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  • Are you taking new clients?
    Abigail Prince, James Nee, and Laura VanWyk are taking new clients as their schedules allow. You can contact them direct by clicking HERE for contact information. Elizabeth Legg is currently not taking new clients.
  • What types of therapy do you specialize in?
    At the Road Less Traveled Counseling Center, we specialize in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy). Find out more information about these therapies below.
  • What is EMDR?
    EMDR is a powerful method of psychotherapy that was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980s. It has been studied extensively for over 35 years and is a well-supported treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for both adults and children. Among other issues, it has also been found to be effective in the treatment of: ​ · panic attacks · complicated grief · dissociation · upsetting memories · phobias · pain disorders · eating disorders · addictions · history of physical or sexual abuse · personality disorders · performance anxiety · body dysmorphic disorders · stress For more information about EMDR, here are two websites that we know and trust: https://www.emdria.org https://www.emdr.com
  • What is EFT?
    Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a short term (8 to 20 sessions) structured approach, originally developed for couple therapy and based on attachment science, formulated in the 1980’s. It helps couples expand and re-organize their emotional responses and, in the process, the organization of self, creating positive shifts within the interactional patterns in relationships, and fostering the creation of a secure bond between partners. EFT has a substantial body of research demonstrating its effectiveness and the stability of those results over time. Preliminary research exists for couples dealing with depression, with anxiety resulting from trauma, with medical illness and with forgiveness dilemmas. EFT is used with varied cultural groups and educational levels across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Africa and Asia. EFT can be effective with LGTQIA+ Relationships, Polyamorous/Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships, as well as heterosexual couples.
  • Do you take insurance?
    Our Therapists are not in-network providers with any insurance companies but we are happy to provide invoices for you to submit to your insurance company to request reimbursement. Many of our clients submit invoices that we provide and receive reimbursement for a portion of the session fee, after they meet a deductible; however, we would suggest reaching out to your insurance company to find out what your out-of-network benefits are. Be aware that generally, a diagnosis is required in order to receive reimbursement from your insurance company.
  • How do I schedule my first session?
    Abigail Prince, James Nee, and Laura Van Wyk are taking new clients as their schedules allow. You can contact them direct by clicking HERE for contact information. Elizabeth Legg is currently not taking new clients.
  • What is EMDR Basic Training?
    An EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training provides clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to integrate EMDR therapy into their clinical practice. An EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training provides, at a minimum, instruction in the current explanatory model, methodology, and underlying mechanisms of EMDR through lecture, practice, and integrated consultation.
  • What is the difference between EMDR Training and EMDR Certification?
    Upon completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training, you are considered an EMDR Trained Clinician, however, this does not mean you are EMDR Certified. Applying for EMDR Certification is an additional process through EMDRIA.
  • Am I eligible to take the EMDR Basic Training?
    To be eligible for this training, participants must meet the following requirements: 1) Licensed Mental Health Professionals -be licensed to practice in their state or province -have a graduate degree in the mental health field 2) 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 3) 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 program -be on a licensing track and working under supervision of fully licensed mental health clinician
  • Do I need to provide documentation before I can take the EMDR Basic Training?
    If you are a Licensed Mental Health Professional, no documentation is required other than completion of the registration form that will ask the required information. If you are a Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professional, a letter is required by your supervisor confirming that they are providing supervision to you under their license (and providing their license information), recommending you for the training, and verifying that you will have the opportunity to practice EMDR therapy with your clients throughout the course of the training. If you are a Graduate Student, you will need to provide an unofficial (or official) transcript that demonstrates that you are enrolled in a graduate degree program in the mental health field, you have completed core graduate academic coursework, and are in the practicum/internship portion of your program. Furthermore, a letter is required by your supervisor confirming that they are providing supervision to you under their license (and providing their license information), recommending you for the training, and verifying that you will have the opportunity to practice EMDR therapy with your clients throughout the course of the training.
  • What is the cost for EMDR Basic Training? Is there a payment plan?
    The total cost for EMDR Basic Training (which includes Parts I & II and all required consultation hours) is $1,400. You have the option of breaking this up into 4 installments: · $350 to register · $350 due 4-weeks prior Part I training date · $350 for 10 hours of consultation, due 2-weeks after Part I training begins · $350 due 2-weeks prior to Part II training date
  • How do I search and register for EMDR Basic Training?
