About The Maiberger Institute

The Maiberger Institute provides EMDR Trainings for psychotherapists, including the EMDR Basic training and EMDR Advanced Trainings. The Maiberger Institute was founded by Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC, the author of EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists” All of the trainings offered by the Maiberger Institute have been approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA.org).

Therapists who study through the Maiberger Institute will learn EMDR Therapy as a therapeutic modality and not just a tool in their toolbox. The mission of the Maiberger Institute is to provide therapists with the skills to successfully use and integrate EMDR Therapy into their practices. Many participants have expressed that they had reservations about learning EMDR Therapy, but after taking trainings through the Maiberger Institute they have come to appreciate and respect the healing power of EMDR Therapy.

The size of each training is limited in order for participants get individual attention to enhance their learning process. Learning happens on many different levels: didactically, experientially, and through observation. Detailed scripts are provided to help guide participants step-by-step on how to practice EMDR Therapy successfully.

The trainers of the Maiberger Institute have years of experience in EMDR Therapy in helping participants integrate this psychotherapeutic modality into their practices. The trainers give individual attention to each participant so that the skills needed to successfully use EMDR Therapy can be integrated on an individual basis building on the strengths of each participant. This provides participants with a solid foundation of knowledge in which to grow their skills in EMDR Therapy.

Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC

  • CEO/Founder of Maiberger Institute
  • CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute.

Barb MaibergerBarb Maiberger, MA, LPC is the founder of the Maiberger Institute, and the author of “EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists”. Barb Maiberger is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist. Barb Maiberger is the CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado and has a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology. Barb’s knowledge, experience, keen sense of empathy, and a strong presence have motivated hundreds therapists to incorporate EMDR Therapy into their practices.

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Olga Vera, Phd, LP

  • Program Director for the Maiberger Institute

Olga Vera, PhD, LPOlga M. Vera, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 24 years of experience in the mental health field.  She is currently the Program Director for the Maiberger Institute and a facilitator of EMDR Basic Trainings. Dr. Vera is an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Dr. Vera is the Director of the Employee Assistance Program for the University of Colorado at Boulder and President of the Colorado Psychological Association. Dr. Vera is an intensively trained DBT therapist and considered a trauma expert with extensive experience working with trauma related issues and collaborating with the police department. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults and also Cross Cultural issues, and draws from a variety of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, TF-CBT, Hakomi, PACT Couple Therapy and Systems Approach. Dr. Vera also serves the Spanish speaking community.

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Arielle Schwartz, Phd, LP

  • CE Program Advisor for the Maiberger Institute

Dr. Arielle Schwartz, LP - EMDR TrainersDr. Arielle Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist offering a psychotherapy, consultation, and supervision. Dr. Schwartz has been licensed and in private practice since 2002. She trained in EMDR Therapy in 2001 and is an EMDRIA Certified Consultant. She has been the CE Program Advisor, and a trainer with the Maiberger Institute since 2008. She presented at the EMDRIA Conference on the subject of Cultural Diversity and EMDR Therapy. Dr. Schwartz offers additional trainings and presentations on topics of Resilience Strategies for Grief and Loss, Play Therapy and EMDR Therapy for Children, and Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR Therapy. Dr. Schwartz is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor since 1996. She serves on the training committee for the Boulder Institute of Psychotherapy and Research/InReach supervising and training post doctoral and internship students. Additionally Dr. Schwartz serves on the board for the Grief Support Network, a community nonprofit profiting bereavement services.

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