Day Three

9:00     -          Q&A and review of trauma concept from Day 1
                        Trauma metaphors
                        Overview of Phases 1-8 of EMDR’s 8-Phase model
                        Introduce the 4-phase model of this training
                        Possible mechanisms explaining how EMDR works
                        EMDR session video
10:30   -          Break
10:45   -          Review of evaluation phase
                        Tripartite Preparation phase - stability, skills and resources, short-term successes
                        Elements of stabilization/case management
                        Short demonstration of skills for internal state change, affect management, grounding
                        Imagery based resources - template for developing images
                        Practica: safe place and container
12:45   -          Lunch
1:45     -          Resource development and installation
                        Practica: resource development
                        Creating short-term successes with imagery-based skill rehearsal (“movies”)
                        Practica: use of resource in skill rehearsal “movie”
                        Review of client case using case formulation script
3:15   -            Break
3:30   -            Dissociation defined
                        Dissociative continuum (Watkins & Watkins)
                        Dissociation screens and diagnostic inventories
                        Practica: take the Dissociative Experience Scale (DES)
                        Client education regarding dissociation
                        Dissociation skills training
                        Client readiness
                        Explaining EMDR to clients
                        Explaining the EMDR experience to clients
                        Target sequencing
                        Home tasks
5:00   -            End of day

ClearPath EMDR Training Content Material

Day One: The Trauma Triangle
9:00   -   Attachment – Part I (attachment theory, self- and client assessments, attunement                                 and secure base).

10:30  -  Break
10:45  -  Attachment – Part II (relational/intersubjective theory, mentalizing, mindfulness                                     and Self-creation, “biopsychosocial” dyadic model, attachment in trauma                                                 treatment).
12:15  -  Lunch
1:15  -    Dissociation/Parts Work – Part I (History of “parts/ego state” work, RUG-C approach)
2:45  -    Break
3:00  -    Dissociation/Parts Work – Part II (Explaining dissociation to clients, dissociative                                      continuum, grounding processes, dissociation in trauma treatment).
4:30 -     Closure

Day Two
9:00     -          Course overview
                        Re-defining trauma
                        Contributors to trauma
                        PTSD as symptoms, not the cause, of trauma
                        Floatback experience - connecting triggers with source trauma
10:30   -          Break
10:45   -          Neurobiology of trauma
                        Tasks of trauma processing
                        Phase models of trauma treatment
                        Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model
                        History of EMDR
                        EMDR Research
                        EMDR applications
12:45   -          Lunch
1:45     -          Evaluation Phase - elements
                        Skills introduction: awareness, breathwork, basic affect management
                        Practica: awareness and breathwork
                        Trauma history taking - practicum
                        Towards trauma-informed meaning of behavior case formulation
3:15     -          Break
3:30     -          Practice: meaning of behavior and case formulation
                        Trauma-informed goals for children, adolescents and adults
                        Trauma-informed treatment plan for children, adolescents and adults
5:00     -          End of day


Day Six

9:00     -          Re-evaluation of personal reactions to processing
                        Review of target organization and processing continuum
                        Floatback technique
                        Three-pronged approach: past, present, future
                        Live demonstration
10:30      -       Break
10:45      -       EMDR approach to anxiety and phobias
                        Metaphoric thinking
12:45    -         Lunch
1:45      -         Review of getting past stuck processing
                        Cognitive Interweave technique
                        Interweave options
                        Cognitive themes: responsibility, safety, value, powerlessness (RSVP)
                        Practica: cognitive interweave
3:15        -       Break
3:30        -       Practicum
5:00        -       End of day

EMDRIA Certificate Course Completion Requirements:

  • Attendees must fully complete every day of this series, logging in and out on time every day. 
  • No partial credit is offered for this course.
  • All attendees must complete an evaluation at the end of this training in order to receive their course completion certificate.
  • Social workers must complete an evaluation.
  • The evaluation will be given electronically at the end of the training. Once the evaluation has been completed and received by ClearPath, the attendee can expect to receive their completion certificate via email within the next 3-5 business days. Completed evaluations can be emailed/scanned to 

Continuing Education Credit

R. Cassidy Seminars, the workshop co-sponsor, offers 55 hours of continuing education credits.

Evaluations and Certificates are available by email and online following course completion at:


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**Two Consultation Hours – Date/Time TBD by trainees**

EMDR Training

Day Eight

9:00  -  Trainee presentations of case formulations and videos
10:30 -  Break
10:45 -  Trainee presentations of case formulations and videos
12:15 -  Lunch
1:15  -  Trainee presentations of case formulations and videos
2:45  -   Break
3:00  -   Trainee presentations of case formulations and videos
4:30  -   Q&A and Closure

Course Description:

This first-day of the training is designed to sensitize participants about to take the EMDR training to the importance of attachment and dissociation in their development as trauma-informed therapists.

EMDR, attachment awareness and ego state/”parts” training form the “trauma triangle.” The ClearPath model of EMDR holds that the EMDR training is best taught within an attachment and dissociation-informed milieu. To this end, we are introducing this first-day prelude to the EMDR training that addresses attachment and dissociation/parts work.

