Transforming Trauma with EMDR (Parts 1 and 2)

A 7-Day Professional Training

Personal Development - Mindfulness

Laurel Parnell

June 23-30, 2017
Friday-Friday, 7 nights
CE Credits available

$1110 Tuition

Plus 7 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.


Program Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems.

Informed by research in contemporary neuroscience, EMDR is part of a holistic approach to healing trauma by integrating body, mind, and spirit. In this professional training with Laurel Parnell, PhD—an EMDR pioneer and author of five books, including Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma—you will gain skills to work more effectively with complex cases using EMDR tools.

Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, you will learn:

  • Protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories
  • Client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of EMDR
  • Techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis)
  • The advanced use of interweaves
  • How to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children
  • Methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure.

Dr. Parnell emphasizes the importance of compassionate, safe, and therapeutic relationships with clients that involve adapting protocols and procedures according to their psychological, emotional, cultural, and developmental needs.

Upon completion of this program you will understand how to use standard and modified EMDR protocols and procedures in your practice.

Faculty Bio

Why Attend

  • Add the groundbreaking EMDR method to your therapeutic tools by training with one of its pioneers.

  • Develop skills and expertise for supporting clients who are survivors of trauma.

  • Expand your awareness of what is happening in the field by connecting with a leader in the field and like-minded mental health professionals.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    Attendance is limited to mental-health professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board that authorizes independent practice. Applicants will be requested to send a copy of their license or certificate; information on how to do this will be sent to you upon registration. Be advised that anyone not submitting the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed entrance into the class.

    Canadian registration requirements: A minimum of master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work is required. Applicants should also hold membership in a professional association that has a written code of ethics or standards of conduct and hold professional liabili

  • Experience Level

    No previous EMDR experience required.

  • CEs Available

    CE and CME are available and included in tuition.

  • Recommended Reading


    A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment, Laurel Parnell

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, Francine Shapiro


    Transforming Trauma: EMDR, Laurel Parnell

    EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused As Children, Laurel Parnell

    Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, Laurel Parnell

  • Special Details

    Tuition includes a manual. In accordance with the Parnell EMDR Institute standards, to complete basic EMDR training requirements, participants must complete this course, receive 10 hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute-approved consultant, and then take Laurel Parnell’s Advanced Clinical Workshop & Refresher Course.


Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.

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