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Professional Development

EMDR Therapy Basic Training

January 17, 2020 at 8:30amMarch 28, 2020 at 5:00pm EST

Nancy Cantor Warehouse, 016

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The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training. EMDR Therapy is a highly effective evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD and trauma-based problems. It can be used to treat a wide range of problems, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem. The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and the World Health Organization have all endorsed EMDR as an effective treatment for PTSD.

This EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training will be presented in an eight-day format via four (4) two-day trainings (full days, Fridays and Saturdays) over three months. The 50-hour training meets EMDRIA’s (the EMDR International Association’s) requirements for the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training: 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of supervised practicum, and 10 hours of case consultation. Participants receive individualized attention, as the instructor to participant ratio is 1 to 10.

To be eligible to take the training, professionals must: 1) have a master’s degree or higher in a field of mental health counseling, 2) be licensed or certified as a mental health professional by a state or national board that authorizes independent practice, and 3) have a current clinical caseload. Participants will learn:

  • The Adaptive Information Processing model of EMDR;
  • How to identify clients for EMDR, and how to develop skills in preparing them for EMDR trauma processing;
  • Skills using all eight phases of the EMDR protocol;
  • The three-stage standard protocol;
  • EMDR Therapy applications with a variety of special populations, and;
  • How to integrate EMDR into a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment approach.

Training dates: 1/17 & 18, 1/31 & 2/1, 2/28 & 29, 3/27 & 28. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. Partial credits will not be given. (Inclement weather dates will be Sundays, January 19, February 2, March 1, March 29 of each module)
Time: 8:30am sign-in, 9am-5pm everyday
Cost: Early Bird Registration: $1500, pay by 11/18/19, Regular Registration: $1600, pay by 12/18/19 (remitted tuition may not be used for the training, as this is a continuing education course) NYS Dept. of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 50 contact hours
Contact for Registration: Tracey Marchese:

Presenter: Tracey Musarra Marchese

Tracey Musarra Marchese, MSW, LCSW-R is an EMDR-certified therapist and EMDRIA-approved EMDR consultant and trainer. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York and New Jersey. During her 24 years of experience, Tracey has worked in various health and mental health settings, as well as in private practice. She has developed expertise in trauma, dissociation, and mind-body wellness. She is a certified perinatal bereavement counselor, a certified prepare/enrich counselor, and has advanced training in Evolving Thought Field Therapy (EvTFT). Tracey is a professor of practice in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University, with a private practice in Syracuse.

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This event was first published on September 20, 2019 and last updated on September 25, 2019.

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