Part I: EMDR Therapy Training Online with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

April 23-25, 9:00am-5:30pm 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 first part. Part I Training (3 Days= 21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum): Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I. Day 1 of the training course covers the foundational material that you will need on trauma, specifically discussed through the adapative information processing model, that you will need to competently deliver EMDR Therapy. By the end of the day you will also see a live demonstration in EMDR Therapy. Day 2 of the course takes you into specific study of EMDR Therapy Phases 1-2, generally seen as the phases of foundation and stabilization. By the end of the day you will be practicing these phases in your practicum sessions under supervision. Decision-making about moving into Phases 3-6 is also discussed, and an overview of the remaining Phases of EMDR is presented in lecture. In Day 3 you will practice Phases 3-8 of EMDR Therapy under supervision in your practicum sessions, which compose the bulk of the day. You will also receive introductory instruction for dealing with abreactions in EMDR Therapy and discuss the next steps for your training and consultation development in EMDR. For full description and objectives see our website.

Special emphasis will be given to resources centering 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

Instructor(s)

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 Counseling & Wellness Center at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Continuing Education  

This is live interactive webinar based training. This is a beginner 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. CE certificates will be downloadable until July 31, 2021.


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 I constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy.

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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    EMDR Therapy Training: Part I Course Information

    • Your Distance Based EMDR Therapy Part I Training

    • Informed Consent & Code of Conduct

    • Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    • Zoom Information and Logistics

    • Presenter and Assistant Presenters

    • Course Description & Objectives

    • Part I Training Agenda & Practicum Assignments

    • Land Acknowledgement

  • 2

    Course Materials

    • EMDR Therapy Part I Training Manual

    • EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    • EMDRIA Required Quiz Study Guide

  • 3

    Video Resources

    • Standard Phases 1-8

    • Mini Demo

    • Phase 1 Client History Telehealth

    • Calm Safe Space Telehealth

    • Container Telehealth

    • Testing out DAS Telehealth

    • Phase 3-7 Telehealth

    • Explaining DAS

    • Phase 8 Future Template Telehealth

  • 4

    Next Steps

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

    • EMDR Consultation for Completing your Training

  • 5

    Course Evaluations & CE Certificate

    • Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    • Evaluation

  • 6

    Video Replay

    • Day 1 Lecture (1 of 3)

    • Day 1 Lecture (2 of 3)

    • Day 1 Lecture (3 of 3)

    • Day 2 Lecture (1 of 4)

    • Day 2 Lecture (2 of 4)

    • Day 2 Lecture (3 of 4)

    • Day 2 Lecture (4 of 4)

    • Day 3 Lecture (1 of 3)

    • Day 3 Lecture (2 of 3)

    • Day 3 Lecture (3 of 3)