Sept 22, 24-25, 2016 and October 20, 22-23, 2016
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Hispanic Apostolate/Spirituality Ctr & Tulane LBC 
Part 1: 2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003
Part 2: Lavin Bernick Center Tulane University
Metairie and NOLA, LA

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Carol Miles MSW, LCSW 
Carol Miles MSW, LCSW and Associates 


Day One

8-8:30 Registration and continental breakfast

8:30- 10:00

 EMDR Therapy Overview

The Mechanism- History and Development of EMDR

The Model-Adaptive Information Processing Theory


When to use EMDR Therapy

Benefits of EMDR Therapy

The Methodology-Standard protocol

10:30 – 12:00 Break

Phase 1 & 2

Demo or video

12:00-1:00 Lunch


Facilitator led group discussion-case conceptualization and cognitions

Practice time! Dyads

Sign out

Day Two

8-8:30 Sign in and continental breakfast

8:30- 10:00

Review Day One

Standard protocol

Case conceptualization vignettes

Phase 2 continued

10:30 – 12:00 Break

Affect Tolerance

Window of Tolerance


Phases 3-7


12:00-1:00 Lunch


Facilitator led group discussion

Practice time! Dyads

Sign out

Day 3

8-8:30 Sign in and continental breakfast

8:30- 10:00

Review –cognitions, phases 1-7

10:30 – 12:00 Break

Phase 8

3 pronged approach


12:00-1:00 Lunch


Facilitator led group discussion

Practice time! Dyads

Sign out



Carol Miles MSW, LCSW and Associates

EMDR Training Fall 2016 

CAROL MILES MSW, LCSW and Associates are proud to offer  EMDR Therapy Training.

Participants will receive an EMDRIA approved certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy and may receive up to 50 CEU hours in Social Work or Counseling. This training will allow participants to provide EMDR Therapy with a wide range of clients, will also allow for further training in EMDR Therapy at the advanced level and will allow participation in the South LA EMDRIA Regional Meetings. Participants will also be eligible to pursue certification in EMDR Therapy.

The training is available for therapists working in the non-profit sector, public sector agencies, for-profit agencies and those in private practice, as well as for students enrolled in a Master's or Doctorate level programs in the mental health field having completed their core curriculum. The EMDR Basic Training has three separate training components; 2 three day trainings (including didactic and practicum components) plus 10 hours of required consultation**. These 2 three-day trainings core trainings, EMDR Part I (held Sept 22, 24-25, 2016) and Part II (Oct 20, 22-23, 2016), will train mental health clinicians in the standardized protocol for EMDR treatment and will meet all EMDR International Association’s (EMDRIA) requirements for basic training. (For questions about EMDRIA Certification in EMDR, please contact EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)’s website at www.emdria.org directly).

EMDR therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapy that accelerates the treatment of a wide range of pathologies and self-esteem issues related to disturbing events and present life conditions. This interactional, standardized approach has been empirically tested in over 20 randomized controlled studies with trauma patients, and hundreds of published case reports evaluating a considerable range of presenting complaints, including depression, anxiety, phobias, excessive grief, somatic conditions and addictions. EMDR therapy is guided by the Adaptive Information Processing model which addresses the unprocessed memories that appear to set the basis for a wide range of dysfunction. A number of neurophysiological studies have documented the rapid post treatment EMDR therapy effects.

**The training fee includes case consultation. Four hours of consultation will be required after Part One to enroll in the Part Two of the Training. An additional 6 hours after Part Two will be required to receive the EMDR Training Certificate of Completion The ten hours of consultation are required by EMDRIA to complete basic training. After the Part I training, Charlene Spears, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, will provide 2 two-hour live video conference groups. Participants must complete those 4 hours of consultation to be admitted to Part 2. Charlene's Part 1 groups will be on either Thursday or Friday mornings or afternoons. (Thursday groups will be 9/29/16 and 10/13/16 6:15-8:15 PM or Friday groups 9/30/16 and 10/14/16 8-10 AM or 1-3 PM). After Part Two, an additional 6 hours of consultation groups TBA


Part 1 Learning objectives:

  1. Learn the underlying adaptive information processing theory of EMDR therapy and other theoretical brain functioning and research issues;
  2. Learn to assess the appropriateness of using EMDR therapy with your patients;
  3. Learn to integrate EMDR therapy in to a comprehensive treatment plan; and
  4. Develop the skill in using all eight phases of EMDR therapy

Part 2 Learning objectives:

  1. Describe strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR;
  2. Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions;
  3. Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment;
  4. Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses;
  5. Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias; and
  6. Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders.



To be accepted for the Training in EMDR Therapy, you must be licensed for independent practice as a mental health clinician or on a licensure track (which may include graduate students).

