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EMDR Basic Training Part 2

Format Training Course
Presenters Nick Cocco
Description OVERVIEW:

EMDR is recognised as having the highest level of research evidence for the treatment of PTSD by the Australian Psychological Society (EBPI Review 2010).

Over 300 studies have been published showing EMDR to be effective for treating depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, body dysmorphia, etc. It has been used effectively with children and adolescents.


The EMDR Basic Training, comprised of Part 1 and 2, is designed for appropriately qualified/registered mental health practitioners who treat clients in a clinical setting. EMDR is a complex approach to psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to upsetting past traumatic events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested with patients evincing a considerable range of presenting complaints, including, loss of a loved one, rape, sexual molestation, Vietnam combat and natural disaster. As a therapeutic treatment model that has been developed with an understanding of human behavior, EMDR addresses clinical issues relevant to behavior in the social environment.


This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of EMDR applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range patients and situations. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients.


10 hours of didactic + 10 hours of supervised practice

Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR

Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions

Describe 3 resources to use with difficult or resistant clients

Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment

Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses

Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias

Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders


EMDR is a specialized approach that requires supervised training for full therapeutic effectiveness and client safety. The training will consist of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations and supervised practice. The format of this workshop has been designed by the originator of EMDR, Francine Shapiro, PhD. The workshop leaders have been individually selected and trained by her to provide the comprehensive information necessary for appropriate client selection and effective utilization of EMDR. This is the workshop program which has been taught by Dr. Shapiro since 1990. EMDR Institute adheres to the ethical standards of APA, social work, nursing and mental health boards.


Nick Cocco BSc(Psych)Hons; MA(Hons)(Clinical Psychology) has been a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists since 1994 and has over 25 years experience. Nick has specialties in the treatment of trauma related conditions ranging from single incident PTSD through to the more complex presentations of personality, dissociative and other disorders which are the sequelae of histories of repetitive child based trauma and neglect. Additionally, he has taught and trained professionals via workshops and supervision in these areas and presented his own research into the treatment efficacy of EMDR with childhood darkness phobia at an international EMDR conference (1995) and was the main author of the second ever child case study published in a peer reviewed journal, of successful EMDR treatment of PTSD (1993).

Nick has been employed in a psychological capacity both within the public, non-government and private sectors since 1983 and was regraded to Senior Clinical Psychologist within the public sector in 1994. Within the public sector, he has had extensive experience both in adult, child and family mental health services. Additionally he has been in private practice since 1991.

Nick utilises various psychological therapies which are extensions of and/or consistent with basic CBT such as Schema Therapy, IRRT (Imagery Rescripting and Reprocessing Therapy) and Ego State Therapy which are necessary in the successful treatment of clients who are referred with more complex issues. As an EMDR Institute Trainer accredited by the EMDR Association of Australia, Nick also has expert knowledge in a treatment modality recommended as a first line intervention for PTSD.
Location ACT, Australia
Venue TBA

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 8 Oct 2012 to 10 Oct 2012
Time Registration: from 8am; Start Time 8.30am Finish Time: Days 1&2 at 5pm and Day 3 at 4pm
Cost $750 ($825 inc GST) per participant; earlybird (before 7/9/2012) $700 ($770 inc GST)
Notes Attendance at the workshop is limited individuals who have completed the EMDR Institute Weekend 1 Basic Training and can provide evidence of completion of 5 hours of consultation post PART 1 training with an EMDR Institute approved facilitator and/or trainer.
Organiser Intellumen Pty Ltd
Contact Name Kathryn Cree
Telephone 02 6230 9187
Fax 02 6230 9858