EMDR Basic Training

EMDR Therapy Basic Training with Dr. Amanda Bell, RSW

This is a unique opportunity to learn a profoundly effective psychotherapy model within a small group setting taught by a therapist with over 20 years clinical experience with traumatized children, adolescents and adults, located at the exclusive Ivey Leadership Center in London, ON.

The Program: The 48-hour EMDRIA approved curriculum assures participants the highest standard of training and includes 10 hours of group consultation. Both Part 1 and 2 of the training involve lectures, live demonstrations, video and individual supervised practice of EMDR Therapy. Upon completion of both Part 1 & 2 and 10 hours of consultation, participants receive an EMDR Therapy Basic Training Certificate recognized by EMDRIA. EMDR Therapy Basic Training workshops are for clinical purposes only. They do not qualify participants to train others in EMDR.

The Trainer:  Dr. Amanda Bell, RSW, is the Clinical Director/Owner of private practice group in London ON, and has been in clinical practice since 1995, specializing in treatment, research and training in child and adult sexual abuse and trauma.  Amanda became a Certified EMDR Practitioner in January 2011 and Certified EMDR Consultant July 2013, and is a CAPT Certified Play Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer. Amanda is passionate about integrating creative approaches and advanced EMDR protocols to address the needs of children and adults with complex trauma and dissociation; while maintaining fidelity to the Standard Protocol. She provides ongoing EMDR consultation to several children’s mental health agencies and individual clinicians. Amanda completed her doctoral degree in social work in 2012.

Program Eligibility: The program is open to anyone with a minimum Masters level degree working in the mental health profession. A clinical background is a prerequisite for the effective application of EMDR Therapy treatment. Applicants must belong to a professional organization with a code of ethics. Private practice therapists must be licensed or certified with their professional organization. If a student, applicants must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate level program in the mental health field and currently involved in the practicum and/or internship portion of their program (first year students not eligible) and on a licensing track working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health professional.

Training Program Location: Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre – 551 Windermere Road, London, ON. (map)


Training Dates

Spring Basic Training Program Consultation Dates:
Morning Consultation Groups

Thursday, May 2, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Thursday, June 6, 2019 (9:00am-12:30pm)
Thursday, July 4, 2019 (9:00am-12:30pm)


Evening Consultation Groups
Thursday, May 2, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Thursday, June 6, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:30pm)
Thursday, June 27, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:30pm)

Trainees are asked to choose either a morning or early evening consultation group attending a total of 10 hours of group consultation.

*The Early Bird cut-off date for the Spring training is March 22nd.

Fall Basic Training Dates:
Part – 1 Training Days: September 13-15 (9:00am – 5:00pm each day)
Part – 2 Training Days: October 25-27 (9:00am – 5:00pm each day)

Fall Basic Training Program Consultation Dates:
Morning Consultation Groups
Thursday, October 3, 2019 (9:00am-12:00pm)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (9:00am-12:30pm)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 (9:00am-12:30pm)


Evening Consultation Groups
Thursday, October 3, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Thursday, October 24, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:30pm)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 (4:00pm – 7:30pm)

Trainees are asked to choose either a morning or early evening consultation group attending a total of 10 hours of group consultation.

*The Early Bird cut-off date for the Fall training is August 23rd.

Group Consultation Location: 370 Queens Ave, Suite 100 – London ON – Map


Fee Schedule

Full Course: Part 1 & Part 2, including 10 hours mandatory consultation $2300.00 +$299.00 HST when paid-in-full by Early Bird date (noted above) or $2400.00 +$312.00 HST thereafter.

Deposit Required: Given limited number of participants for this high-demand EMDR Basic Training Program, a $400.00 deposit is required to reserve a program spot. The deposit is directly applied to the course fee when all fees are paid by the Early Bird date.

Cancellation Policy: There is a $200 cancellation fee up to 21 days prior to the course. After that time the balance of your fee can be transferred to an alternate EMDR Therapy Basic Training course pending availability. If full payment is not received by the Early Bird date, the trainee will forfeit their guaranteed spot. If the course becomes filled after the Early Bird date and prior to full payment of fees, $200.00 of the deposit will be lost and the remaining $200.00 can be applied to a future training program.  Trainees who interrupt their training due to circumstances beyond their control must complete the training within a 2-year frame.

The full course fee includes: The EMDRIA approved Basic Training program, a comprehensive training manual, all lunches and snacks during the 6 days training and 10 hours of mandatory group consultation outside of the training weekends.

Part 2 Only: For Therapists who have taken Part 1 elsewhere. This program option offers Part 2 plus required 10 consultation hours for $1600 plus $208.00 HST, including all lunches and snacks.

EMDR Refresher Course:  A limited number of places are available to EMDR therapists who would like to refresh, review and deepen EMDR Therapy knowledge, view live demos, and receive EMDR practicum experience.  Special price for alumni is $1300 plus $169.00 HST for the 6 days of training, including all lunches and snacks, but not including 10 hours of consultation. EMDRIA accepts the refresher course on a one-time basis as 12 EMDRIA CEU Credits.

Completion Requirements: In order to receive a certificate of completion in Basic EMDR Therapy registrants must provide evidence they have completed Part 1 & Part 2 plus 10 hours of consultation. EMDRIA has set a maximum 2-year time frame for completion of EMDR Therapy Basic Training.

Payment: Cheque, Money order, Credit Card or Email Transfer.



To Register: Complete a registration form and send to [email protected]