 Graduate Student Eligibility:

 After filling out the online registration form, you must submit two letters (outlined below) to Carol Miles (cmiles@tulane.edu). You will not be considered fully registered without submission of these materials.

(1) Your letter about your current practice situation should describe:

a. Your current practice setting.

 b. The kinds of clinical problems and clients with whom you currently work;

c. The number of clients you see in on-going psychotherapy;

d. The frequency of therapy sessions with these clients; e. The therapy methods or approaches you currently use;

f. The license you are pursuing

g. The anticipated or estimated date when you plan to achieve licensure

(2) The second required letter will be from your licensed clinical supervisor providing licensure supervision. (If your clinical supervisor is not your management supervisor, you must also provide a third letter from your management supervisor, which should also be emailed to Carol Miles (cmiles@tulane.edu)

Non-Licensed Therapists Eligibility

Non-Licensed Therapists

At the time of registration, non-licensed clinicians and clinicians not yet licensed for independent practice must provide evidence of:

1) meeting EMDRIA educational qualifications;

2) having an appropriate supervised clinical setting; and

3) being in the process of moving toward licensure for independent practice.

You will do this by submitting two letters below to Carol Miles (cmiles@tulane.edu) along with your online event registration. You will not be considered fully registered without submission of these materials

(1) Your letter about your current practice situation should describe (e-mail to Carol Miles):

a) Your current practice setting.

b) The kinds of clinical problems and clients with whom you currently work;

c) The number of clients you see in on-going psychotherapy;

d) The frequency of therapy sessions with these clients;

e) The therapy methods or approaches you currently use;

f) The license you are pursuing

g) The anticipated or estimated date when you plan to achieve licensure

(2) The second required letter will be from your licensed clinical supervisor providing licensure supervision. (If your clinical supervisor is not your management supervisor, you must also provide a third letter from your management supervisor, which should also be emailed to Carol Miles (cmiles@tulane.edu).


Licensed Therapists

At the time of registration, licensed clinicians must provide evidence of licensure and malpractice. Please email to Carol Miles (cmiles@tulane.edu)


Registration Information and Fees
The registration fees vary per status of participants.  Payments can be made by credit card via the online registration form or by check or money order (payable to Carol Miles MSW, LCSW and Associates). If you pay by check, it should be mailed to:

Carol Miles MSW, LCSW, 110 East 7th Avenue, Covington, LA 70433




Payments for all may be made in 3 installments. The first third due at registration. The second third due by Oct 1, 2016. The third payment due by November 1, 2016. Special arrangements must be made with Carol Miles prior to installment payments. Registration for non-profit professionals or students who wish to make 3 installments need to use an access code 450X3. Registration for other professionals who wish to make 3 installments need to use an access code 600X3. Please email Carol Miles at cmiles@tulane.edu if there are any problems with this process. 

Please fill out the registration form, but your final registration is predicated on receiving your payment. Once your payment is received, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration into the program, and you will be guaranteed a spot at the event. 

CANCELLATION POLICY -- In the event you cannot come to our program, it is important for you to notify us before the program begins, either by email (preferred) at cmiles@tulane.edu or via phone at 985-893-1248.  We will refund the registration fee minus a $50 handling fee if notified before the event begins; after the event begins there are no refunds. 


Part One will be hosted by CCANO’s Immigration and Refugee Services Offices at 2505 Maine Ave. in Metairie, LA 70003. Those dates are Sept 22, 24 & 25, 2016 (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) 

Part Two will be located on the uptown campus of Tulane University in the Lavin Bernick Center. See http://www2.tulane.edu/studentaffairs/lbc/ for more information on the Center.   Dates for Part 2 are October 20, 22 & 23, 2016  (Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) 

Trainer Bio
 Carol Miles MSW, LCSW is a clinical social worker specializing in individual, family and group psychotherapy, maintains a private practice in Covington and New Orleans, LA with a broad spectrum of clients, and also provides consultation for therapists developing skills in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Carol, a graduate of LSU School of Social Work specializing in clinical social work, has over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in clinical, administration, and marketing with the public and private sectors. Among her areas of expertise are working with clients who have eating disorders and trauma.  She has additional training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and is certified by EMDRIA in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Carol has often presented at state wide conferences and to general audiences on topics ranging from eating disorders, assertiveness, EMDR, DBT and developing a private practice. She is a current member of EMDRIA and LACSW.  She has taught as an adjunct professor at the Tulane School of Social Work since 1998. She is an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Therapy Trainer.


Training Attendance: You must attend all training days and group consultation sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion for this training. Those who attend this workshop in full and complete all the appropriate evaluation forms will receive credit. After meeting all requirements (including the additional 10 hours of consultation) to complete the EMDR Therapy Training, participants are considered to be trained in Basic EMDR Therapy.

