EMDR Therapy Training for BIPOC Clinicians Online with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

Part II Training

 December 3-5, 2021, 9:00am-4:30pm Eastern Time each day


This training space is specifically held for clinicians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other traditionally underrepresented persons of color (BIPOC). We believe that creating this space for learning is valuable to our community and works to fully realize our commitment to Social Justice by actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within trainings, programs, and publications.

Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma. Completing our full basic training approved by the EMDR International Association is a multi-tiered process of which this three-day training is your second part. Part II Training (3 Days= 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the tricky scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics and neurobiology also covered, in addition to working with the art of case conceptualization. Day 4 of the training focuses on ethical practice, learning about interweaves, appropriate use of modifications (according to the EMDRIA definition of EMDR). and applying modifications for special populations. By the end of Day 4, participants will have had the chance to practice supervised implementation of some of these techniques. Day 5 instructs participants on specific protocols/targeting sequences, best practices with special populations and clinical situations, and accessing specialty resources and protocols for variously noted populations. By the end of Day 5, participants will experience supervised practice of targeting sequences/protocol for identified special populations/situations. In Day 6 participants will review the neurobiology of trauma, present a clinical case study through the EMDR Therapy/AIP framework, complete supervised practice of practice elements, discuss the characteristics of a strong EMDR therapist, and develop a plan for continued consultation. For full description and objectives see our website.

This training space is specifically held for clinicians identifying as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other traditionally underrepresented persons of color (BIPOC). We believe that creating this space for learning is valuable to our community and works to fully realize our commitment to Social Justice by actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within trainings, programs, and publications.

Special emphasis will be given to resources centering on the experiences and contributions of BIPOC clinicians, clients, and other related professionals.

Course only available as part of the complete EMDR Therapy Training Online Bundle, available for purchase HERE

After paying for this course you will receive an email from Thinkific to complete your registration and receive access to your course dashboard.

About the Instructor

ICM Adjunct Faculty

Lisa Hayes

Lisa Hayes, MSW, LISW-S is a Clinical Social Worker based in Columbus, OH. Lisa is a Certified EMDR Therapist and Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Lisa graduated with a masters degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Her undergraduate education is in Sociology and Women's Studies; her academic focus has always included special considerations for issues of gender, sexuality, race and social representation. Her clinical experiences include work with complex trauma/PTSD, residential alcohol and drug treatment, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, life transitions, racial and ethnic specific trauma and identity issues, LGBTQIA issues, depression, dissociation, anxiety, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Lisa’s clinical practice has primarily focused on the treatment of adolescents and adults. Throughout her career, she has provided local and national trainings focused on the impacts of trauma and its effects on individuals, communities, and families. In her therapeutic work, Lisa uses a variety of expressive and experiential therapeutic interventions all aimed at identifying and celebrating the strengths of each person. Lisa is currently working in private practice and at the Ohio State University.

Continuing Education  

This is live interactive webinar-based training. This is an intermediate-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. 


This course is approved for 21 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

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 II constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy.

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.

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 21 continuing education credits.

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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    EMDR Therapy Training: Part II Course Information

    • Your Distance Based EMDR Therapy Part II Training

    • Informed Consent & Code of Conduct

    • Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    • Zoom Information and Logistics

    • Presenter and Assistant Presenter Information

    • Course Description & Objectives

    • Part II Training Agenda & Practicum Assignments

  • 2

    Course Materials

    • EMDR Therapy Part II Training Manual

    • EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    • EMDRIA Required Quiz Study Guide

    • Dissociation Infographic

  • 3

    Video Resources

    • Standard Phases 1-8

    • Mini Demo

    • Phase 1 Client History Telehealth

    • Calm Safe Place Telehealth

    • Container Telehealth

    • Testing Out DAS Telehealth

    • Phases 3-7 Telehealth

    • Explaining DAS

    • Phase 8 Future Template Telehealth

  • 4

    Required Quiz & Next Steps

    • What's Next... Important Follow Up Information

    • EMDRIA Required Quiz

    • EMDR Consultation for Completing your Training

  • 5

    Course Evaluations & CE Certificate

    • Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    • Evaluation