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September 2024 Online 15, 16, 18 Day EMDRIA Basic Therapy Training (Level 1, 2&3)- Pacific Time
19/09/2024 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

November 2024 Online 15, 16, 18 Day EMDRIA Basic Therapy Training (Level 1, 2 & 3)- Central Time
07/11/2024 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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EMDR Basic Trainees Speak….

Sue’s EMDR Faculty

Dee Dee Kay


  • All Ages
  • Indigenous Individuals
  • Sign Language
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Parental Skills
  • Couples
  • Complex Trauma
  • Advanced EMDR

Michelle Gay


  • All Ages
  • Diverse cultural practices and socio-economic back-grounds
  • Person-centred approach, Mindfulness, Social justice and Systems theories
  • Complex Trauma

Sarah Feeney, LICSW


  • All Ages
  • Families
  • Women’s issues, sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence
  • Somatic Experiencing,
  • Internal Family Systems & Ego State therapy
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy

Jacquelyn Kirby, MS, LPC-S, NCC


  • All Ages
  • Complex Trauma; Dissociation & Related Disorders
  • Psychiatric populations
  • Community Mental Health
  • Substance use
  • First Responders & Military
  • Depression & Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety & Panic
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse Victims
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Private practice & online work
  • Somatic Interventions
  • Ego State/Parts work

Anneta Manful


  • All Ages
  • Autism
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Parenting
  • Families
  • Couples
  • EMDR, CBT,
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy &
  • Solution Focused,
  • Attachment,
  • Mindfulness

Frances Mican


  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Oppression and injustice related to race, gender, sexuality, and more
  • Health concerns and medical trauma (for providers and patients)
  • Relationship changes and challenges

Sue provides:

Quality, Expertise, Innovation

  • CANADIAN Trainer
  • Thousands of EMDR hours
  • Hundreds of EMDR Therapists trained
  • 33 years in the Mental Health field
  • Teaching 28 years
  • 18 years in Somatic and Mindfulness Therapies
  • 10 years of EMDR Counselling Online
  • 20-40 hours more than any EMDR basic training in the world
  • Expert Consultants
  • Protocols in Several Languages
  • Master the Float back / Affect Bridge (Unique to Sue’s basic)
  • Canadian Guidelines, Tips, and Strategies for ONLINE EMDR
  • Somatic, Attachment, Mindfulness Informed Training
  • Audit future basic and advanced trainings at a discount
  • Expertise offered on how to integrate EMDR into your practice
  • Special Populations Include: children, phobia, addictions, pain, couples, pre natal trauma, recent events, corrections, future anticipated events, online EMDR, and complex trauma
  • 100% Canadian Quality
  • Diversity Nurturing Environment

All diversity of humanity is welcome and celebrated in Sue’s trainings.

EMDRIA and Pride month: EMDRIA Members Respond: Community Cultural Wealth and LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Sue’s contribution….

“One thing we forget to ask all those discriminated against is the question:  “What wealth is there in your community? We need to be attuned to the difficulties, the hatred, the anti-laws, the hate crimes, unique challenges, etc….. all really important to know about. However, it is also useful to allow clients the space to speak about the unique offerings, strengths, resources, and benefits of their community/ies despite the worlds’ social exclusion. This isn’t to negate the harms society does, but to also recognize there are features of every community we could learn from as a greater society and enhance our clients lives. This kind of approach could have changed colonialism to perhaps a quest for deep wisdom gained from indigenous knowledge, practices, medicines, and morality around the world. I hope someday we all learn from the tremendous knowledge base of indigenous peoples and all who have experienced social exclusion and discrimination. Invite your clients to name the tremendous wealth of their communities as well as the pain of social exclusion and violence they suffer. I include the following in my consent form:

  • What, if any, social discrimination, oppression, exclusion, cultural or societal trauma have you experienced (e.g. racial or sexist oppression, homo/bi/trans phobia, micro/macro aggressions, social exclusion/s)?  If yes, please explain (optional). You may speak about this at any time in our therapy.
  • What unique offerings, strengths, resources, and benefits are there in your community/communities?”

