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EMDR in Conjoint Couples Therapy

Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC with The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training Provider for both Virtual and In Person EMDR Trainings in Denver, Colorado.

This two-day in person program teaches participants how to integrate EMDR within couples therapy, including guidelines, demonstrations, and opportunities to practice all eight phases. Based on grounded theory research findings, participants will obtain guidance for assessing couples’ appropriateness for EMDR conjointly vs. individually, learn treatment planning and preparation procedures, and review considerations during trauma reprocessing.

The EMDR in Conjoint Couples Therapy training is for clinicians who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved training, who are couples therapists, and who want to integrate EMDR therapy within their couples therapy work.

Learning Objectives Include:

  1. Identify at least two factors each for the “working partner” and the “witnessing partner” to assess appropriateness for EMDR conjointly vs. individually.

  2. Cite at least two relationship factors to assess appropriateness for EMDR conjointly vs. individually.

  3. Explain the rationale of beginning with a target outside of the relationship that relates to problematic dynamics within the relationship during Phase 1: History Taking and Treatment Planning within Conjoint EMDR.

  4. Integrate at least two Phase 2: Preparation tasks needed each for the “working partner” and the “witnessing partner” prior to conducting EMDR conjointly.

  5. Discuss the role of both partners during the reprocessing phases of Conjoint EMDR.

  6. Identify at least two areas for clinicians to assess during Phase 4: Desensitization.

  7. Explain how the “witnessing partner” can be a resource during Phase 4: Desensitization.

  8. Describe Phase 5: Installation within Conjoint EMDR.

  9. Describe Phase 6: Body Scan within Conjoint EMDR.

  10. Implement at least two tasks within Phase 7: Closure during Conjoint EMDR.

  11. Identify at least two tasks within Phase 8: Re-Evaluation during Conjoint EMDR.

  12. Describe at least two potential benefits of Conjoint EMDR.

  13. Cite at least two potential obstacles of Conjoint EMDR that should guide assessment and preparation for conjoint EMDR.

Details & Fees

Dates:  2025 Training Dates to be announced this summer!

Location:  TBD

Cost:  $400

Credits:  15 EMDRIA credits, 15 APA CE credits, 15 NBCC hours

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Contact Info





2253 N. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205

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