Remote EMDR Training



Maiberger Institute Remote EMDR Training Course


Many clients feel overwhelmed, stuck, and hopeless, suffering from traumas that they can’t seem to overcome. Many therapists are unprepared to deal with the intersectional complexity of these traumas. Shock trauma, developmental trauma, vicarious trauma, intergenerational trauma, community trauma, racial and gender identity trauma can impact clients mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually in debilitating ways.

Often therapists are left feeling frustrated, alone, and helpless with the magnitude of what their clients are experiencing, and their clients are not seeing the lasting change and transformation they are longing for. Just having clients talk about their traumas isn’t enough and can sometimes be more harmful. Because trauma is experienced somatically, intersectionally, and generationally, therapists must learn how to approach healing with all of this in mind.

One solution for therapists is integrating a somatic approach into their practices with EMDR therapy. EMDR therapy is an evidence-based, integrative, somatic, client-centered psychotherapeutic modality. It is a recommended treatment of choice by several international mental health organizations for healing PTSD and trauma. Millions of people worldwide have transformed the negative impact of traumatic events by experiencing the powerful benefits of EMDR therapy.

The Maiberger Institute provides safe and professional EMDR training courses to teach clinicians how to help their clients heal from these complex traumas. Therapists will leave this training seeing and experiencing how EMDR therapy saves lives.

Learn EMDR Therapy to See Real Change in Your Clients Today

As trauma heals and integrates, clients increase their confidence, feel more at peace and increase their sense of joy. Clients become more resilient, flexible, and adaptive in their sense of self and how they interact with their families and communities, impacting generations to come. The Maiberger Institute Remote EMDR Training course meets or exceeds standard EMDR basic training programs to prepare therapists for integrating EMDR therapy into their practice.  Therapists are often surprised after completing this course that real change is possible for their clients!

Comprehensive Remote EMDR Training Course

The Maiberger Institute Remote EMDR Trainings are a 50-hour comprehensive program including:

  • Two 3-days live Remote EMDR Training sessions
  • Five 2-hour live Remote EMDR Group Consultation sessions
  • Training size is limited to 27 participants to ensure that each participant receives individual attention.


This complete Remote EMDR Training program was personally created by Barb Maiberger, the founder and CE Program Administrator for the Maiberger Institute. Barb has personally conducted over a hundred live EMDR training courses, and personally trained over a thousand clinicians to integrate EMDR therapy into their practices. Her proprietary approach has pioneered the further integration of somatic interventions into EMDR therapy. She is the author of “Remote Together: A Therapist’s Guide to Cultivating a Sustainable Practice,” “EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists“, and co-author of “EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology: Interventions to Enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment.

Each live Remote EMDR Training course is either taught by Barb Maiberger or by a Maiberger Institute Certified EMDR Trainer/Instructor-in-Training personally trained by Barb Maiberger. The Maiberger Institute’s Certified EMDR Trainers, Consultants, and Training Facilitators have decades of experience helping clinicians integrate this powerful somatic psychotherapeutic modality into their practices. Clinicians receive individualized feedback and support in learning the skills needed to use EMDR therapy successfully from these experts in the field.

The Remote EMDR Training sessions and the remote Group Consultations are also facilitated by highly skilled EMDR Facilitators and Consultants, all whom have worked with the Maiberger Institute for years.

Barb Maiberger, MA, LPC - Maiberger Institute

Barb Maiberger

Susan Dutcher

Susan Dutcher


Part 1: EMDR Therapy Essentials

In Part 1, EMDR Therapy Essentials, you will be taught the foundational skills necessary to immediately begin practicing EMDR therapy with your clients from an intersectional, client-centered, somatic approach. You will receive a comprehensive manual with scripted protocols giving you step-by-step guidelines on how to work with trauma using the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy. By the end of Part 1, you will begin practicing EMDR therapy with clients immediately.

