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EMDR is a set of evidence-based, powerful treatment tools for trauma and PTSD, as well as other mental health conditions. While EMDR skills have been popular for many years, training in these skills can be difficult to find, and is often cost-prohibitive. This affordable 2-day course introduces attendees to the original 8-phase model of EMDR and teaches participants how to conduct each of the eight phases.

NOTE: Our EMDR courses are not affiliated with any organization other than Mind Works Professional Education, Inc., DBA Online CE Credits and does not qualify towards EMDR “certification” with any certification entity. EMDR “certification” is provided by various entities across the US and abroad, but is not required for the competent and safe practice of EMDR skills. However, in-depth training and consultation in this modality is recommended, as it would be for any other modality (CBT, DBT, etc.).

***Follow-up Course: Advanced EMDR Skills for Complex Trauma***


Objectives for the EMDR Course:

a). Describe the history of BLS, and how it helps desensitize clients to distressing information.

b). State at least one way EMDR has been associated with healthy brain change.

c). Name five areas of the brain impacted by traumatic events.

d).Name the 8 Phases of Francine Shapiro’s Original 8-Phase Model.

e). Explain who EMDR tends to be most effective for.

f). Describe the Adaptive Information Processing Theory.

g). Define “pendulation” and “titration.”

h). State at least two EMDR strategies that help clients resource and stabilize.

i). Name one way EMDR resourcing techniques can be used to build positive cognitions (neural networks).

j). State the definition of mirror neurons and how they facilitate the therapeutic alliance.

k). Describe how attachment-based EMDR treatment for relational trauma differs from the original model.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this event includes psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Material Author(s): Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD, MS, MA

Dr. Jennifer Sweeton is a licensed clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and internationally-recognized expert on anxiety and trauma, and the neuroscience of mental health. She completed her doctoral training at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University), and the National Center for PTSD. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in affective neuroscience from Stanford University, and studied behavioral genetics at Harvard University. Dr. Sweeton resides in the greater Kansas City area, where she owns a group private practice, Kansas City Mental Health Associates (trade name for Mind Works Consulting and Psychological Services, PLLC). She formerly served as the President of the Oklahoma Psychological Association, and holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is the current President of the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. Dr. Sweeton offers psychological services services to clients in Oklahoma, Kansas, and internationally, and is a sought-after trauma and neuroscience expert who has trained more than 10,000 mental health professionals in her workshops.

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