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EMDR Therapy Refresher Courses

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

This EMDR Therapy Refresher is a multi-module course for clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA-Approved training but have not applied that learning for a period of time, lack confidence in their EMDR skills, or wish to strengthen their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy. It is also for those who strive to integrate EMDR within an attachment-friendly and relational approach.

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On Demand

EMDR Refresher Course

Part I On Demand

Receive 8 CE credits (EMDRIA, ASWB,

APA, NBCC)

Access for 90 days from

date of registration.

Cost:  $175

Course Instructor:  Elizabeth Legg

Part I Agenda

Virtual Team Meeting

Live InteractiveWebinar

EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II

Receive 7 CE credits (EMDRIA, ASWB,

APA, NBCC)

September 13, 2024

8:30am-5pm MT

Cost:  $200

Registration deadline: 9/11/2024

Course Instructor:  Elizabeth Legg

Facilitators: Kerri Sterrett and Sarai Trujillo

Part II Agenda

Virtual Team Meeting

Live Interactive Webinar

EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II

Receive 7 CE credits (EMDRIA, ASWB,

APA, NBCC)

2025 Training Schedule

Coming Soon

Course Instructor:  Elizabeth Legg

Facilitators:  to be determined

The EMDR Therapy Refresher course includes a 2-Part Training Itinerary: a Part I On Demand learning experience through recorded webinars as well as a Part II Practicum and Q&A portion (offered both In Person and as a Live Interactive Webinar).

The EMDR Therapy Refresher Part I On Demand consists of 8 hours of material that include a review of the following:

  • The Adaptive Information Processing Model

  • The 8 phases of EMDR treatment

  • Modifications for children/adolescents

  • Tools for complex clients

  • Extended Preparation/Resource Development and Installation

  • Strategies for blocked processing

  • Considerations and modifications for complex PTSD and attachment trauma

  • Protocols/modifications for dissociation, anxiety disorders and addictions


For those who choose to register for the EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II Live Practicum and Q&A portion of the course (optional; offered both In Person and as a Live Interactive Webinar), participants will be expected to watch all 8 hours of material prior to attending the Part II, where they will then practice those newly reviewed skills with peers in a supervised practicum setting.

EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II
Live Interactive Webinar & In Person

REGISTRATION

(Note: This is a Commercial Workshop)

To register for the EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II training, complete the registration form  and make a payment for the $200 registration fee. Your registration will be confirmed by email upon receipt of the registration form and deposit.

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Course created:  10/2020       Course updated:  5/2024

 

Location:

Live Interactive Webinar:  Zoom 

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

FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

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 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 would be happy to provide a payment plan that allows for you to pay in installments. Email us at EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com to arrange a payment plan that will work for you.

 

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 $50 off the EMDR Therapy Refresher. 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.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

1. Describe the eight phases of EMDR Therapy. 2. Identify three elements of the Adaptive Information Processing Model. 3. Utilize the criteria for client screening for EMDR treatment. 4. Develop a treatment plan to prioritize targets for EMDR processing. 5. Describe the protocol for closing down incomplete sessions. 6. Implement three strategies to assist with blocked processing. 7. Describe two strategies to use with complex PTSD clients. 8. Provide two strategies to use with dissociative clients. 9. Describe two strategies to work with anxiety. 10. Identify two protocols to work with addictions. 11. Provide two modifications for working with children. 12. Describe two ways in which to individualize EMDR therapy to different cultural groups.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This EMDR Therapy Refresher is for clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA-Approved training but have not applied that learning for a period of time, lack confidence in their EMDR skills, or wish to strengthen their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy. It is also for those who strive to integrate EMDR within an attachment-friendly and relational approach.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR EMDR THERAPY REFRESHER PART II

EMDRIA: Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC is approved by the EMDR International Association to provide Commercial EMDR Trainings. The Approved Curriculum for this provider demonstrates consistency with EMDRIA training requirements. EMDR Therapy Refresher Part II has been approved for 7 EMDRIA credits (EC Program Approval Number: 20003-05). The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, provider # XX, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 7 clinical continuing educational credits.

