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Learning Objectives:

This is an EMDR Basic Training refresher which will strengthen your knowledge and understanding of the AIP model as well as the procedural steps of the eight phases of EMDR therapy!

  • Apply the AIP theory to case conceptualization.

  • Demonstrate understanding of the eight phases of EMDR therapy.

  • Identify when to stay out of the way and when to provide a therapeutic interweave.

  • Implement the three pronged approach.

  • Explain the EMDR processing continuum as developed by Roy Kiessling.


  • 2

    Morning Session

    • EMDR History

    • Fundamentals of Memory

    • Fundamentals of Memory (continued)

    • Adaptive Neural Network

    • Frozen Memories

    • PTSD Flashback & EMDR Treatment

    • EMDR Treatment (continued)

    • The AIP Approach

    • The AIP Approach (continued)

    • 3 Stages of Trauma Treatment

    • Integrative Psychotherapy Overview

    • Preparation

    • EM BLS Demonstration

    • Extended Resourcing Procedures

    • Extended Resourcing Procedures (continued)

  • 3

    Afternoon Session

    • Exercise: Developing a Container

    • Download: Developing a Container

    • Video: Constructing a Container

    • Exercise: Securing a Space

    • Download: Securing a Space

    • Securing a Space

    • History Taking

    • Video: Still Face Experiment

    • Emotional Encoding Hierarchy

    • Developing a Target Sequence Plan

    • Target Sequence Planning w/ Children

    • Video: Dan Siegel ‘Name it to Tame it’

    • Identifying Negative Beliefs

    • Identifying Negative Beliefs (continued)

    • Negative and Positive Neural Network's

    • Processing Continuum Comparison Chart

    • The Processing Continuum

    • Restricted Processing

    • Video: Deb Restricted Processing

    • Contained Processing

    • Contained & Unrestricted Processing

    • Unrestricted Processing (continued)

    • Video: Poor Grades

    • Processing Considerations

  • 4

    Q&A Session

    • Questions and Answers

    • Questions and Answers (continued)

    • Q & A: Stuck with Complex and Personality Disorder Diagnosed Clients

    • Q & A: Police and First Responders

    • Q & A: When is the target sequence plan complete?

    • Q & A: Is Deb Wesselman a good resource for attachment issues?

    • Q & A: How do you process targets with younger children?

    • Q & A: Keeping clients beyond initial relief

    • Q & A: How much time can we allow between sessions to remain worthwhile?

    • Q & A: Ongoing substance abuse during reprocessing

    • Q & A: Clients under-accessing due to medications

  • 5

    Evaluation & Accreditation

    • Course Evaluation



Clinical Director

Amy Terrell

Amy Terrell, LMHC is a therapist, agency consultant, and community educator. She is also an EMDRIA approved Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR Basic Trainer for Roy Kiessling’s EMDR Consulting. Amy is the co-owner and Clinical Director of EMDR & Beyond, an agency that actively enhances the growth and development of EMDR therapists in the community through training, consultation, and education.

Cancellation Policy:

We will allow refunds up to 7 days prior to workshop minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will be non-refundable.

Please note that EMDR & Beyond, LLC, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop for any reason, including weather, and training staff illness, or low registration.

Grievances Policy:

EMDR & Beyond, 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: Bonnie Mikelson, or 515-225-7124. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.