EMDR Training: Part 2

Louisville, KY (In-Person) | EMDR Training: Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice, Part 2

Part 2: November 4-6, 2021

Course description: This course meets all EMDR International Association requirements for an EMDR Basic Training Course. Integrating EMDR into your Clinical Practice teaches mental health clinicians the foundations of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy through lectures, videos, demonstrations, and practice sessions between participants. At the completion of this course, participants will have applied the Adaptive Information Processing theoretical approach to psychotherapy, the eight phases of EMDR therapy, and how to utilize EMDR with a variety of clinical populations. Special instruction is given on working with clients from a beliefs-focused approach and varying applications of bilateral stimulation depending on the needs of each particular client. As of 2020, this course also teaches clinicians how to utilize EMDR in a telehealth environment.

Intended audience: counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc. Please scroll down and click on our Training Eligibility tab for more information about eligibility for this course.

Skill level: This is a beginner level EMDR training course.

CEs to be offered: Participants will receive 20 hours of continuing education credit upon completing Part 2 of this program. Please scroll down and click on our Continuing Education Credits tab for more information about continuing education credit and approvals for this course.

Participants must complete the entire EMDR training course, which includes 10 hours of group consultation, within 12 months (1 year) from their initial start date.

The registration deadline for this training is October 25, 2021 11:59 pm EST

Daily Schedule and Itinerary

Part 2 - Day 1

Thursday November 4, 2021

8:00–8:30 – Registration
8:30–10:00 – Part 1 Review
10:00–10:15 – BREAK
10:15–11:30 – Target Planning
11:30–12:30 – Lunch
12:30–2:15 – Target Planning (continued)
2:15–2:30 – BREAK
2:30-4:30 – Practicum #1: Target Mapping
4:30–5:00 – Day 1 Wrap-Up

Part 2 - Day 2

Friday November 5, 2021

8:00–8:30 – Registration
8:30–9:30 – Extended Resourcing
9:30–10:00 – Practicum #2: Extended Resourcing
10:00-10:15 – BREAK
10:15–11:30 – Practicum #2: Extended Resourcing (continued)
11:30–12:30 – Lunch
12:30–2:30 – Processing: EMD, EMDr, EMDR
• Processing Emotions
2:30–2:45 – BREAK
2:45–4:45 – Practicum #3: Processing: EMDR
4:45–5:00 – Day 2 Wrap-Up

Part 2 - Day 3

Saturday November 6, 2021

8:00–8:30 – Registration
8:30–9:00 – Clinical Interventions
9:00–10:00 – Reevaluation
10:00–10:15 – BREAK
10:15–11:30 – Practicum #4: Reevaluation
11:30–12:30 – Lunch
12:30–1:00 – Working with the Military
1:00–1:30 – Working with Dissociative Clients
1:30–2:00 – Working with Addictions
2:00–2:15 – BREAK
2:15–2:30 – Working with Grief
2:30-3:00 – Working with Phobias/Anxiety
3:00–3:30 – Working with Pain
3:30–4:30 – Putting it all together; Wrap-up; Evaluations

Registration Closed

Questions? Please contact us.

EMDR Consulting Trainer

Robert S. Grubbs II, MSSW, LCSW, LCADC

Robert “Bobby” Grubbs began his career in this field at the age of 19 years old as a youth care counselor working with adolescents struggling with behavioral concerns. He attended Murray State University for his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. While attending Murray State University, he received several awards including Outstanding Social Work Student of the Year (2003) and Outstanding Student Officer of the Year (2003). Bobby served as President of the Student Association of Social Workers, as well as Vice President of the American Humanistic Student Association. While working full-time as a clinical evaluator, Bobby also began graduate school at the University of Louisville pursuing his Master’s Degree in Social Work.

After completing graduate school in 2008, Bobby continued gaining clinical experience managing the assessment center for one of the largest private non-profit psychiatric hospitals in the United States. His next position was the lead clinician at a 28-day residential treatment program in Louisville which treated substance use and dual diagnosis clients from many different regions. In both above-mentioned roles, Bobby was interviewed on local TV news and radio several times regarding current community issues, diagnoses, and treatment methods. Bobby obtained dual licensure and the highest clinical degrees in his fields as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Drug & Alcohol Counselor (LCADC). In addition, Bobby is certified in EMDR, an approved consultant, and trainer as well.

Areas of expertise include: Addiction, Trauma, Depression and Anxiety.

EMDR Consulting Trainer

Lori Paris, LCSW, LCAC, BCD

Lori Paris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and EMDRIA Certified Therapist. She has a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in Human Resource Development. She works for the Department of Veterans Affairs and works at Associates in Counseling and Psychotherapy in New Albany, IN. She specializes in addictions and gerontology and works with children, adolescents, and adults.

