Online Advanced Specialty Application Workshop

EMDR Therapy Refresher Course

Intended for mental health therapists, such as psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors and LMFTs trained in EMDR Basic Training.

Online Course Description

EMDR Therapy Refresher is a multi-module online course for clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA- Approved training but have not applied that learning for a period of time, lack confidence in their EMDR skills, or wish to strengthen their understanding and practice of EMDR therapy. It is also for those who struggle with how to integrate EMDR within an attachment-friendly and relational approach.


This training includes didactic learning and demonstration through recorded webinars, as well as live consultation and supervised online practica. Click here to read a list of references regarding the efficacy of EMDR therapy.


The course will include review of:

  • The Adaptive Information Processing Model

  • The 8 phases of EMDR treatment

  • Modifications for children/adolescents

  • Tools for complex clients

  • Extended preparation/Resource Development and Installation

  • Strategies for blocked processing

  • Considerations and modifications for complex PTSD and attachment trauma

  • Protocols/modifications for dissociation, anxiety disorders and addictions

Workshop Itinerary

What you'll learn over the course of this online workshop

Training Objectives

Details on the specific outcomes to take away from this training


Check out our schedule to see when our next cohort begins!

Details and

Pricing for our workshops, requirements to participate and more

2-Week Workshop Itinerary

(PART 1) On Demand Learning Experience through Recorded Webinars

Participants will learn through 6-hours of recorded, on demand teachings by receiving the following Modules two weeks before the live, online Practicum:​


  • Introduction, orientation, and overview for course

  • Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model 

  • Phase 1: Client History and Treatment Planning


  • Phase 2: Preparation

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents

    • Resource Development and Installation/Extended Preparation

    • Somatic Awareness

    • Window of Tolerance

    • Porges’ Polyvagal Theory

    • Management of Dissociation in Preparation Stage

    • Affect Tolerance Tools

    • Mindfulness Tools


  • Phase 3: Assessment

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents

  • Recorded Demonstration (Phase 3 through Phase 7)


  • Phase 4: Desensitization 

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents

    • Strategies for Blocked Processing

    • Optimize Dual Attention

    • Cognitive/Clinical Interweaves

    • Complex PTSD

    • Attachment Trauma

    • Telescopic or Restricted Processing

    • Fractionation of Target



  • Phase 5: Installation

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents 

    • Attachment Trauma

  • Phase 6: Body Scan

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents 

  • Phase 7: Closure

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents

  • Phase 8: Re-evaluation

    • Adaptations for Working with Children and Adolescents 


  • Dissociation

  • Structural Dissociation and Parts Work

  • Anxiety Disorders


  • Addictions

    • Hase’s CravEx 

    • Popky’s DeTUR 

    • Miller’s FSAP

    • Knipe’s LOUA 

(PART 2) Live Q&A, Didactic Learning and Supervised Practicum Online

MANDATORY: All registered participants for the Live Cohort Course must attend the live Q&A and supervised practicum online portion of the training in order to receive their certificate of completion and EMDRIA credits.

DATES: See below under "Schedule."

TIME: 9:00am - 5:00pm Mountain Time Zone (click here to see your time zone -

During this time, participants will engage in:

  • Live Q&A session with the trainer to review and understand each of the recorded modules. 

  • Phase 1 Exercise 

  • Phase 2 Exercise

  • Case Conceptualization Exercise

  • Group Practice sessions (Phases 3 through 7)

Training Objectives

1. Describe the eight phases of EMDR Therapy.
2. Identify three elements of the Adaptive Information Processing Model.
3. Utilize the criteria for client screening for EMDR treatment.
4. Develop a treatment plan to prioritize targets for EMDR processing.
5. Describe the protocol for closing down incomplete sessions.

6. Implement three strategies to assist with blocked processing.
7. Describe two strategies to use with complex PTSD clients.
8. Provide two strategies to use with dissociative clients.

