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  • Writer's pictureKalen Zeiger, MS, tLMFT, CCTP, CFTP

EMDR at a Therapist Near You

Last year, I finally got to take an EMDR training course!

Specifically, I took EMDR Step-by-Step PLUS: Your Start to Finish Guide to Safe and Successful EMDR Therapy. The trainers and speakers include Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CAC-D, CCDPD, EMDR-C; Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD; Stephen Porges, PhD; Peter Levine, PhD; Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW; David Grand, PhD; Belleruth Naparstek, ACSW, BCD; and Robin Shapiro, LISW.

I wanted to get training in EMDR years ago and had signed up for an in-person EMDR training that was going be held the summer of 2020. Then COVID19 hit and that training was canceled. 2020 was the summer between the end of my clinical masters program and the start of my doctorate. Since then, I have been very busy and it was hard to find time to cram in a big training. This was a 20-hour self-paced online course that I was able to complete at my own pace.

I bought some tappers from TheraTapper™ ( to use with in-person clients. Tappers help to create Alternating Bilateral Stimulation (ABS). This can be done visually, with sound (with or without headphones), or through touch- like with tappers. Alternating Bilateral Stimulation and Tappers are not solely used for EMDR. DNMS is another therapy that uses ABS.

For the visual affects, you can use any object, and there are even programs, like | Online BLS for EMDR, that allow you to do both the visual and audio Alternating Bilateral Stimulation over the internet for telehealth clients.

I am very excited to finally have training in EMDR and be able to add that as a skill to help clients.


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