In order to receive continuing education credit, you must 1) attend the 7 hour course in full, and 2) complete the post-test (assessment questions) with a score of 80% or higher.  Participants have three attempts to complete (pass) the post-test.  Please note:  Participants seeking ACE CE credit MUST complete an evaluation and include their full name.

Once completed, the CE Certificate will be delivered via email within 5 business day, from EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

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.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENT FOR LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

- Laptop or desktop computer - High-speed internet - A Zoom account - A well-lit room so video of yourself is clear - Computer microphone - Quality sound such as speakers, ear buds or headphones

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com. 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.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full refund or transfer, minus $100 administrative fee, available up to 14 days before training. No refund or transfer to another cohort available within 14 days of training.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center and Elizabeth Legg are fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 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 transparent, 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 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, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, and our advisory committee 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. All grievances (including complaints about course content, speakers, facilities, and nonreceipt of certificates, as well as refund requests and other miscellaneous occurrences) are reviewed and addressed by our advisory committee, which is made up of Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and the ACE Social Work Consultant

 

Our advisory committee can be found HERE in the Training Team section of the page. Our committee will make every effort possible to include the most appropriate member(s) of the advisory committee in the response to any grievance in such a way as to lessen the risk of bias and involvement in multiple roles, while increasing the opportunities for problem resolution, strengthen decisions regarding such complaints, and to maximize objectivity. 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 grievance@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com and will be responded to within 10 business days. If The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is am 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.

On Demand EMDR Refresher

EMDR Therapy Refresher Part I On Demand

The EMDR Therapy Refresher Part I On Demand training consists of 8 hours of material that include a review of the following:

-The Adaptive Information Processing Model -The 8 phases of EMDR treatment -Modifications for children/adolescents -Tools for complex clients -Extended Preparation/Resource Development and Installation -Strategies for blocked processing -Considerations and modifications for complex PTSD and attachment trauma -Protocols/modifications for dissociation, anxiety disorders and addictions

​Click here to read the full Agenda and see the total number of course hours

Course created:  10/2020      Course updated: 5/2024

 

When participants purchase the Part I On Demand portion of the course, they will have access to 8 hours of recorded teachings. For those who choose to register for the Part II Live Practicum and Consultation portion (optional), participants will be expected to watch all 8 hours of material prior to attending the Part II, where they will then have the opportunity to practice applying those newly reviewed skills. Below is a description of the material covered in the Part I On Demand portion:

Module 1 -Introduction, orientation, and overview for course -Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model -Phase 1: Client History and Treatment Planning Module 2 -Phase 2: Preparation -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -Resource Development and Installation/Extended Preparation -Somatic Awareness -Window of Tolerance -Porges’ Polyvagal Theory -Management of Dissociation in Preparation Stage -Affect Tolerance Tools -Mindfulness Tools -Container Exercise -Calm Place Exercise Demonstration -Ally Exercise Module 3 -Phase 3: Assessment -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -EMDR Standard Protocol Demonstration (Phase 3 through Phase 7) Module 4 -Phase 4: Desensitization -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -Strategies for Blocked Processing -Optimize Dual Attention -Cognitive/Clinical Interweaves -Complex PTSD -Attachment Trauma -Telescopic or Restricted Processing -Fractionation of Target Module 5 -Phase 5: Installation -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -Attachment Trauma Phase 6: Body Scan -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -Phase 7: Closure -Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents -Phase 8: Re-evaluation -​Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents Module 6 -Dissociation -Structural Dissociation and Parts Work -Anxiety Disorders Module 7 -Addictions -Hase's CravEx -Popky's DeTUR -Miller's FSAP -Knipe's LOUA

TARGET AUDIENCE

This EMDR Therapy Refresher is for clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA-Approved training but have not applied that learning for a period of time, lack confidence in their EMDR skills, or wish to strengthen their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy. It is also for those who strive to integrate EMDR within an attachment-friendly and relational approach.

