Part II: EMDRIA Approved Online EMDR Therapy Training w/ Dr. Stephen Dansiger

May 2 / 6 / 9, 2022
(Monday / Friday / Monday)

 8:30am-5:00pm Pacific 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 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.

About the Instructor

ICM Senior Faculty

Stephen Dansiger

Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played drums in a toy rock band and then got sober in the late 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and is now a sought after clinician, writer and meditation teacher. Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on his world renowned WTF Podcast, become a master EMDR therapist and provider of EMDR Training and Advanced Topics Courses with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and is a pioneer in the Buddhist recovery field. He is the creator and founder of the MET(T)A Protocol (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies) which utilizes both Buddhist psychology and EMDR therapy to create an agency's primary clinical practice system. He is the author of Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers, EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma-Focused Care (coauthored with Jamie Marich), and Mindfulness for Anger Management. He blogs and podcasts on topics related to mental health, recovery, and mindfulness. Besides maintaining a private practice in Los Angeles, he travels internationally speaking and teaching on Buddhist mindfulness, EMDR therapy, the MET(T)A Protocol, trauma, Buddhist approaches to treating mental health issues, and clinician self-care. He has been practicing Buddhist mindfulness for over 30 years (including a one year residency at a Zen monastery), and teaches dharma classes regularly in Los Angeles and other centers internationally. Steve is the Head of Health & Wellness Innovation & Partnerships at DropLabs (a company led by Susan Paley, former CEO of Beats by Dre), the creators of full immersion sound technology delivered through bluetooth to vibrational footwear simultaneously with your headphones. Steve’s technology company, StartAgain Technologies, develops, collaborates on and acquires applications to deliver through DropLabs hardware, to enhance the MET(T)A Protocol and add new dimensions and interventions to many other health and wellness platforms. Steve is also currently part of the 3rd Cohort of the Master of Health Care Innovation (MCHI) program at the University of Pennsylvania - studying and collaborating with fellow cohort members and faculty who include doctors, nurses, academics, researchers and administrators to continue his quest for finding innovative solutions in mental health care and wellness.

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. 


The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the following organizations to offer 21 continuing education (CE) credits for each course. Both courses in the bundle constitute 42 CE credit hours. 

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 and Part 2 constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy. Completion of required consultation is needed to receive full certificate of training from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness.

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 21 continuing education credits.

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

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

    EMDR Therapy Training Part Two: Course Information

    • Your Distance Based EMDR Therapy Part II Training

    • Informed Consent

    • Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    • Course Description & Objectives

    • Part II Training Agenda

  • 2

    Part Two: Information and Course Materials

    • 10th Edition Part II Manual (2022)

    • EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    • EMDRIA Required Quiz Study Guide

    • Window of Tolerance Infographic

    • Dissociation Infographic

  • 3

    Video Resources

    • Phases 1-8 Standard

    • 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

    Room Assignments and Information for Joining Live Sessions

    • Schedules and Virtual Room Assignments

  • 5

    Next Steps...

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

    • EMDR Consultation for Completing your Training

    • EMDRIA Required Quiz

  • 6

    Course Evaluations & CE Certificates

    • Instructions for Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving your CE Certificate

    • EMDRIA Training Survey

    • Evaluation