All trainings are eligible for CE units through The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.


EMDR therapy is one of the most researched and effective trauma treatments and the community is growing fast! Whether EMDR therapy becomes your primary mode of treatment or if it just becomes part of your tool box, you will be emboldened by this training to be able to treat your clients more effectively.

EMDR Therapy Training is comprised of 6 full training days, plus 10 hours of consultation during the training process. Once completed, you are considered Trained in EMDR (not Certified) and are encouraged to use EMDR therapy in your practice. If you wanted to pursue Certification, you would go on to complete 20 hours more consultation.


For Perinatal Trauma and Maternal Mental Health Therapist 

West Hartford, Connecticut:

Part I: November, 24-26, 2019 from 9am-5:30pm
Part II: February 11-13, 2020 from 9am-5:30pm

Dallas, Texas:

Part I: January 12-14, 2020 from 10am-6:30pm
Part II: February 26-28, 2020 from 10am-6:30pm

Denver, Colorado

Part I: March 22-24, 2020 from 9am-5:30pm
Part II: May 17-19, 2020 from 9am-5:30pm

Chicago, Illinois

Part I: May 31- June 2, 2020 from 10am-6:30pm
Part II: August 23-25, 2020 from 10am-6:30pm

EMDR Therapy Training General Information

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness founder, author and master EMDR clinician Dr. Jamie Marich designed a trauma-informed curriculum that meets EMDRIA-Approved standards for  training in EMDR Therapy. With the assistance of faculty members, Dr. Stephen Dansiger and Amber Stiles-Bodnar, the program is growing and launching in new locations, including Northern and Southern California, New York City, and beyond!

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 program is a multi-tiered process, consisting of:

  • Part I Training (3 Days= 20 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 cases after completion of Part I.
  • Part II Training (3 Days= 20 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, neurobiology, and case conceptualization.
  • 10 Hours of Consultation with an EMDRIA- approved consultant on our team. Completion of consultation is required before a Certificate of EMDR Therapy Training can be awarded.

Successful completion of this program constitutes completion of a EMDR Therapy Training Program, and allows you to practice EMDR Therapy within your clinical scope of practice. Earning the EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist distinction requires additional training and supervision that you can complete with us or another party if you wish to go on for this distinction.

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Already completed EMDR certification? Check out our advanced EMDR for Reproductive Trauma training!

This training is approved by EMDRIA as well as by Postpartum Support International towards the advanced practice requirement towards certification in perinatal mental health.