Live Webinar

Principles of EMDR Therapy: Research, Neurobiology and Clinical Applications - April 30


  • Describe key treatment differences between adult-onset trauma and developmental trauma
  • Name and describe the 3 prongs of EMDR therapy
  • Identify the 8 phases of EMDR therapy
  • Identify a key research finding of the effects of rapid eye movements


Upcoming Dates For This Webinar


This webinar runs from 9am to 4pm.

This webinar runs from 9am to 5pm.


Course Description

Have you wanted to know more about EMDR Therapy? Are you considering getting trained in EMDR or just want to know when to refer your clients for EMDR therapy? This webinar will (1) review the main principles and the model that informs EMDR Therapy; (2) examine new ways to view trauma and assess for adverse life events that may be behind a client’s stuck points; and (3) use neurobiology to activate components of memory to track disturbance as well as resources. Participants will leave with a better understanding of memory, trauma, neurobiology, cultural considerations, and practical applications for use in clinical practice. This is an introduction to EMDR. Training in EMDR Therapy requires a separate 50-hour course, and certification as an EMDR therapist requires additional training.

Pricing: $199 (Early Registration), $219 (Regular Registration)
6.0 Credits


Alicia Avila MSW, LCSW

is a psychotherapist in private practice treating adults with a specialty in trauma, culture and gender related issues. Ms. Avila has over 20 years of experience in the field and has been a teacher and trainer for local and national institutions and conferences. She is currently an EMDR Institute trainer and also offers smaller local trainings in EMDR. Ms. Avila was a clinical instructor for the UCSD department of psychiatry, school of medicine. She was the program manager for the UCSD Co-Occurring Disorders Program leading a multidisciplinary treatment team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and recovery counselors providing integrated treatment within a community behavioral health clinic. She is a contributing author of A Dual Diagnosis Demonstration Project: Treatment Outcomes and Cost Analysis published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs in 2003. Ms. Avila is bilingual and bicultural as an immigrant, originally from Mexico City.


About This Webinar

The webinar is a live, interactive class. You will view the webinar in real time from your home or office on a computer, tablet (e.g., iPad) or phone. You will be able see the speaker and the slides, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and respond to polls. You will have access to the handouts, which you can view on your computer or download and print.

You will need to show up on time to receive credit, just like at an in-person class, but you can wear whatever you’d like! The class will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Pacific Time. There will be a morning and afternoon break and a break for lunch. At the end of the class you will need to take a post-test and receive a score of 75% or above to pass. You can take the post-test as many times as you need to, should you not pass. The post-test will only be available at the end of the class. Also, you must complete the post-test within 7 days of the class. Once you pass the post-test, you will complete an evaluation online and then you will receive your Certificate of Attendance online, which you can view and print.

Registration Information

The course fee is determined by the date of payment in relation to the course date:

  • Early Registration: If payment is received 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.
  • Regular Registration: For payments received less than 3 weeks prior to the webinar date.

Cancellation Policy

There is a $35.00 processing fee, per seminar, for refunds requested by the Wednesday prior to the weekend of the webinar. After that time, there will be no refunds. If a course must be cancelled due to an unforeseen event (e.g., natural disaster, instructor illness), the webinar will be rescheduled. Participants will be credited to take the rescheduled course or another PPS webinar. No refunds will be given.

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