EMDR Basic Training &/TRM® Training





Two specialized certificate programs are offered that provide advanced psychotherapy skills for psychiatric nursing practitioner students and licensed mental health professionals working with those with complex trauma and dissociation.


TRM is based on the biology of resilience and helps one learn how to restore balance to the body and the mind after traumatic experiences. TRM is research-informed and was named a promising practice by the Department of Defense. Somatic work combined with EMDR Therapy are powerful tools that can be integrated into any therapist’s practice. EMDR Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy for trauma.


These trainings are offered by recognized experts in trauma treatment. Separate certificates of completion for Basic Training in EMDR from EMDRIA and for the Trauma Resiliency Model from the Trauma Resource Institute will be awarded to those who complete Parts 1 & 2 of each training.


Upon completion of all 4 trainings, participants will receive a Certificate in Integrative Trauma Psychotherapy from Fairfield University.


40 CEs awarded for the EMDR training. This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association of Social Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.  Approval also meets the continuing education criteria for CT LMFTs, LPCs, and licensed psychologists.  These contact hours are accepted by the ANCC for recertification for PMHNPs.


36 CEs are offered for the TRM training by The Trauma Resource Institute.


August 6, 7, 8 from 8:00am - 5:00 pm

Professional Rate $750

Student Rate $650

Retake Rate (lecture mornings only) $315

Deadline for Part 2 Registration 7/1/21

Students in a licensed mental health provider program are eligible for these trainings. A CV, a copy of your license and a letter from the Director of your program stating that you are a student in good standing and have permission to participate in these trainings should be sent to


Trainees for Part 2 are requested to please complete 5 hours of consultation and to read Francine Shapiro's Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy chapters 9-12 prior to the training.


For the EMDR Refresher, attendance is required for the lecture. 


Participants must take the TRM Level 1 in May, if they want to take TRM Level 2 in July. If participants wait to take TRM Level 1 in August, then they HAVE to take TRM Level 2 in September. Early rate applies when registering at least one month prior to the training.


TRM Level 1: Online | Eastern Time Zone (October, 2021)
Dates: October 14-16, 2021
Times: Thursday (9am-5pm); Friday (9am-5pm); Saturday (9am-4pm)
Location: Online (Eastern Time Zone)


TRM Level 1: Online | Pacific Time Zone (November, 2021)
Dates: November 14-16, 2021
Times: Sunday (9am-5pm); Monday (9am-5pm); Tuesday (9am-4pm)
Location: Online (Pacific Time Zone)


*Students must contact Claire Bridge for student discount code prior to registering for TRM Level 1 and TRM Level 2.


Claire Bridge Training Coordinator Office: 909-626-4070 | Cell: 909-294-9434 Email: cbridge@communitytri.com   Trauma Resource Institute 427 Yale Ave., Suite 202 - Claremont, CA 91711 www.traumaresourceinstitute.com Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (Pacific Time)


Elaine Miller Karas LCSW is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Trauma Resource Institute and adjunct faculty at Loma Linda University’s School of Social Work and Social Ecology.  She is the author Building Resilience to Trauma:  The Trauma and Community Resiliency Models.   Elaine is the co-founder and co-developer of the Trauma Resiliency Model and has taught this model and the Community Resiliency Model in Haiti, China, Mexico, Kenya, Nepal, Germany, South Africa, Guatemala, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Tanzania, Rwanda, Turkey and the Philippines.

Kate Wheeler PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN is a professor of nursing at the Fairfield University Egan School of Nursing and the director of the psychiatric nurse practitioner program.  Kate specializes in trauma in her private practice and is an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approved Consultant and Trainer. She is a psychoanalyst and has been EMDR certified since 2001. She is a past president of the EMDRIA. Kate has served as a consultant on numerous EMDR research projects in the past 10 years and has published a number of research studies on EMDR with other colleagues. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research and the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Kate wrote the award-winning textbook Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse.



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