Transforming Trauma With EMDR (Parts 1 & 2)
July 2017

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Transforming Trauma With EMDR (Parts 1 & 2)

A 7-Day Professional Training

This workshop is sold out. Please call Omega registration to be placed on a waiting list at 877.944.2002.

July 14, 2017 – July 21, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Laurel Parnell
Materials Fee:
Plus accommodations
SM17-2907-884Laurel Parnell,

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. 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
  • How to integrate EMDR into clinical practice with a range of clients and presenting problems

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

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, which authorizes independent practice. There are also submission requirements; please view the More Information section for further details.

Continuing Education
  • ACCME - Physicians (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education)
  • APA - Psychologists (American Psychological Association)
  • BRN/ANCC - Nurses
  • SW - Social Workers
  • SW-NYS - Social Workers of New York State
More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. $25 materials fee for manual; include when you register. Enrollment period is November 2016 through start date.

CE and CME are available and included in the tuition. However, you must register for CE/CMEs to receive them. If you have not already done so, you may register for your CE/CMEs with Omega registration at 877.944.2002 before your arrival or at check-in. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

In accordance with the Parnell Institute and EMDRIA standards, to complete EMDR basic training requirements, participants must complete this course, receive 10 hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute-approved consultant, and then take a Parnell Institute Advanced Clinical Workshop & Refresher Course (Part 3) . All three parts of the training must be completed within two years. The consultation hours are not included in the price of the training and are set by individual Parnell Institute consultants.

Please note that there are submission requirements for this course. Please send appropriate paperwork (see below) to:

Registration Department
Omega Institute
150 Lake Drive
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

or scan and email to

Include the name of the course (Transforming Trauma With EMDR (Parts 1 & 2)) along with your name, address & phone number. Be advised that anyone not submitting the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed entrance into the class.

Submission Paperwork:

  • Copy of license or certificate: 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, which authorizes independent practice. Applicants should send a copy of their license or certificate.
  • 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 insurance.

In addition to submitting the documentation mentioned above, 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

Lastly, upon registration, online reference materials will be made available to you by email. You may browse, download, and print (if you would like) these materials in preparation for the course. You will also receive a manual as well as other resources on the first day of the course.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course. It is required that you attend all sessions for CE/CME certification.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
1:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Evening Reception (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


Laurel Parnell, PhD, executive director of the Parnell Institute, is an expert and pioneer in EMDR trauma therapy. She is author of five books, including A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR and Attachment-Focused EMDR. A meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, she brings a transpersonal perspective to EMDR. Parnell has trained thousands of clinicians in the United States and abroad.