In this live three-day remote training session, you will experience:

  • Didactic lectures that include examples of working with clients to make the material approachable, relatable, and easy to understand
  • Live demonstrations to exhibit the procedural steps in real-time, bringing the material from theory into reality. Time for processing afterward allows you to ask questions and get answers
  • Small break-out groups to practice how to somatically resource your clients to build affect tolerance and practice the procedural steps of the 8 phases of EMDR therapy. Through these small break-out groups, you will have time for personal engagement, group discussion, self-reflection, and receive personalized feedback from experts in the field.


What you will learn in Part 1: 

  • Learn what trauma is, how to recognize trauma, and how to successfully work with trauma in a meaningful, life-changing way for your clients
  • Discover that EMDR therapy is a comprehensive psychotherapeutic model and not just a tool in your toolbox
  • How to begin practicing EMDR therapy somatically, safely, and effectively both remotely and in person.
  • How to take a trauma-informed history while being respectful of your client’s embodied culture
  • How to create trauma-informed treatment plans
  • Learn to assess and prepare clients for trauma reprocessing somatically
  • How to reprocess trauma to resolution, helping clients feel at peace with their past traumas, triggered less in the present and adaptable in handling future situations.
  • An introduction on modifying EMDR therapy in working with children.


Christina Miller, MMFT, LCPC, Glendive, Montana, 59330

“I first attended this training just a little bit skeptical about EMDR therapy. I walked away convinced of its efficacy. Barb is insightful, knowledgeable, and professional in the field of EMDR; her easy-to-read book makes EMDR so much clearer to the new learner. The level of Barb’s training has far exceeded my expectation of EMDR skills. I can definitely say that Barb’s training and expertise has really increased my skills as a therapist”.Christina Miller, MMFT, LCPC

Part 2: Beyond EMDR Therapy Essentials

In Part 2, Beyond EMDR Therapy Essentials, you will build on the skills you learned in Part1 to successfully enhance your ability to work with more complicated cases with EMDR therapy. The manual will have scripted protocols for learning the nuances of working with different situations and populations. Additional recommended reading will be discussed to help further develop your learning in your area of expertise. By the end of Part 2, you will feel more confident in the procedural steps of the 8 phases of EMDR therapy and the application within your practice.

In this live three-day remote training session, you will experience:

  • Didactic lectures that include examples of working with clients to make the material approachable, relatable, and easy to understand
  • Live demonstrations to exhibit the procedural steps in real-time, bringing the material from theory into reality. Time for processing afterward allows you to ask questions and get answers.
  • Small break-out groups give participants time for personal engagement, group discussion, and self-reflection; each will receive personalized feedback from experts in the field. The material covered in the small groups includes developing trauma-informed treatment plans, learning interventions to work with blocked processing during trauma reprocessing, and practicing modified protocols for working with Complex PTSD.
  • Small break-out groups for practicing the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy to build confidence in the protocol while receiving personalized feedback from experts in the field.


What you will learn in Part 2:

  • How to somatically resource clients who struggle with feeling emotions and body sensations.
  • What to do when clients become stuck during reprocessing trauma.
  • Somatic tools on how to work with dissociation to keep clients safe throughout the 8 phases of EMDR therapy
  • How to apply EMDR therapy in working with Complex PTSD, Anxiety, Recent Events, Grief, Collective Trauma, and Addictions.
  • Become more client-centered in developing the Intersectional nuances of successful EMDR therapy.


Christopher L. Lau, MS, LMFT, Hutchinson, Kansas, 67502

“I recently completed EMDR Training with Barb and it has dramatically changed the way I conceptualize and work with trauma. The training is eye-opening – the presentations are amazing, client care is at the forefront of what Barb teaches, and I was able to immediately implement what I learned in my work with clients struggling with trauma.” Christopher Lau, M.S, LCMFT - Coordinator of Counseling Services, Hutchison Community College

Remote EMDR Group Consultation: Support and Integration

This Remote EMDR Therapy course includes five 2-hour group consultations to help you get support throughout the training. Each group is limited to 8 participants so that you have time for case presentations, questions, and receiving personal feedback from an expert in the field to help you build on your skills throughout the training. By the end of these group consultations, you will have the skills to navigate the complexities of working with trauma and have ways to integrate EMDR therapy successfully into your practice. You will see positive results that change your clients’ experience of their sense of self and how they interact with their family and community, impacting generations to come.

