6-Day S.A.F.E. EMDR Training | Virtual (PST)

Oct. 2-4 & Nov. 6-8, 2020

The Essentials:




Oct. 2-4 & Nov. 6-8, 2020



The Details:

We are excited to announce that we have received EMDRIA accredidation to provide EMDR Training virtually.  We will be offering a variety of online training cohort groups.

These training groups will have a higher than normal ratio of training coach:participant to ensure everyone gets excellent supervision of the using the EMDR skills.   Many of you have been waiting for a chance to learn EMDR without leaving home and now you can!

Personal Transformation Institute, PTI, has been offering instant access online learning for over 5 years.  When you register for one of our EMDR Therapy trainings you become a part of the PTI community!  As a member you get:

  • One year access to the online training portal
  • Access to our PTI email group
  • Access to the PTI Graduates Facebook page
  • Access to free monthly webinars
  • A path toward becoming an EXPERT through our certification groups and more!

The 6-Day Basic Training with Personal Transformation Institute provides clinicians with an experiential understanding of EMDR therapy so that they may integrate EMDR into their practice. The Basic Training results in you being EMDR Trained and eligible to pursue certification in EMDR Therapy.

Personal Transformation Institute is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Training provider. This training meets and exceeds the requirements set by EMDRIA for initial trainings in EMDR.




The Basic Trainings meet for a total of 50 hours. Over the course of two weekends, participants meet from 7:50 to 5:10 p.m PST daily.  A break from 12:00-1:00 is scheduled daily.  10 hours of consultation are built into these training times.

Learning will be a mix of individual, lecture, group, consultation and practice.

Course Description

1. Instruction

Through engaging visual presentation and interactive lecture, participants will be instructed in:
a. The history of EMDR, including research and foundational overview
b. The model of EMDR: the concept of Adaptive Information Processing
c. The methodology of EMDR: the 8 Phases, as well as working with special populations and understanding professional, legal, ethical issues

2. Practice
Under the supervision of the PTI Trainer and their Assistant, participants will practice various components of EMDR Therapy in groups of two or three, using their real-life experience as a basis for practicum. Because of the potential intensity of this kind of practice and training, participants will be instructed in somatic (body-based) resources to regulate affect and remain safe.

3. 10 Hours of Consultation
At the beginning and end of each day, participants will consult with their PTI Trainer to receive feedback and instruction concerning real cases, specialized topics, and further development of EMDR therapy skills.

Virtual Meeting

We will utilize the Zoom tool for this training and require participants to show their face during the meeting to engage.  Please make sure your computer meets the Zoom Requirements


All participants get access to a Forum specific to their group.  This area allows participants to interact with participants and faculty before, during and after the training.


All materials for the event are delivered digitally

Basic Training Learning Objectives

Days One through Three:

  • Identify 3 components of the EMDR Approach designed to provide effective treatment with clients
  • Describe 3 important existing research studies
  • Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment and how to implement the phases with clients
  • Identify the criteria with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement EMDR therapy with clients
  • Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning
  • List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
  • Describe the criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases
  • Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy

Days Four through Six:

  • Describe 3 resources to help clients stay within the window of tolerance
  • Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions
  • Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients
  • Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR
  • Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses
  • Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias
  • Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders

EMDRIA approved training programs in EMDR Therapy are open to mental health professionals who are licensed (or certified or registered) by their state or provincial government for the independent practice of psychotherapy.

Training programs are also open to advanced graduate students, interns, and other mental health professionals on a licensure track, with a letter of support from their supervisor.

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