EMDR Therapist Training Objectives

The Following are the Learning Objectives for the CompassionWorks EMDR Therapist Training. 


EMDR Therapist Training Learning Objectives for Weekend 1

  1. Identify how to integrate the standard EMDR therapy to psychotherapy
  2. Use the standard EMDR Procedure to feel competent
  3. Explain the development of EMDR therapy
  4. Recognize the current inclusion of EMDR therapy in treatment guidelines
  5. Distinguish, identify and explain the concepts of the AIP model
  6. Compare and summarize how to differentiate EMDR therapy and the AIP model from other psychotherapy approaches
  7. Identify the EMDR’s Eight phase treatment procedure
  8. Analyze how to describe EMDR’s Three-pronged approach
  9. Integrate EMDR safeguards.
  10. Rank the effects of “Big—T” and “Little-T” Trauma
  11. Summarize how to distinguish how EMDR helps with impairments in social, occupational, health, relational, and other areas of functioning
  12. Recognize the implicit and explicit memory functioning
  13.  Identify and summarize memory linkage and association
  14. Recognize how EMDR processing causes an adaptive shift in all components of the memory, including sense of time and age, symptoms, reactive behaviors, and sense of self
  15. Compare and summarize EMDR from psychodynamic, CBT, experiential, and other therapy models


EMDR Therapist Training Learning Objectives for Weekend 2

  1. Identify and summarize the 8-Phases of EMDR therapy
  2. Demonstrate Resource Development & Installation (RDI)
  3. Recognize how to handle Abreactions
  4. Explain and identify Strategies for Blocked Processing
  5. Explain how to recognize Types of Blocked Processing
  6. Demonstrate how and analyze how to handle looping
  7. Explain and evaluate how to process and resolve feeder memories
  8. Distinguish how demonstrate the Appropriate Application of Cognitive Interweaves
  9. Compare how to recognize the types of feeder cognitive interweaves and how to apply them
  10. Demonstrate how to apply the Future Template.
  11. Select Advanced Methodology: Additional protocols and specific populations
  12. Explain how to identify and evaluate Professional and Legal Issues
  13. Demonstrate how RDI is used to develop positive introjects, increase affect regulation and adaptive responses
  14. Contrast how to practice and use the RDI procedure.
  15. Identify and use the Recent Event Protocol
  16. Explain and summarize traumatic event protocols
  17. Recognize how to use EMDR with Complex PTSD

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