July 2015

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Transforming Trauma With EMDR

A 7-Day Professional Training

July 17, 2015 – July 24, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Laurel Parnell
Materials Fee:
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Shedding new light on trauma survival—including sexual and physical abuse, accident and surgical trauma, and grief—EMDR is opening the doors of the heart to genuine spiritual transformation.

This training is limited to mental health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment, and mental health interns who are currently being supervised by an EMDR-trained supervisor. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, we 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)
  • Use of imaginal and cognitive interweaves
  • How to use EMDR with adults traumatized as children
  • Methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves, ego strengthening, and client closure

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be better able to:

  • Review standard protocol and procedure
  • Describe modified protocol and when to use it
  • Apply techniques for target development
  • Use techniques for resource development and installation
  • Practice the advanced use of interweaves
  • Work more effectively with complex cases
Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors
  • ACCME - Physicians
  • NAADAC - Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • SW/MFT - Social Workers and Counselors
More Information

$25 materials fee for manual; include when you register. Enrollment period is October 2014 through start date. CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. This course has been approved by the EMDR International Association. In accordance with the new standards for basic EMDR training, participants must complete this course, receive 10 hours of consultation from recommended EMDRIA-approved consultants recommended by the instructor, and then take Laurel Parnell’s Advanced Clinical Workshop & Refresher Course in order to complete the requirements for basic EMDR training.

Participants are required to submit licensure documentation before attendance and must bring copies of their professional licenses or certification to the training. Interns must submit a letter from their supervisors stating that they will be supervised. Please see the letter from faculty and submit required paperwork.

There is required reading for this course:

  • A Therapist's Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment by Laurel Parnell
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures by Francine Shapiro

There is also recommended reading for this course:

  • Transforming Trauma: EMDR: 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
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
2:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.


Laurel Parnell, PhD, is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist, consultant, EMDR trainer, and author of five books, including A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, upon which this training is based, and Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma. Since 1991, Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR and has trained thousands of clinicians in the United States and abroad. A meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, she brings a transpersonal perspective to EMDR. She maintains a private practice in San Rafael, California. emdrinfo.com