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EMDR Psychotherapy: Intro and Insights


Fri March 1st
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
£85.00 – £109.00


Adam Getty

Friday 1st March 2024.

ONLINE via Zoom and CATCH-UP for 28 days.

Event Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm GMT (London)/ 11.00am – 5.00pm CET (Paris)/ 5.00am – 11.00am EST (New York).

Tickets: £109 or £99 (full ticketing information at the end of this listing).

Please note that this workshop will be delivered on a Friday.

Summary: This is a one-day introduction to EMDR, and also a good preparation and exploratory day for anyone wishing to undertake the 8-day qualifying training in EMDR.

*EMDR Psychotherapy: Intro and Insights*

Event Description:

As EMDR has continued to grow its evidence base, instead of asking “does it work?” we are starting to ask, “how does it work?” and “how do I integrate it into my work?”.  

In this introductory workshop to EMDR we will be guided through an overview of trauma and how symptoms of PTSD can affect an individual. The 8 phased, 3-pronged approach of EMDR will be described through various case examples, to demonstrate how EMDR is an experiential process that has been used for developmental trauma, complex PTSD and single incident cases.

We will also explore the Adaptive Information Processing model, the foundation model for EMDR psychotherapy, and how EMDR can be integrated into clinical practice.

To partially understand how EMDR works, you will be guided through a stabilisation technique used in EMDR that you will be able to use yourself and with your clients.

About EMDR:

EMDR is a trans-diagnostic, integrative psychotherapy that is recommended by the World Health Organisation (2013) and NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence, 2007) for the treatment of PTSD with emerging evidence supporting its use for other mental health conditions.

When an individual has been exposed to, read about or witnessed a traumatic event, they can develop symptoms of PTSD. If a trauma isn’t properly processed, it can become stuck in a state-specific form. When triggered, a person can experience increased arousal, affect and feel like they are back in that traumatic event (reliving). EMDR has been shown to assist the brain’s natural ability to process traumatic events in a shorter time compared to other evidence-based therapies. The individual will remember the event but no longer feel like they are reliving it.

Learning outcomes:

  1. To understand the symptoms of trauma and prevalence rates
  2. Understanding of the neuroscience of EMDR and how we process trauma
  3. The impact of unprocessed traumas through the AIP system
  4. The 8 phased, 3-pronged approach of EMDR
  5. The telescope model of EMDR and how it can be used in a variety of settings
  6. Case examples discussed to increase your understanding of the process
  7. A stabilisation technique “Safe/calm place” demonstration
  8. How to integrate EMDR into your practice

Please note: This is not a qualifying training. To qualify as an EMDR therapist you will need to complete the full 8-day training. A full list of EMDR Association accredited trainers is available on the EMDR Association UK website (or the equivalent if you are not UK based).


Adam Getty is a BABCP accredited CBT Therapist and EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant based in Mirabilis Health Institute, Belfast. He is the Chair of the EMDR Ulster Committee and sits on the EMDR All Ireland Committee.




Online Workshop: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Bookings close 24 hours before the start of the workshop , and joining details will be sent to all delegates after bookings close (the Thursday before the workshop between 4pm and 6pm). Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.

Catch-up:  This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed out to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the event. This recording will then be available to view in your own time for 28 days. Full details are included in emails sent to delegates. After this time the recording will no longer be available, so if you are planning to use the catch-up function, please ensure that you have adequate time to view the recording within this time frame.

Discounted Ticket Price – £99 

Available until Saturday 3rd February, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist.

Standard Ticket Price – £109

Available until 11am on Thursday 29th February when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.

*Please be aware there are a limited number of tickets at each price point, including where a Super Early Bird ticket price is offered*

Please note that the use of the new subscriber code is limited for each workshop and when the maximum number is reached the code will no longer work.

Ticket Payment: 

Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 29th February to secure your place! 

CPD Certificates: 

All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be sent automatically to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the conference takes place.


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