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Spring II • Basic EMDR Training • 3 Parts • Online

April 23 - April 25

Basic EMDR Training I • Starting April 23rd

Are you looking for a way to work more effectively with all your clients? Do you want to help them experience permanent healing?  Are you ready to move on from talking with clients
to actually transforming their lives?

Then this online EMDR Basic Training is the place to start.

EMDR Therapy Basic Training with Deany Laliotis—
a Comprehensive Approach to Transformational Healing

This EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)-approved Basic EMDR Training includes everything you need.

  • You’ll master basic EMDR therapy procedures, protocols and techniques so that you can start using EMDR with your clients right away.
  • This EMDR training addresses everything from brief, short-term treatment for acute trauma and PTSD to longer-term EMDR therapy for challenging clinical cases like complex trauma and dissociative disorders.
  • Learn how to use EMDR therapy to treat problems of daily life such as low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, anxiety, depression, addictions and more.
  • Master the practice of EMDR teletherapy—an essential skill for your successful practice.
  • You will gain first-hand experience of EMDR memory processing—both as a clinician and from a client’s point of view during practice sessions.
  • Get the guidance and support of trained and highly experienced EMDR practice facilitators during your breakout and practice sessions.

Don’t Miss Out! Save the Dates for this Basic EMDR Training!

PART 1: April 23-25 • PART 2: May 21-23
PART 3: June 18-19 Get the complete schedule here. 

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You Get 44 Continuing Education Credits PLUS 10 Hours Case Consultation Free

Hi, I’m Deany Laliotis

I will be your instructor for this EMDR Basic Training online. I am excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to EMDR therapy, a powerful and effective approach that changed my practice and my life.  I began working alongside Francine Shapiro, originator of EMDR in 1993 and, she became my mentor. I was able to contribute to the evolution of EMDR from a powerful technique to a comprehensive psychotherapy that goes beyond the resolution of trauma to healing the human spirit. I am an invited presenter and keynote speaker at EMDR therapy conferences throughout the world, as well as a trainer, clinical consultant and psychotherapist. In addition to this EMDRIA-approved Basic EMDR Training, I’ll also introduce you to a more relational approach to healing complex trauma, addictions, anxiety and trauma while helping our clients step into all that’s possible for them.

What’s Included in This EMDR BASIC Training?

  • An enhanced three-part EMDR Practice Manual that is the definitive collection of EMDR therapy procedures, protocols and techniques—yours to keep forever.Training manuals, handouts, worksheets—all online.
  • Discuss topics, ask questions and get to know other therapists taking this course in the online community Café.
  • Ten hours of case consultation are included at no extra cost—a benefit few other EMDR trainings include.
  • The support of a trained, highly experienced EMDR facilitator for breakout and practice sessions 
  • Bonus Video 1: How to use EMDR therapy with front line health care workers and first responders.
  • Bonus Video 2: How to work with addictions during times of adversity using EMDR Therapy.
  • Bonus Video 3: Best practice guidance for making the most of teletherapy and using EMDR to treat complex trauma remotely.
  • 44 CE hours


All teaching and activities are conducted via Zoom. Plan to sign in early to get comfortable with the set-up. Questions? Contact Jeanette Faircloth for answers.

Complete This EMDR Basic Training So That Your Clients Can Experience Healing That Changes Their Lives Forever

Start using EMDR in your practice right away to:

  • Inspire hope for a future of possibilities—even with clients who have had multiple courses of prior treatment.
  • Support your clients so that they can approach early trauma at their own pace and on their own terms.
  • Work with underlying traumas so that clients can resolve self-esteem issues, relationship problems, social isolation, difficulties at work, addictions and more.
  • Use the therapeutic relationship to support and challenge clients to examine issues of self-identity as part of the healing process.
  • Integrate EMDR therapy into your clinical practice by incorporating your existing skills and methods with the EMDR approach.

This virtual EMDR Basic Training is designed and taught by Deany Laliotis and approved by EMDRIA—the EMDR International Association. EMDRIA is the gold standard for EMDR practice and training.

Your Peers Love Training with Deany

“A true expert who presents with compassion, leadership, knowledge, and incredible presence.  I’m excited to put this information and experience to work.”

“I love the integration of EMDR as a primary framework with other approaches (IFS, AEDP), but most of all the art of EMDR as a full, rich therapy.”

“Deany is knowledgeable AND a dynamic trainer! What an essential training for my practice and my life!”

“I really like the connection between video examples to the content being taught. That really helps me to integrate the information”  

Don’t Miss Out! Save the Dates for this Basic EMDR Training!

PART 1: April 23-25 • PART 2: May 21-23
PART 3: June 18-19 Get the complete schedule here. 

Continuing Education Credits

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:

Psychologists: Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  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 (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE Credit to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 44.0 clinical hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers Licensed in Washington, D.C.:  This course has been approved by the Washington, D.C. Board of Social Work. Social Workers completing this program will receive 44 contact hours of continuing education credit.

EMDR International Association: This program is approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) as meeting the requirements for EMDR basic training. A Certificate of Completion of this program necessary for eventual EMDRIA certification will be provided following completion of the 7 days of training plus the 10 hours of EMDR case consultation during and following the training.  This case consultation is provided 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.

Learning Objectives

There are four parts to this training. After successfully completing each part, you will be able to:


  • Identify the Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR therapy
  • List 2 hypothesized brain mechanisms utilized in EMDR reprocessing
  • List 3 important existing research studies
  • List 3 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy
  • List 3 examples of small “t” traumas
  • List 3 examples of big “T” traumas
  • List 3 typical ways people process disturbing life experiences
  • Describe the elements of a target memory node
  • Describe a processing channel
  • Name the 8 phases of EMDR therapy for comprehensive treatment
  • List 3 kinds of eye movements used in EMDR reprocessing
  • Describe 2 common reasons for blocked processing
  • Distinguish between state change and trait change in EMDR therapy


  • Describe the adaptive information processing system
  • Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the purpose of utilizing the SUD scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the purpose of the VOC scale and what it stands for
  • Identify the reprocessing phases involved in memory reprocessing
  • Describe one purpose for Safe/Calm Place utilization
  • Describe 3 symptoms suggesting a possible dissociative disorder
  • Describe when you would apply the Future Template
  • Identify 2 clinical situations where EMD would be appropriate
  • Distinguish between adult-onset trauma and developmental trauma
  • Describe the protocol for a single traumatic event
  • Describe how EMDR therapy can address the impact of racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice and bias
  • Distinguish between direct questioning and the Floatback technique


  • Describe 3 categories of memories used in RDI
  • Describe what is meant by a targeting sequence plan
  • Describe 3 cognitive interweave strategies for use in blocked processing
  • Identify when the Recent Events Protocol would be appropriate
  • Describe one important caution for using EMDR therapy with addictions
  • Describe what is meant by moral injury in EMDR therapy with combat veterans
  • Identify 3 differences in applying EMDR therapy to working with children

Helping First Responders and Health Care Workers

  • Name at least two EMDR treatment protocols that could be used to treat this population
  • Identify at least two client variables that are unique to this population

Tackling Addictions

  • Identify at least two variables that help determine if a client who has a history of addiction is stable enough for processing
  • Identify at least one variable that determines whether to target a present trigger or the underlying trauma from the past

Treating Complex Trauma

  • Identify at least one stabilization technique that can be used with clients who are dissociative
  • Identify at least one EMDR treatment protocol that can be used with clients who are dissociative


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