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EMDR Basic Trainings

EMDR Psychotherapy originated as a trauma therapy that is now supported my copious amounts of empirical research. As EMDR has continued to be studied, it has become clear how it is helpful for a variety of issues that one might experience. This includes anxiety, addictions, low self-esteem and  personality disorders. Becoming an EMDR therapist provides you with an entire new skillset and potential for improved client outcomes.

Our goal is for each participant to feel competent and confident in their clinical skills at the completion of this training with lots of real life experiences and support.The process of learning EMDR is more than just attending a workshop or a lecture. EMDR Basic Training involves learning the theory that informs EMDR psychotherapy while practicing this therapy in training, both as clinician and client. Due to the importance of utilizing this therapy in the most effective manner, attending a training that is approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) guarantees that the necessary objectives to make you successful at implementing EMDR with clients are met. 


Our training is an EMDRIA Approved Training and occurs over the course of five days intensive or two long weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Our course is all-inclusive, meaning that you will experience continuity in your training as the same team that facilitates the lecture and practicum portion of your training will also provide the 10 hours of required group consultation. The consultation groups occur virtually and are  required to assist in the integration of the training material into practice with your clients. Participants will learn via lecture, video, demonstrations, Q & A sessions, role play demonstrations, small group exercises and supervised practice sessions. Each participant will experience EMDR as both clinician and client through two practice sessions each weekend. These practice sessions are facilitated by members of the training staff. This EMDRIA Approved Training is facilitated by Lauren Kiser, PhD, MS, LPC-S, CEDS-S, and LK Institute Trainer. LK Institute is an ACEP approved provider, authorized to offer NBCC credits.

Training Dates

Please Note: Click REGISTER HERE to be taken to the online registration form. When the form is completed, click DONE. You will taken to a page to download a copy of your registration form. Click CONTINUE to be taken to the payment page.

All training fees are non-refundable. To review further details regarding the training policies, click HERE.

Training Location

In-Person Attendees:

Fairmont Place

4001 N. 3rd St., Suite 400 

Phoenix, AZ 85012

Parking: Vistor's Parking on 1st and 2nd story or open parking on 3rd story of parking garage. Entrances into building on 1st or 2nd floor. LK Institute is on the 4th floor, to the right of the elevator. 

Virtual Attendees:

Virtual attendance via Zoom. The Zoom link is accessible in your online learning system, Kajabi, which will become available near the training start date.

Per EMDRIA requirements, all virtual attendees are required to maintain their camera on at all times, unless otherwise indicated by the trainer or training staff.

Requirements & Fees

Required Reading

EMDR: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, Third Edition by Francine Shapiro, PhD (Guilford Press, 2001): Amazon Purchase Link

Go With That Magazine Fall 2020, Volume 25, Issue 3 [EMDR & Racial Trauma]: Download Here

Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy: Download Here


EMDR Practice Requirements

EMDRIA requires that participants practice EMDR Psychotherapy in between training weekends to assist in the proper integration and application of the training material. You will have help to determine what clients might be best to practice EMDR with during the required group consultation meetings. If you are a student or an intern, it is required that you provide documentation from your supervisor affirming their support of you practicing EMDR with clients during the course of this training. Additionally, EMDRIA requires that you practice EMDR as a client in training. This involves working on real material that you consider disturbing. Please consult with your healthcare team if you have any concerns about this. Please know that we offer a supportive environment and you have the ultimate control of what material you work on in the training. 

Trainees who begin the EMDR training must complete the entire training within 12 months from their initial start date.

Consultation Requirements

10 hours of group consultation are required to complete EMDR Basic Training . The training staff provides consultation in small group settings via teleconferencing following Weekend 1 and continuing in the weeks following Weekend 2. Each EMDR Basic Training has established times for the group consultations and will be provided to you based on which training dates you are registered.  You are responsible to attend all assigned group consultation times in order to successfully complete the training. In the event that you are unable to attend the assigned consultation times, you are responsible to obtain approved outside consultation at your own expense. LK Institute will not reimburse any fees as a result of your absence in the assigned consultation groups. 

Participant Eligibility Requirements

Clinicians who possess an active license to practice psychotherapy are eligible to participate in EMDR Basic Training. Participants in their internship or practicum may participate, but require a letter of recommendation from their current supervisor. However, the full eligibility requirements are outlined on the EMDRIA website. To view this criteria, CLICK HERE.

Training Fees, Refund & Cancellation Policy

The cost of the EMDR Basic Training is $1475. Fees cover participation for all training dates, as well as the required 10 hours of group consultation. This fee does not include the required text for the course which can be purchased through Amazon or other booksellers. All training fees are non-refundable, but can be applied to different training or dates in the event of unforeseeable circumstances that prohibits you from participating in the scheduled training. The 42 continuing education credits are available at an additional cost of $250 (see Continuing Education Credits below for further details). 
Payment plans are available. Please email or call 623.432.8066 for further information.

Continuing Education Credits

We attempt to keep training costs as low as possible because of our belief in the power of EMDR Therapy and our vision of equipping as many clinicians as possible to use it. Continuing Education credits come as an additional cost to us. As we recognize that not every participant needs CE credits, we have made them optional for additional purchase. This helps us to keep training costs as low as possible. Currently we offer APA credit at an additional cost for those who are interested. EMDR Basic Training consists of 42 clock hours of continuing education for Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Work Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Licensed Psychologists. The cost of these 42 CE hours is $250. Please contact our office via email or phone to indicate if you would like to obtain these credits. You have until the completion of your final consultation group to purchase these credits.

Participants must attend the training in full to receive the continuing education credits. Participants will not receive partial credit for partial attendance. 


LK Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7464. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. LK Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

This training qualifies for 40 NBCC hours.

This is an EMDRIA approved training.

Additional Information

In the event of a humanitarian crisis (illness, injury, etc.), the participant has one year from initiation of training to complete the virtual and/or in person training. Refunds are administered on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of LK Institute. 

LK Institute complies with EMDRIA's Professional Code of Conduct, SOCE and Diversity and Cultural Competence policies and creates a supportive training environment regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture or religion, and does not engage in discriminatory behavior or bias. To view EMDRIA Policies go to 

LK Institute ensures facilities and reasonable accommodations are accessible to those with disabilities. 

LK Institute

"EMDR Basic Training"

ACEP No. 7464

"I can't say enough good things about this training! Having previously done EMDR training during my internship and practicing it for over a year now I learned SO MUCH including things that I have been doing wrong. I'm grateful to have clarity on a lot of places I was getting stuck and really looking forward to the second weekend! Lauren is skilled at making a potentially very confusing process clear and understandable! I loved all of the examples because it helped me understand concepts better. The days were long, but they genuinely didn't feel like it!"

Let us know if you have any questions!

Training Location:

4001 N. 3rd St., Suite 400

Phoenix, AZ 85012


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