Workshop Description

This live-streamed workshop will review the fundamentals of EMDR therapy beginning with the neurobiology of trauma, then moving into model, method and mechanism of treatment. This review will incorporate the perinatal mental health lens when considering all phases of EMDR therapy.

It will introduce attendees to the Three Core Tasks parents face during the perinatal period (Davis & Stein, 2003), namely:

1. Development of Parental Identity for the current baby(ies) 

2. Managing Emotions, 

3. Managing Relationships. 

This comprehensive framework guides clinicians around history-taking, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and target selection, allowing them more nuance and specificity as they assess ruptures in the perinatal period.

Using EMDR’s three-prongs and eight-phases, the lens of adaptive information processing, and the guiding framework of the Three Core Tasks, attendees will hone their clinical conceptualization skills. These enhanced skills will guide their decision making around the preparation and resourcing phase of EMDR as well as treatment planning and target selection.

With the use of demonstration and extensive practicum, trainees will put these concepts into practice, fine-tuning their EMDR therapy skills with perinatal populations.

The Logistical Details


  • Completion of EMDR Foundational/Basic Training 

  • Completion of The Advanced Practice of EMDR for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health in any of its iterations: Online self-paced, or live-streamed

Dates and Times

This workshop is a three-day, live-streamed event via Zoom. Attendance and participation is mandatory as practice components are woven throughout each day.

Day 1-2: February 15th-16th, 2022

9:00am-5:30pm CST

Lecture, demo, discussion, and facilitated practicum.

Day 3: February 17th, 2022

9:00am-5:30pm CST

Additional time for facilitated practice and discussion.

12 CE's are available for successful completion of this EMDRIA-approved course (see details below)

Be sure you've taken the prerequisite for this training:

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    $575.00The Advanced Practice of EMDR for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health: Live-stream (January 18th-20th, 2022, with Dr. Mara Tesler Stein)

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  • To review the definition of trauma through a neurobiological lens.

  • To review the Adaptive Information Processing Model for EMDR therapy.

  • To review the three-prong, eight-phase protocol for EMDR therapy within the context of the AIP model.

  • To introduce the Three Core Tasks framework in Phase 1 of EMDR Therapy for perinatal mental health.

  • For trainees to observe the framework in practice for Phase 1 of EMDR therapy.

  • To review utilizing the Three Core Tasks as a framework to organize history taking, treatment planning, and target selection. 

  • To practice applying and integrating perinatal mental health frameworks into Phase 1 history taking and target identification. 

  • To identify Phase 2 resources relevant and necessary for the PMH population. 

  • To practice identifying naturally occurring events that can be utilized with perinatal clients for Phase 2 installation. 

  • To observe the application of the perinatal framework in Phase 2. 

  • To review EMDR Phases 3-7. To consider PMH-focused NC/PC’s and interweaves. 

  • For participants to practice applying Phases 3-7 in practice with their triads. 

  • To introduce the application of EMDR therapy to Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs), Bereavement, and Attachment. 

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Agenda

    • EMDR Fundamentals: Reboot Slides

    • PDF of Lecture Slides to Download

    • Slides with room for notes

  • 2

    Review of Trauma Fundamentals

    • Review of Trauma and its Neurobiology

  • 3

    EMDR Fundamentals

    • EMDR Therapy Worksheets

  • 4

    The Integrated Framework

    • Worksheets for the Integrated Lens

    • Thematic Targeting Map for Perinatal Mental Health

  • 5

    Phase I Through the Integrated Lens

    • Demo #1: Phase 1

    • Demo #2: Phase 1

  • 6

    The Integrated Lens: Phase 2

    • Demo #1:Phase 2

    • Demo #2: Phase 2

  • 7

    Phases 3-8 Through the Integrated Lens

    • Demo #1: Phases 3-7

    • Demo #2: Phases 3-7

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation

About the Instructor

EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Consultant and EMDR Faculty Trainer for ICM

Mara Tesler Stein

Mara is a clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in perinatal mental health, trauma, and attachments throughout the lifespan.  Her approach to therapy is integrative and trauma-focused, drawing on elements of psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, developmental, and interpersonal models of treatment.She is an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant, and EMDR Trainer on faculty with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.Throughout her career, Mara has consistently sought out advanced training as a way to deepen and develop her expertise. She is a perinatal trauma specialist certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Since she first trained in EMDR therapy in 2003, Mara has realized that a trauma-focused lens is invaluable to her clinical work. Mara has designed her trainings to foster a sense of connection and safety so that clinicians can engage in ways that enhance their learning and allow them to more deeply connect to the material. Her ultimate aim is to facilitate an internally integrated and interconnected experience for those seeking EMDR Therapy Training.

Continuing Education:

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

EMDR International Association

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. Completion of Part I constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy.

This course is approved for 12 CE credits 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 an 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 of Certified Counselors

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 6998. The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC Credits.

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: 03/16/2020 – 03/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 21 continuing education credits.

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Refund Policy

Full refunds for training fees are only available for cancellations submitted in writing 45-days or more prior to the training. If you cancel up to 30 days before the training, you will be refunded half of your tuition OR you may transfer your registration to another ICM EMDR training. If you do not notify us before the 30 day period, we are unable to issue a refund, though we will work with you to find a future training that works for your schedule. We have a delicate ratio of trained and facilitators and can not accommodate late cancellations.

Only medically documented reasons or family deaths are exceptions to this policy. No-shows are not eligible for a refund. Should we cancel the training, your registration would simply be moved to our rescheduled date. If the rescheduled date isn't available for you we can offer you another date or entertain your request for a refund. If you terminate your training or need to leave it early for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund.

Attendance at the entire training is required for our program to remain compliant with EMDRIA standards. Please see us with any questions on this policy or for questions about how you can make up missed segments of the training. All other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.