EMDRIA Approved Online EMDR Therapy Training
Dr. Stephen Dansiger & Roshni Chabra

Part I: July 12 / 15 / 19, 2024
Part II: Nov 8 / 11 / 15, 2024
(Friday / Monday / Friday)

8:30AM to 5PM (PACIFIC) each day of training

Join Dr.Stephen Dansiger & Roshni Chabra for EMDRIA Approved Online EMDR Therapy Training with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. This training offers the Part I & Part II curriculum normally offered in-person, including all practicum components, in a convenient, online format. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is known for focusing only on the standard EMDR therapy protocol in our initial trainings, with proper attention paid to dynamics like dissociation and complex trauma, for optimal implementation in clinical settings. The mindfulness-informed and trauma-focused thread that runs through all of our instructional offerings makes implementation of standard EMDR therapy with more complex cases possible from the beginning of your EMDR training experience. In this online format, you will experience an unprecedented opportunity to learn adaptations for telehealth, while still being able to get grounded in how to use EMDR therapy for in-office applications.

The training components, when combined with an additional ten hours of required consultation and successful completion of a post-test, meet all requirements for completing an EMDRIA-approved training in EMDR therapy.

This training is ideal for clinicians who respond well to self-directed assignments and can adapt well in an online learning format. Also be advised that as part of EMDR therapy training, you are required to do some of your own personal work in the practicum sections of the course. If you are feeling any trepidation about completing your training in this format, please wait until in-person trainings are possible or widely available again. By registering for this course in this online format, you acknowledge you are aware of this component of the training. Please feel free to direct any questions you have to [email protected] before registering.

After paying for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific to complete your registration and receive access to your course dashboard.

Click on the individual courses listed below for more information on each training included in this EMDR Therapy Training.

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

ATTENDANCE: Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions. No partial credit can be awarded. You have read our course descriptions, including cost, fees and logistics and FAQ prior to registering. Please also note that by taking the training you will be required to take an open-book learner assessment following the second part of the training, per EMDRIA guidelines.

CONSULTATION FOR COMPLETION OF EMDR THERAPY TRAINING: EMDR Therapy trainees are responsible for arranging and paying for their 10 hours of supplementary consultation (aside from their registration fee). 10-Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA-approved consultant on our team is required. Usually 4-6 hours are completed between the Part I and Part II trainings, with the remainder done after completing Part II. All of these hours may be done in a group setting. We structure our program so that you are able to work with any of our ICM approved consultants or consultants in training for your consultation hours. Our consultants 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 the choice of consultant is important to the overall learning experience. Depending on which consultant and format that you select, you can spend from $200.00-$1000.00 additionally for consultation. Please click HERE to get a sense of our consultants' expertise and price points before registering. You have ONE YEAR (12 months) from the time that you begin this training to complete all of the requirements, including the 10 hours of supplementary consultation that are required for you to receive your Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Exceptions can be granted only in extreme circumstances (e.g., a humanitarian crisis, illness, or injury).

ELIGIBILITY: You verify that you meet the eligibility requirements of being a Master’s level behavioral health clinician or are a graduate student with an appropriate recommendation as detailed HERE. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-approved curriculum serving clinicians in the United States and Canada, only with certain limited exceptions. If you are a clinician living outside of the United States or Canada, we suggest that you contact us first or check with your regional organization (e.g., EMDR Europe, EMDR Asia, EMDR Australia). A U.S.-based training may not be accepted for accreditation in your country.

TECHNOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: Attendance at all live sessions on the indicated dates is mandatory for completion of this course. These live lecture and practicum sessions will be hosted by the video conferencing platform Zoom. Links for joining these live sessions via zoom are included in the course portals. These links will prompt you to download the Zoom software if you have not already done so, and will then connect you to the session. Please plan on joining a few minutes early for troubleshooting if you are not already familiar with the platform. For more information on how to join a Zoom meeting, please read through the following article HERE. 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.

PAYMENT & REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY: If you need to cancel and we receive your cancellation in writing (email is fine) 2 weeks prior to the training, you are eligible for a full refund OR the option to apply the dollar amount paid towards a future training. If canceling less than two weeks before a scheduled event, trainees are entitled to a 50% refund, OR the option to apply the dollar amount paid toward a future training with StartAgain Associates. All refunds, full and partial, are subject to a 15% administrative fee.

THE ICM NETWORK: Faculty licensees of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM) operate their training independently, and in registering for this training, you are registering with StartAgain Associates, not ICM. If you cancel or need to move this training, it is easiest to directly reschedule directly with us (StartAgain Associates). If for some reason you do want to move your training to another ICM network faculty member, you will need to cancel with StartAgain Associates and re-register with the other network member.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: You agree to check in to and be knowledgeable about the continuing education approvals that are required for members of your profession in your state. Many states do not require specific approvals; several states require specific approvals; many accept national organization approvals or providers from other states. Please double check with your state requirements and also carefully look at the approvals that have been secured for the training for which you are registering. Any questions you may have about these approvals can be directed HERE PRIOR to the training.

