EMDRIA Approved  EMDR Consultant and former Trainer 



Professional Continuing Education Course

EMDR Basic Training Certificate Program:

Natalie S. Robinson, LICSW, EMDRIA Approved Trainer       

Simmons College School of Social Work Professional Education

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an innovative method of psychotherapy, which utilizes elements of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, exposure, and mind/body therapies to accelerate healing for clients suffering from Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder and a wide range of other problems. This 11 session comprehensive training is usually given from January to June.  It provides 53 hours of training of both Basic EMDR (formerly called Level I) and Intermediate EMDR (Level II) in a small group setting with ongoing support throughout the learning process.

Participants must be master's-level or higher licensed mental health professionals in a clinical practice setting that permits EMDR with clients.

Participants will:

·    Learn the 8 Phase Standard EMDR Protocol

·    Practice EMDR skills as a trainee-client and as a trainee-therapist

        under facilitator supervision with colleagues

·    Problem-solve about case conceptualization to prepare to use EMDR

·    Start to use EMDR with own selected clients after the first 5 sessions of training

·    Receive case consultation as they utilize their new EMDR skills

·    Learn Intermediate EMDR skills including cognitive interweave

·    Form a supportive local network with same level colleagues

·    Briefly learn about advanced and new applications of EMDR

This course takes place over a full semester in order to help participants begin to gain a sense of competency as EMDR practitioners.  Participants will be required to attend 10 of the 11 sessions and get additional case consultation with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in the 12 months following the training in order to receive the final EMDRIA Certificate in EMDR .  The course follows EMDRIA standards for Basic EMDR Training and both requires and follows the text ,  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures, 2nd Edition, August 2002, written by the developer of EMDR, Francine Shapiro. _____________________________________________________________________

About the Instructor/Trainer: Natalie S. Robinson, LICSW, is a 1977 Simmons SSW graduate.  She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and trainer in EMDR. Natalie has been developing and teaching this extended format EMDR Basic Training since 2006 and practicing EMDR since 1996 at her offices in Boston and Chelmsford. The training was originally done at Boston University.  Natalie develops and presents workshops for EMDR clinicians.  She presented on EMDR for Life Enhancement in the greater Boston area and at EMDRIA Conferences in Toronto and Austin.   Recently she has been presenting on Legacy Informed EMDR.  She had also developed an EMDR Case Flow Chart which is being offered by the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs.


These trainings have been approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).               Participants receive EMDRIA certificates as well as 53 social work CECs.

2011 EMDR Basic Training Format and Tentative Schedule:

January 10 to June 6, 2011

10 Monday sessions 2:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. between January 10 and June 6, 2011

Jan. 10, Jan. 24,  Feb. 28, Mar .14, Mar. 28,

Apr. 11, Apr 25, May 9, May 23, June 6

1 Full day Sunday session on February 6, 2011


Tuition: $1500
Trainings are Limited to 18 participants. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Contact Instructor with questions: natrobin@natrobin.com  or 781 771-4487