EMDR Therapy Part II Training

November 1

9:00am - 5:30pm ET each day



Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma. Completing our full basic training approved by the EMDR International Association is a multi-tiered process of which this three-day training is your second part. Part II Training (3 days = 21 total hours of lecture and practicum) delivers enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the difficult scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics and neurobiology are also covered, in addition to working with the art of case conceptualization. Day 4 of the training focuses on ethical practice, learning about interweaves, and working with abreaction and dissociation in more complex scenarios. By the end of Day 4, participants will have had a chance to practice supervised implementation of some of these techniques. Day 5 instructs participants on specific protocols/targeting sequences, best practices with special populations and clinical situations, accessing of specialty resources and protocols for variously noted populations, and appropriate use of modifications (according to the EMDRIA definition of EMDR). By the end of Day 5, participants will experience supervised practice of targeting sequences/protocol for identified special populations/situations. In Day 6 participants will review the neurobiology of trauma, present a clinical case study through the EMDR Therapy/AIP framework, complete supervised practice of practice elements, discuss the characteristics of a strong EMDR therapist, and develop a plan for continued consultation.

For full description and objectives see our website.

Course only available as part of the complete EMDR Therapy Training Online Bundle.

Instructor(s)

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.

Continuing Education

This is a beginner-level course. Attendance at all sessions and course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Course evaluations are made available after all sessions have been completed within this course portal.

CE credit hours for this training are offered in conjunction with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, who licenses the training curriculum. Please refer to ICM's organizational policies for any customer service issues pertaining to CE credit hours. This course is approved for 21 CE credit hours by the following approval agencies:

State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board

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 for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306

American Psychological Association

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Board for Certified Counselors

Rutti Counseling & Consultation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7546. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Rutti Counseling & Consultation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


This course curriculum and trainer is APPROVED by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

EMDRIA is not a provider of continuing education, although they do authorize training providers in EMDR therapy after a rigorous approval process. Completion of Part I & Part II constitutes partial training in EMDR Therapy. Completion of required consultation and the learner assessment is needed to receive a full certificate of training from your trainer the Institute for Creative Mindfulness (EMDRIA # 10002).

A General Note About Approvals

Please also note that APA-approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards within the state of Pennsylvania. In both of these cases, separate paperwork does not need to be filled out. Many state boards also accept out-of-state providers, which is why our Ohio approvals appear on every training. In some states, pre-or post-program approval forms must be sent, and you are responsible for checking into the rules of the licensure board in your state as to what is required. Please let the Institute for Creative Mindfulness know if you need support documentation in any way for these pre or post-program approval applications.


This training is offered in coordination with The Institute for Creative Mindfulness and Dr. Jamie Marich, who licensed the curriculum for this training. Rutti Counseling & Consultation maintains responsibility for the operations of the training, including training delivery, registration, and staffing of the training.

Course curriculum

    1. Your ONLINE EMDR Therapy Part II Training

    2. Informed Consent & Code of Conduct

    3. Tips for a Successful Online Training

    4. Course Description & Objectives

    5. Required and Recommended Reading & Resources

    6. Zoom Information and Closed Captioning

    7. Land Acknowledgment

    8. Presenter and Assistant Presenter Information

    9. Training Agenda

    1. 10th Edition Part II Manual (10B2023)

    2. EMDRIA Learner Assessment Study Guide

    3. EMDR Therapy Worksheets

    4. Dissociation Infographic

    5. Window of Tolerance Infographic

    6. Community Forum Options

    7. Copy of Oppressive Cognition List

    8. Copy of Phase 1 History Taking Resource

    1. Standard Phases 1-8

    2. Mini Demo

    3. Phase 1 Client History Telehealth

    4. Calm Safe Place Telehealth

    5. Container Telehealth

    6. Testing out DAS Telehealth

    7. Phase 3-7 Telehealth

    8. Explaining DAS

    9. Phase 8 Future Template Telehealth

    10. When "Calm Place" Goes Bad

    1. What's Next... Important Follow Up Information

    2. EMDR Consultation for Completing Your Training

    3. EMDRIA Required Quiz

    1. Completing Your Course Evaluation and Receiving Your CE Certificate

    2. Course Evaluation

    3. EMDRIA Training Survey

About this course

  • Free
  • 33 lessons
  • 2.5 hours of video content