Mastering EMDR Therapy: A Practicum for Personal and Professional Development


Lexington, KY, USA

September 27-30, 2018 



This practicum workshop will focus on fine tuning EMDR psychotherapy skills while at the same time providing a forum for significant personal growth.  Participants will rotate the roles of therapist and client for approximately 60% of the workshop, using personal material to practice and integrate the advanced skills taught in the remaining 40% of the workshop.  The emphasis is on developing and fine-tuning EMDR psychotherapy skills working with complex trauma. There will be a combination of daily lectures and live demonstrations.    The practicum sessions are closely supervised to ensure fidelity to the EMDR Standard Protocol and the successful integration of the advanced skills.  Because of this close supervision, significant personal work can be accomplished within the practicum setting.   The workshop size is limited to maintain a high level of individualized attention and learning. 



1) Demonstrate fidelity to the EMDR Standard Protocol in supervised practice.

2) Demonstrate the use of the dissociative table in supervised practice.

3) Explain the concept of window of tolerance and its importance in EMDR psychotherapy.

About the Instructor

Kathleen Martin, LCSW is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant and Trainer.  She specializes in trauma and dissociation in her private practice in Rochester, NY, USA.  She is a consultant and trainer to both individual clinicians and mental health agencies internationally.  She has published an article entitled How to Use Fraser’s Dissociative Table Technique to Access and Work with Emotional Parts of the Personality and has another one in press on the importance and art of time orientation.    She developed a strategy called Oblique Time Orientation that is detailed in this later article. She also wrote a chapter for a book on Eating disorders entitled Conceptualizing Eating Disorders Through the Lens of Structural Dissociation.   She has integrated Structural Dissociation Theory into her clinical EMDR therapy practice and teaches master classes to help others do the same. 

Who Should Come?

Clinicians trained in an EMDRIA approved EMDR therapy basic training are welcome. 

Continuing Education Hours

The following CEUs/Credits will be granted upon full completion of this workshop.  No partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

20 EMDRIA continuing education credits will be offered (program approval # 06003-89).

20 Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work  continuing education credits will also be offered.


Tuition Fee

$645 Early Bird Registration until August 15, 2018

$695 after August 15, 2018

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given up to 30 days prior to the start of the conference.  After that no refund will be given unless your spot can be filled by someone on the waiting list.  If your spot can filled, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. 


University of Kentucky, Lexington

The exact building and room number will be given to all who have registered 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop.   

This facility is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If special accommodations are required, please notify University of Kentucky and the workshoporganizer



Thursday 1-6 p.m.

Friday      9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday    9 a.m. - 12 noon

Lunch is on your own.  


For Questions Please Contact:

Andrea Gillispie (assistant to Kathleen Martin who manages all registration and

     payment questions)

Telephone:  585-473-2119

Or the Lexington contact: Keith Haas, LCSW


Telephone:  859-488-1236



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