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EMDR Basic Training | Diane Clayton
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Presented by Diane Clayton, LCSW

9/10/2015 to 9/14/2015
When: 9/10/2015
Where: Courtyard Nashville Airport
2508 Elm Pike Hill
Nashville, Tennessee  37214
United States
Presenter: Diane Clayton, LCSW
Contact: Diane Clayton

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Course Learning Objectives (40 CE Credits + 10 hrs consultation)

  • Learn the EMDRIA definition of EMDR.
  • Learn the history and background of EMDR.
  • Learn the efficiency of EMDR through research.
  • Learn to assess the appropriateness of when to use EMDR.
  • Develop skills in using all phases of the EMDR protocol.
  • Learn to create a safe environment for disclosing traumatic events
  • Learn how to target events to be processed with EMDR including life schemas
  • Learn client selection criteria and ethical cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR.
    • Introduction to special protocols: anxiety
    •  grief
    •  recent events
    •  phobias and single traumatic events
    •  illness and somatic disorders.
  • Introduction working with specific populations:
    • children
    • couples
    • sexual abuse victims
    • combat veterans
    • complex PTSD
  • Learn how to identify dissociative disorders and appropriateness in using EMDR with this population.
  • Learn the cognitive interweave techniques for addressing problems with looping,resistance, and other problems that arise in processing painful material.
  • Acquire proficiency in the eight-phase protocol, with the three-prong approach of the past, present and future.

As required by EMDRIA, the professional organization of EMDR, the course will include a minimum of 20 hrs of didactic presentation, 20 hrs of supervised practice and *10 hrs of consultation for on-going practice. At the end of the consultation, the student will receive a certificate of completion. *Consultation hours can be achieved through group, phone or webcam consultation.

Cost of the group case consultation (10hrs) is included in the basic training fees.

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