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EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training

Mar/Jun 2024 EMDR Basic Training - Virtual

46 CE credits

Part I: March 20-22, 2024

Part II:  June 26-28, 2024

 The cost includes Part I, Part II, & 10 hours of group consultation.

An attachment-oriented, relational, anti-oppressive, anti-racist lens is incorporated throughout the training. You will see recorded and live demonstrations, learn and practice all 8 phases, and receive a ton of resources to be ready to apply EMDR with clients after Part I!

What sets this training apart from others?

We are invested in providing a relational training experience that strives to be intimate, cohesive, and supportive, given the vulnerability of learning a brand new approach to therapy, practicing that new modeling with peers, as well as experiencing EMDR therapy from the client’s perspective. We also are intentional about modeling the same vulnerability that is asked of you as a training participant. An attachment-oriented, relational, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist lens is incorporated throughout the training. We also have added 6 additional hours to what EMDRIA requires in order to provide more comprehensive information, given the complexity of the EMDR therapy model and the need for a trauma-informed and culturally responsive approach.

Testimonials from Attendees

Mar/Jul 2023 Cohort Member
"I feel confident that if I continue pursuing the level of excellence that was modeled and presented, I will be fully prepared."
Sep 2022/Jan 2023 Cohort Member
"Liz is professional and does a great job to answer questions and support each participant to have the information make sense to them and the population each therapist works with.  Feedback was useful and insightful."
Feb/May 2023 Cohort Member
"I loved this training.  The experience felt rich and full and well worth the time, commitment, and investment.  Thank you!"
Apr/Jul 2022 Cohort Member
"THANK YOU!  This is a game changer!!!!"

Virtual & In Person
Basic Training 


The EMDR Training includes Part I and Part II, each of which are three-day training sessions, as well as 10 hours of consultation on EMDR Therapy, and required reading (which includes the following: 1) Shapiro, Francine. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press, 2) a 2020 issue of Go With That Magazine about EMDR & Racial Trauma, and 3) Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy). This EMDR training is EMDRIA-Approved.


Part I of the EMDR Training covers the development of EMDR Therapy, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, the 8-Phase EMDR therapy approach, and Resource Development and Installation (RDI). Specific learning objectives include: 1. Identify 3 elements of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model. 2. Describe how the AIP Model guides case conceptualization & treatment planning. 3. Identify 2 hypotheses for the mechanisms of action underlying EMDR therapy. 4. List 3 components of trauma memory networks transformed through EMDR. 5. Explain how to utilize the Subjective Units of Disturbance (SUD) Scale. 6. Explain how to utilize the Validity of Cognition (VOC) Scale. 7. Identify three options for Dual Attention Stimulus (DAS). 8. Name and describe the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. 9. Provide 2 possible adaptations across the 8 phases based on cultural identity. 10. Identify 3 areas to assess in determining client readiness for trauma processing. 11. Describe the 3-Pronged Approach to EMDR therapy. 12. Provide 2 indications to extend the Client Preparation Phase (Phase 2). 13. Identify 3 elements included in Phase 3: Assessment (Target Formation). 14. Describe the protocol for closing down incomplete target sessions. After Part I of the EMDR Training, clinicians will begin using EMDR Therapy with clients and participate in consultation with Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC or another EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training approved by Elizabeth Legg. Group consultation options will be provided following the Part I Training. Four hours (of the total 10 hours required) must be completed between Parts I and II.


Part II of the EMDR Training follows about 3-6 months later and addresses EMDR Therapy with Complex PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Addictions, Chronic Pain/Illness, Couples, and Children/Adolescents. Specific learning objectives include: 1. Utilize the client readiness checklist to determine readiness for trauma processing. 2. Apply the 3-pronged approach to prioritize targets for reprocessing. 3. Identify 2 examples of Resource Development and Installation (RDI). 4. Provide 2 options to increase the charge during Desensitization. 5. Provide 2 options to decrease the charge during Desensitization. 6. Implement 3 strategies to assist with blocked processing. 7. Implement the protocol for closing down incomplete target sessions. 8. Describe 2 strategies to use for clients with Complex PTSD. 9. Describe 2 possible modifications in using EMDR therapy with children. 10. Describe 2 strategies to use with clients who are highly dissociative. 11. Identify 3 possible targets for reprocessing for clients with chronic pain/illness. 12. Identify 2 possible modifications in using EMDR therapy with clients with addiction concerns. 13. Apply EMDR with client present day symptoms and future concerns. After Part II of the EMDR Training, clinicians complete the remaining hours of the 10 required hours of consultation with Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC or another EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training approved by Elizabeth Legg. The entire process of training from beginning Part I to finishing the 10 required hours of consultation must be completed within a 1-year period to qualify for the Certificate of Completion.

EMDR Training (Parts I and II) includes lecture, discussion, experiential exercises, live (or pre-recorded) demonstrations, and small group practice (as both therapist and client). Cohorts for each training are kept small in order to foster cohesion and emotional safety. A manual is provided at each training session.


