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2-Day EMDR Seminar: A Rapid, Safe, and Proven Treatment for Trauma

Clients dealing with trauma aren’t always receptive to the therapeutic process. 

…and, using treatment techniques that repeatedly confront clients with the horrific details of the traumas that haunt them can cause them to be avoidant, reactionary, or completely withdrawn. 

It’s painful for client and clinician alike, and it doesn’t feel like healing.

That’s where EMDR comes in.  One of the best and most effective therapies available today, it’s exactly what you need to help your clients gently explore their pain and move toward healing.

In this on-demand EMDR seminar you will discover how this powerful, evidence-based treatment has helped thousands of clients safely and rapidly process their traumas without the need to focus on explicit details!

You’ll learn:

  • How EMDR can be used to overcome avoidance in clients
  • How EMDR techniques can help clients resolve traumatic memories
  • When and with which clients EMDR should be used
  • How to emphasize safety during sessions
  • How the 8-phase model is used in treatment

And so much more!

Register now and start using EMDR today!

Program Information


  1. Describe the role of the autonomic nervous system in trauma symptomology.
  2. Articulate the clinical implications of the freeze response in trauma treatment.
  3. Characterize the potential neurobiological mechanisms of change in the EMDR approach.
  4. Demonstrate EMDR techniques can build dual awareness in clients to treat the avoidance that makes trauma treatment challenging.
  5. Demonstrate the 8 Phases of the EMDR protocol.
  6. Assess clients to determine the appropriateness and potential risks of using EMDR.
  7. Analyze resourcing strategies from EMDR to facilitate the processing of trauma.
  8. Utilize EMDR techniques to reinforce and activate positive neural networks.
  9. Modify EMDR to work with complex/developmental trauma to directly treat traumatic memories.
  10. Evaluate strategies to foster the critical connection between client and therapist in EMDR therapy.
  11. Articulate the research limitations and potential risks associated with EMDR.
  12. Establish the order of operations for attachment-based EMDR treatment to resolve relational trauma.


Trauma and Neuroscience

  • Key brain areas involved in trauma
  • Polyvagal Theory, and types of freeze responses
  • Trauma and insecure attachment
  • The neuroscience of developmental trauma 
  • Clinical implications of the freeze response

How the EMDR Approach Works

  • The neuroscience of exposure therapy and cognitive therapy
  • The neuroscience of relaxation exercises 
  • EMDR and other “transformative therapies”
  • Why  EMDR works so well from a brain perspective

Trauma Symptoms and Assessment Tools 

  • Traumatic memories and intrusive thoughts 
  • Phobias and anxiety: Insula hyperactivation 
  • Emotional hijackings and implicit memory 
  • Avoidance cluster of symptoms
  • Why treating avoidance in trauma is critical 
  • DSM-5® symptoms in a nutshell 
  • Connecting to a diagnosis
  • Simple vs. complex trauma 
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Symptom clusters and physical manifestations
  • CAPS-5 and PCL-5
  • Primary Care PTSD Screen 
  • Dual diagnosis

Overcome Avoidance with EMDR

  • Dual awareness
  • What you are thinking about is the network you’re in
  • Activate networks for change
  • Neurons that fire together, wire together (Hebb’s Rule)
  • EMDR as neuroentrainment

When to Use EMDR in Treatment 

  • Demonstrations and experiential exercises 
  • Single event trauma
  • Anxiety disorders involving imaginal exposure

EMDR Trauma Treatment:


  • The Original 8-Phase Model
  • Client history and treatment planning 
  • How to resource: Create a safe space
  • Assessment: Choose a target, SUDS, connect with the image/emotions/thought
  • Desensitization: Tactile vs. auditory vs. eye movement
  • How to use touchpoints, Theratapper, CDs
  • Positive Cognition Installation: Likert scale 1-7
  • Body Scan: Locate tension and distress in the body
  • Closure: Close the neural network and the 6-hour window
  • Re-evaluation

Demonstration of Original 8-Phase Model

  • Presenter demonstration
  • Attendee dyad practice of the 8-phase model

EMDR Techniques to Resolve Traumatic Memories

  • Modifications for Complex/Developmental Trauma
  • Do not use standard protocol - Rationale for modifications
  • Resourcing strategies
  • Techniques to reinforce and activate positive neural networks
  • Relevance of Polyvagal Theory, early trauma, and EMDR
  • Sensory motor modifications and somatic approaches
  • How to build Dual Awareness
  • EMDR techniques to bring traumatic memories from the limbic system into the prefrontal cortex

Attachment-Based EMDR:

  • Strategies to Treat Relational Trauma
  • Strategies to foster the critical connection between client and therapist
  • Mirror neuron activation
  • How to emphasize safety during sessions 
  • Guidance on order of operations

Research Limitations and Potential Risks

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psych Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 12/13/2023

Virtual EMDR: Safe, Simple and Straightforward Approaches to Adapting EMDR to Telehealth

Let’s face it, as the demand for effective virtual therapy continues to climb, the need to update and enhance your skills and tools has never been more crucial.

