EMDR Basic Training

Calgary, Alberta

September 26-28 2018 & January 15-19, 2018.
Pre-study materials will be provided one month prior to session one.
Extended Basic Training Practicum: September 29th 2018.
Early bird date: June 1st, 2018.

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Victoria, British Columbia

November 14-16 2018 & March 6-9 2019.
Pre-study materials will be provided one month prior to session one.
Extended Basic Training Practicum: November 17th 2018.
Early bird date: August 1st, 2018.

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ALL TRAININGS

Victoria, BC (In Progress)
April 12-14 & July 25-28, 2018

Lethbridge, AB 2018 (Complete)
April 25-27 & July 3-6, 2018

Regina, SK  2018 (In Progress)
May 31-June 2 & Sept. 5-8, 2018

Calgary, AB 2018
September 26-28, 2018 & January 15-19, 2019
Extra Practicum: September 29, 2018
Early Bird Date: June 1, 2018
Calgary 2018 Brochure 
See online registration above or Email directly to:
info@suegenest.ca

Victoria, BC Fall 2018
Nov. 14-16, 2018 & March 6-9, 2019

Extra Practicum: Nov. 17, 2018
Early Bird Date: August 1, 2018
Victoria Fall 2018 brochure 
See online registration above or Email directly to:
info@suegenest.ca

2019 Basic Trainings

Victoria, BC
April 10-12 & July 31-August 3, 2019
Extra Practicum April 13, 2019
Early Bird Date: January 7, 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca
Victoria 2019 Brochure
Registration link available fall 2018

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
May 29-31 & Sept. 4-7, 2019
Extra Practicum: June 1, 2019
Early Bird Deadline: February 1, 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca
Saskatoon 2019 Brochure
Registration link available fall 2018

Winnipeg, MB
June 26-28 & Oct. 2-5, 2019
Extra Practicum: June 29, 2019
Early Bird Deadline: March 1, 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca
Winnipeg 2019 Brochure
Registration link available fall 2018

Calgary, AB
Sept. 26-28, 2019 and January 16-19, 2020
Extra Practicum: Sept. 29, 2019
Early Bird Deadline: June 1, 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca
Registration link available November 2018

Victoria, BC
Fall 2019
Dates and details to be announced

 

Grande Prairie 2019
Assembling Interest for 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca

Kelowna, BC 2019
Assembling Interest for 2019
Contact: Sue Genest
info@suegenest.ca

 

2020 Basic Trainings

Victoria, BC Spring & Fall

Lethbridge Spring

Regina, Sk. Spring

Calgary Fall

 

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Life Journeys Counselling presents Basic Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for licensed mental health practitioners. This powerful empirically tested approach to addressing disturbing memories will change your practice and clients lives.  This course is approved by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA).

The training is in 3 parts: two 3-day Sessions including practica, plus 10-hours of Consultation (Extra practica are available in the extended program). The training includes dynamic lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations, case studies, supervised practice and ongoing case consultation.  Resources provided to you consist of manuals, handouts, Shapiro textbook, access to online case consultation with the  trainer, facilitators, and peers, and numerous online EMDR resources for use with clients.

Participants learn to use EMDR appropriately and effectively in a variety of applications. Such use is based on understanding the theoretical basis of EMDR, safety issues, integration with a treatment plan, and supervised practice.

More Information on EMDR Basic Training Course Outline – See Below

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Testimonials

“I absolutely loved learning from you, and in meeting other EMDR therapists, I realize more and more how fortunate I was to have you as my teacher. You teach this subject matter so comprehensively and really inspired me as a student” Emily Reid.

“Excellent! Really positive experience. I was hesitant to take the course due to cost, but with all the hours of training, textbook, case consultations in person + online, the myriad of online resources Sue made available through the forum, and all the amazing breakthroughs I had as a client, this was an absolute bargain! Thank you.”

“Thank you Sue. I appreciate your straight forward & still spirit-led style of teaching. We’re learning and still experiencing your heart. Thanks.”

“Sue has a very calm demeanour and a great positive manner to teach. Great sense of humor and realistic! She’s approachable and let’s us make mistakes and grow without judging. I will strive to work with my clients with the same approach that Sue did with me! Thank you Sue!”

“I really got more out of this training than I have gotten out of other trainings over the past few years. Initially, I was afraid that I wouldn’t “catch on” but by my confidence rose and I am feeling excited about bringing EMDR into my work. Thank you for this valuable experience. p.s. practicums were great!”

“I feel like I finally have a therapy that is effective and comprehensive enough to deal with the complexity of the issues that people I work with have been facing.”

“Thank you! This will help me to build that chain in my own life and in the lives of my clients who desire it. Wonderfully informative and transformational.”

“By far the best training I have ever done in the field. I am leaving inspired and feeling like I have the tools to do the work I initially set out to do… to heal trauma. I absolutely loved the practicums, the content, the food, the space, but above all I loved having done it with Sue! I wouldn’t change a thing.”

“Sue Genest has helped countless individuals, including therapists, discover the best in themselves. Some say, “Time with Sue is transformational.” I believe she receives this kind of acknowledgment due to her compassionate nature, encouraging words, and skilled presence. Her facilitation style is engaging, gentle and soulful. Sue is an authentic healer.”
Patricia Morgan MA CCC at https://SolutionsForResilience.com
Counsellor, speaker, and author of Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daugther Stolen by Addictions and other books

“The teaching was wonderful and the content was so applied and practical. It was such a pleasant surprise. I loved the videos.”

“The second part of the training definitely pulled together any “loose ends” (uncertainties, unanswered questions), and increased my confidence as an EMDR Therapist. I connect to this approach on a number of different levels, including some of my core beliefs. I anticipate continuing with advanced training and growing as an EMDR therapist.”

