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EMDR Training for Clinicians


Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute offers complete basic training in EMDR therapy, including
  • all ten required hours of consultation,
  • during four, two-day weekend sessions
  • over three months
  • for an all-inclusive, affordable fee.

Dates and Location


  • Program Organization
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    There are four two-day training modules presented over a twelve week period.

    These two-day periods of training provide
    • paced development of procedural skills,
    • review of essential concepts, and
    • in depth consultation regarding your initial practice experiences.
  • Dates & Location
  • Training Manual
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    Participants receive a 270 page training manual in a three-ring notebook with:
    • comprehensive training notes,
    • essential clinical forms,
    • detailed procedural scripts,
    • references,
    • and resources.

    Participants also have access to all essential clinical forms and detailed procedural scripts as downloadable PDF files.
  • Program Philosophy
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    Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute exceeds EMDR International Association standards for basic training in EMDR. Our training program is designed and structured to fully prepare you to integrate EMDR therapy into your clinical practice. We offer a comprehensive training model that incorporates consultation in developmental increments over the course of the training.


  • Reviewers Track
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    Are you already trained in EMDR and want to review the training to strengthen your understanding and skills?

    Reviewers take the entire SonomaPTI basic training at the student rate and earn 10 hours toward EMDRIA Certification.

    In the reviews’ track you join other reviewers in the consultation and practice sessions to focus on how you can integrate EMDR into your current clinical setting.

    See the Training Fees page or Registration Forms for more details.
  • On-site training
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    Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute can provide Basic Training in EMDR at your location. 

    Click here for details.
  • A Unique Format
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    Our clinically focused training format includes all EMDRIA required hours of consultation in Modules 2, 3 and 4.

    With SonomaPTI you do not have to schedule or pay for consultation separately. Consultation is built right into the training schedule and included in the standard training fee. Many other EMDRIA approved training programs require you to schedule consultation on your own and pay for consultation in addition to the training fee.

    Compare our fees and our all-inclusive curriculum with any other EMDRIA approved basic training in EMDR and you will find out why clinicians chose SonomaPTI.

    Other EMDRIA approved training programs offer intensive three or five day formats that compress basic EMDR training to just one or two intensive training sessions.

    Research on learning and training shows that after two days of training your ability to retain new information drops quickly.

    SonomaPTI’s format is designed to spread your learning and skills development over four two-day modules. With SonomaPTI’s clinically focused training format you have more opportunities for review and repeated practice of key perceptual, conceptual, and clinical skills.

    SonomaPTI is unique in offering you paced, structured homework materials in each module with easy-to-use forms and scripts to support you in integrating EMDR into your current clinical setting.
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