Trainee comments

“Thank you so much for sharing your gifts of knowledge in EMDR, including making the sessions a safe space to learn and practice. This has been transformative for me and I appreciate that immensely.” Jan. 2023 

“Thank you for the time, energy and knowledge that you’ve offered to us over the past few months. I am grateful to have taken your basic training course, and really excited to move forward into consultation!” Jan. 2023

June 2020 Trainee Feedback

“Sue is hands down one of the best resourced, most attuned and motivated trainers I have had the pleasure working with. I do not know how she is able to bring this positive attitude and wealth of knowledge so consistently.”

“All of it! I just love Sue and who she is and how she teaches, I feel so lucky to have received my EMDR training from her. She is such a champion in her field, she clearly stays up to date with the most cutting-edge and current research, I love that she spends so much time on floatback, containment/resourcing, and somatics. I love that she is so inclusive and safe and celebrates and honours diversity. She is just the best! I thoroughly enjoyed the content and  how it was delivered. I loved the practicum and all the other trainees; it was a great group of people that clearly also were feeling engaged and enjoyed the experience. Such great vibes all around! “

“Sue does an exceptional job offering a safe and inclusive space for growth and learning. She is respectful and highly skilled in the material she delivers, and ensures that she is gently critical and challenging towards any form of prejudice or bias that would make the learning environment or future clinical work unsafe for self or others. Not only does she offer an immense wealth of knowledge and teaching during the course, she also offers an abundance of resources and learning opportunities for follow-up to continue deepening our learning and enhancement of our clinical skills for the future. She provides the perfect balance of lecture, personal anecdotes, example videos of practice, group discussions/question periods, excellent readings and resources, and time for us to practice in our practicums.”

ONLINE Basic Training Feedback

“Sue had this planned out extremely well and her ability to make adjustments and work through technical glitches (which there were a few) made this zoom format quite seamless.”

“I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved the practica on Zoom, admittedly even more so than in-person. I think this was for two reasons, firstly, I felt we had even more feedback and individual time with Sue (to be clear Sue was incredibly present and available during session one in-person, however on Zoom she was able to have eyes and ears on all of us at all times), secondly, it was very intimate and comforting the way it was set up with the two other trainees, having both their faces on the screen with me was very lovely. I also liked that it offered us the opportunity to practice delivering the material online, as this is going to be something we need to feel comfortable providing to our clients, especially given the current circumstances of physical distancing and other restrictions due to COVID-19.”

Advantages of a 2 Session Training or 5.5 + Follow Up Days Training

Comprehensive Training Feedback

“After completing the comprehensive EMDR training with Sue Genest, I wondered how anyone could learn ALL this information in 5 days. I was previously signed up for a 5 day EMDR intensive training. It now seems that it would be almost impossible to retain this amount of information all at once. With the comprehensive there was more opportunity to sit, discuss, practice, and learn and even create wonderful colleague connections. Sue’s online portal that is used in between sessions, provides great consultation, effective learning, and such a huge amount of resources. The chance to practice between sessions and then return to have even more intense learning experience helps me to now feel all the more competent and ethical in EMDR treatment. I feel that in the end this will make for more positive outcomes with clients.” DA 2020

“I found Sue’s basic training to be extremely informative and comprehensive that allowed me to grow into a confident EMDR therapist. Sue’s extensive knowledge and expertise in trauma and the use of EMDR is truly impressive. Her warm and engaging presence created a learning atmosphere that allowed me to ask questions freely which expanded my capacity to become a trauma therapist. Sue is committed to her trainee’s and I have found my strengths as an EDMR therapist through her guidance. I highly recommend any therapist who is considering taking EMDR basic training to obtain this training with Sue” March 2020

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