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March 21 - 22, 2014

CE Hours = 12

CE Fee:

Registration Prices:
Professionals = $198
Regent = $170

This certificate is non-credit but it does qualify for continuing education units.

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CPC352 - Treating Phobia and Anxiety with EMDR-1

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March 21 - 22, 2014

The purpose of this course is to enable participants to meet the basic educational requirements for practicing EMDR. Read more below.

Certificate Available | 12 CEs

Workshop Description:

The purpose of this course is to enable participants to meet the basic educational requirements for practicing EMDR. This course is designed for professional and graduate students in a mental health practice field, who wish to work with the traumatized, including those persons who are vulnerable to compassion fatigue. This course, therefore, offers a comprehensive overview of EMDR theory, research, treatment protocol, and strategies for collecting evaluation data when using EMDR.

Students are expected to become fully engaged in this course by reading and completing all assignments, participating fully in all discussions, and experiential exercises. This course satisfies the basic education requirements established by the Academy of Traumatology's Standards of Certification for Certified Traumatologist, Section D (approved treatment program).

This Program Includes These Topics:

  • Orientation to EMDR

  • EMDR Nuts and Bolts

  • EMDR Phase I (Client History and Treatment Planning)

  • EMDR Phase II (Preparation)

  • Rapport Building Skills Practicum

  • Overview and Practice Installing Safe Place Visualization

  • EMDR Phase III (Pre-Treatment Assessment)

  • EMDR Phase IV (Desensitization)

  • EMDR Phase V (Installation)
  • EMDR Phase VI (Body Scan) & Phase VII (Closure)
  • Practice - EMDR Phases 1 - 7

  • Supervised Practicum 1 & Supervised Practicum 2

  • EMDR Phase VIII (Reevaluation)

  • Applications

  • Supervised Practicum 3

  • Supervised Practicum 4 & Application (Children and School Environment, Family Settings)

  • Conclusion (Evaluations and Concluding Comments)

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, community counselors, school counselors, university faculty, social workers, school administrators, and teachers, and students

Educational Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and be familiar with the history of EMDR.
  • Identify and define the AMDR basic concepts.
  • Analyze EMDR efficacy and their references.
  • Identify the legal, clinical, and ethical issues of the EMDR protocol.
  • Recognize subjective client-provided measurements.
  • Learn and practice the eight phases of the EMDR protocol.
  • Apply and master all of the skills required to use the EMDR protocol.
  • Evaluate strategies for stress reduction.
  • Evaluate protocols for phobias, excessive grief reactions, and related applications.
  • Understand how to prepare and apply the EMDR protocol to special populations.

Learning Objectives:

The workshop brings benefit to the community by increasing the competence of clinicians who desire to effectively assist clients in the overcoming of trauma experiences. The field and profession are enhanced by offering clinicians a methodolgy to accelerate the treatment process, while increasing awareness surrounding anxiety and phobia.



CE Hours Available = 12
CE Price Total = $120

Registration Price for this Workshop:

Professional/General Registration = $198
Current Regent University Students Registration(ID Required at Event = $170


Regent University Classroom Building, Room 228

Program Schedule:

Day One

8:00 a.m. - Registration

8:30 a.m. - Orientation to EMDR

9:15 a.m. - EMDR Nuts and Bolts

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - EMDR Phase I (Client History and Treatment Planning)

11:45 a.m. - EMDR Phase II (Preparation)

12:30 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - EMDR Phase II Continued

2:30 p.m. - Rapport Building Skills Practicum

3:30 p.m. - Break

3:45 p.m. - Overview and Practice Installing Safe Place Visualization

4:00 p.m. - EMDR Phase III (Pre-Treatment Assessment)

4:45 p.m. - EMDR Phase IV (Desensitization)

5:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Day Two

8:00 a.m. - Orientation

8:30 a.m. - EMDR Phase V (Installation)

9:30 a.m. - EMDR Phase VI (Body Scan) & Phase VII (Closure)

10:30 a.m. - Break

10:45 a.m. - Practice - EMDR Phases 1 - 7

11:45 a.m. - Supervised Practicum 1 & Supervised Practicum 2

12:30 p.m. - Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. - EMDR Phase VIII (Reevaluation)

2:30 p.m. - Applications

3:00 p.m. - Supervised Practicum 3

3:30 p.m. - Break

3:45 p.m. - Supervised Practicum 4 & Application (Children and School Environment, Family Settings)

4:45 p.m. - Conclusion (Evaluations and Concluding Comments)

5:30 p.m. - Adjourn

Relevant References:

Shapiro, F. (2001) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures) 2n ed. The Gilford Press: NY. ISBN: 139781572306721

Shapiro F. and Forrest M. S. (1997) EMDR- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: the breakthrough ���eye movement��� therapy for overcoming anxiety, stress, and trauma Basic books: NY ISBN:0465043011

Royalel and Kerrc (2010) Integrating EMDR Into Your Practice. Springer Publishing Company: NY ISBN:9780826104991

Grand, D. (2001) Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of the EMDR. Harmony Books: N YISBN: 0609607464

Leeds, A. N. (2009) A Guide to the Standard EMDR Protocols FOR Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants Springer Publishing Company: NY ISBN: 9780826115515


Dr. Benjamin Keyes, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Dr. Benjamin B. Keyes has been trained as a Green Cross facilitator and has been training from this particular module for the past eight years. He is an EMDRIA trained through level two and has been certified for the use of EMDR with over ten insurance panels.

He was born in Virginia, grew up in a typical Jewish family and, since his youth, was consecrated to God and the search for a deeper relationship with Him. Such motivation was attained through honest questioning and fearless exploration as instructed by a Rabbi from Hebrew School. He also greatly values education and learning and since finishing a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of South Florida in 1978, he has attained 5 doctorates. He completed in first doctoral program in Theology in 1985 after sitting on his dissertation for five years. Dr. Keyes then went on to complete a specialization in Theology, three more Doctorates (Theology, Ministry, and Counseling Psychology), and received an Honorary Doctorate in Divinity (DD). For Dr. Keyes education has been a wonderful way to expand horizons and foster understanding. Additionally, he has had an extensive career in a wide variety of venues including the classroom. Moreover, he has worked in the field of counseling and ministry, coming up through the ranks of government and private agencies, hospitals, residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization programs, churches, training facilities, and private practice.

In the last few years, research has captured his attention with most of the focus targeted at Dissociative Identity Disorder and both Christian and secular applications to healing. He assisted in developing the Center for Trauma Studies here at Regent with one of the programs aimed at training graduate students to be first-responders in situations of natural disasters and/or man-made disasters. Because of his belief that Jesus Christ is very alive in third world nations and his understanding of the need for workers equipped with His heart, alliances have been formed with Global Aid Network, Operation Blessing, and the American Green Cross to train and certify students with skills they will take into their respective careers. He hopes to continue to develop the Center for Trauma Studies and to do what he can to fulfill the university's ultimate goal of equipping Christian leaders to change the world.