Cleaning House: Understanding Intensive EMDR Therapy

February 16, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM ET

This advanced topics course offers basic information about how to integrate Intensive EMDR Therapy into one’s clinical practice. Participants will create a personalized approach to delivering effective treatment to a wide range of clients in an even wider range of clinical presentations. Establishing a “Meeting Area,” Addressing Toxic Shame, Bulk Flash within Ego State Therapy, and targeting keystone traumas will be highlighted. The emerging case conceptualization (Addiction as Dissociation) will be provided to highlight how it helps clients heal with EMDR therapy within the 8-Phase Protocol. Support and treatment insights for application of the model and for working with difficult cases are provided throughout the training. The presentation is fully compliant with the Standard 8-Phase Protocol and the Adaptive Informational Processing Model (AIP) as written by Dr. Francine Shapiro. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for complete CE credit hour and approval info.

Please read the following informed consent prior to registering. After completing this initial registration, you will receive an email from Thinkific to finalize your registration and be given access to preliminary course materials in your personalized dashboard.

By Registering for this Training, You Acknowledge and Agree to the Following:


  • COVID-19: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness recognizes the ongoing threat of the coronavirus throughout the United States. We are committed to following any state and national guidelines that are in place for your safety at the time of this training. Similarly, we encourage you to be an active participant in your safety as well: feel free to bring anything that would help you be more comfortable (e.g., masks, face shields, hand sanitizer). If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 prior to the training, please stay home; we will work something out with you for making up the training. Please contact us at if you have any questions.


  • Attendance: Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions. No partial credit can be awarded. You have read our EMDR Therapy Training information page prior to registering.

  • Refund/Cancellation Policy: This training costs $115.00 USD. You have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.


  • Correspondence from Training Organization: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness regularly sends correspondence about the training, including an email confirmation at registration and several emails leading up to each training. The emails presently come from Additionally, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness may send out emails from If you are not receiving these emails, you are required to check your spam folder as correspondence from new organizations often ends up there. Once you receive your first correspondence, please save the email to your address book. If you have not received a confirmation email or other correspondence from the organization within seven days of the event, it is your responsibility to reach out to us by email or phone.



  • Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistant if any unexpected problems arise. Staying present for online learning can come with its unique set of challenges, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or an assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.


  • Confidentiality: There is no client relationship or other privilege that would create a duty rising to the level of clinical confidentiality in this training setting; however, you are expected to respect the confidentiality of other trainees in the group, and your trainer will explain the importance of confidentiality. Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are expected to bring the problem to the lead trainer or other training staff. Similarly, if a staff member observes an issue with professionalism, they reserve the right to discuss that issue with the lead trainer.

  • Eligibility: I acknowledge that I am at least a partially-trained EMDR therapist, completing my trainings through an EMDRIA-approved program.


Email with any questions or concerns.


ICM Adjunct Faculty Adam O'Brien

Adam O’Brien LMHC, CASAC is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR trainer. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Addiction Studies. He specializes in providing these trauma resolution therapies and trauma-focused treatment for a variety of populations. Adam is beginning his public presentations on Addiction as Dissociation Model.

Continuing Education  

This is an ONLINE training. This is an intermediate-level course. Attendance at all sessions and a course evaluation is required to receive a CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all sessions have been completed within this course portal. Upon completing the evaluation, participants will be able to download their CE certificates. 

This course is approved for 6 CE credit hours by the following approval agencies:

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

American Psychological Association

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6998. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Association of Social Worker Boards

Institute for Creative Mindfulness, #1735, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/16/2021 – 03/16/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 6 continuing education credits.

This course is APPROVED by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved training provider in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002-107.  EMDRIA is not a provider of continuing education, although they do authorize training providers in EMDR therapy after a rigorous approval process.

A General Note About Approvals

Please also note that APA-approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards within the state of Pennsylvania. In both of these cases, separate paperwork does not need to be filled out. Many state boards also accept out-of-state providers, which is why our Ohio approvals appear on every training. In some states, pre- or post-program approval forms must be sent, and you are responsible for checking into the rules of the licensure board in your state as to what is required. Please let the Institute for Creative Mindfulness know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.

Course Curriculum

    1. Classroom Location and Information

    2. Abstract, Description, & CE Information

    3. Outline/Agenda

    4. Learning Objectives

    5. Ego State Meeting Area w/ Bulk Flash

    6. Practicum Instructions

    7. Research

    8. Clinical Decision Tree

    9. Examples

    10. Phone Intake

    11. AOD dissociation case formulation script1

    12. AOD dissociation case formulation script2

    13. Four Blinks

    14. INTENSIVE EMDR 1 Video 2/16/22

    15. INTENSIVE EMDR 2 Video 2/16/22

    16. INTENSIVE EMDR 3 Video 2/16/22

    1. More resources for you

    2. Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    3. Evaluation

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  • $115.00
  • 19 lessons
  • 5 hours of video content


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