EMDR Master Class / Master Class Intensive Training

The EMDR Master Class is advanced training to teach the art of EMDR, with particular emphasis on EMDR with complex trauma, utilising the framework of Structural Dissociation.

A two-day Structural Dissociation training is offered immediately prior to the Master Class This training is a mandatory prerequisite for the Master Class and must be attended even though you may have previously attended one. A discount applies if you are attending the Master Class.

Master Class

The EMDR Master Class is advanced training to teach the “Art of EMDR”, with particular emphasis on EMDR treatment with complex trauma, utilising the framework of Structural Dissociation.

A two-day Structural Dissociation training is offered immediately prior to the Master Class. It is now a requirement to attend this training even if you have attended it previously. A separate registration is required and a discounted fee applies.

The EMDR Master Class is now presented in a five day format, with sessions being held from typically 9.00am -1.00pm. Alternatively 8.00am to 12.00 noon times have also been used with online trainings. It has also been brought to our attention that the free afternoons have been favourably received by trainees as it facilitates integration of work undertaken during sessions and provides family time.

Training venues are typically located near beaches or within resorts and trainees have expressed their gratitude in being able to utilise these facilities and bring partners and family with them.

The EMDR Master Class is an advanced training for experienced EMDR clinicians in which the principles of the Theory of Structural Dissociation may be practiced. This provides an opportunity for trainees to address Emotional Parts work within themselves as client and also as a therapist. Trainees need to be alerted to this opportunity with the view of the possibility of working on personal issues within the model of Structural Dissociation. All trainees will be required to work on a personal issue.

Like the Structural Dissociation training this training has traditionally been provided on a face-to-face basis and advertised many months in advance so that trainees are able to plan ahead. Face-to-face trainings are still the preferred platform as they facilitate a bonding not necessarily available with online trainings. However the presence of Covid 19, the ongoing uncertainty it presents, in addition to the changing restrictions it has placed on travelling and proximity, have required innovative responses from trainers. To meet these fluid conditions the training may well need to be provided online at relatively short notice.

Trainees should be prepared for the possibility of such changes and not make travel and accommodation arrangements until they have confirmation of the mode of presentation.

Preamble

The EMDR Master Class training will teach and demonstrate the art of EMDR, with a special focus on EMDR with complex trauma, utilising the framework of Structural Dissociation (van der Hart, Nijenhuis, Steele, 2006). The Adaptive Information Processing model which guides EMDR treatment, views present problems resulting from past experiences which are dysfunctionally stored. The heart of EMDR treatment involves the transmutation of these dysfunctionally stored memories into an adaptive resolution that promotes psychological health. The art of EMDR is attunement to the client, resonating, and providing optimal bilateral stimulation to maximize processing.

The art of EMDR is expressed in numerous ways: the dance of attunement during bilateral stimulation; knowing when to interweave vs. "stay out of the way"; reading the signs of reprocessing; how to work with phobia of affect/traumatic material; and knowing what to do when the reprocessing isn't moving along as expected. This workshop will teach preparation phase strategies to prepare for the complexities of treating trauma, and then will help participants expand and integrate their knowledge and skills in applying the Standard Protocol through advanced practicums. The workshop is limited to 20 clinicians who have completed an EMDRAA approved EMDR basic training.

The philosophy of this training is that the art is learned most effectively through demonstration and practice rather than didactically. There will be live demonstrations by Dr. Solomon to illustrate EMDR and its integration with Structural Dissociation model of psychotherapy, with discussion afterwards to highlight the teaching points. For personal practice, nearly 60% of the workshop is spent in pairs where you can use personal material as you rotate the roles of client and therapist. These sessions will be facilitated by workshop instructors who will provide live and immediate feedback to help your fine tune your skills. What you can work on is completely up to you. You can expect approximately 3 hours in the role of client over the course of the 5 days. The workshop instructors are careful to create a safe environment for you to go as deep as you need to go as client. Your therapist is observed and assisted by training instructors to provide you good treatment. The training is held over 5 days to allow the time required to accomplish significant work. While participants are encouraged to work on their own issues personal boundaries will be respected.

Advanced Learning Topics Include:

  • Case Conceptualization & Target Selection
  • Preparation phase strategies for complex trauma
  • Resource Development and Installation
  • Negative and Positive Cognition Selection
  • Recognizing Signs of Processing
  • Fine-tuning the Application of Dual Attention Stimulation to Maximize Processing
  • Clinical Containment Issues
  • Knowing when to interweave vs. "stay out of the way"
  • Consolidating Treatment Gains

Fee payment information

Payment is due upon registration. To facilitate payment, our banking details will be presented upon submission of your registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Should you wish to cancel your registration an administration charge of AUD $99 ( Incl. GST) will be made for cancellations received in writing up to 30 days prior to the training.
Refunds cannot be offered to cancellations received within 30 days of the training.
In the event that Associated Psychology Services cancels an event then a full refund is made available.

Master Class Intensive

The Master Class Intensive will be an in-depth, in vivo workshop for veterans of the Master Class. Many participants have requested an opportunity to continue to do meaningful personal work in a retreat setting and get the benefits of a multiday format in a safe environment. Roger thinks of it as the “Kick-ass” “Master Class” because participants will be working very hard at addressing personal issues. Participants will have at least 5-6 sessions over the 3 days. The workshop will mostly consist of demonstrations with Roger, as well as practicums in pairs. The format facilitates an intense learning experience. With the demonstrations and practicums (as both client and therapist), which will be at an advance level, participants will benefit personally and gain experiential knowledge that will increase therapeutic skills and ability.

Fee payment information

Payment is due upon registration. To facilitate payment, our banking details will be presented upon submission of your registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Should you wish to cancel your registration an administration charge of AUD $99 ( Incl. GST) will be made for cancellations received in writing up to 30 days prior to the training.
Refunds cannot be offered to cancellations received within 30 days of the training.
In the event that Associated Psychology Services cancels an event then a full refund is made available.

Training Dates and Fees
Master Class
Master Class Intensive