That’s where this training comes in.

With practical guidance, detailed instruction, and expert tips you’ll end this program ready to make your online EMDR sessions more impactful than ever before.

From creating a secure space to adapting bilateral stimulation online, this training turns must-have concepts into easy-to-follow steps that can boost client engagement and enhance your trauma treatment in every phase of the protocol. 

Whether you’re new to using EMDR online or have already been trained and are looking to refine your work, you’ll get safe, simple and straightforward strategies for mastering EMDR in the virtual environment so you can:

  • Fully immerse clients in the EMDR process – even when they can’t be in the room with you
  • Skillfully adapt the 8-phase protocol for telehealth
  • Discover easy to use bilateral stimulation tools for remote sessions
  • Improve your virtual presence to maximize attunement in each and every session
  • Feel fully prepared to handle crisis level trauma reactions 
  • Implement creative ways for remote resource installation
  • Quickly troubleshoot common challenges you face in virtual sessions
  • And much more!

In a world where online therapy is the norm, this program ensures you're not just keeping up – you're leading the way in delivering impactful and transformative online EMDR sessions.

So don’t wait.

Register now!

Program Information


  1. Compare remote intensive trauma-focused treatment models for PTSD and complex PTSD.
  2. Examine the preliminary research on the effectiveness of remote EMDR therapy in treating PTSD and complex PTSD.
  3. Evaluate the safety measures implemented in home-based telehealth for intensive treatment.
  4. Identify key factors influencing the clinician and patient experience in delivering and receiving remote EMDR therapy.
  5. Assess clients to determine the appropriateness of using EMDR in virtual sessions.
  6. Analyze the 8 Phases of the EDMR protocol and determine how clinicians can integrate proper adaptations for use in a virtual environment.
  7. Identify the barriers and risks associated with virtual EMDR.
  8. Use strategies that can help foster the critical connection between client and therapist in online therapy.
  9. Utilize applications and online resources for conducting bilateral stimulation remotely with clients.
  10. Apply techniques to assist clients in de-escalating trauma associated triggers via telehealth.
  11. Analyze how clinicians can account for cultural difference and physical environments to maximize the effectiveness of therapy via telehealth.
  12. Administer assessments to individuals participating in internet-based EMDR to measure changes in symptoms and overall mental health.


The 8 Phases of EMDR and Essential EMDR Resources

  • History
  • Preparation
  • Assessment
  • Desensitization
  • Installation
  • Body scan
  • Closure
  • Re-evaluation
  • Review of resources (calm place, container, ICON, etc.)

Assess the Appropriateness of Virtual EMDR for Clients

  • Establishing safety
  • Creating Resources
  • Dual awareness options
  • Informed consent

Common Barriers to Virtual EMDR Treatment

  • Keeping a consistent environment
  • Distractions
  • Checking on physical responses
  • Safety in the environment

Ways to Increase Attunement in Virtual EMDR Sessions

  • Accounting for cultural differences and physical environments
  • How to create close proximity with your camera
  • Attuned breathing on virtual platforms

Eye Movement Resources for Telehealth Practitioners Using EMDR

  • Bi-lateral stimulation and its importance in the EMDR process
  • Dual attention methods (eye movements, tapping, tappers, sound)
  • Bilateral stimulation via video
  • Butterfly hug
  • Congruent tapping
  • Sound pulses
  • Other eye movement strategies
  • Apps and BLS online resources

Addressing Safety in Virtual EMDR:

  • How to Manage the Potential Risks of Not Being There In-Person
  • Establishing a visually safe environment
  • Crisis intervention and safety plans
  • Managing/assessing for relapse or maladaptive coping

EMDR for Direct Treatment of Traumatic Memories via Telehealth

  • Attachment-based interventions in a disconnected world
  • Interweaves for blocked processing
  • Treating grief and loss
  • Creating connection through parts work
  • Working with isolation
  • Creating empowerment and self-efficacy from a distance platform

Attachment-Based Trauma and Parts Work with Virtual EMDR

  • How attachment styles impact processing
  • Identifying the different roles that ‘parts’ play in traumatic healing and survival
  • How to utilize and acknowledge ‘parts’ in EMDR processing
  • Interventions and techniques to bring ‘parts’ forward for healing
  • Techniques and tools for working with addicted ‘parts’ during EMDR

Limitations, Risks, and Further Research

  • Current research on telehealth with EMDR
  • Addressing barriers and potential risks with telehealth and EMDR
  • Making the most of risks and limitations for successful treatment outcomes

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psych Nurses
  • Case Mangers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 12/20/2023

2-Day: Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider Training: A Therapist Guide for Ethical, Legal and Technology Concerns when Using Teletherapy

Become a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) faster and easier than you ever thought possible!

