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EMDR Therapy 

Training

pART i & PART ii 

Courses

Amber Stiles-Bodnar is a senior faculty member, trainer and Approved Consultant with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  As of August 1, 2015, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is listed as a provider of trainings in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).  You may view our listing on the EMDRIA website as an official training provider by clicking here. Completion of our full training program is a first step in eligibility toward becoming a Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA.  Read further to learn more about the EMDR foundational training and the overall process.

 

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content and is an approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  

About Our Training Program

Curriculum designed by Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, RMT

Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma.  Completing our full training approved by EMDRIA is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

  • Part I Training (3 Days=21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum):  Covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR Therapy.  You will be able to practice EMDR Therapy with certain clients after completion of Part I.

  • Part II Training (3 Days=21 total hours of Lecture and Practicum):  Enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the complex scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics and neurobiology is also covered, in addition to working with the art of case conceptualization. 

  • 10 Hours of Consultation:  Spread out into two segments of 5 hours following each part of the training, working with an EMDRIA-approved consultant either in an individual or group format is essential to your practical skill building as an EMDR therapist.  Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy may be awarded.

 

Successful completion of this program constitutes completion of the foundational training program in EMDR Therapy, and allows you to practice EMDR Therapy within your clinical scope of practice.  Earning the EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist distinction requires additional training and consultation you may complete with us or another party if you wish to go on for this distinction.

Costs, Fees, Logistics & Eligibility

  • Training fees: Please refer to our schedule for the posted fees for each training.  The costs of each session differ depending on location and part of training.  At this time, we are not able to offer combined discounts for registering for both parts at one time.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Lunch is on your own for all days of the training.

  • Payments accepted: major credit cards, checks.  Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

  • Consultation fees:  The trainee is responsible for arranging and paying for their 10 hours of supplementary consultation.  At the initial training level you are required to use one our consultants to complete your consultation. Our team members' fees vary depending on their availability and geographical location. At the initial training level, all consultation hours may be met through group consultations.  You will receive more information on booking consultation at the Part I training. Teleconferencing is available for trainees and all consultation hours may be completed via teleconferencing.

  • Spaces for each training are very limited since we have to maintain a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum).  Thus, payment is required at the time of registration to confirm your spot.  We will keep a waitlist if the training is closed.   Only medical documented reasons or family deaths are considered as an exception to this policy.  No-shows are not eligible for a refund. As of January 1, 2017, you will have 24 months to complete both parts of the training and the required consultation. Exceptions may be granted based on circumstance.  If you do not complete in this time frame specified by EMDRIA, you may be required to complete Part I again before continuing.

  • Eligibility to take the training:  (a) Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social, psychology) required.  Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients; (b) Master's level students may be permitted to take the course if Amber Stiles-Bodnar receives a letter of recommendation from a faculty member ahead of time; (c) Medical professionals (e.g. nurses, physicians) may also be eligible to take the course if they possess a clinical master's or doctorate degree and if their primary specialty is within mental health.  In these three specialty scenarios, prior approval is required from Amber Stiles-Bodnar; (d) Chemical dependency professionals with a master's degree or higher may also be eligible to take the course.  Pastoral/Christian counselors, art/music/dance therapists may also be eligible if they can show sufficient clinical content on their Master's level transcripts.  In these three specialty scenarios, prior approval is required from Amber Stiles-Bodnar; (e) in the cases of all of these special circumstances, all cases must be made in writing with supporting documentation directly to Amber Stiles-Bodnar.  

  • You can send your request to:  ambersb102@gmail.com.

  • Your registration is not considered complete/confirmed until approval is granted.

