1. Does the four-weekend training cover both Part 1 and Part 2 of the basic EMDR training?

2. I am an intern who wants to register. Must my supervisor be EMDR trained?

3. I have a possible scheduling conflict for one or two of the eight days of basic training.

4. I took the EMDR training years ago, but have seldom used EMDR. Can I review the training?

5. Is consultation included in the basic training schedule and tuition?

6. Will I be Certified in EMDR when I complete the Basic Training in EMDR?

7. Most of my clients have complex co-occurring conditions. How can I learn EMDR with them?

Our basic training curriculum in EMDR is organized to address the fact that most clinicians see relatively few cases of single incident adult (or child) trauma and instead see mostly complex cases with co-occurring conditions.

In fact, many of our participants work in county- or federally-funded mental health care systems, prisons and non-profit agencies with highly challenging cases.

Therefore, from the beginning, the first weekend of our basic training focuses on the use of methods of stabilization and assessing readiness for EMDR memory reprocessing.

It is not until the second weekend that we cover the standard EMDR PTSD protocol and standard EMDR procedural steps. Most clinicians in our previous trainings have found at least some of their clients meet readiness criteria for the standard EMDR procedural steps early in treatment or quickly achieve readiness using the stabilization methods we cover.

In addition, at you will learn Francine Shapiro's Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, an attachment-based approach to case conceptualization as well as specific strategies for screening for disorders of structural dissociation.

The integrated approach to treatment planning and target sequencing taught in the SonomaPTI basic training in EMDR strengthens your ability to organize your work with your clients whether they are ready for EMDR reprocessing or not.

In the second and third weekends you will learn and practice basic and intermediate procedures for EMDR reprocessing suitable for cases of PTSD, partial PTSD and related conditions.

During the fourth weekend you will be introduced to a number of advanced EMDR treatment approaches suitable for complex and co-occurring conditions including:


Treating somatic disorders and chronic pain with EMDR

Treating traumatic and complex grief with EMDR

Treating Specific Phobias with EMDR

Treating panic attacks with and without agoraphobia

The DeTUR protocol for substance abuse and compulsive behaviors

Working with survivors of incest, sexual abuse and early neglect.

Issues in working with severe DDNOS and DID


EMDR Training for Clinicians builds the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to integrate EMDR into your actual day-to-day clinical practice with real world, complex cases.

8. I am a full time supervisor (or a researcher) without a current caseload. Am I eligible to enroll?