9. Describe two strategies to work with anxiety.

10. Identify two protocols to work with addictions.

11. Provide two modifications for working with children.

12. Describe two ways in which to individualize EMDR therapy to different cultural groups.


This 2-week course is designed to release the on demand training during the first week. Then, didactic learning and supervised practica online during the second week. It is mandatory to attend the live portion of the training if you register for the Live Cohort Course.

See schedule below:

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You will receive all 5 hours of teachings just moments after you register! There will be no live practicum, but you can join the waitlist for a future session :)

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Jan/Feb 2021 Cohort


(see dates below)

Email us to join the waitlist for this training.


Part 1: On Demand Teachings (6-hours) - Training videos released on Thursday, January 28th, 2021

Part 2: Mandatory Live Q&A and Practicum Online - Thursday, Feb. 11th, 2021 from 9:00am-5:00pm Mountain Standard Time (MT)

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Details and Fees

(Note: This is a Commercial Workshop)


  • $350 USD - Standard Registration Price



  • $175 USD - Standard Registration Price


  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced

  • Our intended audience are therapists who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training if you are based in the United States or the equivalent if you are based outside of the United States. People only trained in EMDR by PESI are not eligible for the training. EMDRIA Credit will only be provided for those who have received an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training.



  • On-Demand + Live Q&A Training: Full refund minus $50 administrative fee up to 14 days before training. No refund within 14 days of training.

  • On-Demand Only Training: Non-refundable

EMDRIA Continuing Education Units (CEU) Credits

EMDRIA CEU’S (On-Demand + Live Q&A) 

This training provides a certificate for 12 CEU’s. These CEU’s will be provided by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). It is necessary to participate in 100% of the training to receive the credits of Continuing Education. A certificate for these CEU's is included in the price of the training. Only participants who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training are eligible for the EMDRIA credits.

EMDRIA CEU’S (On-Demand Only) 

This training provides a certificate for 7 CEU’s. These CEU’s will be provided by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). It is necessary to participate in 100% of the training to receive the credits of Continuing Education. A certificate for these CEU's is included in the price of the training. Only participants who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training are eligible for the EMDRIA credits.


Note: Due to pending applications, additional CE's are not available for the Advanced EMDR online training at this time. Online course participants will still receive 12 EMDRIA credits. 

Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC (Trainer)

Elizabeth Legg, PhD, LPC, NCC is a Licensed Psychologist, EMDRIA-Approved Training Provider and Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years, 17 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor and 7 years as a Psychologist. She works full-time in private practice, The Road Less Traveled Counseling Center in Denver, Colorado. The focus of her practice includes trauma treatment, couples therapy from an Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach, as well as supervision, consultation, and training. She completed her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado, where her dissertation focused on EMDR within couples therapy. She also developed the Denver Collaborative Health Center, a network of skilled independent professionals dedicated to providing quality health care services to treat the whole person, including yoga therapy, massage, Rolfing, and psychotherapy.

Kelly Smyth-Dent, LCSW
(Sponsor & Facilitator) 

Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and the CEO of Scaling Up. She has conducted trainings on the EMDR-PRECI, EMDR-IGTP and the ASSYST in France, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India and throughout the United States. She is a published researcher and a member of Dr. Jarero's research team in Mexico. In her role as a humanitarian worker, she has partnered with organizations, such as Action Against Hunger, Fortify Rights, and Innovative Humanitarian Solutions, to provide EMDR therapy and advanced trainings to their staff and clients. Kelly was a member of the team that provided rapid response interventions within days after the August 3, 2019 domestic terrorist attack in El Paso, Texas. Her specialty area is populations living with ongoing traumatic stress. When Kelly is not traveling, she sees clients in her private practice in Reno, Nevada.

If you are an EMDR therapist seeking EMDRIA Certification, click here to sign up for EMDR Group Consultation with Kelly Smyth-Dent, LCSW (or email her at​ to schedule Individual Consultation). You can also sign up for Individual Consultation with Elizabeth Legg, PhD by emailing her directly at


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the Americans Disabilities Act. Please contact the Scaling Up Team at if special accommodations are required.

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There are no known conflicts of interests for this workshop. All grievances must be in writing to, and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.


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