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Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.

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 to:

  • Describe the EMDR model and components of treatment
  • Create a case formulation
  • Evaluate clients to gauge the appropriateness of EMDR treatment
  • Explain the Eight Phases of EMDR treatment
  • Demonstrate the protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a range of problems
  • Discuss protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a wide range of diagnostic categories
  • Review client selection criteria and cautions necessary for the safe use of EMDR
  • Describe techniques for working with blocked processing and abreactions (catharsis)
  • Differentiate use of imaginal and cognitive interweaves
  • Identify how to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children
  • Define methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure
  • Integrate EMDR into clinical practice with a range of clients and presenting problems.

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.

Presented by

  • Laurel ParnellAbout Laurel Parnell PhD|Clinical psychologist, author, and consultant
    Laurel Parnell is a clinical psychologist and director of the Parnell Institute for EMDR. One of the world's leading experts on Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she is the originator of the EMDR-related therapies Attachment-Focused EMDR and Resource Tapping.

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/Schedule

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.
Experience Level
No previous EMDR experience required.
Special Interest To
Special Details
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. For questions: [email protected]

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 liability.

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.

Enrollment cap of 45 participants.

Suggested Reading
Required Readings
A Therapist's Guide to EMDR by Laurel Parnell
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures by Francine Shapiro

Recommended Readings
Transforming Trauma: EMDR by Laurel Parnell
EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children by Laurel Parnell
Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation by Laurel Parnell
Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma by Laurel Parnell

CE Payment Cancellation Policy

CE Hours Available
This course has been approved for 34 CE hours for qualified participants. The cost is $30. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

Cancellations and Refunds

If You Cancel
  • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
  • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
  • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
  • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.

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