EMDR Basic Training

January 19-21, 2023
March 23-25, 2023
Virtual Training

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Are you looking to be trained in EMDR?

 

We believe all therapists need to know how to do EMDR. EMDR as a therapy stands alone as a trauma treatment that does this beautiful thing of following the client’s brain to bring about healing. We believe that clients can benefit from this extraordinary therapy when used by a therapist who has been properly trained through Basic Training.

When you are starting out on your EMDR journey, there is an overwhelming amount of information out there. Walking through that journey alone can be difficult, uncomfortable, and intense. In our Basic Training, we strive to not only teach you the elements that you need to know, but come alongside you to guide you so you can emerge from this training feeling comfortable and confident to begin doing EMDR.

While there are many great training options available to you, our unique approach and training style sets us apart from others. Our team approach gives you as much support as possible to learn EMDR well. We have a very relational style of training and really take the time to know our trainees. We will spend our time in discussions as a group, answering your questions and interacting with the material.

We strive to honor the intersectionality of all our trainers and participants and include this lens in our training content and discussion. We actively welcome all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities. Our trainers and facilitators are here to help you each step of the way.

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We exist for therapists who want to be able to do more with their clients. If you have ever been in a session and felt like you needed more tools or training to be able to actually treat the trauma your clients are experiencing, instead of just talking about it, we know how you feel!

 

We want to train every therapist to effectively treat trauma in their clients. The need for excellent trauma therapists is only growing. We are passionate about training you to be the best trauma therapist you can be!

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Listen to what other trainees have to say about us:

This was the best training I have attended and appreciate all the work put into facilitating my learning.

Hands down the best training I've attended. Rachel was extremely knowledgeable and she covered a significant amount of information in a very interactive way (which, over zoom, with 20 or so participants is incredible.)

I really enjoyed this training and Rachel's instruction. The training was engaging and informative. I especially thought Rachel did an excellent job of navigating this training in a virtual space.

Our EMDRIA* approved Basic Training includes:

 

  • 6 days of training, split into 2 separate segments (3 days each)
  • 10 hours of consultation video calls with your training cohort

 

When you finish training with us, you will have all the required hours and components you need, following EMDRIA’s guidelines. We think that is pretty important!

 

Right now this training is virtual. You will have 1.5 hours of video material to watch in preparation for the training. 

 

After that, you will join us virtually on the following schedule:

 

  • Day 1 9-5:30 ET
  • Day 2 9-5:30 ET
  • Day 3 9-4:30 ET
  • Consultation calls will be scheduled in between training segments
  • Day 4 9-5:30 ET
  • Day 5 9-5:30 ET
  • Day 6 9-4:30 ET

 

The training will include didactic teaching segments, discussion segments, practice segments. You will also break out into smaller groups in order to practice the EMDR skills learned. This means that you will experience EMDR as a client, a therapist and an observer. This component is key to learning EMDR effectively and part of the requirements of EMDRIA.

 

*See the FAQ section for other accreditation information.

In this training you will:

Learn the history, research, and neurobiology of EMDR Therapy.
Be able to apply all 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy with your clients/patients.
Be able to adapt EMDR to special populations, giving consideration to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Learn to apply EMDR with various diagnoses and symptoms.

 

We are passionate about you learning EMDR Therapy well. We want you to have these skills down to be able to do great work with your clients. Everything we do in this training is designed with your learning in mind, which is why we focus on a relationally based, interactive and experiential training. We can’t wait to get to know you and have you join us! We follow all EMDRIA guidelines for this training.

 

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Upcoming Training Options:

January 19-21, 2023
March 23-25, 2023

Early Bird Pricing ends December 19th.

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$1,600

$1,400

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3 Monthly Payments of

$533/mo.

$497/mo.

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Group discounts are available for groups with 10 or more clinicians. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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About Us

 

Trauma Specialists Training Institute was developed to create excellent training opportunities for clinicians who specialize in working with trauma. TSTI has a mission to equip therapists with excellent tools to treat trauma. We value inclusion, excellence, and relationships.

 

Meet the Consultants:

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Rachel Harrison, LCPC, NCC

 

Rachel has trained hundreds of clinicians in EMDR therapy. She first learned EMDR in 2011 and it changed her practice so much for the better that she went on to become a consultant and trainer. Rachel believes that every therapist needs to know how to provide excellent EMDR therapy, because there is nothing else in the therapy world that can do what EMDR does! Rachel also runs Trauma Specialists of Maryland and Trauma Specialists of Delaware. She is passionate about treating trauma.

