Excellence in EMDR Basic Training

EMDR BASIC TRAINING will begin in August 2019.   Click on the Registration & Fees tab for dates and additional information.


  1. Local trainer available to trainees on an ongoing basis
  2. In-person consultation hours in Tucson, not by phone or online
  3. Highly rated trainer has been personally trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, originator of EMDR therapy
  4. Attend a local post-training EMDR no-fee study group for on-going consultation
  5. Support a local small business
  6. If you want excellence in your EMDR training, this is the one for you.

What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a comprehensive, empirically validated and integrative psychotherapy based on the theory that much of psychopathology is due to unprocessed disturbing life events and/or persistent unmet developmental needs. The experiences impair our brain’s innate ability to process and integrate these experiences. Thirty-six (36) randomized controlled studies have evaluated EMDR therapy in the treatment of trauma. EMDR therapy has been approved by multiple national and international organizations for the treatment of PTSD, including the World Health Organization, the United States Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and the American Psychiatric Association.

EMDR Development Center

The EMDR Development Center provides EMDR Institute Regional Basic Training and meets the standards set by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA.org) and utilizes the materials of the EMDR Institute (emdr.com). This EMDR Institute Basic Training includes a minimum of 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practicum and 10 hours of consultation. This training is a six-day, three-weekend program extended over approximately eight weeks, and is equivalent to the more traditional Weekends 1 and 2 of EMDR training, plus the additional 10 hours of required consultation.

An additional component of this particular EMDR Basic Training is discussion of the implementation of EMDR therapy in community mental health settings, including substance abuse and more seriously mentally ill individuals who often go to public mental health community agencies.

More detailed information is found on this site on the Training, Eligibility and Registration pages.

If you’d like to be contacted about the trainings offered by the EMDR Development Center, please submit your information here:






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