EMDR Basic Training

This is the complete EMDR Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Participants will learn the EMDR psychotherapy approach, the basic eight-phase EMDR protocol, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and how to incorporate EMDR into your practice. This course will consist of didactic presentations, live demonstrations, supervised practicum, and case consultations. Participants must attend the full training and attend five 2-hour consultation groups to receive a certificate of completion in EMDR Basic Training. Five 2-hour consultation groups will be provided by the trainer, included in the cost of the training. If other dates or times are needed to make up for the consultation hours, attendees can either schedule separate consultation with the trainer (or any EMDRIA approved Consultant with prior approval of the trainer) at the attendees cost. Approval of partial programs will not be granted.

Required reading: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, third edition, by Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR originator.

Please note:
If you are currently working outside the realm of direct clinical care we encourage you to refrain from taking this training at this time. We encourage you to highly reconsider signing up for this training when you are providing clinical service.

FAQs and Information 

About the Trainer:
Carrie Ann Carr, MA, LCPC, is an EMDRIA Approved Clinician, Consultant, and Trainer. She has a successful private practice and training facility in Palos Heights, IL and Olive Branch, MS, and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD, and performance enhancement for business owners and athletes. She has spoken national on the topics of EMDR, mindfulness, and working with trauma, anxiety disorders and converting one’s fears into “fuel” towards attaining one’s goals and aspirations.

All trainings by Carrie Ann Carr, MA, LCPC are held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required, please notify Carrie Ann Carr, MA, LCPC 72 hours in advance. Note: temperatures in meeting rooms are variable, please dress in layers.

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EMDR Basic Training Courses


Notice of Disclosure 

All participants will be asked to participate in practicum exercises that may be heavily emotionally charged to you throughout the training. This means you will be working on personal issues choosing targets that are appropriate for the setting. This allows 3 important things:

1. Personal experience using EMDR Therapy under real conditions;

2. Clinical support during practicums to better understand each section being taught and feel more prepared to use it with clients; and

3. Personal work on unresolved issues with colleagues in a safe learning environment. However, this is not the environment to treat your own unresolved major traumas. Carrie Ann Cherep-Carr will support and guide individual attendees throughout the 6 days. All participants will be paired to practice newly learned material. This demands confidentiality from all participants.

Please sign the notice of disclosure on the Registration Information.


Cancelation Policy & Potential Fees

A $30.00 service charge applies to each returned check.
Full refund up to 30 days prior to training.
NO Refunds within 30 days of training start date. You can reschedule 1 time within a year of the start date of the original training date.