Providing telehealth services is a must for today’s clinician, allowing you to effectively expand your practice and reach clients even when they can’t come to your office.

But you’re worried that the quality of your treatment could suffer and your license could be put at risk navigating complicated ethical, legal and technological issues you never thought you’d need to face.

This 12-hour Certification Course makes telehealth easy with the skills, knowledge, business advice, and technical guidance you need to get started right away!

Get the solutions you’ve been looking for so you can:

  • Confidently set up the technology and tools you need to start providing telehealth services
  • Successfully adapt in-room practices to the telehealth space!
  • Avoid violating HIPAA and HITECH requirements and protect clients’ privacy
  • Correctly handle billing and recordkeeping
  • Make sure you get paid for your telehealth services!
  • Protect yourself from telehealth mistakes that could cost you your license

Add value to your clinical toolbox and resume with specialized training in delivering therapy services in the virtual space!

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of using telemental health in mental health counseling. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/ctmh for details.

Sign up today and get the skills and confidence you need to successfully help your clients with the power of telemental health!


  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $149.99 value)*!
  • Simply complete this training and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CTMH designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks after completion.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/ctmh for professional requirements.

Program Information


  1. Analyze the ethical principles and applications of ethical codes for telehealth services.
  2. Determine the HIPAA guidelines and how they apply to telehealth services.
  3. Assess inter-state issues associated with telehealth and how to stay in compliance.
  4. Determine best practices for creating a good setting for telemental health services.
  5. Evaluate how to implement policies and procedures that are necessary for maintaining an ethical telehealth practice.
  6. Assess electronic services and platforms for delivering ethical telemental health services.
  7. Determine how to screen for suitable clients for telemental health services.
  8. Assess how to effectively manage boundary issues that might arise during telemental health services.
  9. Determine which therapeutic practices are conducive to telemental health services.
  10. Assess the threats that technology poses to the confidentiality and privacy of clients.
  11. Determine how to maintain ethical standards and compliance while utilizing social media technology.
  12. Determine how to correctly manage electronic records in a telemental health setting.


Research about Telehealth Services

  • Here to stay
  • It works
  • Benefits
Application of Ethical Codes
  • Psychologists, social workers, professional counselors
  • Building competence
  • Technology appropriateness examples
  • HIPAA and small providers
  • Violations and why they occur
State Law Applications
  • State interests for the pros and cons for permitting telehealth
  • Cohesive incoherence
    • Examples of statutory guidance
  • Risk management guidelines
  • Interjurisdictional practice
Efforts to Improve Telehealth Interjurisdictional Practice
  • PsyPact
  • Others
  • Checklist of questions to determine if you can practice across statelines
Case Examples for Using Various Forms of Telehealth Best practices for telehealth
  • Selecting the appropriate tools
  • Utilizing ATA guidelines
    • Clinical – patient and setting appropriateness
    • Technical - The setting, camera, microphones, and lighting
  • Administrative – connectivity, training
  • Practical solutions for your therapy
Processes & Procedures
  • The intake process
  • Informed consent – sample plan, key topics to cover
  • Emergency and crisis plans – what to include, medical issues, sample plan
Delivery Platforms Keeping Ethics/HIPAA in Mind
  • Asynchronous platforms
  • Common elements
  • Concerns with platform
    • Synchronous therapy
    • All-in-one services
  • Email and texting safely
  • Pros and cons
  • HIPAA requirements
  • Encryption
  • Password protection
  • VPN
  • Electronic communication policy
  • Hardware and software safety
Screening and Suitability of the Client
  • Benefits of telehealth Services
    • Evidenced-based research
    • Patient and setting contraindications
  • The intake, mental status exam, and ongoing Evaluation
  • Assessment with clients
Professional Boundary Considerations
  • For the client
  • For the clinician
    • Crossings versus violations
    • Recommendations for maintaining professional boundaries
  • Licensing board complaint examples
  • Red Flags for Therapist
  • Strategies to Avoid Red Flags
  • Recommendations for improving the therapist's telehealth experience
  • Additional Resources

Multicultural Considerations

  • Issues to consider
  • Geography, settings, populations
  • Seeking guidance
Theoretical Considerations for Telehealth
  • Evidence-based support
  • Which models transition well
Self-Care for the Clinician
  • Ethics application
  • Causes of burn out
  • Warning signs in therapists
  • Characteristics of effective self-care
  • Strategies and techniques
  • Resources
Dos and Don'ts of Social Media
  • Using social media to your advantage
  • The required social media policy
  • Social media and boundaries
The Era of Electronic Records
  • Development of the electronic record
  • Electronic document storage
  • Electronic document destruction
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Private payer

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

Copyright : 09/19/2023