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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.


  • 1

    Welcome, Introduction, Overview

  • 2

    Incorporating EMDR with Couples and Families Therapy

    • Lesson: Points to Remember

    • Lesson: Therapeutic Skills

    • Lesson: EMDR 8 Phases

    • Lesson: Considerations

    • Lesson: History Taking

    • Video: How We Met

    • Lesson: Positives of How We Met

    • Video: Case Conceptualization

    • Feedback: Case Conceptualization

  • 3

    Incorporating EMDR’s 8 Phases with Couples and Families Therapy

    • Lesson: Timelines

    • Video: Timeline and Trauma Response

    • Lesson: PEBBS

    • Lesson: The Dance

    • Lesson: Attachment Deficits

    • Lesson: Attachment Styles

    • Lesson: Keys to Safety

    • Lesson: Creating Safety

    • Lesson: Prescription for Boundaries

  • 4

    Preparation and Relationship Based Resiliency Building

    • Lesson: Values Activity

    • Lesson: Resourcing

    • Lesson: Resourcing (continued)

    • Lesson: Resourcing Activity

    • Lesson: Teaching Empathy

    • Video: Teaching Empathy

    • Feedback: Teaching Empathy

  • 5

    Collaborative Resources and Healing Past Negative Experiences

    • Lesson: Affirmations

    • Lesson: Memory Lane

    • Video: Memory Lane

    • Lesson: Unmet Needs

    • Video: Unmet Needs

    • Video: Unmet Needs Continued

    • Lesson: Target Identification

    • Lesson: Processing

    • Video: Processing

  • 6

    Application & Vignette

    • Vignette Worksheet

    • Lesson: Vignette

    • Lesson: Application

  • 7

    Desensitization and Considerations

    • Lesson: Desensitization

    • Lesson: Considerations and Thank You

  • 8

    Evaluation & Accreditation

    • Special Offer

    • Course Evaluation




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.