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Life Journeys Counselling & Training Inc. 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 5 parts:

    1. Online Live Introduction
    2. Two Live 3 or 4 (comprehensive) day Sessions including practica,
    3. 10-hours of Consultation
    4. Pre Study: Intro. to EMDR; Trauma Informed Care; Clinical Preparation for applying EMDR

25 hours more than EMDRIA Basic Training Requirements

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.

Comprehensive EMDR Basic Training

***NEW Spring 2019 ***

Comprehensive Programming with an additional 40 hours including the Pre Study; Pre-Training; Group Exercises and
discussion; and Video Demos of the protocol to enhance learning and integration of material. Look for COMPREHENSIVE
under the trainings below for extended programs in your area. This component will also be available for the NEW online
basic training.

+ 45 HRS – triple your value

+ Group Exercises & practice

+ Discussion

+ Consultation

+ Demos

Comprehensive Participants Feedback Sept. 2019:

“Sue is a beautiful teacher inside and out. Her passion for teaching definitely shows as she fosters a safe space
for individuals in their learning. The warmth, love, and compassion that she radiates for her work with clients has
also been a blessing to witness. Her desire to keep growing in her personal and professional life and encouragement of
trainee’s to work on self-development is also much appreciated.

The comprehensive EMDR training was a great fit for my personality as I enjoyed group sharing in an intimate space
with my peers. In addition, having the opportunity to watch a full demo of the EMDR process really helped me solidify
and integrate my learning of the protocol in a way that makes sense. Lastly, observing Sue facilitate a session and
debriefing as a group provided me with confidence in beginning to apply EMDR with my own clients. I am excited about
the journey ahead in continuing to learn this modality with such a skilled teacher and therapist!”

DEMO Feedback from Trainee:

“I had been sitting with my trauma for years – fighting unexplained emotions and behaviors. Although
emotionally damaged, I believed I was a survivor. Two days of EMDR training, challenged my beliefs. For the first
time, I felt hope. Maybe EMDR could help me.

As we began, I felt safe, and was gently guided back to distant and very painful memories. Sue created a safe
space for me. I experienced her support and compassion through her eyes. Bilateral stimulation through eye
movement and tapping facilitated the recovery of memory after memory, and the tears flooded my eyes. It was
incredibly emotional yet incredibly healing. The past, present and future EMDR protocol was personally
transformational. I have never felt such freedom, gratitude, and personal honesty.

Now I want to share that experience and support others. It has become the catalyst to further my skills and
advanced training in EMDR therapy, as a best practice for trauma recovery”.

Online EMDR Basic Training

Online EMDR Basic Training

EMDRIA has now approved online basic training.

Course Date Start:

June 15, 2020

Sept. 3, 2020

To register go to EVENTS page.

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Testimonials

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. 2018

“This course has been life altering. I think my life will be measured by before EMDR and after. My clinical
practice has already shifted significantly, which has rejuvenated and energized me.” Sept. 2018

“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 is a beautiful teacher inside and out. Her passion for teaching definitely shows as she fosters a safe space
for individuals in their learning. The warmth, love, and compassion that she radiates for her work with clients has
also been a blessing to witness. Her desire to keep growing in her personal and professional life and encouragement
of trainee’s to work on self-development is also much appreciated. Sept. 2019

The comprehensive EMDR training was a great fit for my personality as I enjoyed group
sharing in an intimate space with my peers. In addition, having the opportunity to watch a full demo of the EMDR
process really helped me solidify and integrate my learning of the protocol in a way that makes sense. Lastly,
observing Sue facilitate a session and debriefing as a group provided me with confidence in beginning to apply EMDR
with my own clients. I am excited about the journey ahead in continuing to learn this modality with such a skilled
teacher and therapist! ” Sept. 2019

“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: EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training

Course Outline

This course is approved by the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA). It follows the EMDRIA’s currently recommended curriculum and is in 3 parts: two 3-day Sessions including practica, plus 10-hours of Consultation.

You also have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program of 8 days instead of 6 to to practice the skills further, participate in consultation and discussion, and watch additional demo/s.

Additionally, Sue provides a Pre-Training Introduction, Pre Study, and thousands of resources in her online forum.

Registrants must take both Session 1 and Session 2 in order to register.

Consultation may be taken as part of this course or privately. Your fees cover the 10 hours of consultation provided in the course structure.

