EMDR Therapy Training


Mutual Arising Mental Health Counseling, PLLC is proud to be presenting Dr. Jamie Marich and her Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM) curriculum for EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapy. Provider #: 10002-104. This course is approved for 42 Hours of CE.

This is a EMDR foundational training with special considerations for addiction, dissociation, and the clinicians who identify with these facets of themselves.

Click HERE to be linked to ICM. Click HERE to be linked to EMDRIA listing of this training.

Target audience: Psychologist, LMHC, LCAT, Social Workers, MFT’s, Nurses.

Course content: Foundational Training (takes participants from beginner to advanced aspect of EMDR Therapy)


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. Completing our full training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a multi-tiered process of which this three-day training is your first part. Link to course description: HERE This presentation offers special consideration for Addiction and Dissociation populations. Private or In-house trainings are also available. Contact to explore options.

***2022 Trainings is going to be in the intensive format where both Part I and Part II are done in the same week.

Part I Training (3 Days = 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the 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 = 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.

10 Hours of Consultation (not included in the part 1 and part 2 price) with Adam O’Brien or an EMDRIA Consultant on our ICM team. Click HERE to view. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy can be awarded.

Successful completion of this program constitutes the completion of a 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 consultation that you can complete with us or another party if you wish to go on for this distinction.

When: TBD

Time: Monday-Wednesday 8am-7pm (break from 430-5) and then Thursday-Friday is: 8-4:30pm (Registration opens at 7:30am)(schedule for intensive format is below)

*This in-person training is in an intensive format (part 1 and part 2 are in one training. The 10 Consultation hours are performed after the training.)

**COVID Regulations** All attendees will have to follow CDC guidelines at that time, despite vaccination status. Weather permitting, portions of this training will be held outside.

Fee: $1,375 for Part I and Part II 

Register/Pay: (This training is tentatively canceled due to low enrollment. If you are ready to pay to attend and it is before 9/19/22, please email me at [email protected] as we are on brink of the minimum attendees and if you are 100%, we may still be able to hold it.)

Payment must be registered to be fully registered.

This price does not include consultation. EMDR Consultation packages with Adam can be purchased HERE

42 CE’s are NOT included and are provided by R. Cassidy and can be purchased HERE for an extra 40$

Textbook included.

Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Evaluations and ICM certificates will be through Thinkific: HERE You will have to create an account.

Check out other available trainings at ICM for online options: HERE

Space is limited to 10 total participants. We maintain a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum), so payment is required at the time of registration to confirm your spot.

If all training seats are filled, we will keep a waiting list. Refunds for training fees are only available from cancellations submitted in writing two weeks or more prior to the training. If you cancel within two weeks of the training, you will be refunded half of your tuition, and the balance can be applied to a future training. Only medically documented illness or family deaths are considered as exceptions to this policy. No-shows are not eligible for refunds. There is an additional 50$ fee for all returns.

This is very much an experiential training. As a part of the learning process, practicing the interventions with other participants and to be practiced on is to be expected.

***COVID Considerations: Portions of this training will be held outside, depending on weather. Otherwise, please wear a mask. Please bring a comfortable outdoor chair. CDC regulations will be followed.***

Training Location and Details

  • Our setting is at 255 Lark St. Albany NY 12210
  • Parking is available. Paid and on-street.
  • We are ADA compliant.
  • Feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Coffee, tea, hot water, and water are available. Lunch is NOT provided.
  • Microwave and fridge are available and accessible.
  • Access to public transportation available.
  • Please be mindful of wearing strong fragrances, as others may have a sensitivity to them.

