Course Content

The content of any EMDR Europe & UK Accredited course must be in line with the European Association Training criteria. The EMDR Academy brings this content alive through an engaging teaching style, plenty of video material of real clinical cases, live demonstrations and interactive practical exercises.   We also provide easy to follow manuals for each part of the training.

The complete training takes place over 3 parts, which can be booked separately or as a whole package. The 7 days training includes teaching, supervise practice and a minimum of 10 hours clinical supervision.

A brief outline of the scope of training subjects covered over the 3 parts are as follows:

Part 1 (3 days)

  • EMDR and the PTSD Evidence Base
  • AIP – The theoretical model of EMDR
  • The 8 phase Protocol
  • Treatment planning
  • Basic strategies for dealing with blocked processing
  • EMDR Precautions
  • Lots of REAL CLINICAL EMDR Videos - a great opportunity to see how EMDR works for our patients
  • Practical exercises and Role Play
  • Supervised live experience as both therapist and client
  • Clinical Supervision – preparing for clients (2 hours)

Part 2 (2 days)

  • Reviewing the standard 8 phase protocol
  • Research – Beyond PTSD
  • Differences to other therapeutic models
  • Working with Phobias
  • Anxiety Disorders (non-PTSD)
  • Flash-forwards / Anticipatory Anxiety Protocol
  • Working with Abreactions and Blocks
  • Cognitive Interweaves
  • Lots of REAL CLINICAL EMDR Videos - a great opportunity to see how EMDR works for our patients
  • Practical exercises and Role Play
  • Supervised live experience as both therapist and client
  • Clinical Supervision – overcoming clinical challenges (4 hours)

Part 3 (2 days)

  • Interactive learning and clarification of the standard 8 phase protocol
  • Legal & Ethical Issues
  • Complex Trauma & Dissociation
  • Affect Regulation Strategies
  • Using EMDR Resources
  • Specialist Protocol Overviews
    • Grief, Pain, Anger, Addictions, OCD, Schema Focused, etc.
  • Practical exercises and Role Play
  • Supervised live experience as both therapist and client
  • Lots of REAL CLINICAL EMDR Videos - a great opportunity to see how EMDR works for our patients
  • Clinical Supervision – overcoming more clinical challenges (4 hours)
  • Preparing for the future

There is no formal or written assessments required but you are required to attend all parts in full, to use EMDR with at least 3 clients across the 3 parts and bring these cases to the clinical supervision slots.

If you complete the 3 parts training, you can begin to work towards accreditation as an EMDR Accredited Practitioner. You can then be listed on the EMDR Association of UK and Ireland website EMDR Association of UK&I

This can generate referrals for your services from both the general public, solicitors, insurance and therapy agencies.