2019 course schedule

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EMDR Therapy training Part I:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

December 6-8, 2019  (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $495.00

**Waitlist only**

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EMDR TRAININGS 2020

EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar MSEd, LPCC-S, LCDC III

January 22-24, 2020 (Weekday Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day

Location: RIVER'S EDGE CLEVELAND
3430 Rocky River Drive 
Cleveland, OH 44111
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00
 

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EMDR THERAPY TRAINING Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

January 31-February 2, 2020 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar
Location:
 NAMI Beaver County
1229 Third Street Beaver, PA 15009
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

February 21-23, 2020 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part I:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

March 20-22, 2020  (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location:
 Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $495.00

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emdr therapy training Part I & II

combined intensive Retreat: April 1-5, 2020 
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

Location: Grünewald Guild
19003 River Rd.
Leavenworth, WA 98826
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $1195

Payment Plans Available

Cost includes registration & lunch each day

Please click here for detailed retreat information

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emdr therapy training Part II: April 24-26, 2020 

(Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

Location: Cognitive Behavior Institute
125 Emeryville Dr., Suite 230
Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 (North of Pittsburgh)
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

May 15-17, 2020 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part I:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

June 12-14, 2020  (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $495.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

August 21-23, 2020 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part I:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

September 18-20, 2020  (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $495.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

November 13-15, 2020 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part I:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

December 4-5, 2020  (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $495.00

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

February 19-21, 2021 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star Family Counseling Services, Inc. 
2996 State Route 5, Suite B, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $595.00

reading list

The following reading and resources are either required or recommended as part of your training and formation in EMDR Therapy. The only book that the EMDR International Association requires as part of the training is Dr. Shapiro's 2001 textbook. We do not recommend that you try to tackle this before the training. In our experience, it makes the most sense to read after your Part I training. We've taken the opportunity to present our reading list, as it appears in our manuals, here on the webpage, using the following symbols to indicate the most ideal time to read each resource:

*     Before the training
+    After Part I
++ After Part II
**   After completion of full training/consultation
   Read at any time depending on your needs 

Required Reading (per EMDRIA):
+ Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, 3rd ed.  New York: The Guilford Press.

Suggested Reading & Resources (Amber Stiles-Bodnar Consulting) 


General Trauma Reading
x Bannit, S.P. (2012). The trauma toolkit: Healing trauma from the inside out. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books. 
x Marich, J. (2014). Trauma made simple: Competencies in assessment, treatment, and working with survivors. PESI Publishing: Eau Claire, WI.
x Scaer, R. (2005). The trauma spectrum: Hidden wounds and human resiliency. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 
x Van Der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Viking. 
x Yalom, I. (2001). The gift of therapy: Reflections on being a therapist. London, England: Piatkus. 

EMDR-Related Resources 
++ Dworkin, M. (2005). EMDR and the relational imperative: The therapeutic relationship in EMDR treatment. New York: Brunner-Routledge. 
++ Marich, J. (2011). EMDR made simple: Four approaches to using EMDR with every client. PESI Publishing (Premiere): Eau Claire, WI.
++Nickerson, M. (Ed.) (2016). Cultural competence and healing culturally based trauma with EMDR therapy. New York: Springer Publishing Company. 
** Parnell, L. (2007). A therapist’s guide to EMDR: Tools and techniques for successful treatment. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
x  Parnell, L. (2008). Tapping in: A step-by-step guide to activating your healing resources through bilateral stimulation. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Books. 
*  Shapiro, F., & Forrest, M. (1997). EMDR: The breakthrough “eye movement” therapy for overcoming stress, anxiety, and trauma. New York: Basic Books. 
*  Shapiro, F. (2013). Getting past your past: Take control of your life with self-help techniques from EMDR therapy.Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books. 

Videos
x Burns, M. (Producer & Director). (2011). EMDR: We transform pain or we transmit it [Documentary]. United States: Michael P. Burns. 
x Curran, L. (Director). (2012). Trauma treatment for the 21st century [Educational Documentary]. United States: Premiere Education & Media. 
x Donovan, F. (Producer), & Nalepinski, B. (Director). (1999). EMDR: Looking through hemispheres [Documentary]. United States: Fran Donovan Productions. 

Websites 
x Trauma Made Simple: The Official Book Website
Complimentary Trauma Stabilization Videos & Recordings
www.traumamadesimple.com

x The West Coast Trauma Project
Resources for Trauma Therapists 
www.westcoasttraumaproject.com 

x International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation
www.isst-d.org

x EMDR in Action


Resources for EMDR Therapists
www.emdrinaction.com 

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