Lori is also an instructor at the University of Louisville, Kent School of Social Work. She teaches Military Social Work, Research, Psychopathology, Social Work Practice and Gerontology. Lori is also the President of the Mental Health and Aging Coalition in the Louisville area and the seven surrounding counties. She is dedicated to EMDR and the organization of the network of EMDR therapists in the Louisville area.

EMDRIA Approved

EMDR Consulting is an EMDRIA Approved training provider, and therefore, this training is EMDRIA Approved. Our approval status can be viewed on EMDRIA’s website.

Learning Objectives (Part 2 Only)

Part 2 Training Objectives: Expanding EMDR Skills

After attending the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the Core Belief Approach to symptom target planning
  2. Select the appropriate target planning approach
  3. Practice symptom focused or neural network mapping
  4. Practice resource strengthening
  5. Recall EMD^ processing procedures
  6. Explain EMDr processing procedures
  7. Demonstrate EMDR processing procedures
  8. Summarize clinical intervention strategies
  9. Select treatment interventions to manage client’s emotions
  10. Identify an EMDR approach to working with phobias
  11. Explain an EMDR approach to treating addictions
  12. Recognize when to use EMDR treatment with grief
  13. Summarize how to integrate EMDR into one’s clinical practice
Training Eligibility

Independently Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be independently licensed to practice through their state board or province.

Provisionally or Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under an independently licensed supervisor.
  • Some of these license types may include: associate, intern, limited, provisional, temporary, and pre-license. LSW/LMSWs who are not independently licensed and still under clinical supervision are in this category.
  • In order to verify their eligibility, clinicians must submit a letter from their current supervisor confirming they are: 1) under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician, and 2) actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province).
    • We kindly request that the letter is written and signed on the supervisor’s office letterhead; additionally, the letter must include the supervisor’s license information and number.
    • Upload the letter as a PDF to your account page after registering.

Graduate Students

  • Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline.
  • Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible.
  • Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
  • Graduate students who would like to take an EMDR Training will need to submit certain documentation (graduate transcript, practicum or internship details, and a letter from their supervisor which includes the supervisor’s license information and number) in order to verify their eligibility. In the letter, the supervisor needs to confirm that the student is on the licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
    • We kindly request that the letter is written and signed on the supervisor’s office letterhead; additionally, the letter must include the supervisor’s license information and number.
    • Upload the required documentation as PDFs to your account page after registering.
    • Students do not need to provide EMDRIA with any documentation unless specifically asked to do so by EMDRIA staff.

Additional Questions?
Please read EMDRIA’s EMDR Training FAQ for assistance by clicking here.


10 hours of consultation is required as part of the EMDRIA approved basic training. EMDR Consulting has included the cost of these 10 hours of consultation as part of your basic training registration fee.*

Not all training organizations clearly disclose whether the cost of the required 10 hours of consultation is part of their basic training registration fee. The 10 hours of consultation may add anywhere from $250-$1000 to your basic training cost! EMDR Consulting suggests you compare before you commit.

EMDR Consulting’s consultation fee is calculated at $25 per hour, one of the lowest in the EMDR training industry. Therefore, $250 (i.e., 10 hours @ $25/hour) of your registration fee is earmarked for your consultation. With each consultation session you use, $25 is deducted from your $250 consultation escrow account.

*Consultation is not included in the refresher fee. Refresher fees are not available for our virtual training course.

Scheduling your consultation:

While it is up to you to utilize the hours of consultation to your best advantage, we suggest scheduling some of your hours between Part 1 and Part 2 of our basic training (or after the 5-Day Intensive). We typically do not offer consultation during the actual training; your days are long enough!

The question that is often asked: “What if I don’t have clients, can I still have consultation and complete my basic training?”

While having experience using EMDR with clients is ideal, some participants may be in situations where that is not possible. Consultation is still valuable and would still apply toward completing the basic training course.

Face-to-face local consultation:

EMDR Consulting does its best to have coaches available in your local area so you can have the opportunity for face-to-face consultation. Local coaches often have sign-up sheets available so you can schedule your consultation before you leave the training.

Conference-call consultation:

If you are unable to make the local coach’s face-to-face consultation sessions, group consultation is also available virtually.

Consultation Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation policy is up to the individual consultant. Please contact them directly. To make up a missed consultation session, you will need to make arrangements to pay for that session out-of-pocket.

Completing your consultation:

Completing your consultation is an individual process; however, please note that you will not receive your Document of Basic Training Completion until you have completed both parts of the training (or the entirety of the 5-Day Intensive) and the 10 hours of consultation. We strongly suggest you schedule your consultation on a weekly basis.


