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 & informed consent

  • 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 (For In-Person trainings). 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.

  •  Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistants if any unexpected problems arise. You recognize that you will be doing your own work during the practicum portion of the course, and you agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or any assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees.

  • Confidentiality: There is no client relationship or other privilege that would create a duty rising to the level of clinical confidentiality in this training setting; however, you are expected to respect the confidentiality of other trainees in the group, and your trainer will explain the importance of confidentiality. Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are expected to bring the problem to the lead trainer or other training staff. Similarly, if a staff member observes an issue with professionalism, they reserve the right to discuss that issue with the lead trainer.

  • Preparedness for doing your own work: Throughout the training, you will be expected to participate in a working practicum experience in the role of therapist, client, and observer. This means that you will be expected to do a small piece of your own, authentic clinical work. If you are currently in counseling or being treated for a mental health condition, it is recommended that you speak with your provider, alerting them that you are participating in the training. If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training and engaging in this practicum at your own risk, and agree to alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. You acknowledge that everyone taking part in the practicum experience is new to EMDR therapy and agree to keep the space as safe as possible for all involved. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members.

  • Covid-19 Precautions: We are taking precautions to address mandatory and suggested safety guidelines. We will have personal hand sanitizer for every participant, masks available if you choose to wear one, more space in the training room to allow for moderate distancing and smaller training groups. By registering and attending an in person training you are consenting to receiving in person training services from Amber Stiles-Bodnar Consulting. Amber Stiles-Bodnar Consulting has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the Corona Virus within the training space. In addition, you have read the precautions and understand and assume the risk for attending an in person training. For other locations see their additional precautions listed on the registration form.

*Price change effect 2022*

EMDR Part I & Part II Trainings scheduled for 2022 will be $650.00 

Any Training being held at Amber's private practice (Blue Star) in Cortland, Ohio will have a discounted rate of $595.00

Prices may vary as some 2022 trainings were scheduled prior to this change

*Registration Form at Bottom of Page*

2022- 2023
 course schedule

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

in person

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

September 28-30, 2022 (Wed-Fri)
8:30am-5:00pm each day
Location: Gateway Rehabilitation Center
100 Moffett Run Road, Al
iquippa, PA 15001
(Registration Opens at 8:00am)

Cost: $650.00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are taking precautions to address mandatory and suggested safety guidelines. We will have personal hand sanitizer for every participant, masks available if you choose to wear one, more space in the training room to allow for moderate distancing and smaller training groups.

*21 CE Credits: APA, OCSWMFT; NBCC and ASWB credits not offered

All EMDR Trainings are EMDRIA Approved

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

in person

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

November 4-6, 2022 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star WELLNESS

 3008 State Route 5, Suite B & C, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $650-$55 Cortland location DISCOUNT: $595.00

*WAITLIST ONLY*

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are taking precautions to address mandatory and suggested safety guidelines. We will have personal hand sanitizer for every participant, masks available if you choose to wear one, more space in the training room to allow for moderate distancing and smaller training groups. For the Cortland location: We have table shield dividers and a professional cleaning company cleaning our office space. We have installed an IWaveR air purifier to our HVAC system and have individual True HEPA Filter & UV-C Sanitizer purifiers in each room, which are known to kill the COVID-19 virus. We also have control over the entire building so are able to limit those entering the building at all times, including restrooms, kitchen and common areas.

*21 CE Credits: APA, OCSWMFT; NBCC and ASWB credits not offered

All EMDR Trainings are EMDRIA Approved

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EMDR Therapy Training Part I:

in person

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

February 17-19, 2023 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star WELLNESS

 3008 State Route 5, Suite B & C, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $650-$55 Cortland location DISCOUNT: $595.00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are taking precautions to address mandatory and suggested safety guidelines. We will have personal hand sanitizer for every participant, masks available if you choose to wear one, more space in the training room to allow for moderate distancing and smaller training groups. For the Cortland location: We have table shield dividers and a professional cleaning company cleaning our office space. We have installed an IWaveR air purifier to our HVAC system and have individual True HEPA Filter & UV-C Sanitizer purifiers in each room, which are known to kill the COVID-19 virus. We also have control over the entire building so are able to limit those entering the building at all times, including restrooms, kitchen and common areas.

*21 CE Credits: APA, OCSWMFT; NBCC and ASWB credits not offered

All EMDR Trainings are EMDRIA Approved

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EMDR Therapy Training Part II:

in person

Presented by Amber Stiles-Bodnar

March 10-12, 2023 (Weekend Format)
8:00am-4:30pm each day
Location: 
Blue Star WELLNESS

 3008 State Route 5, Suite B & C, Cortland, OH 44410
(Registration Opens at 7:30am)

Cost: $650-$55 Cortland location DISCOUNT: $595.00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: We are taking precautions to address mandatory and suggested safety guidelines. We will have personal hand sanitizer for every participant, masks available if you choose to wear one, more space in the training room to allow for moderate distancing and smaller training groups. For the Cortland location: We have table shield dividers and a professional cleaning company cleaning our office space. We have installed an IWaveR air purifier to our HVAC system and have individual True HEPA Filter & UV-C Sanitizer purifiers in each room, which are known to kill the COVID-19 virus. We also have control over the entire building so are able to limit those entering the building at all times, including restrooms, kitchen and common areas.

*21 CE Credits: APA, OCSWMFT; NBCC and ASWB credits not offered

All EMDR Trainings are EMDRIA Approved

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The EMDR training was enlightening to learn a way to address trauma in a less intrusive manner for the client & clinician. To work with the body is phenomenal. 

I loved the psychoeducation of the brain and learning the neuroscience of trauma. I felt supported by the trainers and I know this will assist me in helping clients with complex trauma.

This is an invaluable training that has completely changed my perspective on trauma-informed care. 

reading/resource

 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 & ICM):


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 

For additional CE information, other than what is listed in training description, click here.

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