Full Course Description

5-Day Live Online EMDR Certification Training

This live 5-Day EMDR Certification Training from PESI provides you with the robust, interactive and entirely online instruction you need to master the use of EMDR in the treatment of trauma – from single incident to complex.

You’ll dive deep into EMDR with expert Megan Boardman, LCSW, EMDR-C for over 30 hours of live immersive online training.

And since each cohort is limited to 15 clinicians, you’ll get individualized instruction, corrective guidance, real-world tips and over 6 hours of practice in an online environment, so you can gain confidence in using what you learn.

PLUS, your registration fee includes 10 hours of group consultation to ensure you get the feedback and support you need once you start using EMDR in actual sessions.

This exclusive limited time offer is only being made to registrants who’ve completed Megan’s 2-day webinar or on-demand course “EMDR: A Rapid, Safe and Proven Treatment for Trauma.”

When you register you’ll get:

  • Over 30 total hours of EMDR training split into 2 manageable sets of training dates
  • A small cohort experience with 15 clinicians who will learn, practice and grow together
  • Over 6 hours of intensive practice in a virtual environment
  • Instant live feedback to ensure comprehension
  • 10 hours of group consultation
  • Lifetime archive access to recordings of training sessions
  • FREE certification application for Evergreen Certified EMDR Clinician (EMDR-C)

Best of all, when you complete this training and group consultation, you’re eligible to become an Evergreen Certified EMDR Clinician (EMDR-C) and add a valuable credential to your resume through Evergreen Certifications at no additional cost.

Don’t wait to change you practice forever… space is extremely limited, secure your spot now.

Register today!

Program Information


  1. Analyze how the neurobiology of trauma informs treatment approach. 
  2. Assess the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment. 
  3. Differentiate between single incident and complex trauma. 
  4. Analyze the role of memory in trauma and how memory malleability impacts the treatment of clients with traumatic memories.  
  5. Assess for simple and complex trauma using the PCL-5, CAPS-5 and other tools. 
  6. Use bottom-up techniques to increase felt safety in clients. 
  7. Determine when clients are ready for intense trauma work. 
  8. Develop plans for working with crises, resistance and suicidality in clients who’ve experienced trauma.  
  9. Analyze common therapies and evidence-based treatments for trauma.  
  10. Investigate potential risks and limitations of common trauma treatment approaches and techniques.  
  11. Analyze the neurobiology of complex PTSD and dissociation through the lens of polyvagal theory. 
  12. Apply techniques to assist clients in de-escalating trauma associated triggers. 
  13. Employ somatic techniques to reduce client’s body memories, flashbacks and dissociation.  
  14. Use client-driven imagery for safety, protection and containment. 
  15. Analyze Shapiro’s Adaptive Information Processing model as it relates to clinical treatment. 
  16. Evaluate the current status of EMDR therapy’s evidence base in treating PTSD and other psychiatric conditions. 
  17. Analyze the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol as it relates to clinical treatment.  
  18. Practice the skill of resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material.  
  19. Use strategies to help clients acquire the requisite skills for self-regulation prior to processing trauma via EMDR. 
  20. Investigate contraindications for utilizing EMDR therapy for trauma treatment.  
  21. Develop EMDR-focused psychoeducational materials to share with your clients. 
  22. Practice using the EMDR protocol to prepare for work with clients in-session. 
  23. Demonstrate specific EMDR skills utilized for processing traumatic memories.  
  24. Analyze the basic principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR and its use in the treatment of childhood and adult trauma.   
  25. Assess clients to determine the appropriateness of using EMDR in virtual sessions. 
  26. Analyze risks associated with virtual EDMR that should be included in a clinician’s informed consent documentation. 
  27. Construct a plan to intervene in crisis level situations when delivering EMDR virtually. 
  28. Use bilateral stimulation techniques via video in the EMDR process. 
  29. Utilize interventions drawn from CBT, EMDR Therapy, Parts Work Therapy, Somatic Psychology, and mind-body therapies for the treatment of Complex PTSD. 
  30. Use strategies to identify and mitigate potential in-session barriers to progress when using the EMDR protocol.  
  31. Analyze the research, risks and limitations of using EMDR.  


  • Neurobiology of Trauma and Symptomology   
  • Trauma and Complex Trauma Treatment Overview  
    • How complex trauma treatment differs from single incident trauma treatment 
    • Handling crises, suicidality, substance use 
    • Anger and other treatment roadblocks 
    • Common therapies and evidence-based treatment review 
    • Research, treatment risks and limitations  
  • Assessing for Trauma and Dissociation  
  • EMDR Research, Treatment Risks and Limitations  
  • Clinical Implications of Using Dual Awareness and Methods of Bilateral Stimulation 
  • The AIP model: How EMDR Incorporates Adaptive Information Processing 
  • History Taking, Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning 
  • Intro to Resourcing 
    • Calm Place, Container, Restoration Team, and Light Stream  
  • Practice Calm Place and Resourcing Techniques 
  • Demonstrations of the 8 Phase Model 
    • Setting up the EMDR Protocol for an EMDR session 
    • Demos of complete and incomplete EMDR sessions 
    • How to work with an incomplete/unfinished session 
  • Practice Setting up the Protocol 
  • Using the 8 Phase Model:  
    • EMDR for Direct Treatment of Traumatic Memories 
    • History 
    • Preparation 
    • Assessment 
    • Desensitization 
    • Installation 
    • Body scan 
    • Closure 
    • Re-evaluation 
  • Demonstrations and Practice Reprocessing Phase of EMDR 
  • Utilizing Cognitive Interweaves and Parts Interweaves 
  • Practice Protocol and Interweaves 
  • Resource Development and Installation  
    • Future Calm Place 
    • Future Sober Self 
    • Future Restoration Team 
  • EMDR Protocol and Considerations with Children & Adolescents 
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations of EMDR 
  • Attachment-Based EMDR for Resolving Relational Trauma 
    • Principles of AF-EMDR 
    • When to take an AF-EMDR approach 
  • Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR 
    • Phase 1 Modifications: Target Mapping vs Target Sequence Planning 
    • Phase 2 Modifications: Bolstering the Preparation Phase for Complex Trauma Treatment 
    • Phase 4 Modifications: Desensitization and the Dual Awareness State in Treating Complex Trauma 
    • Phase 6 Modifications: Scanning for Remnants of Trauma in the Body 
  • Virtual EMDR for Clients: Direct Treatment of Traumatic Memories via Telehealth 

Target Audience

This seminar is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma, such as: 

  • Counselors 
  • Psychotherapists 
  • Social Workers 
  • Psychologists 
  • Addiction Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Nurses 
  • Other Mental Health Professionals 

Copyright : 06/16/2023