Course Curriculum

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    Course Video : Sexual Abuse/Domestic Violence for EMDR Clinicians
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    Sexual Abuse/Domestic Violence for EMDR Clinicians
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    Practice Test
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Learning Objectives

Herb Cohen, LCAT will present a comprehensive overview of trauma, its etiology, how trauma impacts attachment, resiliency, physical disorders and addiction. Participants will learn how to differentiate trauma from other similar symptom presentations and be able to perform a trauma informed assessment (Phase 1 EMDR Standard Protocol). Treatment paradigms will be presented what works and what is counter indicated. This training is very comprehensive and looks deeply at dissociation and dissociative re-enactment. Participants will learn the neurobiology of trauma so they can understand how to create effective coping skills for the preparation phase of EMDR. Complex aspects of trauma will be presented including dissociation and dissociative acting out. Stages of recovery will be explored in relevance to Phase 4. Participants will be exposed to actual trauma survivors who have consented to share aspects of their stories to illustrate teachings and provide a client perspective. EMDR Phases 1,2 and 4 are impacted by this training. This training is not limited to EMDR professionals but was adapted to target EMDR clinicians who need a foundation in trauma to be effective in applying EMDR Psychotherapy, as training in the Basic Phases of EMDR Psychotherapy does not provide this vital information. I do reference EMDR Phases as information presents that relates to enhancing working through those phases, but this training will benefit any Psychotherapist working with attachment, addiction or trauma. The skill level is for all levels of clinicians from beginner to advanced. EMDRIA has approved this training for 3 EMDRIA educational credits.

  • Increase your client’s resiliency by healing attachment trauma.

  • Increase efficacy of effective treatment of addiction due to addressing underlying trauma and attachment issues and by understanding addiction is implicitly stored memory.

  • Be able to complete an accurate assessment and diagnosis as relates to Phase I of the EMDR 8 Phase Protocol including medical issues that manifest as a result of trauma, differentiate abuse from other disorders and distinguish PTSD as spectrum disorder from simple to complex.

  • Be able to know what strategies to employ depending on what stage of recovery a recipient is at and Use the stages of recovery from trauma and sexual abuse necessary for completing processing in Phase 4 of the EMDR 8 Phase Protocol.

  • Will be able to create tools for rapid grounding from high levels of emotional dysregulation for Phase2 of the EMDR 8 Phase knowing the neurological implications of trauma.

  • Learn what the necessary ingredients are for someone to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Differentiate abuse from similar symptoms of other disorders

  • Know the relationship between attachment and resiliency. Learn the medical complications that commonly manifest from trauma.

  • Learn the neurobiological implications and the relationship to substance abuse and addiction and to develop coping skills

  • Learn what interventions are counter indicated and what are the latest effective strategies

Frequently Asked Questions


Any licensed clinician can learn EMDR psychotherapy or other trauma-specific psychotherapy but competency in understanding the dynamics of trauma and complex trauma are not included in such training.  Not having such knowledge can lead to incomplete treatment, misdiagnosis, and even mistreatment. The responsibility to develop such competencies are on the clinician.  As an EMDR consultant, many of the struggles of EMDR Clinicians I have done a consultation with were largely why I put this video together as it became clear this information is badly needed and is not offered anywhere else.


This 3-hour video features a video of myself explaining slides and videos of survivors sharing their story for teaching purposes. The training simulates the live training I do locally. The viewer will have unlimited access for 30 days. 3 CEs will be available from EMDRIA and 3 CEUs will be available from after a post-test. I will be available to answer questions via email during the 30 day subscription period.


EMDR Clinicians as well as other clinicians working with individuals impacted by mis-attachment and /or trauma. This would include people working in addiction, eating disorders, domestic violence or in a mental health setting.


Herb Cohen, LCAT is certified in both EMDR and Clinical Hypnotherapy. He is an EMDR Consultant and has presented training in addiction, assessment trauma, attachment, and coping skills over the last 20 of his 30 plus years of practice. Herb has presented live as well as had appearances on both television and radio. Herbs has worked in both inpatients as well as outpatient settings before settling into private practice specializing in trauma, addiction and eating disorders in Huntington, NY. He is regional Co-Ordinator for the EMDR Long Island Region, as well as Co-chair of the Long Island Committee on Sexual Abuse and Family Violence.


COST is $290 via PayPal. If you have questions please email me at [email protected].