Directions: MAP

By Registering For This Training, You Acknowledge And Agree To The Following:

  • COVID-19: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness/MAMHC recognizes the ongoing threat of the coronavirus throughout the United States. We are committed to following any state and national guidelines that are in place for your safety at the time of this training. Similarly, we encourage you to be an active participant in your safety as well: feel free to bring anything that would help you be more comfortable (e.g., masks, face shields, hand sanitizer). If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to the training, please stay home; we will work something out with you for making up the training. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
  • Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions, on video, as an attendance verification. No partial credit can be awarded.
  • Technological Requirements: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. By registering for these trainings, you acknowledge that you meet the technological requirements needed to participate. If you require technical assistance, you are required to reach out to your instructor at least one week prior to the start of training.
  • Additional Reading Requirements: Please take note of the EMDR Therapy Training Reading List. EMDRIA requires that you purchase and read Francine Shapiro’s Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, which is available for purchase at Amazon and other retailers.
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy: You have read and agree to ICM’s Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.
  • Consultation: The EMDRIA-required 10 consultation hours are not included in cost of online training. We structure our program so that you are able to work with any of our ICM approved consultants or consultants in training for consultation hours to supplement the online training. Our consultant represent a wide range of specialties at a variety of price points. In the spirit of ICM’s mission, emphasizing trauma-focused care and tailoring the most effective program for our individual trainees, we believe choice of consultant is important to the overall learning experience.
  • Payment: Purchase of this training is for one payments of $1375.00 USD, with the first being due at time of purchase and the second one month later. Note that requests for refunds are governed by ICM’s Organizational Policies
  • Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistants if any unexpected problems arise. Staying present for online learning can come with its unique set of challenges, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or any assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.
  • Confidentiality: There is no client relationship or other privilege that would create a duty rising to the level of clinical confidentiality in this training setting; however, you are expected to respect the confidentiality of other trainees in the group, and your trainer will explain the importance of confidentiality. Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are expected to bring the problem to the lead trainer or other training staff. Similarly, if a staff member observes an issue with professionalism, they reserve the right to discuss that issue with the lead trainer.
  • Preparedness for Doing Your Own Work: Throughout the training, you will be expected to participate in a working practicum experience in the role of therapist, client, and observer. This means that you will be expected to do a small piece of your own, authentic clinical work. If you are currently in counseling or being treated for a mental health condition, it is recommended that you speak with your provider, alerting them that you are participating in the training. If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training and engaging in this practicum at your own risk, and agree to alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. You acknowledge that everyone taking part in the practicum experience is new to EMDR therapy and agree to keep the space as safe as possible for all involved. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members.
  • You have read our EMDR Therapy Training information page prior to registering. Please also note that by taking the training in this online format, you will be required to pass a quiz following the second part of the training, per EMDRIA guidelines.
  • Correspondence from Training Organization: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness regularly sends correspondence about the training, including an email confirmation at registration and several emails leading up to each training. The emails presently come from [email protected]. Additionally, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness may send out emails from [email protected]. If you are not receiving these emails, you are required to check your Spam folder as correspondence from new organizations often ends up there. Once you receive your first correspondence, please save the email to your address book. If you have not received a confirmation email or other correspondence from the organization within seven days of the event, it is your responsibility to reach out to us by email or phone.

Email: [email protected] with any questions or concerns.


5-Day Intensive EMDR Training Schedule:

Day 1: Fundamentals of Trauma, Adaptive Information Processing, & EMDR Therapy

Introductions & Orientation (8:00am-8:30am)
Fundamentals of Trauma Part I:
Perspectives on General Traumatology (8:30am-9:30am)
Break (9:30am-9:45am)
Fundamentals of Trauma Part II:
The Adaptive Information Processing Model & Trauma
The History of EMDR Therapy (9:45am-12:00pm)

Lunch Break (12:00pm-1:00pm)

EMDR Therapy Demonstration:
The 8 Phases in Action (1:00pm-2:45pm)
Afternoon Break (2:45pm-3:00pm)
EMDR Therapy Demonstration Discussion: Model, Methodology, Mechanism
The 8 Phases within the 3-Pronged Protocol (3:00pm-4:30pm)

Evening Break (4:30pm-5:00pm)

Supervised Practicum Session: Phase 1 (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Day 2: EMDR Phases 1-2 & Introducing Phases 3-8

Fundamentals of Mindful Trauma Stabilization &
EMDR Therapy Preparation Skills (Phase 2) (8:00am-10:00am)
Morning Break (10:00am-10:15am)
Supervised Practicum Session:
Phase 2 within a Trauma-Informed Model of Care (10:15am-12:00pm)
Lunch Break (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Moving from Phases 2 to 3
Setting Up a Targeting Sequence (Phase 3) and
“Going with That” (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Afternoon Break (2:30pm-2:45pm)