Course Outline

This course is approved by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA). It follows the EMDRIA’s currently recommended curriculum (as of July 1, 2007) and is in 3 parts: two 3-day Sessions including practica, plus 10-hours of Consultation. Registrants must take both Session 1 and Session 2 in order to register. Consultation may be taken as part of this course or privately.

Instructor(s):

Sue Genest, MSc. CCC. is a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant & Trainer. She has been working in health care for over 23 years. She has specialized in trauma work using EMDR, Hakomi body psychotherapy, and various methods to address the whole person. She works with individuals, couples, and groups addressing trauma, (e.g. abuse, car accidents, etc.) addictions, grief, anxiety, stress, depression, self esteem, health, and relationship issues. She has worked with many populations: individuals struggling with mental health (e.g. PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia); individuals with varying disabilities; minorities (e.g. Aboriginal, LGBTT, immigrants), correctional offenders (e.g. childhood trauma, personality disorders, military trauma, residential school survivors); cancer patients; general public, student populations, and corporate professionals (e.g. EnCana, Enmax). She is provisionally registered psychologist in Alberta and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. She graduated from the University of Calgary with her 1st class Honors BA in Psychology and her Master of Science degree in Counselling Psychology. She was won numerous awards for her academic work and taught several classes at the University including counselling skills, lifespan development, mind/body/spirit medicine; qualitative research; and sexuality. She has publications and presentations in the area of counselling, pediatrics, qualitative research, sexuality, and EMDR.

Learning Objectives:

  • to use the basic eight phase EMDR protocol, effectively and safely, and adapt it to special situations and populations
  • to understand the research and theoretical positions on EMDR
  • to be familiar with variations on the basic protocol for special populations
  • to understand legal and ethical considerations in the use of EMDR

Topics:

  • the research on EMDR; review of the research, discussion of controversy/social psychology of innovation.
  • the psychology of trauma and diagnosis of Post traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • theoretical explanations for EMDR; accelerated information processing; alternate explanations; brain research; caveats.
  • the 8 phases of EMDR treatment.
  • EMDR and special populations.

Course Objectives:

Participants learn to use EMDR appropriately and effectively in a variety of applications. Such use is based on understanding the theoretical basis of EMDR, safety issues, integration with a treatment plan, and supervised practice.

The course is in two trainings, and consultation components take place after each.

Session 1 is usually sufficient for work with uncomplicated Post traumatic Stress Disorder in most clients.

  • Class 1: History, Trauma, Research
  • Class 2: EMDR Basic Protocol
  • Class 3: EMDR Basic Protocol
  • Class 4: Practicum I
  • Class 5: Re-evaluation, Special Protocols, Present Anxiety, Abreaction
  • Class 6: Practicum II

Session 2 is necessary for working effectively with more complex cases, special populations and more severe, longstanding, or complicated psychopathologies.

  • Class 7 (Didactic): Protocol Review, Cognitive Interweave
  • Class 8: Practicum III
  • Class 9: Children, Dissociation
  • Class 10: Resource Development and Installation
  • Class 11: Pain, Addiction
  • Class 12: Practicum IV

Consultation includes 10-hours of individual or group consultation with an EMDRIA approved consultant. These may be acquired as part of this course or privately.

See Below for the EMDRIA Prerequisites:

Qualified applicants will have a minimum of a Master’s level training in a mental health discipline and must belong to a professional organization with a code of ethics, or be a graduate student having completed their core graduate academic coursework and be in their practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.

If you will be unable to practice EMDR with clients between the two sessions you will be unable to complete the training. For more detailed information see below.

Licensed Mental Health Professionals

  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must have a medical specialty in Psychiatry and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric nursing and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline considered appropriate by EMDRIA and must also be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Mental Health Clinicians who have a Master’s degree in one of the following fields must submit their graduate transcript to Sue Genest to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy, Christian/Pastoral Counseling, Drug/Alcohol Counseling, and Music Therapy. These clinicians will also need to submit a copy of their license to practice in their state or province in order to determine their eligibility.

Interns & 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 considered appropriate by EMDRIA. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician who has been registered for at least 5 years.
  • Graduate students who are enrolled in a Master’s program in one of the following fields must submit their graduate course transcript to Sue Genest to determine their eligibility: Art Therapy, Christian/Pastoral Counseling, Drug/Alcohol Counselling, and Music Therapy.
  • Students who would like to take the basic training will need to submit the following documentation to determine eligibility for registering for an EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Training: graduate transcript, practicum or internship hours, curriculum vita, and a letter from their current supervisor which includes the supervisor’s degree information, licensure information and license number.

All participants are welcome in my training regardless of background, sexual orientation, gender, race, culture, or religious background if you meet the above criteria.

Textbooks & Manuals (included in fees):

Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols and procedures (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Session One and Session Two Manuals will be provided at the training.

Numerous Resources in Sue’s Online Forum (included in fees):

For example:
Shapiro, F. (2006). New notes on adaptive information processing with case formulation principles, forms, scripts, and worksheets. Hamden, CT: EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.

EMDRIA Newsletter: Special Edition. Children, Adolescents & EMDR: A Closer Look

EMDRIA Newsletter: Special Edition December 2001. Resource Development and Installation Skills.

Format:

  • lecture, discussion, demonstration, video (20 hours)
  • supervised practice (20 hours)
  • consultation (10 hours) with an EMDRIA Approved consultant (included in fee)

Session 1 and Session 2 are scheduled on two separate weekends approximately two to three months apart; usually Thursday & Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00pm.

The 10 hours of Consultation required for this course take place in an online and group format, between and after Session 1 & 2.

Approved for Continuing Competency by the Canadian Counselling Association.

ALL textbooks, manuals, and consultation are included in our Basic Training