Course curriculum

    1. About Central Ohio EMDR Connection

    2. Suzi Rutti, LISW-S

    3. Anna Schott, LISW-S

    1. Refresher Manual

    2. EMDR Therapy Refresher Course Introduction

    3. Refresher Manual (2nd Edition) updated October, 2022

    1. Trauma, Neurobiology & The Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model

    2. Dr. Dan Siegel’s "The Hand Model of the Brain”

    3. Triune Brain Handout

    4. AIP Model Handout

    1. EMDR Therapy Background

    2. Introducing the 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy

    3. EMDRIA's Definition of EMDR Therapy

    4. Phase 1: History Taking

    5. Phase 1 Worksheet Demo

    6. Phase 2: Preparation

    7. Phases 3-7

    8. Phase 8: Re-Evaluation

    1. Video Demo: Explaining EMDR Therapy to a Client

    2. Phase 1: History Taking

    3. Phase 2: Checking the Flight Plan

    4. Phase 2: Light Stream

    5. Phase 2: Calm Safe Place

    6. Phase 2: Container

    7. Phase 3: Checking the Flight Plan

    8. Phase 1-7 Demo

    9. Telehealth Phase 3-7 Demo

    10. Phase 8: Re-Evaluation and Future Template

    11. Additional Video Resources

About this course

  • $150.00
  • 55 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content

About the Course

This training is a great way to refresh yourself as an EMDR Therapist. We will review the 8 phases of Standard Protocol, the AIP model, and the three pronged approach and its use in treatment planning. We will discuss using EMDR Therapy with specific populations and offer insights and tips in dealing with complex clients. 

Partial EMDR Therapy Training is required for attendance at this event.
This training does not take the place of or meet the requirements for EMDR Therapy Training.

This course meets the requirements for 7 Continuing Education credit hour by the CE approval bodies listed below:

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Course Approval: #10002-DL88

As of April 26, 2023, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is no longer approved to sponsor HOMESTUDY continuing education for psychologists. 

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OCSWMFT) for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306.

This is a hybrid, self-paced distance learning course, comprised of reading material and video content. This is an intermediate level course. Completion of all modules, a course evaluation, and post-test is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are administered after completing all course modules. The post-test is comprised of true/false and multiple choice questions and requires a passing mark of 75%, and is administered after completion of the course evaluation. Upon passing the post-test, participants are able to download their CE certificates.

 You will have access to the course dashboard for a period of 6 months and must complete the course within that period of time to be eligible for CE credit hours. Extensions may be requested by contacting [email protected]. There will be an additional fee for course extensions.

This course was first published July, 2020.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at [email protected].


  1. Describe the neurobiology of trauma as it relates to the triune brain model

  2. Discuss the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model and how it fits into Janet’s 3-Stage Consensus Model of trauma treatment.

  3. Explain EMDR Therapy’s model, methodology and mechanism within the context of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) Model

  4. List the 8 phases of EMDR therapy 

  5. Describe the purpose of using themes to set up Phase 1 History Taking based on the AIP model and demonstrate a targeting sequence plan using a theme, negative cognition and touchstone memories.

  6. Demonstrate 2-3 Phase 2 Preparation strategies for practical use with clients 

  7. Complete a case conceptualization treatment plan using EMDR therapy language

  8. Describe 2-3 situations in which a cognitive interweave may be practical and identify an example of an interweave that may be applicable

  9. Observe an example of an EMDR therapy session that covers Phases 1-8.  

  10. Identify 2-3 populations that may have special considerations when using EMDR therapy

  11. List the requirements for completing basic training in EMDR therapy and identify the differences between “trained,” “certified” and “approved consultant” status with EMDRIA


Suzanne Rutti

Suzi Rutti, MSW, LISW-S owns and operates the private practice group Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. She is a co-owner of Trauma and Wellness Institute, LLC and the Central Ohio EMDR Connection, LLC. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health. She is a Clinical Social Worker that works with children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and does not have a minimum age requirement. She specializes in the treatment of complex PTSD, dissociation/dissociative disorders, preverbal trauma, sexual violence, childhood abuse, traumatic birth experience, intimate partner violence, and other adverse life experiences. Suzi primarily practices using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and also integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), play therapy, and mindfulness-based practices into her work. Suzi is an affiliate faculty member with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and provides EMDR therapy foundational training and Advanced Training topics. She provides clinical supervision and EMDR therapy consultation as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant to clinicians across the nation. Suzi believes in the importance of making high quality trauma treatment accessible to all communities, and has presented to numerous local and national audiences on a variety of topics relevant to the impact of trauma and how best to support survivors.

Anna Schott

As co-owner of Renew Wellnes, Anna Schott believes that real change comes from connecting the mind, body, and spirit utilizing a variety of holistic modalities and interventions. Anna is a LISW-S and earned her Masters in Social Work and Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Management through The Ohio State University. She earned her BA in Psychology from Denison University. She is trained in and utilizes EMDR therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy, and DBT. Anna is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an Approved Consultant through the EMDR International Association as well as an EMDR trainer and adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. In addition to her clinical background, Anna is a Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches therapeutic yoga classes to clients of Renew Wellness. Anna is passionate about working with individual clients with complex trauma, attachment trauma, PTSD, dissociation, depression, anxiety, and addiction on a weekly basis and also offers EMDR intensive sessions on a case-by-case basis. In therapy, her specialty is to help clients reprocess negative beliefs about oneself and develop mindfulness skills, overcoming anxiety, depression, dissociation, complex and attachment trauma, addictions, and compulsive behaviors, freeing them to work towards discovering their best self. Anna also provides EMDR consultation to clinicians working towards their EMDR training requirements as well as certification. She co-facilitates EMDR basic trainings as an adjunct faculty of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness and co-founded Central Ohio EMDR Connection, which provides advanced EMDR therapy trainings. Anna enjoys expanding clinicians’ knowledge of EMDR therapy and demonstrating how to incorporate EMDR therapy into their own practices.