Schedule
Jul 12–19, 2024

Trainer

Learn firsthand the power of Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with psychologist Laurel Parnell.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Attachment-Focused EMDR is an evolution from standard EMDR and 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.

The need to be flexible and adapt treatment according to client-centered cultural and individual needs is emphasized. These basic principles are essential for attachment and developmental repair. This 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 a supportive environment, participants learn how to use AF-EMDR in clinical practice. Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, you learn to:

  • 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 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
  • Integrate AF-EMDR into clinical practice with a range of clients and presenting problems

As per Parnell Institute Guidelines, attendance 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 10 hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute-approved consultant, then take Parnell Institute’s Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training Part 3.

Registration Requirements

  • 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 (see Submission Requirements below): 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.
  • All participants must have a current psychotherapy caseload. This training is designed to help participants integrate attachment-focused EMDR therapy in their current clinical setting. This program is not intended for managers and researchers who do not carry an active psychotherapy caseload.
  • Read and sign this Participant Agreement form. Please read it over carefully and complete as soon as possible.

Submission Requirements:

Participants are required to submit licensure documentation prior to registering. Please provide appropriate paperwork (see Submission Paperwork below) by emailing cl***************@eO****.org. Include the name of the course (Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Training: Parts I & II) along with your name, address & phone number.

Submission Paperwork:

  • Copy of license or certificate: Attendance is limited to mental health professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board, which authorizes independent practice. Applicants should send a copy of their license or certificate.
  • Canadian registration requirements: A minimum of master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work is required. Applicants should also hold membership in a professional association that has a written code of ethics or standards of conduct and hold professional liability insurance.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. $25 materials fee; include when you register.

Required Reading
Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment by Laurel Parnell
  • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma by Laurel Parnell

Continuing Education

The faculty is independently offering Continuing Education Credits. Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire training, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. More information will be available soon. Please check back for details.

Schedule

Please note there is a special schedule for this course:

FRIDAY

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Group Introductions, introduction to EMDR, history and development of EMDR


SATURDAY

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meditation, Lecture
EMDR research, theoretical model, neurobiology of trauma

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:50 a.m.–Noon
Lecture
Neurobiology of trauma

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lecture
Introduction to Resource Installation/Tapping, Assessment Phase

2:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
EMDR Demonstration
Resource Development Demo

3:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 1
Resource Tapping Practice: The Four Foundational Resources


SUNDAY

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meditation, Lecture
Introduction to the Eight Phases of EMDR w/Modified Protocol

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
Demonstration, Questions, and Discussion

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lecture & Break
EMDR procedural steps and introduction to Desensitization and session closure
Short break, get into practicum groups

2:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
Group Practice
Vignettes

3:15 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 2
SUDs 5 or higher SUDS for single incident trauma to learn the procedural steps or working with trauma


MONDAY

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lecture
Case formulation: history taking, preparation and assessing readiness for EMDR, working with traumas, introduction to the three-part protocol

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 3
Anxiety or behavior, (Using the 3-part protocol)


TUESDAY

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meditation, Lecture
Working with blocked processing using interweaves

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
Demonstration, Questions, and Discussion

1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.
Group Practice
Interweaves Vignettes Practicum

2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 4
Higher SUDs trauma, childhood trauma


WEDNESDAY

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meditation, Lecture
Developing EMDR targets, bridging technique

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
Demonstration, Questions, and Discussion

1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Working with phobias

2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 5
Phobias, Bridging, Three-Pronged Protocol


THURSDAY

1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

  • Lecture 1
    Review Bridging, Bridging from problematic behaviors
  • Lecture 2
    Working with processing difficulties: abreactions, dissociation, memory chaining

2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Practicum 6
Higher SUDS trauma, childhood trauma


FRIDAY

9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Meditation, Lecture
Lovingkindness Meditation, EMDR and recent traumas, integrating EMDR into a clinical practice, 10-hour small consultation, therapist self-care

10:30 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon
Closing circle

1:00 p.m.
Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.