REGISTRATION:

U.S. Training prices for the EMDR Therapy Refresher Part I On Demand

 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Our intended audience are therapists who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training if you are based in the United States or the equivalent if you are based outside of the United States. People only trained in EMDR by PESI are not eligible for the training. EMDRIA Credit will only be provided for those who have received an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

EMDR Therapy Refresher Part I On-Demand Training is non-refundable.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR ON DEMAND COURSE

- Laptop or desktop computer

- High-speed internet

- Quality sound such as speakers, ear buds or headphones

FINANCIAL ACCESSABILITY PLAN

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 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 would be happy to provide a payment plan that allows for you to pay in installments. Email us at EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com to arrange a payment plan that will work for you.

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 $50 off the EMDR Therapy Refresher. 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.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

  • Describe the eight phases of EMDR Therapy.

  • Identify three elements of the Adaptive Information Processing Model.

  • Utilize the criteria for client screening for EMDR treatment.

  • Develop a treatment plan to prioritize targets for EMDR processing.

  • Describe the protocol for closing down incomplete sessions.

  • Implement three strategies to assist with blocked processing.

  • Describe two strategies to use with complex PTSD clients.

  • Provide two strategies to use with dissociative clients.

  • Describe two strategies to work with anxiety.

  • Identify two protocols to work with addictions.

  • Provide two modifications for working with children.

  • Describe two ways in which to individualize EMDR therapy to different cultural groups.

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR EMDR THERAPY REFRESHER

EMDRIA: Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC is approved by the EMDR International Association to provide Commercial EMDR Trainings. The Approved Curriculum for this provider demonstrates consistency with EMDRIA training requirements. (EC Program Approval Number: 20003-DL02) (EC Program Approval Number: 20003-05). The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, provider # XX, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 8 total credits (1 general, 6 clinical and 1 social and cultural competence credits).

In order to receive continuing education credit, you must 1) attend the 8 hour course in full, and 2) complete the post-test (assessment questions) with a score of 80% or higher.  Participants have three attempts to complete (pass) the post-test.  Please note:  Participants seeking ACE CE credit MUST complete an evaluation and include their full name.

Once completed, the CE Certificate will be delivered via email within 5 business day, from EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

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.

ACOMMODATIONS

To request special accommodations, please contact Elizabeth Legg at EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com prior to registering for this course.  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.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center and Elizabeth Legg are fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 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 transparent, 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 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, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, and our advisory committee 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. All grievances (including complaints about course content, speakers, facilities, and nonreceipt of certificates, as well as refund requests and other miscellaneous occurrences) are reviewed and addressed by our advisory committee, which is made up of Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and the ACE Social Work Consultant. 

 

Our advisory committee can be found HERE in the Training Team section of the page. Our committee will make every effort possible to include the most appropriate member(s) of the advisory committee in the response to any grievance in such a way as to lessen the risk of bias and involvement in multiple roles, while increasing the opportunities for problem resolution, strengthen decisions regarding such complaints, and to maximize objectivity. 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 grievance@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com and will be responded to within 10 business days. If The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is am 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.

EMDRIA-Approved
EMDR Basic Training

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. Please see below for detailed information about the EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training.

Upcoming EMDR Basic Training Dates

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LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Sep/Dec 2024

IN-PERSON -  WESTMINSTER, CO

Oct 2024/Jan 2025

LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

Nov 2024/Mar 2025

Cost: $1,400

Part I (3 days): September 25-27, 2024

Part II (3 days):  December 4-6, 2024

Course Instructor:  Elizabeth Legg

Facilitators:  Diane Brooks, Joanna Kipnis,

Mallorie Smolen

Registration deadline:  9/20/24

Part I (3 days): October 17-19, 2024

Part II (3 days): January 16-18, 2025

Training Provider:  Elizabeth Legg

Facilitator:  Kerri Sterrett

Registration deadline:  3/1/24

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please email to be

added to the waitlist

EMDR@TheRoadLess

TraveledCounseling.com

Cost: $1,400

Part I (3 days): November 6-8, 2024

Part II (3 days):  March 5-7, 2025

Training Provider:  Elizabeth Legg

Facilitators:  Sarai Trujillo, Samantha McBride, Bethany Albrecht

Registration deadline:  11/1/24

Schedule for Live Interactive Webinar

Day 1:  7am-4:30pm PT / 8am-5:30pm MT / 9am-6:30pm CT / 10am-7:30pm ET - Please note earlier start time on Day 1

