PART II – Basic Training in EMDR – Berkeley/Oakland, CA (May 3-5,2019)


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Basic Training in EMDR – PART II

May 3-5, 2019

Trainer: Philip Manfield, Ph.D.

Schedule: 6-9:30pm Fri, 9-6:15 Sat & Sun

Fee per weekend: $495

To receive a Certificate of Completion in Basic EMDR Training, two weekend trainings (Part I and Part II) and 10 hours of group consultation (not more than $45/hr) are required. This requirement of two weekend classes plus 10 consultation hours must be completed within a two-year period.

CE Credits: 20 credits MFT, LCSW, APA, MFT, LMHC. SCT, LPC

Dr. Philip Manfield is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Philip Manfield maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Part I and Part II are each 20 hours of instruction, and qualify for 20 CE credits. The required 10 hours of consultation does not qualify for CE credit.

Location: On Friday evening, training will be held at Oakland’s Preservation Park from 6pm to 9:30pm. On Saturday and Sunday, training will be held at the East Bay Community Foundation Conference Center at Frank Ogawa Plaza.

Parking and Transportation: City parking lot is directly across the street from Preservation Park. For EBCF, parking in the city garage directly under the building is free on Saturday, but CLOSED on Sunday. Parking in other lots is available Sunday, and free on the street. The facility is two blocks from the 12th street BART station and two blocks from the Marriot Hotel and the Marriot Courtyard Hotel.

Refund Policy: Fees are fully refundable until 3 weeks before the beginning of the training; after that no refunds or credits will be given.

Late registrations (less then 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.

The registrar, Brittan Chow, can be reached at 415-508-8417, or by email at

Eligibility: Participants in the training must have completed an approved Part I EMDR Basic Training. They 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. Interns must be practicing under the supervision of a license of a state-licensed Mental Health clinician. The supervisor is not required to be trained in EMDR. Unless Part I was taken through Dr. Manfield or HAP or the EMDR Institute within 21 months of the date of Dr. Manfield’s Part II, students wishing to register for part II must first obtain approval from Dr. Manfield of the Part I training they took.

EMDR clinicians who have previously completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR training can take Part I or Part II for half price, space permitting. Does not include participation in the practicum other than playing the observer role. For more information, please email

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.

Description of Part II:

This course is Part II of an EMDR Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). The full basic training consists of two 20 hour courses and 10 hours of group consultation with an approved EMDR consultant, which may be done face-to-face or by telephone. (There are approximately 15 group consultations to choose from, both face to face and over the telephone. The fee for most groups is $45/hr) A certificate of attendance will be awarded after each part of the training; however, the certificate of completion for the approved EMDR Basic Training will only be awarded after a participant completes the entire 50 hour training. The content of this course is identical to the Part II EMDR course Dr. Manfield has been teaching in other cities, and for the continuing education departments of JFK University and Alliant International University. The material that is taught in Part II includes: EMDR case conceptualization, review of the 8 phase EMDR procedure, advanced Cognitive Interweave, advanced Float Back, and Advanced Resourcing. The course includes facilitated practicum, allowing participants a hands-on experience with EMDR.

Program Learning Objectives of Part II:

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

  1. Identify and describe the elements of a well delineated target that are most likely to make processing of client memories successful.
  2. List some of the problems that occur for client processing when a target is not well chosen or congruent.
  3. List some of the more common cognitive interweaves that can unblock or accelerate client processing to an adaptive resolution.
  4. Describe other advanced 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.
  5. Describe specific protocols for using EMDR to resolve the following conditions clients commonly suffer from: early onset PTSD, complex phobias, and panic disorders.
  6. Describe resourcing and how it prepares a client for successful trauma processing.
  7. Describe advanced techniques for closing down an incomplete EMDR session so that clients experience minimal disturbance between sessions, including guided fantasy and the container technique.
  8. State that they had the opportunity to practice EMDR in the workshop with other class members so that they could hone their EMDR skills before attempting to use them with clients.


This event is being conducted in a facility that conforms to the ADA (American Disabilities Act). Participants needing special accommodations due to disability should contact Dr. Manfield at 925-944-0805 or email at

Additional information


Part 1, Part 2, Both Parts