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Eye Movement Desensitisation Part One

Part One (Introductory)

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“ EMDR Australia affirms that the content and presentation of these trainings meets the curriculum requirements published by EMDRIA.“

Standard Workshop with Chris Lee (2 days) CPD points: 14 hours for the workshop, and in addition, 5 – 6 hours Pre-workshop Preparation.

Comprehensive Workshop with Graham Taylor (3 days) CPD points: 21 points for the workshop and 7 hours (minimum) up to 15 hours Pre-workshop preparation.
Australian Workshops: Who can take the EMDR Training? Click Here for Australian requirements. All workshops conducted in accord with our Terms and Conditions of Service.

Standard Format (Chris Lee, 2 day): EARYBIRD Fee $595 up to 4 weeks before date of workshop. STANDARD Fee $650 after that. GST included.

Comprehensive Format (Graham Taylor, 3 day): Fee $795, including GST. Includes access to pre-workshop Q&A sessions via Internet.

Standard Workshop $100 discount, Comprehensive Workshop $150 discount for Full Time students.  Contact either Chris Lee or Graham Taylor with proof of Full Time status to receive the discount code BEFORE registering.   All workshops run 9.00 to 5.00.

Sydney Standard format 5, 6 September. North Sydney Harbourview Hotel, 17 Blue Street, North Sydney. SOLD OUT
Melbourne Standard format 7, 8 September 2016. Treacy Centre, 126 The Avenue, Parkville. SOLD OUT
Perth Standard format 13, 14 October 2016.. Murdoch University. SOLD OUT
Adelaide Standard format 24, 25 October 2016. Robin Hood Hotel, Norwood. SOLD OUT
Canberra Standard format 26, 27 October 2016. University House, ANU. Click Here to Register

Adelaide Comprehensive format 13, 14, 15 February 2017 Click Here to Register.
Melbourne Comprehensive format   24, 25, 26 February 2017  Treacy Center, Parkville Click Here to Register.
Melbourne Comprehensive format   11, 12, 13 August 2017.  Treacy Center, Parkville. Click Here to Register.
Melbourne Comprehensive format   11, 12, 13 November 2017.  Treacy Center, Parkville. Click Here to Register.
Sydney Comprehensive format   4, 5, 6 March 2017.  VenueTBA. Click Here to Register.
Melbourne Standard Format 21, 22 June Click here to register.
Sydney Standard Format 19, 20 June Click here to register.
Sydney Comprehensive format   28, 27, 30 July 2017.  VenueTBA. Click Here to Register.
Sydney Comprehensive format   28, 27, 30 October 2017.  VenueTBA. Click Here to Register
Perth Comprehensive format   24, 25, 26 March 2017.   Click Here to Register.
Perth Standard Format   8, 9 June 2017.  VenueTBA. Click Here to Register.

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Alternatively, if you want comprehensive training. Click Here.

Standard Format: Click Here for Essential Pre-workshop Preparation. (Standard Format) This page also contains many key papers, including Shapiro’s original 1989 publication.

Comprehensive format: On registering you will be sent all your pre-workshop and workshop materials, and a schedule of dates / times for Pre-workshop Q&A sessions.

EMDR: Some background  The focus of EMDR treatment is the resolution of emotional distress arising from incidents such as automobile accidents, assault, natural disasters, and combat trauma. In addition to PTSD, it is also being used as a treatment for disorders where earlier emotionally traumatic experiences are etiologically related to the person’s current distress. Hence it can be used as a component in the treatment of phobias, panic attacks, depression, substance abuse, complicated grief and personality disorder. EMDR works more rapidly and is less distressing to patients compared with exposure based therapy. The scientific evidence supporting EMDR as a treatment for traumatic memories is now substantial. A recent Cochrane review (2009) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2009)
confirmed EMDR meets criteria for evidence based practice. In 2013 the World Health Organisation and the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health both endorsed EMDR as evidence based treatment for PTSD. Bessell van der Kolk stated in a key note address to a combined Australian and New Zealand Psychological Society Conference “if you work with trauma you owe it to yourself and to your clients to know EMDR”.
What you will learn in the standard training
  • Review the development of EMDR from its beginnings to the present day.
  • Link EMDR with mainstream theory and findings in Information Processing and the Psychobiology of Trauma.
  • Observe and practice the eight steps of EMDR treatment.
  • Observe and practice strategies to deal with abreactions.
  • Observe and practice ways to help clients develop more adaptive and positive beliefs about themselves.
  • A wide range of strategies to work with more emotionally vulnerable clients.
  • Experience key elements of EMDR as both a client and therapist in 10 hours of closely supervised practicum exercises.
  • Receive a detailed (90+ pages) training manual and CD with additional assessment questionnaires, handouts, clinicians guides and research papers.
In this EMDR training, emphasis is placed on the need for a detailed client assessment, and client preparation. Strategies to enhance client safety are covered to assist preparing clients who are more emotionally vulnerable. Much of the workshop will involve you in supervised structured small group exercises. The trainee / supervisor ratio is not greater than nine to one, and additional clinicians with extensive EMDR experience are employed to supervise the practicum. For these reasons, the fee for the workshop is somewhat higher than typical training workshops.
This workshop has been completely re-designed for 2017. If you completed your Part One training with trainers other than Chris Lee / Graham Taylor, contact the trainer for additional material which is not included in other EMDR Part One trainings. Click here to go to the pre-workshop page, which contains a number of key papers and some MP3 files, all downloadable.
What you will learn in the comprehensive training –  For full details see EMDR Comprehensive.
Chris and Graham have extensive histories in training therapists in Australia. They were the first therapists to bring Schema Focussed Training to Australia and New Zealand in 1993. In 1996 they were the first therapist.
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