Pre-Training Introduction:

  • Introduction to the trainer, course, pre-study, and online forum resources
  • Review of the Consultation needed
  • Preparing your clients for EMDR

Pre Study:

  • Pre-Study 1: Trauma Informed Care
  • Pre-Study 2: EMDR Introduction & EMDR Research
  • Pre-Study 3: Psychometrics & History Taking & Treatment Planning Intro
  • Pre-Study 4: EMDR Resources
  • Pre-Study 5: Client Self Regulation

Instructor(s):

Sue Genest, MSc. CCC. RCC. is a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant & EMDRIA Training Provider. She has been working in health care for over 33 years. She has specialized in trauma work using EMDR, Hakomi body psychotherapy, and various methods to address the whole person. She has practiced thousands of hours of EMDR and taught EMDR for several years.

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 a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Registered Clinical 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.

EMDR Training offered

by Sue Genest, MSc. CCC. RCC.

This training is a comprehensive. It will provide you with the EMDRIA content along with numerous other resources to enhance your learning. Sue is committed to excellence in training and creating a safe learning environment so that you can not only learn this evidenced based therapy, but also have opportunity to transform your practice and life.

Learning Objectives:

  • to use the basic eight phase EMDR protocol, effectively and safely
  • 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 8 phases of EMDR treatment.
  • the research on EMDR; review of the research.
  • theoretical explanations for EMDR; adaptive information processing system; alternate explanations; brain research.
  • EMDR and special populations.
  • the psychology of trauma and diagnosis of Post traumatic Stress Disorder.

EMDR Research

Current list of EMDR related research citations

Why does EMDR work? 

Francine Shapiro Library http://emdr.nku.edu/

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 divided into two sessions with consultation components to enhance learning.

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

Consultation includes 10-hours of individual and group consultation with an EMDRIA approved consultant. Your fees
cover the 10 hours of consultation provided in the training. You may also acquire them privately with an EMDRIA
Approved Consultant at your own cost.

EMDR Pre Requisites

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. The regulatory body must be on the EMDR Canada’s approved list.

You may also 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. You might consider waiting until you have access to clients to practice.

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.

Educational Criteria for Admitting Canadians to EMDR Basic Training (EMDR Canada)

Completion of a masters degree or higher in an established mental health discipline from a university that is a member of:

1) Universities Canada (formerly The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada – AUCC) [ https://www.univcan.ca/universities/member-universities/
];

OR

2) from a University in USA that is accredited by 1 of the 6 Regional Accrediting Organizations recognized by CHEA the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

If you have educational questions off-shore degrees contact the EMDR
Canada Professional Affairs Committee
.

Board of Directors of EMDR Canada Ver. 19.03

All participants are welcome in my training regardless of cultural background, sexual orientation, gender, race, or
religious background if you meet the above criteria. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated in this
training.

Textbooks (discounts on resources available):

Shapiro, F. (2017). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols and procedures (3rd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Manuals (included in fees):

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:

  • Pre-Training (4 hours)
  • Pre-Study (10-20 + hours)
  • Lecture, discussion, demonstration, video (40 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. This is meant to enhance your learning. Practicing between sessions is vital to integrating the material with practice, consulting, and clarifying details of the protocol and application to various populations.

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 this Basic Training. Additionally, you will have access to an online forum with  numerous resources on EMDR, Trauma, Dissociation, and other clinical aids.

Sue is committed to excellence and will provide you with the opportunity to learn the skills of EMDR therapy and enhance your connection and work with clients.

Would you like to have EMDR Basic Training in your area?

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Sept. 2019 Trainee:
“Sue is a beautiful teacher inside and out. Her passion for teaching definitely shows as she fosters a safe space for individuals in their learning. The warmth, love, and compassion that she radiates for her work with clients has also been a blessing to witness. Her desire to keep growing in her personal and professional life and encouragement of trainee’s to work on self-development is also much appreciated.
The comprehensive EMDR training was a great fit for my personality as I enjoyed group sharing in an intimate space with my peers. In addition, having the opportunity to watch a full demo of the EMDR process really helped me solidify and integrate my learning of the protocol in a way that makes sense. Lastly, observing Sue facilitate a session and debriefing as a group provided me with confidence in beginning to apply EMDR with my own clients. I am excited about the journey ahead in continuing to learn this modality with such a skilled teacher and therapist! “
ALL Diversity of humanity are welcomed and celebrated in Sue’s EMDR Trainings. Discrimination and disruption of any kind will not be tolerated.