EMDR Basic Training in Tulsa Oklahoma starting March 22 & Iowa City Iowa starting May 17 is open for registration!

Des Moines Iowa EMDR Basic Training February 15, 2018 is SOLD OUT. Tulsa, Oklahoma Basic Training starting Mar. 22 and Coralvill (Iowa City) Iowa Basic Training starting May 17 is open for registration at Pending Trainings include Bismarck, North Dakota, Rogers, Arkansas, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Sioux City Iowa, Minneapolis, MN., and Council Bluffs Iowa coming in 2018.

EMDR & Beyond’s Calendar of EMDR Training, Workshops, and Educational Events

EMDR & Beyond’s Calendar of Upcoming Educational Events for the EMDR Community, including EMDR Basic Trainings, Specialty Workshops, Brunch & Learns, and Book Club discussions (in person and live streaming). Check it out and plan to join us!

Highlights of the 27th Annual EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis

Highlights from the 2016 Annual EMDRIA Conference in Minneapolis: Plenary and Workshop Presentations, EMDR community updates and research progress, and great new EMDR books!

Cultural Competence & Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy Home Study Course

Trauma Book Club Summary: The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van der Kolk is a must read for trauma therapists!

Considerations When Targeting Rape With EMDR

Understanding How Trauma Changes the Brain

Joyce Andresen uses an illustration from Van der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score to assist in understanding how our brains get stuck in ‘trauma time.’

Bilateral CD’s

What bilateral CD’s are best for assisting our clients in developing more affect regulation, coping skills, resourcing or in our own self care?

Helping Clients Understand EMDR Therapy

Shanon Claussen, LISW, Consultant in Training, shares simple and useful analogies for EMDR therapy to assist clients in understanding and getting the best treatment outcomes.

EMDR with Adolescents

The mechanics of the EMDR processing phase are the same as when working with an adult, unless the adolescent is developmentally delayed.

EMDR with Four to Seven Year Old Children

EMDR with young children who may not know what “therapy” is and/or may not know why they’ve been brought to see a therapist.

EMDR with Eight-Twelve Year Old Children

Children process much faster than adults or older teens but it can be more difficult to assess affect tolerance for emotional regulation.
It is harder to gauge affect tolerance, because they don’t always show emotions the way an adult does.

EMDR with Infants and Toddlers

It is interesting how many adults assume that infants and toddlers are not affected by adverse events in their lives because they cannot explain in words what happened to them.

Theraplay ® and EMDR

Trauma is a disorder of regulation. Children who have been traumatized cannot modulate their arousal, overreacting to stimuli and challenged at self-calming.

Assisting Clients in Joining the ‘Emotional Bandwagon’

Elyse Harper, LMFT, shares strategies for assisting our clients in being able to as well as willing to feel emotions and body sensations.

The Wounds Within EMDR & Military

The Wounds Within home study course (12 CE’s and 8 EMDRIA credits) will deepen your grasp of the key challenges for active duty and veteran military personnel and their families to better prepare you as a mental health professional.

EMDR Therapy with the Military

EMDR with Military Case Presentation

More on EMDR Therapy with Children: Drawing Protocol

Shanon Claussen shares more on EMDR therapy with children with resourcing tips as well as pictures for processing with all phases of the drawing protocol.

EMDR and Addictions

Options for EMDR therapy for addictive and compulsive behaviors from expert EMDR specialty trainers.

The Two Hand Interweave Clinical Intervention

Resourcing Imagery for EMDR

Screening for DID and more…

If you are new to EMDR therapy and need more guidelines for working with dissociation, expert Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D, has essential information to assist you.

Reflections on Training with Francine Shapiro

Attachment Therapy for Healing Childhood Trauma and Neglect

The Ben Franklin Institue provides Continuing Education for mental and behavioral health specialists, listing 4 EMDR distance learning courses in their catalog at

Staying in the Window of Tolerance: Overaccessing

As EMDR clinicians it is important to know how to keep our clients in their window of tolerance. This post focuses on those clients who are hyperaroused, overaccessing the material we are trying to activate in Phase three of our work for processing through the distress.

Bilateral Stimulation Considerations

Bilateral Stimulation—Finger Eye Movements, tapping, technology? What’s the clinical thinking, clinician preferences, and decision-making around BLS types and usage? Here’s a discussion for your consideration…

Shapiro Updates on EMDR Therapy in Practice

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