CORRESPONDENCE FROM TRAINING ORGANIZATION: StartAgain Associates 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]. 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 directly.

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.

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 an 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 the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.

ACCOMMODATIONS: All venues used for in-person trainings by StartAgain Associates and the Institute for Creative Mindfulness are ADA-compliant. For both in-person and online trainings, if you require assistance, we are willing and committed to make reasonable accommodations. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns or if you need to make such a request. We request 30-days advanced notice for any accommodation requests to allow us to work together on your request. If, during the training, a need for an accommodation arises, you are expected to contact your instructor and/or practicum assistant immediately and we will discuss the best possible solution.

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.

Email [email protected] with any questions or concerns. 


Instructor Bio:

Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played in a toy rock band and then got sober in the 80s; became an international social justice/diversity educator and rocker again in the 90s; and is now a sought after consultant, trainer, clinician, writer and meditation teacher. Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, become a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Training as a network faculty member with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and has become a pioneer in the Buddhist recovery field. He is the CEO of StartAgain Associates, where he develops trauma-focused mindfulness based mental health training and technology solutions. He created the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies), a design for mental health agency treatment using Buddhist mindfulness and EMDR Therapy, currently being utilized in trauma and addiction treatment centers across the country and internationally. He blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides maintaining a small therapy and coaching private practice in Los Angeles, he travels internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Protocol, trauma, corporate wellness, Buddhist approaches to treating mental health issues, digital health innovation, and clinician/caregiver self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for over 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and other centers internationally. Steve is Co-Founder of HapTech Holdings, the creators of BioHaptics™, a full immersion bluetooth sound technology linking speakers embedded in footwear to bluetooth headphones, designed for entertainment use and for health and wellness applications. StartAgain Technologies develops, collaborates on and acquires applications to deliver through BioHaptics hardware, to enhance the MET(T)A Protocol and add new dimensions to many other health and wellness platforms. StartAgain has partnered with the NTL Group to provide their cognitive repair and enhancement digital solutions as an enhancement to the MET(T)A Protocol and as a standalone solution. StartAgain also partners with other technology companies in health care through their membership in the Connected HealthCare and Wellbeing Cluster and Regional Development Centre at the Dundalk Institute of Technology in Dundalk, Ireland. Steve graduated in 2022 from the Master of Health Care Innovation (MHCI) program at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied and collaborated with fellow students and faculty including doctors, nurses, academics, researchers and administrators to continue on his quest to find innovative solutions to broaden access and improve quality in mental health care and wellness. Dr. Steve is the author of several books including Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers (2016), EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Jamie Marich, 2017), Mindfulness for Anger Management (2018) and coauthored Trauma and the 12 Steps: A Trauma Responsive Workbook, as well as Trauma and the 12 Steps: Daily Meditations & Reflections - both companion pieces to the updated Trauma and the 12 Steps by Dr. Jamie Marich. His most recent book (with Dr. Marich) is Healing Addiction with EMDR Therapy: A Trauma Focused Guide.

Stephen Dansiger

CEO, Owner


Instructor Bio:

Roshni Chabra, MFT is the Chief Clinical Officer and MET(T)A Protocol Agency Director at StartAgain Associates and is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant and network faculty member with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. In her role, she is the primary point person to contact with any questions and communication MET(T)A related. Roshni aligns with the MET(T)A Protocol as it provides a trauma-focused, long term and comprehensive approach to healing the effects of trauma and adverse life events. She is an alumna of California State University, Long Beach where she graduated with bachelors degrees in Women's Studies and Psychology in 2002. Roshni went on to study nonprofit management through American Humanics and worked in the rape crisis movement both locally and in San Francisco for five years providing direct services to survivors as well as taking on a leadership/management role. Roshni pursued her masters in Feminist Therapy and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2013. Over the past fifteen years of working within the mental heath field, Roshni has been providing therapy to various populations including LGBTQ+ youth and adults, families, probation and foster youth, and other high risk populations including survivors of sexual trauma and people with addictions. Roshni worked in Wraparound for over 8 years and currently has a private practice in Long Beach, California.

Roshni Chabra

Co-Owner, Chief Clinical Officer

Continuing Education
offered through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

This is a live interactive webinar-based training. This is a beginner-level course. Attendance at all sessions, and course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all sessions have been completed within this course portal. Upon completing the evaluation, participants will automatically receive their certificate via the email used to create their Thinkific account. If the certificate is not received within 24 hours, please contact [email protected]

This course is approved for 42 CE credit hours by the following approval agencies:

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

American Psychological Association

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This course is APPROVED by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved training provider in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. EMDRIA is not a provider of continuing education, although they do authorize training providers in EMDR therapy after a rigorous approval process. Completion of Part I and Part II constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy. Completion of required consultation is needed to receive full certificate of training from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

A General Note About 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. Please let the Institute for Creative Mindfulness know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.