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Level 1 Nov 10, Nov 11, Nov 12 In Person or Virtual
Level 2 Dec 8, Dec 9, Dec 10 In Person or Virtual
In-Person training is held at:
Kansas City, MO – TBD

Weekends 1 and 2 of EMDR basic level training.

*Must complete level 1 prior to attending level 2

EMDRIA Approved Basic Level Training in EMDR. Participants will learn EMDR’s 8 phase approach through teaching and practicum. Level 1 and 2, along with 10 hours of consultation are needed in order to complete the EMDRIA requirements for basic level training. This training is for all clinicians regardless of populations and ages they are working with.

Please Read Before Registering

Please review the EMDR FAQ found here – EMDR FAQ

You may be required to complete some or all of the following documents linked below, and turn them in before or on the day of your training.

Click Here for the Participation Agreement

Click Here for the Supervisee Consent Form


This course will focus on play therapy interventions and adaptations for therapists wanting to use EMDR with children and teens. Participants will have demonstrated play therapy interventions to assist with all phases of the EMDR protocol. Experiential activities and case examples will be utilized throughout the training to assist clinicians to case conceptualize how to effectively implement the EMDR protocol with children and teens.


20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of facilitated practical experience, and 10 hours of case consultation are required to complete this training, and must be completed within 1 year of start date.

At the end of this training, the participant will be able to:

• Practice Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy also known as EMDR Therapy, all requisite skills, and all aspects of this modality both as a client and as the therapist in the practicums.
• Analyze the discovery, history, evolution of EMDR Therapy and EMDRIA definition of EMDR Therapy. Therapy’s Model, Mechanism and Method, The Adaptive Information Processing Model including all 8-Phases of this therapy developed by Francine Shapiro.
• Analyze the basic hypotheses, clinical implications and applications of this model, and differentiation from other therapeutic approaches.
• Develop informed consent, history taking, development of affect management skills, treatment and target sequence planning.
• Identify the impact of trauma and its treatment, as well as client readiness and preparation for EMDR
• Explain, demonstrate and practice Desensitization aka Dual Awareness Stimulation (DAS) and the mechanics of EMDR Therapy including the modes of stimulation.
• Explain, demonstrate and practice Phase 3: Assessment. Developing the 8 procedural steps.
• Explain when to target traumas from the past vs. present vs. future events. (This is EMDR’s Three-Pronged Approach to the treatment plan.)
• Demonstrate and practice EMDR Therapy session body scan, closure followed by a re-assess the target the next session.
• Practice strategies to move through blocked processing using cognitive interweaves, and manage new material that emerges.
• Explain the difference between an extreme emotional reaction versus an abreaction and how to manage this during EMDR processing.
• Explain potential client and therapist impediments. When EMDR Therapy might be contraindicated and when special care should be taken.
• Practice EMDR Therapy for special diagnoses: Anxiety, grief, phobias, pain, addiction
• Explain EMDR Therapy when working with specific populations: children, couples, Veterans, Emergency Responders, sexual abuse victims, complex PTSD, dissociation and attachment
• Explain and discuss the professional, legal, and ethical issues including scope of practice, informed consent, and EMDRIA’s standards of practice.
• Practice the above skills taught in this workshop for 20 hours.
• Explain the consultation process and various credentialing available through EMDRIA.

Meet the Trainer

About the Trainer… Elizabeth is originally from Indiana, where she graduated from Huntington University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She began her career working with teens in a residential facility, and later as a mentor and leader for youth in the community. She migrated to Kansas City where she completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Lenexa, KS in 2005. She furthered her education again in 2009 by completing KC Play Talk, an extensive training program in play therapy.

She is now a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S) and treats children ages 2 and up. She is also an EMDRIA Certified Clinician and an Approved Consultant/Trainer in EMDR, which she does with both adults and children. Other advanced treatment approaches include: Trauma Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Theraplay, and her personal favorite, Dyadic Developmental Therapy (Attachment Focused Family Therapy). Elizabeth loves to help others learn both play therapy and EMDR and how to incorporate these modalities with children.

While she began her career working with troubled teens in residential, church, and community agencies, she has worked for nearly 17 years as a therapist, focusing on children and families healing from severe trauma. She also works with adults, couples, and really enjoys teenagers. Her passion is helping families understand trauma and the unique ways it needs treated in relationships. In 2011 she launched a private practice in Leawood, KS where she continues to work with families in need.

Elizabeth has been described as a “kid magnet” for many reasons. Her enthusiasm immediately draws both children and parents in. She has a gift at encouraging and connecting with even the most challenging or traumatized children and teens. Elizabeth has led groups for teens and parents addressing a variety of issues. Elizabeth provides Consultation to therapists in the field in EMDR, specifically helping therapists incorporate play therapy and EMDR. She also provides supervision for play therapy, and is a AAMFT Approved Supervisor, assisting new therapists with post-graduate supervision in Kansas and Missouri.


Full refunds, minus a $20 administration fee will be charged for any and all cancellations up to 7 days prior to the event. If it is within the 7 days, no refund will be issued: participants can apply this to a future Kid and EMDR training held by Miranda Counseling within 2 years of this training date.


Participants must attend live, and be on camera at all times in order to ensure ethical guidelines followed for attending an in-person training and obtaining CE certificates.
Refunds will not be issues for internet connection issues or failure, please ensure your internet is high speed and capable of hosting this webinar. For more information on what is recommended, please go to Zoom website and look up your device and what speeds are recommended. Using an ethernet cable to plug your device directly into the router or sitting near the router as well as ensuring others are not streaming are all helpful in ensuring quality internet connection.

CE: This training has approval for EMDRIA 7.0 hr CE, provider # 18009
Virtual requirements: Participants must be on camera at all times, and zoom will register your attendance. In order to honor CE requirements, a short quiz will be administered at the end of the training.

For grievances, participants should email Tracy@mirandacounseling.com.
Grievances will be responded to within 10 business days.

Conflict of Interest: There are no known conflicts of interest for this workshop.

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Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop. Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

CE-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Florida Certification Board
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2023
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 02-2023
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.


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