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Virtual vs. In-Person Training
Pros & Cons

Our virtual training content is identical to our in-person content. Of course, there are pros and cons to each and it's much a matter of personal preference. Here is a list of pros and cons for each so you can evaluate what will work best for you:


Pros of Virtual Training:
  • Convenience of participating in the training from your home/office

  • No travel time

  • Your self-care items, food, etc. are close by

  • Opportunity to put questions in the chat throughout the course of the didactic portions that facilitators can respond to

  • If you're interested in/planning to provide EMDR virtually, it's an opportunity to practice administering (and experiencing as a client) EMDR virtually

  • You can potentially move different locations (outside/on the floor/to a different room) and be in your own comfortable furniture during the training, if desired (and as long as you still have the privacy and containment needed)

  • Opportunity to be in a cohort with people from all over, increasing the diversity of experiences and the richness of learning from one another

Cons of Virtual Training
  • Long days of screen time

  • No access to the informal socializing that comes with the in person training experience (having lunch together, chatting at the beginning of the day and during breaks, etc)

  • The energy feels different in person vs. virtually. Some people feel equally engaged but others find it harder to stay fully present/engaged during virtual trainings

  • Some people find the chat questions and answers distracting (though you can decide not to read them, if so)

  • Potential technology issues (weak internet connection, audio issues, etc.)

Pros of In Person Training
  • The energy feels different in person. Some people feel more engaged, energized, and connected when in person.

  • For clinicians who will be providing EMDR therapy in person, it can be helpful to learn it and practice it in person (though not necessary)

  • The opportunities to connect informally at the beginning/end of the days and during breaks often feels connecting for clinicians

  • Depending on the location of the training in relation to where you live, it can be an excuse to visit a place you love/want to visit and have it be a business expense

  • You're moving to different locations within the building to breakout rooms so there's an opportunity for some movement

  • Building community with local clinicians (as well as some who may have traveled for the training)

Cons of In Person Training
  • Depending on the location, there may be significant travel time and cost, in addition to the cost of the training

  • The travel time in addition to the long days of training can make for very long days

  • You don't have the flexibility to get up and move to different locations with your laptop during the didactic portions

  • You're limited to ask questions during certain portions vs. in the chat during the didactic portions when training virtually

  • You may not have the opportunity to connect with clinicians from all over who have more diversity of experience

Please feel free to email us by clicking HERE if you have further questions.  


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