Group Consultation includes:

  • Self-paced reading assignments from Shapiro’s book and the Maiberger Institute manual so that you can bring in questions to the group for further clarification.
  • Practicing the 8 phases of EMDR therapy with at least four clients to present during the consultation, and receive individualized feedback from a Maiberger Institute Certified Consultant on how to be effective in applying the 8 phases of EMDR therapy with your clients.
  • Time for group discussion to provide support along the journey of learning EMDR therapy.


What you will learn in these groups: 

  • Becoming more skilled at when and how to apply the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy in the treatment
  • Assessing the client’s EMDR Readiness for trauma reprocessing
  • Integrating somatic resourcing to help build the client’s ability to handle trauma reprocessing
  • How to trust clients’ somatic process
  • Finding ways to integrate EMDR therapy into an existing clinical practice
  • Gaining support and knowledge from other participants’ experiences


Scheduling and Participation of Group Consultations

  • Group Consultations are held during regular business hours:  9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (check training schedule for time zones)
  • Information on the times, time zones, and dates of each group will be provided about one week before Part 1 of the training course starts.
  • Each Group Consultation session is approximately one month apart, starting about two weeks after Part 1.
  • Groups Consultations are conducted via Zoom (required). You will receive information before the first training weekend on which group you are in, which EMDR Certified Consultant you will be working with.
  • Access to Group Consultation sessions will be provided to you prior to the first training weekend by your assigned EMDR Certified Consultant. Please note that access codes for Group Consultation sessions and the live training sessions will be different.
  • Participants must attend the entirety of all assigned Group Consultation sessions. Additional fees may apply for missed groups.
  • To complete this training, participants must complete all consultation homework assignments outside of scheduled group sessions (10 hours) and all training sessions (Part 1, Part 2).


Jennifer Nakata, MA, LPC, Westminster, Colorado, 80234

“My experience with EMDR training at the Maiberger Institute was truly exceptional! Barb and other staff have such an authentic manner of delivering this amazing content while supportively providing challenging experiential opportunity to participants. I am so thankful for such a focused, in-depth foundation knowledge and the many tools with which was given to me in my ongoing quest of providing the best most up to date care of my clients”Jennifer Nakata, MA, LPC, Owner: Authentic Journeys, LLC

Remote EMDR Training Materials


Required Readings for Remote EMDR Training

All participants in this Remote EMDR Training course are required to purchase/download/print the following required reading materials to complete this Remote EMDR Training course.

  1. Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy: Basic principles, protocols and procedure (3rd ed). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  2. Remote EMDR Training Manual (see below)
  3. Group Consultation Support and Integration Packet (see below)

You are not required to read these materials prior to Part 1 of their training. Reading assignments will be provided during your training. Links to these required materials and other resources can be found on our website under EMDR Therapy Resources.


Required Online EMDR Training Manual and Resources

  • Participants will be provided with an online copy of the Maiberger Institute’s Remote EMDR Training Manual and Consultation Packet.
  • Instructions on how to download the Manual and Packet are provided shortly before the training start date, and available only for the duration of the training.
  • Participants are required to bring their own Manual and Packet to the training.
  • Participants may either bring the Manual and Packet in .pdf form to view on a laptop or tablet or choose to print the Manual themselves. It is recommended to bring a notebook for write on if using a laptop or tablet.
  • Copies will not be available at the training.
  • Online materials are copyright protected and will only be available for the duration of the training.


Suggested Readings:

These books and other EMDR Therapy Books are available on our website. The cost of these books is not included in the registration payment.

