EMDR Therapy: History and Preparation OnDemand Workshop


EMDR Therapy: History and Preparation: A Step-By-Step Guide for Preparing Clients for EMDR – $189

This is a 4-hour EMDRIA approved, webinar course, created and taught by Amanda Martin, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC is filled with an easy instructional guide including demonstrations, sample forms, and practical strategies for in-session exercises and client homework exercises.

This is an on-demand, asynchronous workshop. You may work at your own pace.

Continuing Education Credits: 4 hours
EMDRIA Credits: 4 hours
(EMDRIA credits count only for those who have completed their EMDRIA-approved EMDR training before the start date of the workshop.)

This webinar is designed for mental health practitioners at all levels of experience and practice settings. In-depth techniques and strategies for preparing clients to begin processing phases 3-7 and phase 8 are explained and discussed.

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.

Objectives: Describe a step-by-step process for Phases One and Two (History and Preparation) in EMDR to prepare clients for phases 3-8 (Assessment, Desensitization, etc). The training provides a guide to assist therapists with gathering adequate information, recognizing client readiness for EMDR, identifying client needs in the preparation phase, and creating a treatment plan for EMDR reprocessing.

    1. Explain a brief overview of the AIP Model
    2. Explain a step-by-step guide for the client history phase
    3. Demonstrate treatment planning technique and sample forms
    4. Identify a step-by-step guide for the preparation phase
    5. Demonstrate stabilization exercises during the 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.

A workbook, forms, and a quick reference guide are included with the training.

“Join me in this training, and let me show you an easy method to properly prepare your clients for EMDR reprocessing. By the end of the course, you will have a step-by-step guide for introducing EMDR to clients, recognizing client readiness for EMDR, and client preparation for EMDR processing,” ~ Amanda.

Amanda Martin
Amanda Martin, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC, BCN, Eagala MH graduated from Texas Woman’s University and is a native Texan. She specializes in working with people and families with trauma histories in residential and outpatient settings. She has a Ph.D. in Family Therapy and has the following licenses: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified in Neurofeedback, and Mental Health Eagala Professional. Amanda is EMDR Certified, an Approved EMDR Consultant, an EMDR Trainer, and a CompassionWorks Lead Trainer.
Amanda Martin, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC, and BCN

Refund for On-Demand/Asynchronous Workshops: Refunds minus a $35 administrative fee will only be available for up to 3 days after purchase. The workshop must be completed within 90 days after the purchase date.

Continuing Education 

CompassionWorks offers four (4) continuing education (CE) credits for LPCs, social workers, MFTs, psychologists, and other mental health professionals at no additional cost. The certificate of completion serves as your documentation for your state CE credit, if your state licensing board does not require CE program pre-approval.

Four (4) EMDRIA credits, advanced continuing education for EMDRIA members, are included.

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