EMDR Basic Training

January 25-27, 2024
March 14-16, 2024
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 Groups meet four times between training segments and a fifth time after Day 6**
  • 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.

 

*For continuing education information, see our FAQs.

**Consultation Group Hours do not count towards clinical supervision hours.

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 25-27, 2024
March 14-16, 2024

One Payment of

$1,600

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3 Monthly Payments of

$533/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:

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant
EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer
Training Director & Consultant
MA, Community Counseling, McDaniel College
State of Maryland
EMDRIA

 

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Jamie has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and has been trained in EMDR since 2017. Jamie credits EMDR with changing her practice as a therapist and helping her be more effective in assisting clients in healing from a wide range of presenting problems. Jamie has a passion for working with Complex Trauma and a Special Interest in Personality Disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and acts as the Training Director for Trauma Specialists Training Institute. Jamie has experience in leading EMDR Basic Training as well as creating and facilitating EMDR Advanced Trainings. She enjoys her roles as a consultant and trainer because it allows her the opportunity to meet like-minded clinicians and assist them in learning how to implement EMDR into their own clinical practice in a way that makes the most sense to the clinician and the client.

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Katie Honeywell, LPCMH, NCC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MA, Counseling Psychology, Frostburg State University
State of Delaware & State of Maryland
EMDRIA

 

Katie has been working as a licensed counselor for 10 years, providing counseling in inpatient and outpatient settings. Katie is a National Certified Counselor and an EMDRIA certified therapist. As a counselor, she enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents and adults. In relation to trauma, she has a special interest in parenting, attachment, dissociation, parts work, postpartum health and perinatal trauma. Katie's style of consultation is based in a non judgemental environment that highlights learning strategies to implement theory.

Lauren Rudolph, LPC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MA, Clinical Psychology, West Chester University
State of Pennsylvania
EMDRIA

 

Lauren Rudolph, LPC, is an EMDR Certified therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She has worked as a clinician in the field of Clinical Psychology since 2011. Her clinical background includes working with kids, teens, adults, and families in various settings including inpatient psych/rehab, partial hospitalization, in home therapy services, and outpatient therapy. She helped to develop Trauma Focused Intensive Outpatient Programs at Sanare Today, and currently oversees all programs and trainings as Director of Program Development. Her private practice is located in Exton, PA where she specializes in treating individuals with complex trauma and dissociative disorders including DID. She is passionate about utilizing EMDR, Ego State therapy and Clinical Hypnosis in the treatment of complex trauma. She also wants to empower as many organizations as possible to become more trauma informed to enhance the well-being of themselves and their staff, and well as the care for the customers that they service.

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April Lehman, LPC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MS,Clinical Community Counseling, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
State of West Virginia
EMDRIA

 

April Lehman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Kearneysville, WV. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. She has been practicing since 2011 and EMDR trained since 2016. Being trained in EMDR changed the trajectory of her practice and the way she conceptualizes her work with client’s. She is experienced in working with clients with co-ocurring disorders and also enjoys working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, dissociation, and PTSD. April is a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA.

(Alternate) Sarah Smith-Trawick, LCSW-C

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work
State of Maryland
EMDRIA

 

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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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:

Jamie Sedgwick, LCPC, NCC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant
EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer
Training Director & Consultant
MA, Community Counseling, McDaniel College
State of Maryland
EMDRIA
 

Jamie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. Jamie has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years and has been trained in EMDR since 2017. Jamie credits EMDR with changing her practice as a therapist and helping her be more effective in assisting clients in healing from a wide range of presenting problems. Jamie has a passion for working with Complex Trauma and a Special Interest in Personality Disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Jamie is an EMDR Consultant and acts as the Training Director for Trauma Specialists Training Institute. Jamie has experience in leading EMDR Basic Training as well as creating and facilitating EMDR Advanced Trainings. She enjoys her roles as a consultant and trainer because it allows her the opportunity to meet like-minded clinicians and assist them in learning how to implement EMDR into their own clinical practice in a way that makes the most sense to the clinician and the client.

Katie Honeywell, LPCMH, NCC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MA, Counseling Psychology, Frostburg State University
State of Delaware & State of Maryland
EMDRIA
 

Katie has been working as a licensed counselor for 10 years, providing counseling in inpatient and outpatient settings. Katie is a National Certified Counselor and an EMDRIA certified therapist. As a counselor, she enjoys working with children, adolescents, parents and adults. In relation to trauma, she has a special interest in parenting, attachment, dissociation, parts work, postpartum health and perinatal trauma. Katie's style of consultation is based in a non judgemental environment that highlights learning strategies to implement theory.

Lauren Rudolph, LPC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MA, Clinical Psychology, West Chester University
State of Pennsylvania
EMDRIA
 

Lauren Rudolph, LPC, is an EMDR Certified therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. She has worked as a clinician in the field of Clinical Psychology since 2011. Her clinical background includes working with kids, teens, adults, and families in various settings including inpatient psych/rehab, partial hospitalization, in home therapy services, and outpatient therapy. She helped to develop Trauma Focused Intensive Outpatient Programs at Sanare Today, and currently oversees all programs and trainings as Director of Program Development. Her private practice is located in Exton, PA where she specializes in treating individuals with complex trauma and dissociative disorders including DID. She is passionate about utilizing EMDR, Ego State therapy and Clinical Hypnosis in the treatment of complex trauma. She also wants to empower as many organizations as possible to become more trauma informed to enhance the well-being of themselves and their staff, and well as the care for the customers that they service.

April Lehman, LPC

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MS,Clinical Community Counseling, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
State of West Virginia
EMDRIA
 

April Lehman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in private practice in Kearneysville, WV. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. She has been practicing since 2011 and EMDR trained since 2016. Being trained in EMDR changed the trajectory of her practice and the way she conceptualizes her work with client’s. She is experienced in working with clients with co-ocurring disorders and also enjoys working with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, complex trauma, dissociation, and PTSD. April is a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA.

(Alternate) Sarah Smith-Trawick, LCSW-C

EMDRIA Certified Therapist
EMDRIA EMDR Consultant in Training
Training Facilitator & Consultant
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work
State of Maryland
EMDRIA

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.

EMDR Basic Training

January 25-27, 2024
March 14-16, 2024


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 ask that all trainees prioritize this training and do what they can to limit the need for rescheduling. We do, however, understand that sometimes events arise that require you to change training dates. If you require to be switched to a different training date, you will be charged a $100 administrative fee. For trainings consisting of multiple days, this fee will be applied for each training day that needs to be rescheduled. We cannot guarantee you will be able to be placed in a specific training date due to trainer limitations, so you will be added to a waiting list for the next available opening 

 

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.

 

There is no known commercial support for this program.

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Trauma Specialists Training Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7268. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Trauma Specialists Training Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 40 Clock Hours.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886869661-3998) for 50 continuing education contact hours. Category: Social Work

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