PART II – Basic Training in EMDR – West Coast – ONLINE (February 21-23, 2025)




Basic Training in EMDR – PART II

February 21-23, 2025

This training will be conducted online.

Trainer: Philip Manfield, Ph.D.


Friday: 6:00pm-9:30pm PT

Saturday and Sunday: 9am-6:15pm PT

Location: Will be conducted online via the Moodle platform and Zoom. Detailed access instructions will be e-mailed to participants the week of the training.

Fee: $500

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 $55/hr) are required. This requirement of two weekend classes plus 10 consultation hours must be completed within a 12-month 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.

Refund Policy: Fees are fully refundable minus the payment processing fee up until 2 weeks before the beginning of the training; after that no refunds or credits will be given. If circumstances arise within the two weeks prior to the training that make it impossible for you to attend, there will be a $250 charge for transferring to a future training. Late withdrawals will be charged the full amount.

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 can be reached at 415-508-8417, or by email at


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 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.

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.

Participants needing special accommodations due to disability should contact Dr. Manfield at least three days prior to the start of the training at 925-944-0805 or

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 $55/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.

Participants needing special accommodations due to disability should contact Dr. Manfield at least three days prior to the start of the training at 925-944-0805 or