Sarah Smith-Trawick, LCSW-C

 

Sarah has been supporting trauma survivors for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with women’s issues, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Sarah is licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical (LCSW-C) and is Certified in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA.

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Dante Brown, LCPC, NCC

 

Dante is a person-centered Trauma Specialist and EMDR Therapist who enjoys walking alongside clients as they attain the change and healing they desire. He has a wealth of experience serving clients in private practice, residential treatment settings, and school settings. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). He has an extensive background of working with survivors of trauma, both single-incident traumas and also traumas of a relational nature that unfold over time.

 

Lauren Rudolph, LPC

 

Lauren is an EMDR Certified therapist and CIT. She has worked as a clinician in the field of Clinical Psychology for the past 10 years. She has worked in a variety of mental health and substance abuse settings including inpatient psych/rehab, in home therapy services with adolescents/ families, and outpatient therapy. She currently works for an Intensive Outpatient Program where she developed trauma focused group therapies and also has a private practice in Exton, PA specializing in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation. She is passionate about utilizing EMDR, Ego State therapy and Clinical Hypnosis in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociation.

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About Us

 

Trauma Specialists Training Institute was developed to create excellent training opportunities for clinicians who specialize in working with trauma. TSTI has a mission to equip therapists with excellent tools to treat trauma. We value inclusion, excellence, and relationships.

 

Meet the Consultants:

Rachel Harrison, LCPC, NCC

 

Rachel has trained hundreds of clinicians in EMDR therapy. She first learned EMDR in 2011 and it changed her practice so much for the better that she went on to become a consultant and trainer. Rachel believes that every therapist needs to know how to provide excellent EMDR therapy, because there is nothing else in the therapy world that can do what EMDR does! Rachel also runs Trauma Specialists of Maryland and Trauma Specialists of Delaware. She is passionate about treating trauma.

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

 

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor and has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She has experience with a wide range of issues including PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief and behavioral issues. She has interest in working with teens (age 15+) and adults. She specializes in Borderline Personality Disorder, attachment and complex PTSD with a passion for helping individuals learn and incorporate healthy skills to create a life worth living. She is trained in DBT and Neurofeedback and EMDR certified.

Sarah Smith-Trawick, LCSW-C

 

Sarah has been supporting trauma survivors for over 15 years. She has extensive experience working with women’s issues, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Sarah is licensed in the State of Maryland as a Licensed Certified Social Worker, Clinical (LCSW-C) and is Certified in EMDR therapy through EMDRIA.

Shari Kim, Ph.D., C.A.A.D.C.

 

Shari is a licensed psychologist and certified addictions counselor. She specializes in treatment of addictions and PTSD. She is also certified to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD. She is the Chair of the Behavioral Health Workgroup for the York County Human Trafficking Task Force and the Chair of the Human Trafficking Subcommittee for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She also serves as the Disaster Response Network Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Regional Co-Lead forDisaster Mental Health with the American Red Cross.

Rochelle Matthews Stoltzfus

 

Rochelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, EMDR Certified Therapist, and Consultant in Training through EMDRIA. A professional counselor since 2010, she opened her private practice In Process Counseling in 2018 and specializes in the treatment of trauma. While experienced in treating a variety of traumatic experience, a few specialty areas include: birth trauma, medical trauma, sexual abuse, and early attachment wounds.

EMDR Basic Training

 

January 19-21, 2023
March 23-25, 2023

Virtual Training

 

Trauma Specialists Training Institute welcomes any clinician who is eligible for EMDR Basic Training. Our training environment is geared toward inclusivity and we welcome all ages, abilities, cultures, ethnicities, races, gender identities (including NB), sexual orientations, and religions.

 

If you have a disability that you feel may impede your ability to participate in this training, please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance of the training in order for us to provide reasonable accommodations. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

 

We want to provide equal access to our training. If you are in need of any kind of accommodation to attend this training, please reach out to us so we can work with you to set up any accommodations needed. Contact [email protected]

 

Confidentiality Statement: All participant identifying information will be kept confidential upon registration of this training. Each participant can choose what name and identifying information to present on their Zoom screen.

 

Trauma Specialists Training Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for all aspects of this program and its content.

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