Center of Canada

Comprehensive Refresher on EMDR Therapy

Refresh your skills on EMDR with a strong focus on case conceptualization. If you wish you were trained with us initially, now is your chance. Lecture plus interactive group exercises. 2 hours of consultation - no practicum.

Program Overview

Approved for 24 EMDRIA Credits (Delayed recording will be available)


This live webinar spans multiple dates May 10-11 & May 17-18, 2024 (7:30 am to 2:15 pm Pacific Time). This comprehensive refresher will strongly focus on case conceptualization, the heart of EMDR therapy, and teach how to perform a case conceptualization based on the principles of the AIP model. The training will not include a practicum but will be interactive. Participants will also learn the basic principles of Attachment Theory, trauma and the Theory of Structural Dissociation, how to assess readiness and stability of clients, and how to perform a comprehensive history for target sequencing.

Learning Objectives


  • Participants will describe key principles of the Adaptive Information Processing Model and the elements of Shapiro’s (2018) and Leeds’s (2016) models of maladaptive memory networks.
  • Participants will determine whether clients meet standardized criteria for readiness for EMDR reprocessing or need extended preparation.
  • Participants will use standardized assessment tools or structured interviews to screen all prospective clients for dissociative disorders before using any bilateral stimulation procedures.
  • Participants will describe a framework for case conceptualization and will organize and implement a planned sequence of targets for EMDR reprocessing.
  • Participants will describe the purpose and carry out with adequate fidelity each of the steps in the Assessment Phase (3) and the Reprocessing Phases (4, 5, and 6) of the standard EMDR procedural steps. 
  • Participants will describe the 3 Prong Protocol and the procedural steps for the standardized scripts within each prong, and when to use each protocol.
  • Participants will recognize when to offer an interweave selected from the themes of Responsibility, Safety, and Choice and also when to “stay out of the way.”



Required Reading:

You must plan to read in their entirety and thoroughly study portions of both texts listed below. Please note that these are not included in the tuition fee.

Leeds, A.M. (2016). A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors and Consultants. (2nd Ed.). New York: Springer Publishing Company. 

Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures. (3rd Ed.). New York: The Guildford Press.

Here are the ebook links for both textbooks. These are available for immediate download and offer the ability to have access to the textbook across various devices, and will make it possible for online dictation services and applications to read the content as well.

A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors … – Andrew M. Leeds, PhD – Google Books

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic … – Francine Shapiro – Google Books

Standard Registration

– $725 (CAD) Licensed / Registered Clinicians

If you are employed at a Non-Profit Agency, please submit a letter from your employer on the Agency’s Letterhead confirming your employment. Email the required letter to admin@emdrcenterofcanada.com in order to receive the discount code before purchasing the course. 

Please note that all participants must have successfully completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy to register in this refresher course

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