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8 EMDRIA Credits Included

Cost:  $450

To Register: Submit a copy of your EMDR Basic Training Parts 1 & 2 Completion Certificate (or EMDRIA verification) to  [email protected]

After your eligibility is verified, you will receive a link which will allow you to purchase the course content.

You will have access to this course for 365 days from your purchase date.

This EMDR Therapy Refresher Course is valuable for previously trained EMDR clinicians who would like to renew their understanding of core EMDR Therapy Principles and Procedures. If you have completed EMDR Basic Training through an EMDRIA-Approved Training you are eligible to take this course, to more fully understand core EMDR Therapy concepts and develop essential therapeutic skills.

The goal of the course is to help clinicians feel adept in the use of EMDR Therapy, both in their case conceptualization and in their treatment implementation. Participants will build their knowledge by reviewing a condensed version of the up-to-date EMDR Therapy Training.

EMDR Therapy Refresher Learning Objectives

  • Identify the definition of EMDR Therapy.
  • Discuss the history/background of EMDR Therapy.
  • Demonstrate the eight phases of the Standard Protocol.
  • Assess client readiness and gauge the appropriateness of EMDR Therapy treatment.
  • Apply resourcing techniques for client stabilization and safety.
  • Describe techniques for working with blocked processing and ab-reactions.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Let's Get Started - Website Instructions

    • Welcome

  • 2

    Lesson I - Conceptual Foundations of EMDR Therapy

    • VIDEO - History and Current Status of EMDR Therapy - Part I

    • VIDEO - History and Current Status of EMDR Therapy - Part II

    • VIDEO - History and Current Status of EMDR Therapy - Part III

    • VIDEO - EMDR Therapy Framework

    • VIDEO - Adaptive Information Processing Model - Part I

    • VIDEO - Adaptive Information Processing Model - Part II

    • VIDEO - EMDR Mechanism of Action

    • VIDEO - Introduction to the Standard EMDR Therapy Method

    • VIDEO - Introduction to Treatment Guidelines for Complex PTSD

    • Quiz 1 - Conceptual Foundations of EMDR Therapy

  • 3

    Lesson II - Client Preparation

    • VIDEO - Standard Preparation

    • VIDEO - Extended Preparation

    • VIDEO - Extended Preparation Demonstration

    • VIDEO - Extended Preparation Q&A

    • VIDEO - Children's Preparation

    • QUIZ 2 - Client Preparation

  • 4

    Lesson III - History Taking and Treatment Planning

    • VIDEO - Client AIP Evaluation and History Taking - Part I

    • VIDEO - History Taking, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning - Part II

    • VIDEO - Demonstration of Client Trauma History

    • VIDEO - Children's History Taking and Treatment Planning

    • QUIZ 3 - History Taking and Treatment Planning

  • 5

    Lesson IV - Traumatic Target Assessment and Reprocessing

    • VIDEO - Assessing and Activating the Target Memory

    • VIDEO - Selecting Appropriate Negative and Positive Cognitions

    • VIDEO - Desensitization of the Target Memory

    • VIDEO - Installation and Body Scan

    • VIDEO - Demonstration of Phases 4 - 6 (Desenstization, Installation and Body Scan)

    • VIDEO - Children's Target Assessment & Reprocessing

    • QUIZ 4 - Assessment and Reprocessing

  • 6

    Lesson V - Closure of Trauma Reprocessing Session, Reevaluation of Treatment Plan & Target Selection and Sequencing

    • VIDEO - Closure and Reevaluation

    • VIDEO - Children's Closure & Reevaluation

    • VIDEO - Target Selection and Sequencing

    • QUIZ 5 - Closure of trauma reprocessing session, Reevaluation of treatment gains/plan, & Target selection and sequencing

  • 7

    Lesson VI - Intermediate EMDR Therapy Concepts

    • VIDEO - Identifying Earliest Associated Target Memories

    • VIDEO - Blocked Processing Strategies

    • VIDEO - 3 Prong Processing /Future Template

    • VIDEO - Therapeutic Regulation of Trauma Processing

    • VIDEO - Demonstration of Intermediate Concepts

    • QUIZ 6 - Intermediate Concepts

  • 8

    Refresher Lessons Review

    • VIDEO - EMDR Refresher Lessons Review

  • 9

    Post Test and Final Course Instructions



About the instructor

Senior Trainer - EMDRIA Approved Consultant

Lisa Sager

Lisa Sager, LPC, NCC is a dynamic instructor with personal experience in healing a diversity of trauma through her own individual and couples psychotherapy practice in St Louis, Missouri.  Lisa has over a decade of experience utilizing EMDR Therapy for the successful treatment of PTSD, Complex Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Attachment, Personality and Dissociative Disorders.

Target Audience: This training has been developed for Mental Health Professionals (Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, LMFTs, etc.) who are trained in EMDR Therapy. It contains Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Level content.

Eligibility: Participants need to have completed a full EMDRIA Approved Basic Training. When you register, please upload 1) a copy of your Completion Certificate or 2) a letter from EMDRIA or your Training Provider confirming your previous training completion.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I have already purchased the EMDR Therapy Refresher and I want to enroll in the EMDR Certified Therapist Program, can I get a discount?  Yes. A substantial discount is available, please email us at [email protected] to inquire.

Is this material taught in a live training? Click here to see if any live trainings are currently scheduled.

I’d like to watch this with my colleagues. Can we all get CEs for watching it? No. You’re welcome to sit with colleagues to watch the training together, but we only authorize one CE Certificate per training subscriber.

May I share my login id and password with colleagues so they can watch the training without me? No. Login id and password are for the subscriber only. Sharing is not permitted.

Do you offer a special clinic price or group rate? We can offer a quantity discount based on the number of therapists who wish to subscribe. Each subscriber will get their own login id and password. Contact us for a quote.

Can I get a copy of the training PowerPoint slides? We do not give away copies of the PowerPoint slides.

Will you ever post an updated training? Yes. From time to time we may update the training. Subscribers should occasionally check for an update.

Can I get EMDRIA Credits for completing this training? Yes. See Continuing Education Credit information below.

Email questions about the training to [email protected]

Continuing Education Credit

Required Tests: In order to complete the course, receive a completion certificate, participants will be required to complete tests with a passing grade of 80%.

EMDRIA Credits: This course is approved for 8 EMDRIA Credits (#15017-DL02). EMDR Training Center, LLC (#15017) maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.

EMDR Therapist Certification Program Discount: The EMDR Training Center, LLC offers a discount toward the EMDR Therapist Certification Program for therapists who are in process or have completed the EMDR Therapy Refresher.  

Cancellation/Refund:  Subscriptions for EMDR Therapy Refresher: You may cancel your course subscription, and all access to course content, up to 10 days prior to your next scheduled payment date by emailing us.  A final processing fee of $50.00 will apply.  Full Payment at Refresher Enrollment: (Not currently available) Due to the immediate availability of all course content, no credit for cancellation is given. 

Grievance Policy: The EMDR Training Center, LLC seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner.  Please submit a written grievance to [email protected] or EMDR Training Center, LLC 11 Hassam Court Manchester MO 63021.  All grievances will receive corrective actions to the best of our ability in order to prevent further and future problems.