EMDR Basic Training

June 9

8:00am - 6:00pm

June 8

8:00am - 6:00pm

June 15

8:00am - 6:00pm


EMDR Basic Training

This Basic Training is approved by the EMDR International Association and represents a departure from the traditional two-weekend EMDR training programs with an innovative format. It is designed to lead participants in an intensive learning experience emphasizing conceptual clarity, procedural details, and skill development through a combination of lectures, discussions, and video vignettes drawn from actual EMDR therapy sessions and culminating in supervised practice.

Effective learning is facilitated by pacing the training across 10 workshop days (six weekends) spanning 12 weeks to avoid information overload. Small group format provides for intensive discussions and didactic interactions with the instructor. The workshop provides 43 instructional hours, 25 hours of supervised practice, and 12 hours of consultation, for a total of 80 training hours (EMDRIA requires 50 hours).

This Training is designed to lead the participants through every step of EMDR Therapy in a sequential manner, mirroring the therapy process in actual practice. This is further reinforced by having the participants implement all eight phases of EMDR Therapy with clients in their practice, beginning the second week of the training.

At the conclusion of the Basic Training, participants (Registered Psychotherapists & Licensed mental health professionals) will be able to practice EMDR Therapy safely and competently, with all the procedures and protocols clearly delineated and provided in digital format.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement all the eight phases of EMDR Therapy with its distinct three pronged approach across most clinical presentations.
  • Examine the procedures and protocols in the eight phases of EMDR Therapy.
  • Implement EMDR Therapy in clinical practice with confidence and competence.

This course offers 80 CE hours

Students must meet Eligibility Requirements for EMDR Training.

Ten Sessions (must attend all sessions):
June 8, 9, 15
July 20, 21, 27, 28
August 24, 25, 31
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (1 hour lunch on your own)
DU Campus

Cost: $1400
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15

Chandra Nagireddy has a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy from The University of Georgia. He completed his first EMDR training in 1998 and became an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in 2000, and an Approved Consultant in 2008. Dr. Chandra has served as a facilitator for Basic Training workshops with EMDR Institute and EMDR-HAP. His passion is exploring the enormous healing potential inherent in EMDR and teasing out the nuances in its practice. He is currently in private practice in Colorado Springs and has been offering EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainings in Colorado since 2014.