EMDR Therapy Basic Training

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 and adverse life experiences. Whether your goal is to become an EMDR therapist as a specialty, or to integrate EMDR into your existing practice, our mindfulness-infused training program will help you meet your goals. StartAgain Associates’s EMDR Therapy Training Program is offered through a special license from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness with a curriculum designed by Dr. Jamie Marich. The ICM curriculum equips you to work with real-world clinical presentations from day one, including how to handle complex and developmental trauma, addressing dissociation, and implementing EMDR into your current setting.

This EMDR Therapy Training program curriculum and its instructors are approved by the EMDR International Association

Overview of EMDR Basic Training Requirements

To meet the EMDRIA standards to become an EMDR Trained Therapist you must complete:

  • 20 Hours of Lecture

  • 20 Hours of Practicum

  • 10 Hours of Consultation

  • Required Reading

  • An Open Book Learner Assessment

Continuing Education Approvals

Offered through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

Continuing education credits offered for each training course vary by each course. Please click the informational link that accompanies each course for more information about continuing education approvals.

Please also note that APA-approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards within the state of Pennsylvania. In both of these cases, separate paperwork does not need to be filled out. Many state boards also accept out-of-state providers, which is why our Ohio approvals appear on every training. In some states, pre- or post-program approval forms must be sent, and you are responsible for checking into the rules of the licensure board in your state as to what is required.

CE credit hours for this training are offered in conjunction with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, who licenses the training curriculum. Please refer to StartAgain Associates Terms & Conditions and ICM's organizational policies for any customer service issues pertaining to CE credit hours.