EMDR Training



EMDR training Curriculum Designed by Master EMDR Clinician & Author Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT

Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing EMDR therapy is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is proud to launch this full-scale EMDR Therapy training program, the first of its kind to be based in Northern Ohio. Completing our full basic training approved by the EMDR International Association is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

  • Part I Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.                                                                                                                  
  • Part II Training (3 Days= 20 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the tricky scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics and neurobiology also covered, in addition to working with the art of case conceptualization.
  • 10 Hours of Consultation: Spread out into two segments of 5 hours following each part of the training, working with an EMDRIA-approved consultant either in an individual or group format is essential to your practical skill building as an EMDR therapist. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Basic Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Successful completion of this program constitutes completion of a Basic Training Program in EMDR, and allows you to practice EMDR Therapy within your clinical scope of practice. Earning the EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist distinction requires additional training and supervision that you can complete with us or another party if you wish to go on for this distinction.

Mindful Ohio & The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education for counselors and social workers in the State of Ohio by the Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. For more information on continuing education logistics, which is separate from the EMDRIA-approved credentialing.

Please click here For EMDR-Approved EMDR Therapy Basic Training Courses