Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy Diploma Course

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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 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

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • 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
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Three-Pronged Protocol
  • Part 2: The Eight Phases of EMDR I
  • Part 3: The Eight Phases of EMDR II
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: History-Taking
  • Part 2: Prepare for Therapy
  • Part 3: Self-Supporting Techniques and Tools
  • Part 4: Example of Questionnaire: History-Taking
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Choose a Memory to Target
  • Part 2: Identifying Negative Cognitions (NC) and Identifying Positive Cognitions (PC)
  • Part 3: The Subjective Units of Disturbance (SUD) Scale
  • Part 4: The Validity of Cognition (VOC) Scale
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Installing Positive Thoughts
  • Part 2: Different Forms of Bilateral Stimulation
  • Part 3: Tapping in with the Butterfly Hug
  • Part 4: Installing the Positive Cognition
  • Part 5: Case Study: Moving Beyond a Tragic Accident
  • Part 6: Case Study: Dealing with Different Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Phases Six to Eight
  • Part 2: The Process of Body Scanning
  • Part 3: Achieving Closure
  • Part 4: Re-Evaluate to Check Success
  • Part 5: The Ripple Effect of EMDR
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Creating Positive Memories
  • Part 2: EMDR as a Route to Compassion
  • Part 3: EMDR Therapy with a Child
  • Part 4: Adolescent Depression and EMDR
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course is aimed at those looking to understand what EMDR is, how it is usually administered, its benefits, and how it is typically used to relieve stress, anxiety or depression. This course does not qualify you to become an EMDR Therapist but is rather a comprehensive insight into this fascinating field.

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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.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

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 £25).

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.

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