IN PERSON & ONLINE

EMDR Therapy Trainings

EMDRIA Approved | 40 CE Hours (ASWB & NBCC)

Course Includes 10 hours of Post-Class Required Consultation

Details About the Course:

All Courses are taught by EMDRIA Approved Trainers utilizing training materials developed by Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW, RPT-S. 

Course sizes are small – Often between 10-25. Get the specialized attention you need to learn.

Both the In-Person and Online EMDR Training Courses and curriculum are approved by EMDRIA.

This is an intermediate level course which will develop clinical competence in using EMDR through didactic presentations, demonstrations, and supervised practicum.

Clinicians finish feeling competent in using EMDR, in case conceptualization, treatment implementation and integration into practice for both in-person and telehealth EMDR.

All formats are the complete course, which consists of 20 hours of didactic learning and 20 hours of supervised practicum. 

The required 10 hours of consultation will be completed after the course on the participant’s own time and the days/times will be scheduled during the course. They are included in the price of the course, however, no continuing education credit is given for those 10 hours. 

Participants must complete the entire requirements of the training (40 hour course and 10 hours of consultation) within 12 months of the initial start date of the course.

The cost of the 40-hour course: 

    →  In-person $1595 

    →  Live Webinar $1495

EMDR Training Course fee includes:

    →  A digital EMDR Training Manual with handouts and protocols

    →  1 year access to learning platform, complete with resources and videos

    →  20 hours of lecture

    →  20 hours of practice

    →  10 hours of EMDRIA required group consultation – conducted via zoom

What Is EMDR?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a powerful psychotherapeutic practice initially developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro in the late 1980’s to treat troubling symptoms of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of many issues.

EMDR helps clients process memories which have created negative beliefs about themselves and the world and have shaped their emotional reactions to things.  It can produce faster and more long-lasting results compared to other modalities. This is possible because instead of just problem-solving daily symptoms and patterns, EMDR addresses and heals the root of your symptoms.

For more information about EMDR, visit the EMDRIA website.

Important Information

This is an INTENSIVE Course. Please read the book and download all materials in advance. The required text is Shapiro, F. (2017). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures. Guilford Press, NY, 3rd edition. There are no continuing education credits given for reading the book.

Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW, RPT-S (EC Provider Number 15005) who has extensive experience teaching EMDR throughout the country. Her education and experience in play therapy as well as in addiction allows her to help a diverse group of therapists integrate EMDR into their practices.


Holly Fregin, LMHC and Mariana Caro, LCSW – EMDRIA Approved Consultants and Trainers. Areas of expertise include foster care, children and families, attachment-issues, first responders, eating disorders, addictions, and complex PTSD.

After completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for the workshop portion granting the 40 hours of continuing education via email within 30 days. After you complete your 10 hours of consultation, you will receive a certificate via email stating you have completed the full requirements for completion of the EMDRIA approved EMDR Training.

After the course, participants must also complete 10 hours of consultation and will have 15 weeks to complete it at no cost in order to receive a Certificate of Completion from EMDRIA granting status as an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapist. You must complete all calls within 1 yr or you will be required to retake the course.

After completion of the course and consultation, you may take advanced EMDRIA courses toward certification, if you chose. For more information on certification go to the EMDRIA website: https://emdria.site-ym.com/default.asp?page=21

You must attend all of the days of the course and must sign in and out to verify attendance. You must participate in the practicum portion of the class and complete evaluations at the end. All participants must complete and pass a posttest. Live Webinars require your video to be on during the course.

Second year students only may qualify for the course. You must include a copy of your transcripts, practicum or internship details and a letter from your supervisor which includes the supervisor’s license information and number stating you may take the course and will have clients with whom you will be able to use EMDR. Please carefully read the eligibility requirements listed below [can this link/redirect to the Eligibility Requirements at the end of the form?]

Understand that during the supervised practice sessions you will be using your personal experiences. If you are not willing or are not able to share your experiences due to medical or emotional stability, you should not take the course at this time. If you are not currently working with clients or will not have the opportunity in the very near future, you should consider taking this course at a later time. The skills learned require practice and you will be required to discuss cases during the consultation upon completion of the course.

Full amount minus a $50.00 service fee may be refunded up until 45 days prior to commencement of the training. Due to the small size of the training and the time commitment, no refunds, credits or accommodations will be made after that time.
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Eligibility Requirements for EMDR Training

• Qualifying medical doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
• Qualifying advanced practice registered nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
• Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a master’s degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
• Individuals who only hold a chemical dependency or substance abuse license are not eligible as these licenses generally do not allow for a mental health scope of practice.

• Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.• Graduate students who would like to take an EMDR Training will need to submit certain documentation (graduate transcript, practicum or internship details, and a letter from their supervisor which includes the supervisor’s license information and number) in order to verify their eligibility. Students do not need to provide EMDRIA with any documentation unless specifically asked to do so by EMDRIA staff. Any documentation that needs to be submitted would go directly to the training provider either prior to or during the training registration process.

• These are clinicians who are actively pursuing a mental health license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. Some of these license types include associate, intern, limited, provisional, temporary and pre-license.
• Qualifying pre-licensed mental health clinicians must have a master’s degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor.
• Individuals who only hold a chemical dependency or substance abuse license are not eligible as these licenses generally do not allow for a mental health scope of practice.

This program is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us in writing at EMDRrox@gmail.com or for questions or concerns: Cindy Grobbel at 305-636-9736 if special accommodations are required.

Roxanne Grobbel, JD, LCSW is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training Provider #15005. Insight Counseling Center, Provider number 1697, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE Providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Insight Counseling Center maintains responsibility for the program. ACE provider approval period: 07/05/2022–07/05/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 40 continuing education credits. Insight Counseling Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6943. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Insight Counseling Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Roxanne Grobbel is approved by Florida Board of Psychology Provider #50-1507. Roxanne Grobbel is approved by Florida Board of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors Provider #50-15073. The provider maintains responsibility for the program. No credit is given for the 10 hours of consultation after the course.

For information: contact Korie Kirkland at EMDRrox@gmail.com