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Learning Objectives:

This EMDR Specialty course will assist you in integrating EMDR therapy with couples and families. You'll learn to apply the AIP theory to relational and systemic issues, identify relationship, identify attachment deficits and develop collaborative positive resources.

  • Identify relationship and attachment deficits with couples and families.

  • Identify at least 2 collaborative relationship based resources.

  • Recognize 2 appropriate ways to integrate EMDR therapy with couples.

  • Recognize 2 appropriate ways to integrate EMDR therapy with families.

  • Recognize common systemic cycles for conflictual couples for processing.


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    Incorporating EMDR with Couples and Families Therapy

    • Lesson 2: Points to Remember

    • Lesson 3: Therapeutic Skills

    • Lesson 4: EMDR 8 Phases

    • Lesson 5: Considerations

    • Lesson 6: History Taking

    • Video: How We Met

    • Lesson 7: Positives of How We Met

    • Lesson 8: Video: Case Conceptualization

    • Lesson 8: Feedback: Case Conceptualization

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    Incorporating EMDR’s 8 Phases with Couples and Families Therapy

    • Lesson 9: Timelines

    • Lesson 9: Video: Timeline and Trauma Response

    • Lesson 10: PEBBS

    • Lesson 11: The Dance

    • Lesson 12: Attachment Deficits

    • Lesson 13: Attachment Styles

    • Lesson:14: Keys to Safety

    • Lesson 15: Creating Safety

    • Lesson 16: Prescription for Boundaries

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    Preparation and Relationship Based Resiliency Building

    • Lesson 17: Values Activity

    • Lesson 18: Resourcing

    • Lesson 18: Resourcing (continued)

    • Lesson 18: Resourcing Activity

    • Lesson 19: Teaching Empathy

    • Lesson 19: Video: Teaching Empathy

    • Lesson 19: Feedback: Teaching Empathy

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    Collaborative Resources and Healing Past Negative Experiences

    • Lesson 20: Affirmations

    • Lesson 21: Memory Lane

    • Lesson 21: Video: Memory Lane

    • Lesson 22: Unmet Needs

    • Lesson 22: Video: Unmet Needs

    • Lesson 22: Video: Unmet Needs Continued

    • Lesson 23: Target Identification

    • Lesson 24: Processing

    • Lesson 24: Video: Processing

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    Application & Vignette

    • Lesson 25 Download: Vignette Worksheet

    • Lesson 25: Application

    • Lesson 25: Vignette

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    Desensitization and Considerations

    • Lesson 26: Desensitization

    • Lesson 27: Considerations and Thank You

    • Lesson 28 Q & A: Should you develop a resource team?

    • Lesson 28 Q & A: Handling partners who struggle to say nice things

    • Updated Bibliography

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    • Quiz: Deeper Connections


4.5 hours of EMDRIA Credit (#15007-DL38)

4.5 hours CE’s from The Ce Company 

Learn more about continuing education

The CE Company is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The CE Company maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CE credits are available for mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers and other trained EMDR Clinicians in all states except New York (all clinicians), Alabama (MHC state restrictions) and MFT’s in Ohio (Board restriction).

Introductory Course



Kenya Rocha

Kenya Rocha M.S., LMHC, NCC, ACS is an EMDR Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR Consulting Basic Trainer with expertise in couples and family therapy. Kenya is Director of Mosaic Family Counseling Inc., a well-known family and EMDR/trauma agency in the Des Moines area. Her systemic expertise and commitment to treating trauma with EMDR has allowed healing to occur for many individuals, couples, and families.

Grievance Policy

We seek 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 Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. 

Cancellation Policy 

We will allow refunds up to 7 days after purchase of this course minus a $15 processing fee. Cancellations after 7 days are non-refundable.

Conflict of Interest Policy

There is no known commercial interest or conflict of interest for this workshop.   


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact if special accommodation is required.