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Des Moines, IA | EMDR Training: Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice


  • Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Des Moines-Northwest 4800 Merle Hay Road Urbandale, IA, 50322 United States (map)

Trainer: Bonnie Mikelson, LISW

Bonnie Mikelson is the director of EMDR & Beyond (www.emdrandbeyond.com), an organization dedicated to providing training, education, consultation, and therapy to survivors of adverse experiences and those that assist them in their recovery. Bonnie has a wealth of experience as a therapist, supervisor, consultant, and trainer in mental health and trauma, having received her MSW from the University of Iowa in 1977. Her years as a national trainer for the University of Iowa as well as practice in community mental health and group psychiatric practice provide the foundation for her expertise as a trainer/consultant.

At EMDR & Beyond and as Co-Regional Coordinator of EMDRIA EMDR Iowa, Bonnie is a leader and educator within the EMDR community. Her expertise covers a broad range of mental health and clinical topics, including sexual abuse, domestic abuse, borderline personality disorder, and dissociative disorders. An Approved Consultant since 2008 and EMDR Trainer since 2011, Bonnie has been mentored by Roy Kiessling since 2010. She became a Trainer for EMDR Consulting’s EMDR Trainings in 2014.

Part 2 Training Objectives: Expanding EMDR Skills

After attending the training, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 EMDR specific targeting plan approaches
  • Develop resourcing skills to assist EMDR processing
  • Demonstrate EMDR’s unrestricted processing
  • Discuss the use of clinical interventions during processing
  • Compare and contrast EMDR standard protocols and procedures with the integrative approach