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Transforming Trauma with EMDR (Parts 1 and 2)

A 7-Day Professional Training

June 23 - 30, 2017

Friday - Friday, 7 nights

$1110 Tuition

Plus 7 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems.

Informed by research in contemporary neuroscience, EMDR is part of a holistic approach to healing trauma by integrating body, mind, and spirit. In this professional training with Laurel Parnell, PhD—an EMDR pioneer and author of five books, including Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma—you will gain skills to work more effectively with complex cases using EMDR tools.

Through lecture, hands-on practice, and demonstrations, you will learn:

  • Describe the EMDR model and components of treatment
  • Create a case formulation
  • Evaluate clients to gauge the appropriateness of EMDR treatment
  • Describe the Eight Phases of EMDR treatment
  • Demonstrate the protocols and procedures for using EMDR with a range of problems

Dr. Parnell emphasizes the importance of compassionate, safe, and therapeutic relationships with clients that involve adapting protocols and procedures according to their psychological, emotional, cultural, and developmental needs.

Upon completion of this program you will understand how to use standard and modified EMDR protocols and procedures in your practice.

36.5 CE Credits Available

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  • Faculty Bio
    Laurel Parnell, PhD

    Clinical psychologist, author, and consultant

    Laurel Parnell is a leading expert on the trauma therapy Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and developer of Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and Resource Tapping ™.

    Founder and executive director of the Parnell Institute and an EMDR pioneer with expertise in transpersonal psychology, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991. Dr. Parnell uses a holistic approach to healing trauma, informed by research in contemporary neuroscience, that integrates body, mind, and spirit.

    She is author of five books on EMDR, as well as several articles and a book chapter. Considered a master clinician, she has produced several DVDs and is one of the most respected instructors of EMDR trainings and workshops. She has taught at universities and now teaches workshops internationally based on her latest book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma.

    She also has a lifelong interest in humanitarian work that is now focused on bringing EMDR and related techniques to underserved populations worldwide.

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  • Why Attend
    • Add the groundbreaking EMDR method to your therapeutic tools by training with one of its pioneers.

    • Develop skills and expertise for supporting clients who are survivors of trauma.

    • Expand your awareness of what is happening in the field by connecting with a leader in the field and like-minded mental health professionals.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Friday, June 23: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

    Saturday, June 24: 9:30 AM – 6 PM

    Sunday, June 25: 9:30 AM – 6 PM

    Monday, June 26: 2:30 PM – 6 PM

    Tuesday, June 27: 9:30 AM – 6 PM

    Wednesday, June 28: 9:30 AM – 6 PM

    Thursday, June 29: 2:30 PM – 6 PM

    Friday, June 30: 9:30 AM – 12 PM

    Friday, June 23

    7:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Introductions, History and Development of EMDR, EMDR Research, Theoretical Model

    Saturday, June 24

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Meditation, Neurobiology of trauma, the eight phases of treatment, resource installation and development, assessment phase

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Break

    11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: EMDR demonstration

    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch
    2:30 PM – 3 PM: Procedural steps

    3:00 PM – 3:45 PM: Group Practice-Vignettes: Assessment phase

    3:45 PM – 6:00 PM: Practicum I: Trauma SUDs 5 to learn the procedural steps

    Sunday, June 25

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM:Meditation, Lecture: desensitization, closing incomplete sessions

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Break

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Demonstration. Questions, Discussion

    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunch

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Case Formulation: History taking, preparation and assessing readiness for EMDR

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Practicum II: Working with traumas

    Monday, June 26

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Debrief Practicum, Lecture: Case formulation: the three-part protocol

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Practicum III: Anxiety or behavior

    Tuesday, June 27

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM: Meditation, Lecture: working with blocked processing, using interweaves

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Break

    11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Demonstration

    12:30 PM – 2:30 PM:Lunch

    2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Practice vignettes: Interweaves

    3:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Practicum IV: Higher SUDs trauma, childhood trauma

    Wednesday, June 28

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM:Meditation, debrief practicum, Lecture: developing EMDR targets, the bridging technique

    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Break

    11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Working with phobias

    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Demonstration: phobia

    12:30 PM- 2:00 PM: Lunch

    2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Bridging from body sensations, emotions, negative cognitions and problematic behaviors

    3:00 PM -6:00 PM: Practicum V: Phobias, bridging, three-part protocol

    Thursday, June 29

    Morning free

    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Lecture: Processing difficulties: abreactions, dissociation, sleepiness, numbness, memory chaining, body memories without visual memories

    3:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Practicum VI: Higher SUDS trauma, childhood trauma

    Friday, June 30

    9:30 AM – 11:00 AM:Meditation, debrief practicum, integrating EMDR into a clinical practice, consultation, therapist self-care
    11:15 AM – 11:30 AM: Free time

    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing circle



    Attendance is limited to mental-health professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board that authorizes independent practice. Applicants will be requested to send a copy of their license or certificate; information on how to do this will be sent to you upon registration. Be advised that anyone not submitting the appropriate paperwork will not be allowed entrance into the class.

    Canadian registration requirements: A minimum of master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology or social work is required. Applicants should also hold membership in a professional association that has a written code of ethics or standards of conduct and hold professional liability.

    Experience Level

    No previous EMDR experience required.

    CEs Available

    CE and CME are available and included in tuition.

    This course has been approved for 36.5 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    For questions or concerns, please email [email protected], Programming Department.






    Recommended Reading


    A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment, Laurel Parnell

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures, Francine Shapiro


    Transforming Trauma: EMDR, Laurel Parnell

    EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused As Children, Laurel Parnell

    Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, Laurel Parnell

    Special Details

    Tuition includes a manual. In accordance with the Parnell EMDR Institute standards, to complete basic EMDR training requirements, participants must complete this course, receive 10 hours of consultation from a Parnell Institute-approved consultant, and then take Laurel Parnell’s Advanced Clinical Workshop & Refresher Course.

    Enrollment cap of 45 participants


  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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