    You can find our upcoming EMDR Basic Trainings by clicking HERE. If you have additional questions about our EMDR Basic Training program that you cannot find on our detailed link, please email us at EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com
  • Are there group rates available for this training?
    Yes, we offer a group rate for groups of 10 or more. Please contact us at EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com for more information.
  • What is your 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.
  • Is there a transfer fee to move to a different cohort?
    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 cohort after already starting the cohort you originally registered for = $300 administrative fee
  • How much time do I have to complete the Basic Training program?
    You have 1 year to complete the program, and the clock starts from the date of the Part I Basic Training date.
  • What sets this program apart from the various programs I found online?
    Much of the foundational material is the same across the various EMDR Basic Training courses. However, the delivery and depth of that material is unique to each training provider. Furthermore, each EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider has their own unique style and background that informs their training material and approach. You can learn more about our training team HERE. 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. 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. We suggest that you ask around to your colleagues and peers to obtain information and recommendations, based on their experience of EMDR training. And you are always welcome to reach out to touch base personally if you have specific concerns or questions: EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com
  • What are the Pros and Cons of Virtual vs. In-Person EMDR Basic Training?
    We are often asked that exact question, so we've created a page on our website to answer just that question. You may click the link below to navigate to that page.
  • Who is the Refresher Course intended for?
    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.
  • Is the Refresher Course live or an on-demand webinar?
    Both. The EMDR Therapy Refresher course includes a 2-Part Training Itinerary: a Part I On Demand learning experience through recorded webinars as well as an optional Part II Live Practicum and Q&A portion (offered both Virtually and In Person).
  • Do I have to complete the Refresher Course Part I before participating in Part II?
    Yes. The Part I training is an essential building block for the Part II training. The Part II live practicum portion is your opportunity to practice with peers in a supervised setting the skills that you will review in the Part I On Demand didactic material.
  • What is the cost of the Refresher Course?
    Part I is $175, and Part II is $175. You may register for both at once for $350 or you may begin with registering for the Part I On Demand course and later decide to register for the Part II Practicum portion.
  • Is there a payment plan for the Refresher Course?
    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.
  • Are there partial scholarships available for the Refresher Course?
    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.
  • What is the cancellation policy for the Part I and II Trainings?
    Part I On-Demand only training: non-refundable Part II training (whether in person or virtual): 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.
  • Are there CEs available for this course?
    Yes. Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC is approved by the EMDR International Association to provide Commercial EMDR Trainings. EMDR Therapy Refresher has been approved for a total of 15 EMDRIA Credits. Part I On Demand portion is worth 8 EMDRIA credits and Part II In Person Practicum portion is worth 7 EMDRIA credits. The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center has also been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7043. We are pursuing approval with other continuing education boards currently. 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.
  • I registered for the online course but have not received an email confirmation with course access instructions, what should I do?
    Allow up to 2-business days for the email confirmation. Also, check your spam folder! If you are part of an agency or larger institution, you may need to talk with your system administrator about potential firewalls that block email campaigns. Email us if you have any questions or concerns: EMDR@TheRoadLessTraveledCounseling.com
  • Can I share this training with a colleague? (ie: one person buys and then shares the access link with someone else who hasn’t paid)
    Sharing links for an on-demand training is prohibited.
  • How long will I have access to the On-Demand portion of the course?
    90 days from the date of access to the material. After 90 days, you will be given the option to continue to receive access to the course materials for $40 per month.
  • What is the first step if I want to get my EMDR Certification credential?
    The first step is to take an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)-Approved EMDR Basic Training course. To find a list of EMDRIA-Approved training courses and upcoming In Person and Virtual trainings, click HERE. For more information about EMDR Certification, click HERE to the section of our website that provides additional information or to the EMDRIA website for Certification FAQs and application information HERE.
  • What’s the difference between receiving a certificate of completion for an EMDR Basic Training and becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist?
    Once you complete an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You will need to submit that Certificate of Completion to EMDRIA, along with other requirements for certification (see those requirements and more about the certification process HERE) To become an EMDR Certified Therapist through EMDRIA, there is a series of steps which need to be completed and approved by EMDRIA before the term “Certification” can be used. See EMDRIA’s Certification FAQs.
