Aug 25-Sept 1, 2017: Asilomar Conference Grounds | Pacific Grove, California
7-Day Residential Retreat
This training was originally scheduled to take place at Esalen, but has been relocated due to road closures.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival — including sexual and physical abuse, accident and surgical trauma, and grief — EMDR is opening doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.
This course is limited to mental-health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, participants will be shown:
- Protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories
- Client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR
- Techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis)
- How to unblock blocked processing
- Methods for working with dissociation
- How to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children
- Methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure
In order to complete EMDR Basic Training, after this class, you must receive ten hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute consultant, and then take a Parnell Institute Advanced Clinical Workshop and Refresher Course (Part 3). Part 3 is taken after you have used EMDR in your clinical practice over the course of at least six months. According to EMDRIA standards, the entire training sequence must be completed within two years.
Required reading: Parnell, L., A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment. Shapiro, F., Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Recommended reading: Parnell, L., Attachment-focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma and Tapping In: A Step-by-step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources through Bilateral Stimulation.
All-inclusive accommodations at Asilomar are available separately. Both single and double rooms are available at Asilomar. You may reserve a double room with your own choice of roommate, or Asilomar will match you with a roommate on request. All accommodations include three meals per day. To see pricing, availability and reserve a room you must use this link for special rates, visit https://aws.passkey.com/e/
If you wish to commute to Asilomar each day rather than lodging there, there will be a daily Asilomar fee of $25/day, which will include lunch. You can make this reservation by selecting the button below.
Tuition: $935 USD
Materials fee: $25 USD
If you would like to receive CEs for this training, there is an additional charge for that, of $100.00. You will have the chance to add this when you check out using the button above.
Please note the following before registering:
To register for this training, you must have an active license, certification, or the equivalent, to practice as a mental health professional per the guidelines of your state, province, or country. Interns are not eligible to participate. After completing your registration on this page, you will be asked to submit licensure documentation.
Your registration fee for this program minus a $100 processing fee is refundable up to 30 days before the program begins. If you must cancel after that, no refunds are available, but you may send a qualified colleague in your place. This policy applies only to tuition.