EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training Course

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  • Session 1
    • Thursday April 28, 2022, 9am–5pm MT
    • Friday April 29, 2022, 9am–5pm MT
    • Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9am-5pm MT
  • Session 2
    • Thursday, July 28, 2022, 9am-5pm MT
    • Friday, July 29, 2022, 9am-5pm MT
    • Saturday, July 30, 2022, 9am-5pm MT

WHERE: April event will be virtual (Zoom link will be provided upon registration) and the July event will be in-person at AUCH however that may change depending on CDC guidance and public safety.


  • $400 For AUCH Members
  • $800 Non-Members

TARGET AUDIENCE: Behavioral Health Providers


EMDRIA Approved Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training is designed for licensed mental health practitioners who treat adults and children in a clinical setting. EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 30 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions, and addictions. This EMDR training will provide clinicians with the knowledge and skills to utilize EMDR therapy, a comprehensive understanding of case conceptualization and treatment planning, and the ability to integrate EMDR therapy into your clinical practice. This event will provide instruction in the current explanatory model, methodology, and underlying mechanisms of EMDR through lecture, practice, and integrated consultation. 


Registration includes a copy of the required reading EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, Third Edition by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (Guilford Press, 2018) which will be mailed to registrants.

Additional required readings include: Go With That Magazine Fall 2020, Volume 25, Issue 3 (https://www.emdria.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/GWT.2020.Vol_.25.Issue_.3.RacialTrauma.ALL_.pdf) & Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy (https://www.emdria.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Virtual_TG_Report_for_Member.pdf)


Ira Dressner has received his Master of Social Work and Public Administration as well as a Ph.D.in Public Administration. He began using EMDR with his clients in the early ’90s and in 2002 became an approved EMDR consultant. Dr. Dressner has offered training in EMDR to counselors and therapists in Arizona, California, and Utah. Dr. Dressner operates a private practice and consulting agency in Phoenix Arizona where he uses EMDR on a regular basis to help his clients heal.

Suzanne Mata has a master's and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from CSPP Los Angeles 2005 Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from CSPP Los Angeles. Dr. Mata has extensive experience as a Community Mental Health provider, Clinical Supervisor, and trainer. She currently works in private practice providing trauma-focused individual psychotherapy, EMDR, BSP, EMDR Consultation and Training, and Clinical Supervision, specializing in attachment and dissociation, with an emphasis on somatic and mindful principles and practices. 


For questions regarding the event, please contact Emily Bennett.

If you need assistance registering, please contact Austin Rives.

Start Date + Time April 28, 2022 @ 9:00 am
End Date + Time April 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Registration Cut Off April 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Location Webinar + In-Person

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