EMDR Basic Training

This is the complete EMDR Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), formerly known as Level I and Level II, including an additional 10 hours on consultation. 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, second edition, by Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR originator.

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.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must have a medical specialty in Psychiatry and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric nursing and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline considered appropriate by EMDRIA and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Mental Health Clinicians who have a Master’s degree in one of the following fields must submit their graduate transcript to EMDRIA to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy, Christian/Pastoral Counseling, Drug/Alcohol Counseling, and Music Therapy. These clinicians will also need to submit a copy of their license to practice in their state or province in order to determine their eligibility.

Interns & Students

  • Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline considered appropriate by EMDRIA. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
  • Graduate students who are enrolled in a Master’s program in one of the following fields must submit their graduate course transcript to EMDRIA to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy, Christian/Pastoral Counseling, Drug/Alcohol Counseling, and Music Therapy.
    Students who would like to take the basic training will need to submit the following documentation to determine eligibility for registering for an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training: graduate transcript, practicum or internship hours, curriculum vita, and a letter from their current supervisor which includes the supervisor’s degree information, licensure information and license number.

Continuing EducationBBS:

CEU’s provided by DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD, California BBS CEU Provider # PCE 3287. Course meets the qualifications for 40 hours of continuing education credits for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Many other states recognize CA BBS CEU’s. Contact your licensing board to determine if they recognize CA BBS CEU’s prior to attending.
NBCC: AEI (and DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD) is approved by NBCC to provide continuing education (ACEP #6657). EMDR Basic Training consists of 40 clock hours of continuing education.

  • RNs:DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider # CEP 14409 for 40 contact hours. Many other states recognize CA RN CE’s. Contact your licensing board to determine if they recognize CA RN CE’s prior to attending.
  • Psychologists:AEI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. CPA Credit Provider # ADV010. AEI maintains sole responsibility for this program. This course meets the qualifications for 40 continuing education units for psychologists.

Attendance at the entire program is required for CE Credit. No partial Credit will be awarded.

Please register early and arrive before the scheduled start time. Space is limited. Registrants canceling up to 72 hours before the workshop will receive a tuition refund less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refund for less than 72 hours cancellation. A $25.00 service charge applies to each returned check. All trainings by Carrie Ann Cherep-Carr, MA, LCPC are held in facilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If special accommodations are required, please notify Carrie Ann Cherep-Carr, MA, LCPC 72 hours in advance. Note temperatures in meeting rooms are variable, please dress in layers.
Effective 12/31/07 EMDR training will no longer be split into Level I and Level II. There will only be the Complete Basic Training (Level I and II combined with 10 hours of consultation included).
If you need more information please, do not hesitate to call: 708-448-7848 ext 4.
  • 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, demonstrations, interactive participation, supervised practicum, and case consultations.
  • Participants are highly encouraged (but not required) to read the following in advance:“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, 2nd Edition”, by Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR Therapy originator.
  • Participants must attend the full training and attend five 2-hour consultation groups to receive a certificate of completion in EMDR Basic Training. If other dates or times are needed to make up for the consultation hours, attendees can either schedule separate consultation time with the trainer (or any EMDRIA approved Consultant with prior approval of the trainer) at the attendee’s cost.
  • Participants are asked to be prepared during group consultation to discussed cases in which you are utilizing EMDR Therapy and provide fruitful feedback to participants.
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. Click here to download.

  • A $30.00 service charge applies to each returned check.
  • Full refund up to 30 days prior to training.
  • 80% refund up to 6 days prior to training
  • No refund 5 days or less prior to training. (Participant is eligible to attend a future training provided by Carrie Ann Cherep-Carr, MA, LCPC if unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.)
Continuing Education Credits: The following disciplines will receive Continuing Education Credit following completion of Basic Training. The cost is included in the Basic Training Fee.

BBS: CE’s provided by DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD, California BBS CEU Provider #PCE 3287. Course meets the qualifications for 40 hours of continuing education credits for LMFT’s, LPCC’s, and LCSW’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

NBCC: AEI (and DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD) is approved by NBCC to provide continuing education (ACEP #6657). EMDR Basic Training consists of 40 clock hours of continuing education.

Psychologists: AEI is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. CPA Credit Provider # ADV010. AEI maintains sole responsibility for this program. This course meets the qualifications for 40 continuing education units for psychologists.

Attendance at the entire program is required for CE Credit. No partial Credit will be awarded.

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Contact Information

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