demo on standard procedure: Touchstone event and present template

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Practicum – breaking into pairs on “Most Triggering Client” exercise

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – afternoon break

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Practicum – reverse pairs on “Most Triggering Client”

Discussion & wrap-up 5:00 pm-End Day 5

 

Day 6

8:30 am – 10:15 am

Professional legal and ethical issues Virtual EMDR therapy
EMDR with sex abuse survivors

10:00 am – 10:15 – morning break 10:15 am –

12:00 pm

EMDR with complex (trauma) PTSD Stabilization and resourcing strategy:

EMD and EMDr EMDR 2.0 Flash technique

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Future template

Demo/practicum: Future template 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm – afternoon break 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Review
Discussion & wrap-up Evaluations and Closure Post-test

End Weekend 2 – End Training

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