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EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Therapy Diploma Course

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Centre of Excellence
Qualifications
CMACPDQuality Licence Scheme

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Course content

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an interactive psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate psychological stress. However, unlike many forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the source of stress or the traumatic event that precipitated it and more on the distressing emotions and symptoms associated with it.

Split into two parts, the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course first explores the theory of the practice - explaining how it is applied and to whom. The second part guides you step-by-step through understanding the application of the therapy.

The course begins with an explanation of what EMDR therapy is, how it was discovered and by whom. We look at the theory that underpins EMDR, highlight its connection with memory, and even share some of the criticisms of EMDR within the science and mental health communities.

From this introduction, we move on to discuss two of the theories that explain how EMDR works - the Working Memory Theory and the theory of REM sleep. We also explore the theoretical framework that guides the practice of EMDR - the adaptive information processing (AIP) model - and how AIP supports human health and human pathology to give us greater clarity around the overall goals of EMDR.

The Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course looks at the disorders where it is effective, and in doing so explores the efficacy of EMDR therapy in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and minor complaints and conditions. We also consider both its pros and cons - to give a balanced view of this treatment.

With a good understanding of what EMDR therapy can do, we look at some EMDR training and how it is used. We start with the three-pronged protocol, which works to guide a general treatment plan, and discuss the standard eight phases of EMDR.

From there the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course guides you, step-by-step and in comprehensive detail, through each of the phases necessary in EMDR therapy. These are History-Taking, Preparation, Assessment, Reprocessing, Reprogramming, Body Scan, Closure, and Re-Evaluation.

This course is a comprehensive guide in EMDR, helping you to understand what it is and how a session works. The course can help you to learn how to cope with the anxiety and distress that comes up from experiencing a traumatic memory. However, for obtaining the full benefits of EMDR we always recommend being able to talk with a trained therapist to process the memories and resolve them.

The course concludes with an exploration of how EMDR therapy might be administered to babies, children and teenagers by a trained therapist. You’ll look at infant mental health and its relationship to early memories and how an infant caregiver can help to improve their child’s mental health.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define what the therapy does and understand the popular theories underpinning it
  • Explain how EMDR was discovered and developed by Francine Shapiro
  • Know what is meant by the AIP model
  • Be aware of the different disorders and complaints that EMDR therapy can help with
  • Understand that EMDR can have side-effects and know what these are
  • Be confident in using self-soothing tools and grounding techniques
  • Understand vocabulary related to EMDR therapy
  • Be able to implement a basic ‘tapping in’ in your own EMDR therapy if needed
  • Know the basics of how EMDR therapy is applied to a child or teen

Information for international students

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is an interactive psychotherapy treatment designed to alleviate psychological stress. However, unlike many forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the source of stress or the traumatic event that precipitated it and more on the distressing emotions and symptoms associated with it.

Split into two parts, the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course first explores the theory of the practice - explaining how it is applied and to whom. The second part guides you step-by-step through understanding the application of the therapy.

The course begins with an explanation of what EMDR therapy is, how it was discovered and by whom. We look at the theory that underpins EMDR, highlight its connection with memory, and even share some of the criticisms of EMDR within the science and mental health communities.

From this introduction, we move on to discuss two of the theories that explain how EMDR works - the Working Memory Theory and the theory of REM sleep. We also explore the theoretical framework that guides the practice of EMDR - the adaptive information processing (AIP) model - and how AIP supports human health and human pathology to give us greater clarity around the overall goals of EMDR.

The Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course looks at the disorders where it is effective, and in doing so explores the efficacy of EMDR therapy in dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and minor complaints and conditions. We also consider both its pros and cons - to give a balanced view of this treatment.

With a good understanding of what EMDR therapy can do, we look at some EMDR training and how it is used. We start with the three-pronged protocol, which works to guide a general treatment plan, and discuss the standard eight phases of EMDR.

From there the Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course guides you, step-by-step and in comprehensive detail, through each of the phases necessary in EMDR therapy. These are History-Taking, Preparation, Assessment, Reprocessing, Reprogramming, Body Scan, Closure, and Re-Evaluation.

This course is a comprehensive guide in EMDR, helping you to understand what it is and how a session works. The course can help you to learn how to cope with the anxiety and distress that comes up from experiencing a traumatic memory. However, for obtaining the full benefits of EMDR we always recommend being able to talk with a trained therapist to process the memories and resolve them.

The course concludes with an exploration of how EMDR therapy might be administered to babies, children and teenagers by a trained therapist. You’ll look at infant mental health and its relationship to early memories and how an infant caregiver can help to improve their child’s mental health.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define what the therapy does and understand the popular theories underpinning it
  • Explain how EMDR was discovered and developed by Francine Shapiro
  • Know what is meant by the AIP model
  • Be aware of the different disorders and complaints that EMDR therapy can help with
  • Understand that EMDR can have side-effects and know what these are
  • Be confident in using self-soothing tools and grounding techniques
  • Understand vocabulary related to EMDR therapy
  • Be able to implement a basic ‘tapping in’ in your own EMDR therapy if needed
  • Know the basics of how EMDR therapy is applied to a child or teen

Fees and funding

UK students
£147
International students
£147

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CMA
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Quality Licence Scheme
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here. This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.150

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