Supervised Practicum Session:
Focus on EMDR Phases 3-7 (2:45pm-4:30pm)
(Break at small group leader’s discretion)

Break (4:30pm-5:00pm)

Supervised Practicum Session II (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Day 3: Fundamentals & Practice of The Standard EMDR Protocol

Fundamentals of Abreaction & Related Issues (8:00am-10:00am)
Break (10:00am-10:15am)
Supervised Practicum Session:
Focus on EMDR Phases 3-8, Handling Abreactions,
Unfinished Business from Earlier Practicum Sessions (10:15am-12:00pm)

Lunch Break (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Issues for the Advanced EMDR Practitioner:
Ethics & Interweaves & Abreaction (Part I) (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Afternoon Break 2:30pm-2:45pm

Issues for the Advanced EMDR Practitioner:
Abreactions & Dissociation; Special Populations (Part I) (2:45pm-4:30pm)

Afternoon Break II (4:30pm-5:00pm)

Advanced Practicum Session I (5:00pm-7:00pm)

Day 4: Advanced Work with the Standard Protocol

Open Questions and Meditation Instruction (8:00am-8:30am)

Advanced Practicum Session II: (8:30am-10:00am)
Break (10:00am-10:15am)
Advanced Supervised Practicum III (10:15am-12:00pm)
Lunch Break (12:00pm-1:00pm)
Case Conceptualization Exercise Part I
Phase 8: Re-Evaluation- Enhanced Logistics (1:00pm-2:45pm)

Break (2:45pm-3:00pm)

Advanced Supervised Practicum IV (3:00pm-4:30pm)

2:45pm-4:30pm Supervised Practicum

Day 5: Special Populations and Situations in EMDR Therapy

Questions and Discussion from Previous Days/Meditation Instruction (8:00am-8:30am)

The Neurobiology of Trauma:
Implications for EMDR Therapy & AIP Review/Working with Special Populations (cont.) (8:30am-10:00am)
Morning Break (10:00am-10:15am)
Advanced Supervised Practicum Session V (10:15am-12:00pm)

Lunch Break (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Advanced Supervised Practicum VI (1:00pm-2:45pm)

Break (2:45pm-3:00pm)

Case Conceptualization Exercise Part II
Blocking Beliefs & Treatment Planning
Final Wrap-Up:
The Art of EMDR Therapy &
Continuing Consultation/Training (3:00pm-4:30pm)

Learning Objectives:

Part I:
Name working definitions of trauma from the larger field of psychology/psychiatry and according to the adaptive information processing model.
Tell the history of EMDR Therapy.
Explain EMDR Therapy’s model, methodology, and mechanism(s) within the context of the adaptive information processing model.
List the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol.
Identify the 8 phases of the EMDR standard protocol after seeing a live or video demonstration of EMDR Therapy.
Explain how the 8 Phases of Shapiro’s Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol correspond to the 3-Stage Consensus Model of trauma treatment originally proposed by Pierre Janet.
Conduct an EMDR Therapy Phase 1 (Client History) with respect to general, well-established principles for trauma-informed care.
Define the terms Resource Development and Installation (RDI), “tapping in,” and frontloading, and explain their role in EMDR Therapy Phase 2 preparation.
Formulate a comprehensive, holistic set of stabilization/resourcing skills in Phase 2 of EMDR Therapy.
Analyse the rationale behind speeds of bilateral stimulation/dual attention stimulus.
Tabulate 3-5 stabilization activities with a client in EMDR Therapy preparation, with and without bilateral stimulation.
Select and implement which stabilization activities are most ideal for those clients with dissociation or complex trauma issues.
State ideas for obtaining even more exercises and activities for trauma-informed stabilization.
Complete, under supervised practice, EMDR Phases 1 & 2 with a practice partner; this includes being able to explain EMDR Therapy to a potential client/ practice partner in relatable language.
Formulate client readiness for moving from Phase 2 of EMDR Therapy into the reprocessing Phases 3-6.
State the standard targeting sequence offered in the 2001 Shapiro text for reprocessing traumatic memories.
Complete, under supervised practice, EMDR Therapy Phases 3-8.
Report abreaction and discuss its relevance to trauma processing work.
List the main suggestions offered by Shapiro and master clinicians in EMDR Therapy for working with blocks in processing and handling abreactions.?
Complete, under supervised practice, a future template targeting sequence.
Organize resources for accessing follow-up consultation and support in EMDR Therapy between Part I of the training (Days 1-3) and Part II of the training (Days 4-6)

