Course Description

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting so many parts of our lives, and our clinical practices are not immune to these changes. We are finding ourselves scrambling to figure out how to meet our clients’ needs while still practicing necessary self-quarantining and social distancing that is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many of the restrictions and rules in providing teletherapy have been loosened, but it is still our prerogative to provide EMDR therapy via teletherapy in the most ethical way possible. We will discuss the EMDRIA guidelines in providing teletherapy, transitioning to teletherapy, and the importance of obtaining consent for teletherapy. We will also discuss the implications of not meeting face-to-face with clients while still engaging in EMDR therapy as well as destabilization considerations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and how to set this up as a target. Different resourcing techniques and safety planning will be addressed as well as different ways to implement dual attention stimulus.

This is a pre-recorded webinar.


1. Discuss EMDRIA’s guidelines for the deliverance of EMDR therapy through telehealth

2. Identify ethical considerations for fast transitions to telehealth during a time of crisis

3. Discuss ethical considerations for providing EMDR therapy with clients virtually

4. Describe safety concerns regarding using EMDR therapy virtually

This course meets the requirements for 2 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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.

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 (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

Course Completion and CE Certificate Information:

This is a self-paced distance learning course, including a pre-recorded webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of the entire webinar, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive a CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evaluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates. 

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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.

About the instructor

ICM Adjunct Faculty Anna Schott

Anna Schott, MSW, LISW-S believes that real change comes from connecting the mind, body, and spirit utilizing a variety of holistic modalities and interventions.  Anna is a LISW-S and earned her MSW and MA in Public Policy and Management through The Ohio State University.  She utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), FSAP (Feeling State Addiction Protocol), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Therapy, and DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy).  Anna is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association.  Anna has been a mental health professional for over fifteen years, working with individuals with trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addiction from a variety of backgrounds. Anna is approved to provide trainings at Renew Wellness Center.

Course Curriculum

    1. Description

    2. Your Presenters

    3. Central Ohio EMDR Connection Introduction

    1. Disclaimer

    1. Recording of Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19

    1. Resources

    2. References

    1. Post Test

    1. Copy of Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    2. Course Evaluation and CE Certificate

About this course

  • $20.00
  • 10 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

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