EMDR BASIC TRAINING: Beginning Level EMDR Training

Counselors:  EMDR of Greater Washington has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6775.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  EMDR of Greater Washington is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  Counselors receive 44.0 hours of credit upon completion of this program.

Continuing Education credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for psychologists and social workers:

Grievance Policy:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 44.0 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

Social Workers:  Commonwealth Educational Seminars, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. ASWB approval period:  October 5, 2015 through October 5, 2018. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for the program.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 44.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Commonwealth Educational Seminars’ training facilities are handicapped accessible.  Individuals needing special accommodations, must contact Jeanette Faircloth (at 202-364-3637, Extension 0)  prior to registering for a training to review special needs.

EMDR International Association: This program is approved by the EMDR International Association as meeting the requirements for EMDR basic training. An EMDRIA Certificate of Completion of this program necessary for eventual EMDRIA certification will be provided following completion of the two weekend training plus 6 hours of EMDR case consultation following the training.  This case consultation is provided by the instructor as part of this basic training but may be completed with another EMDRIA-approved consultant at your expense. For more information about additional requirements for certification, refer to the EMDRIA website

 Training Goals:  

Participant understands and can describe:

The 8 phases of EMDR needed for comprehensive treatment

Basic strategies to manage blocked processing

The EMDR trauma protocol

Criteria for client selection

Strategies for effective and safe use of EMDR