  • Is a degree and/or licensure required to become certified in EMDR?
    Yes. A masters or doctoral degree in counseling, social work, psychology, marriage family therapy, medicine or nursing from an accredited college or university is required. You also need to be licensed to become certified. You may begin working toward certification as soon as you complete an EMDRIA-Approved Training but you won’t be eligible to submit the material to EMDRIA for certification until you have earned your license.
  • What are the criteria to becoming EMDRIA Certified?
    Please see the criteria required by EMDRIA to become an EMDR Certified Therapist below. You may click HERE to learn more about the Certification process. Please NOTE that each EMDRIA-Approved Consultant and Consultant-in-Training (CIT) has their own requirements for what is needed by the Consultee to demonstrate competency across the 8 phases of EMDR toward Certification. Often, case presentation, written material and video recorded sessions are required to demonstrate skills and fidelity to the 8-phase 3-pronged EMDR therapy protocol as part of the Certification process. You can find an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training through EMDRIA’s EMDR Therapist Directory. Click HERE to learn about our Consultation Team and connect with one of our Consultants or Consultants-in-Training for individual or group consultation toward certification. Please ask your individual Consultant or Consultant-in-Training about what they require from you to demonstrate competency across the 8 phases to be recommended for Certification to EMDRIA. EMDR International Association Approved Training: Submit evidence of having completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Training program. A copy of your certificate of completion is required. License/Certification: Provide documentation of independent license as a mental health professional in the state or province where you practice. A photocopy of your license to practice independently is required. Attach notarized documentation supporting the following statements:​ 1) Do you have at least two years’ experience in your field of license? 2) Have you conducted at least 50 EMDR sessions with at least 25 clients? Both statements can be included on one single notarized document. Have you received 20 hours of consultation by an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant in EMDR? Answer yes or no on the application form. Then you will need to obtain documentation from the Approved Consultant(s) you received your consultation from, verifying the number of hours you have received from him/her and how many of those hours were individual consultation and how many were group consultation. If you have received consultation from more than one Approved Consultant, you will need documentation from each. At least 10 of these hours must be obtained through individual, EMDR-focused consultation. The remaining 10 hours may be obtained through small group consultation. Consultation groups cannot exceed more than 8 participants at a time. Consultants in Training can provide up to 15 hours of consultation; the remaining 5 hours must be with an Approved Consultant. *Only consultation hours received AFTER completion of an EMDRIA Approved Training program can be applied towards this requirement. Attach letter(s) of recommendation from one or more EMDR International Association Approved Consultant(s) in EMDR, regarding your utilization of EMDR with clients. ​Attach two letters of recommendation regarding your professional utilization of EMDR (if possible), ethics in practice, and professional character. These can be obtained from colleagues or peers. Attach certificates of completion of 12 hours of EMDR International Association Credits (continuing education in EMDR). The EMDR Training is not awarded EMDRIA Credits – only EMDRIA Credit Approved Programs in EMDR that are completed after the entire Training program can receive EMDRIA Credits and be used towards this application requirement. If you are in need of EMDRIA Credits, the Continuing Education tab on our website lists all of the current continuing education options that have been reviewed and approved by EMDRIA. The completion certificates should list the EMDRIA program approval number as well as the number of EMDRIA credits the workshop was approved for. EMDR International Association Policies. Applicants must read and verify on the application form that they agree to adhere to EMDRIA Policies.
  • How do I find an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training if I want to become EMDR Certified?
    You can find an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training through EMDRIA’s EMDR Therapist Directory. Click HERE if you’d like to learn about our Consultation Team and connect with one of our Consultants or Consultants-in-Training for individual or group consultation. Please ask your individual Consultant or Consultant-in-Training about what they require from you to demonstrate competency across the 8 phases to be recommended for Certification to EMDRIA.
  • Do the Consultation hours I received from my EMDR Basic Training course count towards the required Consultation hours needed for EMDR Certification?
    They do not. The EMDRIA requirements for Certification state that Basic Training is required AND any consultation group hours received while in Basic Training cannot be counted toward the Certification. Go to EMDRIA’s Certification FAQs page for more detailed information about Certification requirements.

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