Once you have completed an EMDR Training and have received a certificate of course completion, you are considered an EMDR trained clinician. EMDRIA Certification in EMDR requires additional levels of continuing education and consultation in EMDR and is a separate process. To become certified, one must:

  • Be fully trained in an EMDRIA Approved EMDR training course and have received a certificate of course completion
  • Be licensed or certified in their profession with a minimum of two years’ experience in their field
  • Complete an additional 20 hours of consultation in EMDR by an EMDRIA Approved Consultant (we recommend using an Approved Consultant that is part of EMDR Consulting’s training staff)
  • Conduct a minimum of 50 clinical sessions with at least 25 different clients in which EMDR is utilized
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education in EMDR to apply and every two years to maintain an active certification status

Please visit emdria.org for more information about certification.

Continuing Education Credits (Part 2 Only)



EMDR Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6853. EMDR Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers. Our co-sponsor CE-Classes.com has social work state board approvals with Florida, Texas, Ohio, and New York (details below). Please contact your state board to confirm if the CEs for this course will be accepted.


Continuing Education credit for this program is also awarded by CE-Classes.com. CE-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
  • Florida Certification Board
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 02-2023
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 2202
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 – Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022
  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

Licensed professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Participants will receive 20 hours of continuing education credit upon completing Part 2 of this program. Attendance for the entirety of Part 2 is required to receive CE credits. No partial credit will be awarded. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a key code, and completing an evaluation form.

EMDR Consulting, LLC and CE-Classes do not provide CMEs for psychiatrists (MDs).

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellation Policy for Scheduled Trainings:

  • Minimum Attendance Requirement: EMDR Consulting reserves the right to cancel any training 10 days prior to the first day of the scheduled training if it does not meet its minimum attendance requirement of 10 participants.
  • Unforeseen Events: EMDR Consulting reserves the right to cancel any training up to 24 hours before the first day of the scheduled training if something occurs beyond EMDR Consulting’s control, i.e., weather, national disaster, sudden illness, or death of a relation to the scheduled trainer.
  • Refund: In the event EMDR Consulting cancels a training, participants will receive 100% of their registration fee as a credit to their credit card or a check.

Participant Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a full refund of the registration fee, participants must cancel their registration no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the training.
  • Any cancellation requests occurring after this window will incur a $45 cancellation fee.
  • For participants on a payment plan, any cancellation requests occurring after the second payment will incur a $45 cancellation fee regardless of the date of cancellation.
  • The first registration transfer is free UNLESS the transfer request is received within or after the 14 day window prior to the first day of the training, then participants will incur a $45 transfer fee. Any additional registration transfer requests will cost $45 per transfer request.
  • Cancellation requests shall be submitted in writing to registrations@emdrconsulting.com.
American Disability Act

EMDR training courses are held in facilities that are in accordance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact registrations@emdrconsulting.com to request special accommodations for disability (ADA).

Complaints and Grievances

EMDR Consulting is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA, ASWB, NASW, NBCC, and EMDRIA grievance procedures.

During a training event, the trainer responsible for conducting the training has EMDR Consulting’s authority to address any concerns that arise during the actual training. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the training to include changing practice partners, addressing staff issues, etc.

If the trainer is unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to Roy Kiessling, LISW, Founder, EMDR Consulting, Inc.

Social Workers: Should social workers have a specific grievance, these grievances will be addressed by Roy Kiessling, LISW. In situations where the social worker would have a conflict of interest, then, Crystal Whitlow, LCSW, a social worker grievance consultant for EMDR Consulting, has been given the final authority to resolve any grievances between participants and Roy Kiessling, LISW.

EMDR Consulting’s approach in resolving grievances is always from the perspective of what is in the best interest of the participant.

All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed to roy@emdrconsulting.com (or, for social workers in situations of a conflict of interest, therapycrystal@gmail.com) and will be responded to within 10 business days.

There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop.

Notice of Disclosure

At the training, participants will be expected to participate in practicum exercises that will involve addressing real, personal issues from a trauma-informed perspective. The issues addressed may have linkages to heavily emotionally charged experiences. Therefore, we ask participants to choose targets that are appropriate for a training setting. This is not the environment to treat unresolved major traumas.

During the practicum exercises, participants will pair up with each other. These partnerships are by choice. When choosing a partner, please keep in mind that you and your partner will alternate between clinician and patient roles. Coaches will be available to assist throughout the training in managing activation.

Participants will practice numerous grounding and stabilization skills before addressing presenting issues. Treatment plans will be developed; although, it is not necessary to disclose specific information for effective EMDR treatment. In fact, treatment planning is focused on processing core negative beliefs.

While past events will be identified during treatment planning, participants are not required to process anything that does not feel appropriate, especially considering that this is a training setting and not a clinical setting.

Participants will apply three EMDR-related interventions:

  • EMD^ – restricts processing to a single incident with very little emotional activation
  • EMDr – contained processing to a single area under consideration, opens more insight and, therefore, more potential emotional processing
  • EMDR – opens up the entire neural network for processing regardless of the original incident addressed

Training Location

Indiana Wesleyan University Louisville

1500 Alliant Avenue
Louisville, KY 40299

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