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EMDR Therapy Diploma Course

10 Modules

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  • Accredited Course
  • Online study
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  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What Will You Learn?

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 EMDR Therapy Diploma Course first explores the theory of the practice - explaining how it can be applied and to whom. The second part guides you step-by-step in how to self-administer 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. Fr...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What We Mean by EMDR
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A Close Look at EMDR
  • Part 2: A Brief History of EMDR and the Theory Behind It
  • Part 3: Helping the Brain to Cope
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: How EMDR Works
  • Part 1: EMDR and the AIP Model
  • Part 2: Case Study: A Case of Impotence
  • Part 3: A Look at Bilateral Stimulation
  • Part 4: EMDR and REM Sleep
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Disorders Treated by EMDR Therapy
  • Part 1: Miracle Cure? Treatment for Trauma and PTSD
  • Part 2: EMDR and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Part 3: EMDR and Other Disorders
  • Part 4: EMDR for Phobias and Milder Complaints
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: The Pros and Cons of EMDR
  • Part 1: Positive Results with Traumas and Disorders
  • Part 2: Replacing Long-Held Beliefs
  • Part 3: The Physical Benefits of EMDR
  • Part 4: The Downside of EMDR
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Three-Pronged Protocol and The Eight Phases of EMDR
  • Part 1: The Three-Pronged Protocol
  • Part 2: The Eight Phases of EMDR I
  • Part 3: The Eight Phases of EMDR II
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Self-Administered EMDR – History-Taking and Preparation
  • Part 1: History-Taking
  • Part 2: Prepare for Therapy
  • Part 3: Self-Supporting Techniques and Tools
  • Part 4: Exercise: History-Taking
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Self-Administered EMDR – Assessment
  • Part 1: Choose a Memory to Target
  • Part 2: Identifying Negative Cognitions (NC) and Identifying Positive Cognitions (PC)
  • Part 3: Measurements of Feelings
  • Part 4: Exercise: Assessment
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Self-Administered EMDR – Reprocessing and Reprogramming
  • Part 1: Installing Positive Thoughts
  • Part 2: Different Forms of Bilateral Stimulation
  • Part 3: Tapping in with the Butterfly Hug and Installing the Positive Cognition
  • Part 4: Case Study: Moving Beyond a Tragic Accident
  • Part 5: Case Study: Dealing with Different Issues
  • Part 6: Exercise: Desensitisation and Installation
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Self-Administered EMDR – Body Scan, Closure and Re-Evaluation
  • Part 1: Phases Six to Eight
  • Part 2: The Process of Body Scanning
  • Part 3: Achieving Closure
  • Part 4: Re-Evaluate to Check Success and the Ripple Effect of EMDR
  • Part 5: Exercise: Closure and Re-Evaluation
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: EMDR for Children and Adolescents
  • Part 1: Creating Positive Memories
  • Part 2: EMDR as a Route to Compassion
  • Part 3: Conduct EMDR Therapy with a Child
  • Part 4: Adolescent Depression and EMDR
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is of benefit to you if you wish to learn how to relieve psychological stress, particularly in healing yourself of stress, anxiety or depression, or following trauma or a shocking ordeal experienced in the past.

The EMDR Therapy Diploma Course is an excellent source of information for those interested in following a career in the practice - providing the foundational knowledge and confidence necessary to pursue advanced training.

Accreditations

The EMDR 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 certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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