Part 1 + Part II + includes consultation hours

May 2024 and June 2024

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a powerful Therapy that changes people’s lives! Basic Training is the place to start to help your clients heal. EMDR is an evidenced based therapy that not only treats PTSD, but helps clients recover from all kinds of trauma, anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief, and more. 

This 52 hour EMDRIA approved course will provide you with a firm foundation in not only how to desensitize and reprocess your client’s trauma, but also prepare them well for such deep therapeutic work. 

To receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic EMDR Training, two weekend trainings (Part 1 and Part 2) and 10 hours of group consultation are required. This requirement of two weekend classes plus 10 consultation hours must be completed within a 12-month period.


Weekend 1 May 16-18th Thursday-Saturday

Weekend 2 June 20-22 Thursday-Saturday

Fee: $1500.00



Although EMDR is effective all on its own, it can be integrated into your current clinical practice whether you use DBT, CBT, IFS, play therapy, and more. It works with clients of all ages and all cultures. In fact, for over a decade EMDR has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a first-choice treatment for PTSD.

It will be led by EMDRIA Certified Trainer Gina Ornelas, LMFT who has been using EMDR since 2011. She  is passionate about training others In a trauma informed way. She has been a facilitator for Dr. Philip Manfield’s EMDR trainings for a decade and has had the privilege of providing consultation for almost 300 therapists world wide. She will be using Dr. Manfield’s training manual to bring in person EMDR training to Spokane, WA. 

Supporting trainer and consultant will be Heather Hart, LMHC who has been practicing EMDR with EMDRIA since 2018. She leads education using a compassionate inquiry through her attachment focused lens. She will be leading post consultant hours in group format as well as one on one sessions after each training as EMDRIA mandates. 

Please note: This particular training is 52 hours due to added information on client preparation for EMDR. The EMDRIA requirement is 50 hours.


Participants in the training must be Licensed Mental Health Professionals (hold a clinical license in psychiatry, psychology, social work or counseling from their state) or be a state-registered intern or a student in a graduate educational program that will eventually make them eligible to obtain one of those licenses. Students and interns must have at least six months of clinical experience under the supervision of a state-licensed Mental Health clinician, under whose license that clinical experience has been obtained. The supervisor is not required to be trained in EMDR. Those under supervision must have their Supervisor email Heather mideintegrativetherapies@gmail.com stating eligibility/preparedness and supervisor’s acknowledgement that EMDR facilitators/consultants do not provide supervision. For graduate students, the supervisor also needs to state in their estimation of the applicant’s clinical skills that they believe the applicant is sufficiently prepared to take this training.

Program Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the essential elements of a trauma-oriented client history and identify for which memories EMDR processing will be beneficial to the client.
  2. Describe how to apply the information obtained in a client’s trauma-based history to decide for which clients EMDR will be appropriate and useful, so that EMDR will be selected for use only with clients for whom it is likely to be the most helpful approach.
  3. Explain how to use the floatback technique to identify feeder memories at the root of clients’ present disturbance.
  4. Describe each of the 8 phases of EMDR processing and the role it plays in making the processing of a client’s memory successful.
  5. List basic techniques to unblock blocked processing during the Desensitization and Reprocessing phase of EMDR, so that the process will be as minimally painful to the client as possible.
  6. Describe specific protocols for using EMDR to resolve various conditions clients commonly suffer from, like PTSD, simple phobias, trauma-based dysfunctional beliefs, and unresolved grief/mourning.
  7. Describe the Adaptive Information Processing System and explain how it guides clinical choices that produce more effective treatment for the client.
  8. Describe how to close down an incomplete EMDR session so that clients experience minimal disturbance between sessions, including breathing techniques, relaxation and use of a safe place/safe person.
  9. State that they had the opportunity to practice EMDR in the workshop to enable them to hone their EMDR skills before attempting to use them with clients.

NOTE: This course includes several facilitated practicums in which participants will have the opportunity to practice what they are learning and to have the experience of being a “client” when other class members take the role of therapist. If you do not feel psychologically stable enough to participate fully in this practicum as “client” you should not register for this workshop. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, please consult your therapist about whether he or she thinks you can safely participate fully in this workshop.

Late Registration:  Late registrations (less than two weeks prior to training date) will be honored only if adequate facilitation and practicum breakout room space can be arranged. If a late registration can not be accommodated, we will do our best to notify you as soon as possible.


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Upcoming Events

EMDR Retreat

September 8th-September 9th

West Side, WA state

Join us for a transformative retreat experience designed to help you overcome emotional obstacles and achieve greater levels of wellness and self-discovery. 

At our retreat, you’ll enjoy a safe and supportive environment that encourages deep healing and personal transformation. We are committed to providing the highest level of care and support, and we’re confident that you’ll leave your retreat feeling renewed, empowered, and equipped with the tools and insights needed to step into full healing. 

What you can expect from our retreat:

-connect with other participants 

-gain insight from and experienced therapist

-learn how to reprocess negative emotions and thoughts for a more fulfilling relational self

-learn how to use your own inner resources to achieve emotional healing and well-being

-gain insight int your own emotional patterning and intergenerational trauma

-discover a new level of self-awareness ad emotional freedom

-learn how to transform negative beliefs and emotions for a more meaningful life. 

Whether you’re looking for a way to jump start or dive deeper into your healing journey, our retreat is the opportunity to step onto your path. 

A Wellness Day

June 24th 

Spokane, WA

If you are a practioner, helper, healer who is experiencing fatigue, vicarious trauma, seeking additional professional community support or you are simply wanting to dive deep into your own restorative healing practice we invite you to join us for a day of restoration in mind, body & soul. Think about the last day off you had that truly felt rested..if it’s been awhile, join us.

We are holding a day full of restorative activities supporting space to hold what is causing stress in your day to day. An opportunity to leave behind the daily grind and enter in the healthiest version of you. 

What you will gain from this experience:

-healing connection to body

-breathework release

-mindfulness reset

-guided meditation

-gentle somatic movement

As practitioners, helpers and healer we hold so much. You deserve and are worthy of the same care you provide to others. Allow yourself supportive rest and restoration.