Technical Requirements for Participating in Remote EMDR Training

All Participants must have access to a computer, broadband Internet connection, and meet all of the following technical requirements in order to participate in this Remote EMDR Training program.


  • Desktop or mobile computer (tablets and smartphones not recommended)
  • 2GB or more of RAM (4GB dual bank RAM recommended for better performance)
  • 2.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Core i5 and higher
  • Microphone and speakers (built-in or USB plug-in, headphones also recommended)
  • Webcam (built-in or USB plug-in)
  • Ethernet cable (direct connection to router/modem recommended)
  • WiFi/Bluetooth/Hotspotting not recommended
  • Access to email account (must be same one used for enrollment)

Operating System

  • Windows 7 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Broadband Internet Connection

  • 1 Mbps or better (3 Mbps broadband recommended)

Web Browser

  • Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)(recommended)
  • Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)
  • Internet Explorer (most recent 2 versions)
  • Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)
  • Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)



Instructions on how to access the live Remote EMDR Training sessions are provided shortly before the training start date.

Visit Zoom’s website for more systems requirements, or contact [email protected] for any additional questions regarding the technical requirements for Remote EMDR Training.


Certificate of Completion

Once you complete the Remote EMDR Training course, you will receive a “Certificate of Completion” from the Maiberger Institute, along with CE Credit Hours (50 CE Credit Hours). You may then begin advertising that you offer EMDR therapy to your clients. You will be invited to join the Maiberger Institute EMDR Therapist Directory for free to help build your EMDR therapy practice.

In order to receive a “Certificate of Completion” for the Remote EMDR Training course, the clinician must complete:

  • Confirmed attendance and completion of Part 1 of Remote EMDR Training Program
  • Confirmed attendance and completion of Part 2 of Remote EMDR Training Program
  • Confirmed attendance and completion 10 hours of Group Consultation

After completing this training course, many participants have shared that it has changed how they view and work with trauma, how they feel about themselves as therapists, and find more joy in seeing their clients progress in treatment. Many are surprised that learning remotely can still be done somatically while getting great results for their clients. Our training is designed for you to feel seen, validated, and supported as you learn step-by-step protocols of EMDR therapy in an embodied way.


Michael John Cusick, M.A., L.P.C.

“I’ve been a licensed therapist for twenty-four years and have given and attended trainings and conferences around the world. Without question, the clinical training I’ve received at the Maiberger Institute has been by far the most compelling and the most applicable to date.”Michael John Cusick, Licensed Professional Counselor, Author & CEO, Restoring the Soul.


An EMDR Training “Certificate of Completion” is not the same as being a “Certified EMDR Therapist.” This requires additional training, practice and consultation hours.

CE Credit Hours for Remote EMDR Training

The Maiberger Institute Remote EMDR Training course consists of two three-day weekend live training sessions (40 hours total), and 10 hours of Group Consultation outside of those weekends. 50 CE Credit Hours Total


American Psychological Association - APA Approved Sponsor

The Maiberger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Maiberger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.


The Maiberger Institute has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP – Provider #6436. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC CE Hours are clearly identified. Maiberger Institute is solely responsible for all aspect of the programs.

Americans with Disabilities Act

This program is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our policy is to provide equal opportunity for all participants, including those with disabilities. The Maiberger Institute does not discriminate against a qualified participant with a disability who can perform the essential functions of the Training with or without an accommodation.

If, because of a physical or mental disability, you need an accommodation to enable you to participate in the training, please notify contact us prior to registration so that together we can discuss your situation and how we might be able to help. Unless you notify us, we might not know you need an accommodation, so please tell us. The Maiberger is willing to make an accommodation that is reasonable, so long as it does not result in undue hardship to the business.

Participant Agreement for Remote EMDR Training

All applicants must (i) confirm eligibility requirements as detailed in the Participant Agreement (including state licensing and graduate degree prerequisites), or receive written confirmation of eligibility from the Maiberger Institute, AND (ii) agree to the terms and conditions in the Participant Agreement, prior to registration and payment pursuant to the Participant Agreement.


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