Schedule
Part 1 | 3-day Training – May 17-19, 2024 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Pacific
Part 2 | 3-day Training – June 21-23, 2024 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Pacific

Trainer

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) is an evolution from standard EMDR and is guided by five core principles. AF-EMDR stresses the importance of creating safety for the client; it recognizes the therapeutic relationship as the foundation of the work and respects the complexity and diversity of clients who present in therapy. We emphasize the need to be flexible and adapt treatment according to client-centered cultural and individual needs. These basic principles are essential for attachment and developmental repair. Our AF-EMDR training teaches thoughtful modifications of the standard EMDR protocol and extensive resourcing for stabilization and ego strengthening, which aids in the repair of attachment traumas and developmental deficits.

In this comprehensive training, participants will learn how to use AF-EMDR in clinical practice. This training includes lecture, small group practice, and demonstrations in a supportive environment. Because this course provides extensive time for practice, participants learn AF-EMDR firsthand and the power of this transformative therapy.

AF-EMDR virtual Basic Training

In a supportive environment, participants learn how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR in clinical practice. We will provide you with detailed guidance and preparation to assure a successful training experience.

Our AF-EMDR virtual trainings are conducted via Zoom meetings. Our virtual trainings will provide the same curriculum and rich learning experience we are known for.

Those registering need to be prepared to meet via Zoom with reliable and secure access to a computer or tablet device. We will provide you with detailed guidance and preparation to assure a successful training experience.

Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, participants will learn:

  • Construct protocols and procedures for using AF-EMDR with a variety of clients
  • Demonstrate clinical application of EMDR and AF-EMDR concepts and procedural steps
  • Demonstrate client selection criteria and cautions necessary for safe use of AF-EMDR
  • Utilize Resource development and installation in cases of challenging current life situations, blocked beliefs, or for performance enhancement
  • Identify methods for developing inner resources used for interweaves and client closure
  • Construct AF-EMDR targets using the bridging technique
  • List how to integrate AF-EMDR into clinical practice with a range of clients and presenting problems
  • Utilize Resource development and installation in cases of challenging current life situations, blocked beliefs, or for performance enhancement

This course is limited to mental-health professionals who are licensed to provide treatment in their states, province or country and are currently treating traumatized clients.  Participants wishing to complete the requirements for AF-EMDR Basic Training must complete Parts 1 and 2, receive ten hours of consultation from an Approved Consultant on the Parnell Institute for AF-EMDR faculty, then take Parnell Institute’s AF-EMDR Basic Training Part 3.

Required Reading

Parnell, L., A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment.

Parnell, L. Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

PART 1 & 2 Tuition

$2150.00 USD includes: 40 hours of training: didactic lectures,  small group consultation, and ten small group hours of supervised practicum EACH weekend, along with training manual, power points, and daily video demonstrations. Tuition also includes the cost of 10 hours of small group consultation by a Parnell Institute – Approved Consultant from the Parnell Institute faculty following part 2.

CE Credits

40 CE CREDITS is additional and can be purchased from R. Cassidy. Details will be sent via email.: ($40 paid separately to CE provider). See below for license eligibility.

A Three-Part Basic Training Model

The Parnell Institute Attachment-Focused EMDR Training is divided into three parts. Participants will take Parts 1 & 2 over two three-day weekends scheduled close together in time.

Upon completing Part 2, all participants are required to use AF-EMDR in their practices while receiving ten hours of small group consultation from our Parnell Institute faculty. The fee for the required 10-hour consultation is included in the Basic Training cost.

Part 3 (a separate fee) is taken approximately six months following part 2 and after completing the requisite 10 hours of small group consultation with a Parnell Institute faculty.

Participants must take all three parts to complete the Parnell Institute’s Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training to receive a certificate of completion. The Three-Part training sequence must be completed within two years.

Please note the following before registering:

Registration Requirements

  1. All participants must be licensed to independently practice psychotherapy. You are fully licensed through your state or government credentialing board in one of the following fields and will provide the required documentation prior to acceptance into the training: 1) Licensed Psychologist, 2) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 3) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 4) Licensed Professional Counselor, 5) Licensed Psychiatrist, 6) Licensed Psychiatric Nursing, 7) Licensed Mental Health Practitioners, Licensed Psychoanalyst. Interns or Associates are not eligible to participate. After completing your registration on this page, you will be asked to submit licensure documentation.
  2. By registering for a training, you acknowledge your understanding that you will be asked to serve as a client in the service of everyone’s learning. **You agree that you are psychologically and physically stable enough to take on a client role in this setting, and that you will do what is needed to take care of yourself if any discomfort arises as a result. You also acknowledge that you have the capacity to access and make use of positive resources.

Participant Consent

I acknowledge that I have been informed of and understand the following:

  1. I have been informed and understand this is an Attachment- Focused EMDR Training and is not an EMDRIA affiliated training.
  2. During this training, I will be asked to serve as a client, member, and observer in the service of everyone’s learning.
  3. I agree that I am psychologically and physically stable enough to take on these roles in this setting.
  4. I recognize that serving as a client may cause emotional distress, and that I will do what is needed to take care of myself if any discomfort arises as a result.
  5. In order to receive an attendance certificate and/or CEs for this training, I must attend the full training, log in and out each day, and complete each day’s practicum and required evaluations.
  6. If I arrive 15 minutes late or leave 15 minutes early or do not complete the training, I will not be eligible for a refund.
  7. Parnell Institute, LLC reserves the right to determine whether I am eligible to continue the training at any stage.
  8. Although it happens rarely, the Parnell Institute sometimes determines that a participant is not able to participate fully, has not mastered the material adequately, or is too disruptive to continue. If this were to occur, the Parnell Institute would provide an opportunity to remedy the issues and return at a later date. However, I understand that this would be done at my own expense.
  9. This is why, as of January, 1, 2022, we have elected to no longer affiliate our trainings with EMDRIA.

You will be emailed this consent form for your signature to scan and submit along with your license verification.

The grievance policy for trainings provided by the Parnell Institute and Laurel Parnell is available here.

This event is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars

Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Psychologists 

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. 40 contact hour. 

Social Workers 

IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785. 40 CE hour. MN: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 12/27/22 - 12/27/23. 40 CE hour. 

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 40 contact hour. OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 40 clock hour, #RCST110701 

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 

IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 40 hour. NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. 40 contact hour. NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. 40 contact hour. 

OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for 40 clock hour, #RCST110701 

TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 40 CE hour. 

Creative Arts Therapists 

NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005. 40 contact hour. 

Chemical Dependency Counselors 

CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0224 for 1vCEH. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states 

TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, 40 hour general. Expires 1/31/24. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597. 

Educators 

TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is 40 CE hour. 

Nurses 

CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for 40 contact hour 

Dentists 

CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education.  RP# 4874 40 CE hour.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

*CE credits are additional and can be purchased from R. Cassidy. ($40 paid separately to CE provider). See License Eligibility. Details will be sent via email. 

Refund Policy

Your registration fee for this program minus a $100 processing fee is refundable up to 60 days before the program begins. If you must cancel after that, no refunds are available, but you may send a qualified colleague in your place.

For questions about this training contact us here.