Virtual rooms first became popular for teachers, but clinicians are starting to use them for telehealth as well.  This training will provide a short tutorial on how to create a virtual office for use with both children and adults.  Virtual rooms are not just a cool decoration; each item placed in the room can include hyperlinks to online tools, games, and activities to support and engage clients of all ages.  This training will discuss practical application for how to use virtual offices throughout the 8 phases of Standard Protocol using EMDR therapy.  Virtual offices can support therapeutic rapport with clients of all ages and increase client engagement in EMDR therapy.


  1. Describe how to create a virtual office for use with clients

  2. Discuss 1-2 strategies to complete Phase 1 History Taking in a virtual office

  3. Identify 2-3 Phase 2 Preparation interventions through use of a virtual office

  4. Describe how to facilitate Phases 3-7 in a virtual office with a client

  5. Identify 1-2 Phase 8 closure strategies in a virtual office

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

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Course Approval: #10002-DL96.

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: 03/16/2020 – 03/16/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits. 

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

As of April 26, 2023, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is no longer approved to sponsor HOMESTUDY continuing education for psychologists. If you registered for this course before April 25, 2023, you are eligible to receive continuing education for this HOMESTUDY course. Please contact our office at if you need verification of registration date.

This is pre-recorded webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive 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.

This course was originally recorded November 18, 2020.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at [email protected].

Course Curriculum

    1. Course Description

    2. PDF of Handouts

    1. Webinar Video: Virtual Offices & The 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy

    1. Resources

    2. References

    1. Course Post Test

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

    3. Course Evaluation and CE Certificate

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 8 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content

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.

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