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

presented by
California Society for Clinical Social Work

Part II: April 7 / 13 / 14, 2024 (Sun / Sat / Sun)

 8:30am-5:00pm Pacific (PT) each day

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 basic training approved by the EMDR International Association is a multi-tiered process of which this three-day training is your first part. 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 basic 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. Day 1 of the training course covers the foundational material that you will need on trauma, specifically discussed through the adapative information processing model, that you will need to competently deliver EMDR Therapy. By the end of the day you will also see a live demonstration in EMDR Therapy. Day 2 of the course takes you into specific study of EMDR Therapy Phases 1-2, generally seen as the phases of foundation and stabilization. By the end of the day you will be practicing these phases in your practicum sessions under supervision. Decision-making about moving into Phases 3-6 is also discussed, and an overview of the remaining Phases of EMDR is presented in lecture. In Day 3 you will practice Phases 3-8 of EMDR Therapy under supervision in your practicum sessions, which compose the bulk of the day. You will also receive introductory instruction for dealing with abreactions in EMDR Therapy and discuss the next steps for your training and consultation development in EMDR. For full description and objectives see our website.


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 Approvals

Provided 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.

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.

National Board for Certified Counselors

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6998. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Institute for Creative Mindfulness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Association of Social Worker Boards

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 21 continuing education credits.

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 us know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.

Course curriculum

    1. Your Distance Based EMDR Therapy Part II Training

    2. Informed Consent

    3. Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    4. Course Description & Objectives

    5. Part II Training Agenda

    1. 10th Edition Part II Manual (2022)

    2. EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    3. EMDRIA Required Quiz Study Guide

    4. Dissociation Infographic

    5. Window of Tolerance Infographic

    1. Phases 1-8 Standard

    2. Mini Demo

    3. Phase 1 Client History Telehealth

    4. Calm Safe Place Telehealth

    5. Container Telehealth

    6. Testing Out DAS Telehealth

    7. Phases 3-7 Telehealth

    8. Explaining DAS

    9. Phase 8 Future Template Telehealth

    1. Schedules and Virtual Room Assignments

    1. What's Next... Important Follow Up Information

    2. EMDR Consultation for Completing your Training

    3. EMDRIA Required Quiz

    1. Instructions for Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving your CE Certificate

    2. EMDRIA Training Survey

    3. Evaluation

About this course

  • Free
  • 26 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content