 

Day 2-6:  7:30am-4:30pm PT / 8:30am-5:30pm MT / 9:30am-6:30pm CT / 10:30am-7:30pm ET

EMDR Basic Training Part I and Part II Agendas

- Receive 46 EMDRIA credits, 46 ASWB ACE credits, 46 APA CE credits and 46 NBCC hours -

*** We have limited spaces for EMDR therapists who have previously completed a training offered by an EMDRIA accredited provider to retake the course at half-price. This does not include the 10 hours of consultation. Please contact us at EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com to inquire.

EMDR Basic Training 
Live Interactive Webinar
& In Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The EMDR Basic 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 (book needs to be purchased by participant), 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.

Course created:  7/2017    Course updated:  5/2024

Note:  CE credit is not provided for consultation hours, required reading or required video viewing that are outside of the course.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Mental health therapists such as psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, psychiatrists, and licensed marriage and family therapists who wish to be trained in EMDR.

PART I (Day 1, 2 & 3)

Part I of the EMDR Basic 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 Basic 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 (Day 4, 5 & 6)

Part II of the EMDR Basic 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 Basic 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 Basic 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.

Location:

Live Interactive Webinar:  Zoom

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

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVE INTERACTIVE WEBINAR

- Laptop or desktop computer - High-speed internet - A Zoom account - A well-lit room so video of yourself is clear - Computer microphone - Quality sound such as speakers, ear buds or headphones

EMDRIA PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

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

CANCELLATION AND TRANSFER POLICY

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

FINANCIAL ACCESSIBILITY PLAN

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.

Continuing Education

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR EMDR BASIC TRAINING

EMDR Basic Training qualifies for 46 hours of ASWB-ACE , EMDRIA and APA CE credits, and 46 NBCC CE hours.

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.

 

​Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA): In Colorado, this training qualifies for all 46 hours of DORA continuing education. It consists of 26 hours of coursework, 10 hours of group learning, and 10 hours of supervision. Check your local licensing board to inquire about whether this training qualifies for your licensing requirements.

 

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, provider # XX, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: [dates]. Social workers completing this course receive 46 total CE credits, including 13 general, 23 clinical, 5 ethics, and 5 social and cultural competence credits.

 

To receive EMDRIA, APA and NBCC CE Certificate for Part I training, you must 1) be present for the entire 3 days, and 2) complete the Assessment (post-test) with a score of 80% or higher.  Participants can retake this Assessment up to 3 times.  These are the same requirements for Part II training.

To receive an ASWB-ACE CE Certificate, you must 1) be present for the entire 6 days of training (attend both Part I & II), and 2) complete the Part I and Part II Assessment (post-test) with a score of 80% or higher.  Participants can retake this Assessment up to 3 times. 

To receive an EMDRIA Certificate of Completion, you must 1) be present for the entire 6 days of training, 2) complete the Assessments for both Part I & II, and 3) complete 10 hours of consultation, all within 1 year from the starting date of training (Day 1).  

Please note:  Per EMDRIA policy guidelines, you must complete Part I training to advance to Part II training.

Once completed, the CE Certificate will be delivered via email within 5 business day, from EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com.
 

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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 EMDR@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com. 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.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center and Elizabeth Legg are fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), 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 transparent, 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 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, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, and our advisory committee 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. All grievances (including complaints about course content, speakers, facilities, and nonreceipt of certificates, as well as refund requests and other miscellaneous occurrences) are reviewed and addressed by our advisory committee, which is made up of Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Clinical Social Workers and the ACE Social Work Consultant.

 

Our advisory committee can be found HERE in the Training Team section of the page. Our committee will make every effort possible to include the most appropriate member(s) of the advisory committee in the response to any grievance in such a way as to lessen the risk of bias and involvement in multiple roles, while increasing the opportunities for problem resolution, strengthen decisions regarding such complaints, and to maximize objectivity. 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 grievance@theroadlesstraveledcounseling.com and will be responded to within 10 business days. If The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center is am 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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