Virtual:  Zoom

In Person:  2253 Downing St, Denver, CO 80205 - The Gebhard Mansion


To be eligible for this training, participants must meet the following requirements: -Licensed Mental Health Professionals -Be licensed to practice in their state or province​ -Have a graduate degree in the mental health field -Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professionals (letter is required by supervisor) -Be actively pursuing a mental health license through their state/province board while working under a licensed supervisor​ have a graduate degree in the mental health field. Graduate Students (academic documentation and letter from supervisor required)​ -Be enrolled in a graduate degree program in the mental health field -Have completed core graduate academic coursework -Be in the practicum/internship portion of the program -Be in a licensing track and working under supervision of fully licensed mental health clinician


Cancellation Policy: If you cancel 30-days or more before the first training day, then you will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel your registration 29-days or less before the first training day, then the deposit and Payment 2 are forfeited. Any additional amount paid will be refunded.  Transfer Policy: We do know that emergencies and unexpected events do happen, so we will allow people to transfer their payment to another cohort within the following guidelines: Transfer to a different cohort 30-days or more before the first training day of your original cohort date = $50 administrative fee Transfer to a different cohort 29-days to 14-days before the first training day of your original cohort date = $100 administrative fee Transfer to a different cohort 13-days or less before the first training day of your original cohort date = $300 administrative fee Transfer to a different after already starting the cohort you originally registered for = $300 administrative fee


It is important to us that advanced clinical training and professional development be accessible and affordable for clinicians. Therefore, we intentionally keep the overall cost of the trainings low as compared to many EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Trainings, in order to make them as accessible as possible. Many mental health therapists are faced with socioeconomic and/or other barriers that make it difficult to afford various trainings. Therefore, the options below are designed to offer financial support to attend our EMDR trainings. If you, or a clinician you know, cannot afford to pay full price for one of our upcoming trainings, please review the options below that are offered to increase access. Payment Plan: If you are able to pay the full registration fee but need to space out payments, we provide a payment plan that allows for you to pay in 4 installments: $350 deposit to register, $350 due two weeks prior to Part I, $350 for the 10 hours of consultation due two weeks after the Part I training begins, and $350 due two weeks prior to the Part II training session. Partial Scholarship: Many mental health therapists experience inequitable employment and compensation that make it challenging to afford EMDR trainings and other advanced clinical trainings. Others are experiencing financial hardship for a variety of reasons. ​We provide partial scholarship to help reduce financial barriers that might otherwise prevent clinicians from accessing professional development opportunities to better serve their clients. We offer one discounted slot per training cohort to licensed mental health professionals of $400 off the EMDR Training (Parts I and II). Please click HERE to complete the partial scholarship application form. Priority is given to Black, Indigenous, other people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, disabled and other minoritized clinicians.


The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7043. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. EMDR Basic Training qualifies for 46 hours of NBCC CE hours. ​Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA): In Colorado, this training qualifies for all 40 hours of DORA continuing education. It consists of 20 hours of coursework, 10 hours of group learning, and 10 hours of supervision. Pending approval from ASWB-ACE.


Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Psychologist, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Training Provider, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, as a Professional Counselor since 2003 and as a Psychologist since 2013. She works full-time in private practice, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, in Denver, Colorado. The focus of her practice includes trauma treatment from an EMDR and AEDP therapeutic orientation, couples therapy from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach, as well as supervision, consultation, and training. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, where her dissertation focused on EMDR within couples therapy. She also developed the Denver Collaborative Health Center, a network of skilled independent professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services to treat the whole person, including a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychologist, Rolfer, Yoga Therapist, Massage Therapist and Craniosacral Practitioner, Integrative Healer /Curandera, and a Full Spectrum Doula/Herbalist/Ancestral Medicine Practitioner.


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request special accommodations, please contact Elizabeth Legg at Participants can email Elizabeth Legg up to 5 days prior to attendance at an event or before committing to attendance, whichever comes first. We will respond to all reasonable requests for accommodations. We will respond to requests and clarify options for accommodations within 2 business days of the receipt of the request, barring any unforeseen circumstances.


The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center and Elizabeth Legg are fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) grievance procedures as well as with all legal and ethical responsibilities of those organizations. We are committed to respectful, fair, and non-discriminatory promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center. While The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate areas of concern, there will be occasional issues which come to our attention, requiring intervention and/or action on the part of The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center. During a training, should a concern arise for any participant, Elizabeth Legg and any staff, facilitator, consultant, or trainer who may be participating in the training are invested in addressing those concerns in a timely, thoughtful and respectful manner, to include changing practice partners, addressing staff or facility issues, improving course content, etc. The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center’s approach to resolving grievances is always from the perspective of what is in the best interest of the participant. All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed to and will be responded to within 10 business days, though we will strive to respond within as short a time as possible. If The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is unable to resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to file a grievance with the Mental Health Licensing Section of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA):  1560 Broadway Street, Suite 1350, Denver, CO 80202; 303-894-7800.


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2253 N. Downing Street, Denver, CO 80205

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