Part II:
Review what it means to be an ethical EMDR Therapist and list three safeguards for ensuring safe and ethical practice.
Identify interweaves and describe at least three situations where using interweaves are useful in EMDR Therapy.
Indicate examples of situations within EMDR Therapy where making modifications may be necessary (according to the EMDRIA Definition of EMDR).
Tell the types of modifications that might be necessary and appropriate with the “special populations” that individual attendees treat in clinical settings.
Inspect the EMDR 8-Phase protocol under supervised practice and receive necessary instruction about interweaves and modifications (implementing accordingly).
Name the specific protocols/targeting sequences that Shapiro overviews in her seminal text and be able to set them up (e.g., recent events, anxiety and phobia, illnesses and somatic disorders, grief, self-use).
Express the best practices for conducting EMDR Therapy with the following groups of people/clinical situations: children, couples, addictions, survivors of sexual abuse, complex PTSD & developmental trauma, dissociation, military, and public safety.
Recommend, in greater detail and clinical competence, best practices for the specific groups of people/clinical situations that participants are likely to see in their clinical settings.
Discuss resources for obtaining specialty resources and “protocols” for these variously noted population.
Complete, under supervised practice, one of the specialty targeting sequences presented by Shapiro, or a targeting sequence and delivery of EMDR Therapy (Phases 1-8 with a situation identified as a “special population”/situation)
Review the neurobiology of trauma covered on Day 1 of the course in the context of EMDR Therapy and working hypotheses about mechanisms of action.
Specify a clinical case study for the participant’s clinical practice through the EMDR Therapy/AIP framework.
Complete, under supervised practice, any remaining practice elements that a participant may need to attend to using EMDR Therapy.
Identify the characteristics of strong EMDR therapists.
Evaluate any issues that a participant may need to address to better capture these qualities of strong EMDR therapists.
Summarize a plan for continued consultation and formation as an EMDR therapist after the completion of the training course.

Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns regarding this training.

*This trainings has no conflicts or commercial support.

*CE Language: Live Interactive Online: EMDR Therapy Foundational Training (5-Day Intensive Format): 10/3/22 – 10/7/22: Adam O’Brien, LMHC, CASAC

Satisfactory Completion:
Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. CE Certificates will be available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com. Course Certificates available through ICM after the 10-hours of consultation.

Cosponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95405

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 34 clock
hours. Live online.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental
Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 34 clock hours. Live online.
Social Workers
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by either CE Sponsors for APA, (which R. Cassidy Seminars is) or will accept the approval of other state licensing boards of the same license type. Some states, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.? 34 CE hours.

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social
Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is
approved for 34 contact hours Live online.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 34 clock hours, #RCST110701
Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA and Other States: Most states accept continuing education courses offered by approved providers with national providerships or will accept the approvals of other state licensing boards of the same license type.
Others, either do not require pre-approval of courses, or will allow licensees to retroactively file for course approval themselves. R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with two national providerships, as well as holding many individual state license type approvals. Check with your board to obtain a final ruling.

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 34 hours.

NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health
counselors. #MHC-0015. 34 contact hours. Live online.

NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 34 contact hours. Live online.

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 34 clock hours, #RCST110701

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists.

Creative Arts Therapists NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental
Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 34 contact?hours. Live online.
Chemical Dependency Counselors CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0555 for 34 CEHs. CCAPP is an ICRC member
which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 34 hours general. Expires 3/31/2022.? Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards
Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.
Educators: TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course
is 34 CE Hours.

Nurses CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 34 contact hours

Dentists CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874 34 CE Hours.

Disability Access – If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

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Adam O’Brien LMHC, CASAC is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR trainer. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Addiction Studies. He specializes in providing these trauma resolution therapies and trauma-focused treatment for a variety of populations