Trainings & Consultations for EMDR Therapists

Frequently Ask Questions

  • What is EMDR and how does it work?
    EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. According to the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), “It is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and used to resolve different issues and challenges. It is an empirically supported treatment for acute and chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. EMDR therapy has helped countless people of all ages to resolve psychological distress” (source:
  • How can EMDR training benefit my practice?
    Research on EMDR has been focused on the treatment of trauma, however, it is effective in treating many other issues. EMDR is effective at reducing any irrational negative beliefs one has about themselves regardless of if it is tied to a traditional trauma memory. EMDR can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, mood dysregulation, impulsivity, addiction, grief, and many others. Most therapists that come to us for training have heard of EMDR from a colleague or experienced it as a client. Many are also interested in adding a new skill to their toolkit. Our Basic Training provides tangible skills for treating any level of trauma.
  • What can I expect from EMDR training?
    All steps of the EMDR protocol will be taught in-depth. You will have the opportunity to develop close relationships within your small cohort. The EMDR Training Group teaches therapists how to effectively treat trauma.
  • Will I be EMDR-Certified after completing this class?
    EMDRIA has various levels for those that wish to become EMDR trained. The first step is to complete an EMDR Basic Training Course through an EMDRIA-approved provider, such as EMDR Training Solutions. The required 40 hours of in-person education and 10 hours of consultation are all included in our package pricing. Once you complete basic training, you can advertise yourself as “EMDR-trained”. To become “EMDR-certified”, additional training is required. This includes 20 hours of EMDR consultation, using EMDR in at least 50 sessions with at least 25 clients, completing 12 hours of EMDR Continuing Education. An application and fee must also be submitted to EMDRIA for certification. For more information about the certification process, please visit EMDRIA online.
  • Is this EMDR Basic Training approved by EMDRIA?
    Yes, our training course is EMDRIA-Approved.
  • Are the required 10 hours of consultation included in the cost of your basic training?
    Yes, these consultation calls occur between part one and two as well as after part two. The cost of the 10 hours is included in the purchase price.
  • Will I receive CEUs for completing the training?
    Yes, you will receive 40 EMDRIA CEUs for completing the training. You will receive the certificate at the end of part two.
  • What is your refund and cancellation policy for this class?
    To allow individuals on our waitlist the opportunity to attend, your balance due must be paid in full at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. 14+ Days Notice: We will provide a full refund less a $200 administrative fee. 7-13 Days Notice: We will provide a full refund less a $300 administrative fee. Less than 7 Days Notice: 50% of the total cost of your training will be forfeited. If you have already paid your balance in full, you may utilize the remaining 50% as credit toward a future training less a $150 administrative fee. This credit must be used within 6 months from the first date of your original training or it will be forfeited in its entirety. It is our intent to avoid cancellation or rescheduling of any program or event. Unfortunately, circumstances occasionally require us to make changes. This course requires a minimum enrollment of 9 participants. Classes with less than 9 registrants are subject to cancellation or rescheduling at the discretion of the trainers. Classes will be canceled no less than 7 days prior to the start date of the class. Cancellation notices will be sent to registrants via email to the address provided at the time of registration. Neither EMDR Training Solutions nor any trainer is responsible or liable for expenses incurred due to class rescheduling or cancellation. Multiple opportunities to reschedule will be offered. However, no refund will be issued.
  • What happens if I cannot complete all 40 hours of training for which I registered or cannot attend Part 2?
    Attendance Requirements Registration for EMDR Basic Training is a commitment to the specific dates listed for both Part 1 and 2. In the event a participant begins Part 1 or 2 and cannot attend the day(s) in full, no partial credit will be given. EMDRIA requires the attendance of all 40 hours of instruction to complete training. Late arrivals and early outs will result in an incomplete attendance of training regardless of circumstances. If you experience a situation in which you’ll need to arrive late or leave early, the part of the training that will be missed must be rescheduled. An administrative fee of $250 will be charged for each part that must be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend EMDR Basic Training Part 2, you’ll have 15 days to contact, reschedule, and pay fees incurred or forfeit any amount already paid on your account.