EMDR Basic Training: Transforming Trauma with EMDR: Part I and Part II

Price: $1,200.00

Participants mus be fully licensed in their state and register for Part 1 and 2 together.

San Francisco, CA (38 CE credit hours) San Francisco
Part I:
January 11, 2019 ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
January 12, 2019 ~ 9:00am-6:00pm
January 13, 2019 ~ 9:00am-5:30pm

Part II:
January 25, 2019 ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
January 26, 2019 ~ 9:00am-6:00pm
January 27, 2019 ~ 9:00am-5:30pm
(A training manual is included in the cost of the course)

Constance Kaplan, LMFT, Parnell EMDR Institute Faculty, Approved Consultant and Senior Instructor



"I have personally chosen and trained Constance Kaplan, MFT, as one of the first Parnell Institute trainers to teach for my institute.  Connie is an excellent trainer bringing her many years of experience with EMDR and our attachment focused approach, as well as her talent as a presenter to her trainings.  I'm certain you will benefit greatly from Connie's wisdom, compassion and humor and learn to use EMDR with a range of clients with skill and understanding." -
Laurel Parnell, PhD

This training is limited to Mental Health Professionals who are licensed in their state to provide treatment.

Requirements for Basic EMDR training:
participants must complete Parts 1 and 2, receive 10 hours of consultation from an EMDRIA Approved PARNELL Consultant and then complete Part 3. Part 3 may be taken at a minimum of 6 months following Parts 1 and 2. Those who have taken Parts 1 and 2 at an equivalent EMDRIA Approved Training are welcome to take our Part 3.

Required reading:
Parnell, L., A Therapist's Guide to EMDR:  Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment. Shapiro, F., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

Please Note: By registering for this training, you acknowledge that you will be asked to serve as a client in the service of everyone's learning. You agree that you are physically and psychologically stable enough to take on a client role in this setting and that you will do what is needed to take care of yourself if any discomfort arises as a result.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival, including sexual and physical abuse, war, accidents surgical trauma, and grief, EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.

 Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the history and development of EMDR.

2. Differenciate between different types of trauma.

3. Describe client selection criteria and catuions necessary for safe use of EMDR.

4. Describe the issues, problems and goals of treatment for utilizing EMDR.

5. Apply evidence-based practice to assemble a complete cilent/patient history                                                                                                                                                   . . . . . . . .

This course has been approved by the EMDR International Association. In accordance with the new standards for basic EMDR training, participants must complete Parts 1 and 2, receive 10 hours of consultation from EMDRIA-approved consultants recommended by the instructor, and then take Laurel Parnell's Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course in order to complete the requirements for basic EMDR training. All three parts must be completed with Dr. Parnell within a two- year period.


Constance Kaplan, LMFT, is Senior Trainer and Director of Training Trainers with Dr Laurel Parnell for the Parnell Institute. She is an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles. With 25 years of experience, she integrates EMDR into a full therapy tool set designed to meet the specific needs of each individual adult client or couple. Her tools include EMDR, Attachment-Focused EMDR, somatic modalities, contemporary object relationís therapy, mindfulness work and a healing canine colleague. She provides individual and group consultation to therapists seeking EMDR Certification, Approved Consultancy and those completing their Basic Training consultation hours. She is former founding President of the Board of the Trauma Resource Institute and former President of the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought of Southern California. She has served on various trauma relief teams, facilitated TRM trainings and provided onsite trainings to first responders and mental health professionals around the country.