The intention is to sensitize the participants to the vital role both attachment and dissociation play throughout all phases of the EMDR model while they are learning and practicing EMDR as a psychotherapy.

The next 7 days train participants in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) which is an effective and efficient method of treating traumatic memories and related problems. This program has no “parts” or “levels.” This is the complete EMDR training as defined by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). and is a hands-on clinical skills training for using EMDR and integrating it with your psychotherapy approach. This program is designed to help participants learn when and how to use EMDR and to gain competency with EMDR over a period of several months. The training program involves lecture, demonstration, in-class practice, and on-the job practice with your clients. This is an experiential training, including practice with other participants.

The final follow up day (December 2, 2022) consists of: Six consultation hours during which each trainee presents a case formulation and a video demonstrating their use of EMDR.​

Course Objectives:

​Day 1: The Trauma Triangle
1. Name two major contributions of attachment theorists to psychotherapy.
2. Name and describe the three childhood insecure styles of attachment and their adult analogues.
3. Describe mentalizing.
4. Describe the primary contribution of the intersubjective/relational model of therapy.
5. Define dyadic or “two-way” therapy.
6. Explain the acronym “RUG-C”.
7. Describe the “dissociative continuum” as conceived by John and Helen Watkins.
8. Name the steps in handling dissociative moments during session.

Day 2
1. name four phases of a trauma-informed approach.
2. describe an expanded definition of “trauma”.
3. practice delivery of a case formulation.

Day 3
1. describe the difference between EMD and EMDR
2. name the three parts of the preparation phase.
3. practice resource development.

Day 4
1. summarize caution in treating clients with medical issues.
2. name the eight phases of the EMDR protocol.
3. state the three levels of the EMDR processing continuum.

Day 5
1. describe closure of an incomplete trauma processing session.
2. name the major addition to the EMDR protocol with recent events.
3. practice EMDR as therapist and client.

Day 6
1. describe the EMDR three-pronged approach.
2. summarize the EMDR trauma-informed approach to anxiety and panic.
3. explain the purpose of the cognitive interweave.

Day 7
1. describe Joan Lovett’s story telling technique with children.
2. describe the difference between Popky’s and Miller’s approaches to addiction.
3. explain the RUG-C acronym when working with ego states.

Day 8
1. review a case formulation
2. demonstrate via video, audio or process recording the use of the assessment phase in EMDR
3. demonstrate via video, audio or process recording trauma processing utilizing a form of bilateral stimulation
4. demonstrate via video, audio or process recording the installation of the positive cognition in the EMDR protocol.

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Presenters for our Training:

Day Seven

9:00          -      Q&A
                        Review of cognitive interweave
                        EMDR with children - 4 phase lens
                        Video - EMDR with children
10:30         -    Break
10:45         -    Practicum
12:45         -    Lunch
1:45           -    EMDR with dissociation and ego states
                        EMDR with medical issues
3:15           -    Break
3:30           -    EMDR with eating disorders
                        EMDR with addictions
                        EMDR with couples
                        EMDR with early crisis intervention
                        Flash technique
                        Information about EMDRIA
                        Resources and send off.
5:00            -   End of day

**Two Consultation Hours – Date/Time TBD by trainees**

Workshop Fees:

$1,695 for Private Practitioners
$1,495 for employees of Non-Profit Organizations with proof of employment.

Full payment due by first day of training

Email: to Register for one of the sections listed above.


Day Four

9:00     -          Q&A from Day 2
                        Review of phase model
                        Contraindications and cautions in use of EMDR
                        Practica: Bilateral stimulation (eye movement)
                        Alternative forms of bilateral stimulation
                        Phase 3 - Assessment
                        Negative and positive cognitions
10:30     -        Break
10:45     -        Practica: scenarios requiring negative and positive cognitions
                        Practica: assessment phase, group practice
                        Phase 4 - description of desensitization process
                        Three questions to ask when returning to original target (OT)
                        Processing continuum: EMD, EMDr, EMDR
                        Phase 5 - installation of positive cognition
                        Phase 6 - Body scan
12:45      -       Lunch 
1:45        -       Organizing target memories to be processed
                        Video of EMDR session
                        Practicum: EMDR processing
3:15      -         Break
3:30      -         Practicum: EMDR processing
5:00      -         End of day

Day Five

9:00          -     Q&A and review of Day 3 processing
                        Review of phases 3-6
                        Procedures at the end of a channel of processed information
                        When to check for SUDs (subjective unit of disturbance scale)
                        Options when processing is stuck
                        Phase 7 - closure
                        Phase 8 - re-evaluation and integration
10:30       -      Break
10:45       -      Practicum: EMDR processing
12:45       -      Lunch
1:45         -      Q&A from morning practicum
                        Review - target sequencing
                        Some processing challenges
                        Recent Events Protocol
                        Treating a cluster of memories
3:15         -      Break
3:30         -      Practicum
5:00         -      End of day

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October 6-7,

November 3-4, &

December 2, 2022


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