 Prerequisite readings: To familiarize yourself with the Adaptive Information Processing Model prior to your training it is recommended that you read the chapters 2- 11 of Francine Shapiro’s book of Francine Shapiro’s book: “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd Edition” and read Francine Shapiro’s book “Getting past your past”.

After registration, you will receive an email confirming registration. However, registration is not completed until all forms have been received. That includes the participants letter of agreement as well as supporting documents from supervisors or licensure information. Please be sure to read the required information clearly. 


For more information, contact Carol Miles at cmiles@tulane.edu or at 985-893-1248.


More Information

EMDR Therapy Training



The undersigned participant acknowledges that (s)he has read carefully, understands, and agrees to the following:


1.  The boundaries of clinical applications for other than PTSD have not yet been confirmed by controlled research. The cautions are based primarily on anecdotal reports by trained clinicians.


    2.  All participants should have a current active psychotherapy caseload.  This training is designed to help participants integrate the use of EMDR in their clinical practice context.  Other circumstances must be discussed with the Trainer.


4    3.  A significant component of the training involves clinicians practicing EMDR in small groups under the guidance of the instructor.  The practice experiences are for educational purposes only and not for personal therapy.  All participants should be prepared to address disturbing real life experiences as part of this training program in order to better appreciate the subjective experience of EMDR as a client would.  It is not unusual for a target memory to be linked to other, unexpected, disturbing material or memories which might surface during or after the practice sessions.  Case material presented didactically or on video may be disturbing to those with unresolved personal issues.  It is expected that the participant has developed self-soothing and affect/arousal management skills and will be able to employ these skills as necessary during and following EMDR practice sessions.  It is the responsibility of the participant to seek and obtain appropriate professional assistance if needed.  Providing such assistance is not an extension of the training and will not be provided by the EMDR instructors.  Clinicians who elect to do personal EMDR work can review available lists of EMDR trained clinicians posted by the EMDR Institute and EMDRIA.


4.  Further, with reference to number 4 above:

           a. Clinicians presently engaged in personal therapy and/or psychiatric treatment should inform the therapist/psychiatrist about the experiential component of this training and secure the clinician’s permission to participate before beginning this training.

           b. Those with limiting or special medical conditions (pregnancy, heart condition, ocular difficulties, etc.) should consult their medical professionals before participating in this training and should discuss the condition with the instructors in advance of the training.

      c. Those who presently have a dissociative disorder, acute or PTSD, GAD, panic disorder, substance use disorder, personality disorder, or affective disorder should not participate without special arrangements being made with the instructors at the time of registration.  Failure to advise the instructors could place you at risk, negatively impact other participants, and result in dismissal from the training without refund.  Participants who are disruptive to the training will be given one warning by the instructor and will be dismissed without refund if there is a recurrence.  You are expected to maintain a spirit of cooperation and mutual support for all in the training.  Splitting and conflict-generating behavior will not be tolerated.  You agree that the instructor has the right to dismiss you from the training at any time without refund if in his/her sole judgment you negatively impact the training experience of others.


      5.  This experiential workshop is for clinical purposes only and will not qualify the participant to train others in EMDR.  Attempts to train others in EMDR without meeting the standards as defined by the EMDR International Association would represent a professional ethics violation.


      6.  In order to assure confidentiality of personal and clinical information, audio/video taping is not allowed. It is expected that all participants shall maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality of all personal and clinical information shared by others in this training.  Failure to maintain confidentiality shall be treated as a professional ethics issue, may be reported to a licensing board, and likely will result in immediate dismissal from the training program with no refund.  Confidentiality shall apply to all practicum experiences: specifics may be discussed only with members of the immediate practice group, the practicum facilitator and trainers.  A participant may share emerging material with a private therapist.    


   7. A Certificate of Completion will be issued only to those who satisfactorily complete the entire training (including the scheduled  consultation), complete the assigned readings, and demonstrate in group discussion and practice exercises an understanding of the EMDR treatment approach.   Participants are expected to participate actively and to work diligently.  Failure to attend part or all of a training day will handicap you in this learning process and can have a negative impact on the small group process.  You agree that you will miss a training day or part of a day only in the case of a bona fide personal or family emergency.  Special arrangements will be made on a case by case basis.  An additional training fee will be charged for each day/part of day missed.  Missing more than one day or partial day could result in immediate dismissal from the training program and forfeiture of all tuition paid. Therefore, it is in your best interest and that of your training group that you make a concerted effort to attend the complete training.  Note:  There will be no refunds, under any circumstances, for withdrawals after the beginning of the training program. 



  9.  Weather Policy:  There might be times when the weather is severe, eg. prolonged hurricane or flooding.  We will post on our website by 8:00 am on the training day any notice on cancellation or delay of training.  Except under the most severe of weather conditions, we will hold the training.  It is your responsibility to plan ahead and make appropriate travel arrangements including the use of nearby hotels so that you can be available for the training. 



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