Fri. May 31, 2013 ~ 6:30pm-9:30pm
Sat. June 1, 2013 ~ 9:00am-6:00pm
Sun. June 2, 2013 ~ 9:00am-5:30pm
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, accident and surgical trauma, and grief, EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.
This course is limited to mental health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment, and mental health interns who are currently being supervised by an EMDR-trained supervisor. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, we learn:
- protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories;
- client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR;
- techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis);
- the use of imaginal and cognitive interweaves;
- how to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children;
- and methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure.
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. Required reading: Parnell, A Therapist's Guide to EMDR , and Francine Shapiro, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Recommended reading: Parnell, Transforming Trauma:EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused As Children, and Tapping In. Participants will be required to submit licensure documentation before attendance and must bring copies of their professional licenses or certification to the training. Interns must submit a letter from their supervisors stating that they will be supervised.
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized psychologist, consultant, EMDR trainer and author of four books, including A Therapist's Guide to EMDR that this training is based on and Tapping In,her newest book. Since 1991, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR and has trained thousands of clinicians in the U.S. and abroad. She maintains a private practice in San Rafael, California. www.emdrinfo.com
Please note: Participants will be practicing the techniques they learn in class, this practice may bring up feelings.
Alliant International University-San Francisco
One Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133