ONLINE EMDR Therapy Training with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness 

Part I Training

September 22-24, 2023 

9:00am - 5:30pm ET each day



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 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 adaptative information processing model (AIP), 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, effectively working with dissociation, and discuss the next steps for your training and consultation development in EMDR. 

For full description and objectives see our website.

Course only available as part of the complete EMDR Therapy Training Online Bundle.

 



 

Email support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com with any questions or concerns.

About the Instructor

ICM Senior Faculty Suzanne Rutti

Suzi Rutti, MSW, LISW-S (she/her) owns and operates the private practice group Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. She is a co-owner of the Ohio Institute for Trauma and Wellness, LLC and the Central Ohio EMDR Connection, LLC. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. She is a Clinical Social Worker that works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and does not have a minimum age requirement. She specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD, dissociation/dissociative disorders, preverbal trauma, sexual violence, childhood abuse, traumatic birth experience, intimate partner violence, and other adverse life experiences. Suzi primarily practices using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), play therapy, and mindfulness-based practices into her work. Suzi is a faculty member with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and provides EMDR therapy Basic Training and Advanced Training topics in Central Ohio. She provides clinical supervision and EMDR therapy consultation as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant to clinicians across the nation. Suzi believes in the importance of making high quality trauma treatment accessible to all communities, and has presented to numerous local and national audiences on a variety of topics relevant to the impact of trauma and how best to support survivors.

Continuing Education  

This is a beginner-level course. Attendance at all sessions and course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all sessions have been completed within this course portal.


The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 21 continuing education (CE) credit hours for this course:


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. 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. Your ONLINE EMDR Therapy Part I Training

    2. Informed Consent & Code of Conduct

    3. Tips for a Successful Online Training

    4. Course Description & Objectives

    5. Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    6. Zoom Information and Closed Captioning

    7. Land Acknowledgment

    8. Presenter and Assistant Presenter Information

    9. Training Agenda

    1. 10th Edition Part I Manual (2022)

    2. EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    3. Spanish Resources

    4. EMDRIA Required Quiz Study Guide

    5. Dissociation Infographic

    6. Window of Tolerance Infographic

    7. Community Forum Options

    1. Standard Phases 1-8

    2. Mini Demo

    3. Phase 1 Client History Telehealth

    4. Calm Safe Place Telehealth

    5. Container Telehealth

    6. Testing out DAS Telehealth

    7. Phase 3-7 Telehealth

    8. Explaining DAS

    9. Phase 8 Future Template Telehealth

    10. When "Calm Place" Goes Bad

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

    2. EMDR Consultation for Completing Your Training

    1. Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    2. Course Evaluation

    3. EMDRIA Training Survey

About this course

  • Free
  • 31 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content