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5-Day Intensive Training Objectives

After attending the training, participants will be able to:

Basic Training Objectives: 

  1. Develop Knowledge of EMDR's 8 phases & 3 prongs
  2. Communicate knowledge of the Adaptive Information Processing Model
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of basic recent research supporting EMDR
  4. Demonstrate ability to gather history and develop a target plan for a basic client
  5. Prepare a client for EMDR Therapy
  6. Treat a non-complex client using phase 3-8 
  7. Develop knowledge of using EMDR with basic specialty groups; children, couples, recent trauma, and self-use
  8. Communicate knowledge of EMDRIA, EMDR Certified Therapist requirements and the consultation process


Complex Training Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate complex techniques for developing targeting plans
  2. Demonstrate complex approaches for client resource development
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of working with more complex clients 
  4. Demonstrate more complex processing skills (i.e. Window of Tolerance, Cognitive Interweaves, and the Gears)
  5. Develop knowledge of basic treatment concepts with complex specialty areas (i.e. Addictions, Pain, Disscociation, First Responders, etc.)
  6. Demonstrate a variable approach to working with complex client scenarios using the "gear" approach


Participants must complete the entire EMDR training course and 10 hours of group consultation within 24 months (for in-person courses) or within 12 months (for virtual courses) from their initial start date. Please consider this deadline when registering for the training.


Lead Trainer

Bethany Matheson

Bethany graduated from Vanderbilt University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and is currently practicing in TN as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher. She specializes in complex trauma work with children and adults using somatic-based therapy and EMDR. Her EMDR journey began when she was in grad school, so she’s never been a therapist without it! She loves helping other therapists move through their own anxiety about using EMDR with clients, and she is a great fit for those looking for a somatic focus with all ages.


Vianca Anderson

Vianca Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina. She obtained her Master's degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina Aiken. Vianca's theoretical orientations include trauma-focused counseling and person-centered therapy. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


Times are Given in Eastern Standard Time

MONDAY, November 14, 2022

TUESDAY, November 15, 2022

WEDNESDAY, November 16, 2022

THURSDAY, November 17, 2022



This is a Virtual/Online Training

This event will be conducted as a LIVE online webinar. Thrive uses Zoom as its primary video conferencing platform. You will need a high-speed internet connection and a laptop equipped with a webcam, speakers, and microphone. Many headphones or earbuds incorporate microphones.  

If you have technical questions about participating in video conferencing, please  email kfloro@thrive-pllc.com.


Have questions? Here's who to ask:

Program Manager

Alainya Pierce

833.576.3637 M-F 9:30am - 5:00pm


Thrive Training & Publications is an EMDRIA Approved training provider, and therefore, this training is EMDRIA Approved. Thrive Training & Publications was founded in Fayetteville, NC by Chris Floro, LMFT, and is listed under the state of North Carolina on EMDRIA’s list of Approved Training Providers.



  • Single Payment: $1,045
  • Installment Plan: $214/mo for 5 Months (total $1,070) Payments begin upon registration and are automatically deducted on the same day each month.
  • Fee includes:
    • All-in-one training manual
    • 10 hours of group consultation (required as part of the EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training Course)
    • Free downloadable manual, worksheets, and resources



  • Single Payment: $945
  • Installment Plan: $194/mo for 5 Months (total $970) Payments begin upon registration and are automatically deducted on the same day each month.
  • Fee includes:
    • All-in-one training manual
    • 10 hours of group consultation (required as part of the EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training Course)
    • Free downloadable manual, worksheets, and resources



  • Refresher/Update: $595 (CONSULTATION NOT INCLUDED)
  • Group Consultation: $30/hr
  • Individual Consultation: $75/hr
  • Clinicians seeking to register under the refresher status must submit their EMDR Training Completion Certificate issued by their original training provider in order to prove their eligibility. Please submit to emdr@thrive-pllc.com
  • Fee includes:
    • All-in-one training manual
    • Free downloadable manual, worksheets, and resources


Thrive Training & Publications realizes EMDR training is a significant commitment. For that reason, we also offer payment plans for those who prefer to spread out the cost. You will be able to select the payment plan option when you place your order.

Payments begin upon registration and are automatically deducted on the same day each month. 

If using the payment plan option, the registrant understands that the full balance must be paid before a Certificate of Completion will be issued. Should the payment plan be cancelled for any reason, the registrant will be held responsible for aspects of the program that have been completed.

Refunds: Refunds can be obtained by contacting emdr@thrive-pllc.com.


You must meet certain requirements to attend an EMDR Basic Training event.

We regret that we are not able to accept international participants for virtual training events at this time.


  • Qualifying Medical Doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
  • Qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
  • Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be licensed to practice through their state board or province.


  • These are clinicians who are actively pursuing a mental health license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. 
  • Qualifying Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor.


  • Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
  • Graduate students who would like to take an EMDR Training will need to submit a letter from their supervisor in order to verify their eligibility. In the letter, the supervisor needs to confirm that the student is on the licensing track, working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician, actively in a practicum or internship details, and state the   supervisor’s license information and number. We kindly request that the letter is written and signed on the supervisor’s office letterhead. Students do not need to provide EMDRIA with any documentation unless specifically asked to do so by EMDRIA staff. Please email any documentation that needs to be submitted as a PDF to emdr@thrive-pllc.com either prior to or during the training registration process.

Additional Questions?
Please read 
EMDRIA’s EMDR Training FAQ for assistance.


10 hours of consultation is required as part of the EMDRIA Approved Basic Training. Thrive Training & Publications has included the cost of these 10 hours of consultation as part of your basic training registration fee.

Some training organizations do not disclose whether the cost of the required 10 hours of consultation is part of their basic training registration fee. The 10 hours of consultation may add anywhere from $250-$1000 to your basic training cost. Thrive Training & Publications suggests you compare before you commit. 

Thrive Training & Publications' consultation fee is $30 per hour, one of the lowest in the EMDR training industry. We escrow $300 (10 hours @ $30/hour) of your registration fee for your consultation. With each consultation session you use, $30 is deducted from your $300 consultation escrow account.

Scheduling your consultation:

It is up to you to utilize the hours of consultation. We would suggest that you not delay in scheduling your hours after training. We typically do not offer consultation during the actual training; your days are long enough!

Consultation is still valuable regardless of your current work situation and would still apply toward completing the basic training course.

Conference-call consultation:

This is the most common form of consultation. Upon completion of training, you will be given links to all of Thrive Training & Publications' EMDR Consultants, who have a variety of times and days of the week available from which you can select. Typically, no more than four participants will be scheduled for any time slot. Special arrangements can sometimes be made with a consultant for an agency that has more than 4 participants seeking consultation.

Consultation Cancellation Policy:

Thrive Training & Publications coaches have agreed to set aside time from their clinical practice to provide your consultation, often for less than their rate for a clinical session. In respect for their commitment to help you integrate EMDR into your clinical practice, it is Thrive Training & Publications' policy that  coaches charge the regular $30/hr consultation fee for no shows or late cancellations. To make up a missed consultation session, you will need to make arrangements to pay for that session out-of-pocket.

Completing your consultation:

Completing your consultation is an individual process; however, please note that you will not receive your Certification of Basic Training Completion until you have completed all of the training and the 10 hours of consultation. We strongly suggest you schedule your consultation on a weekly basis.


Once you have completed an EMDR Training, you are considered to be an EMDR trained clinician. EMDR certification with EMDRIA requires additional continuing education and consultation in EMDR and is a separate process. To become certified, one must:

  • Be fully trained in an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training course
  • Be licensed or certified in their profession with a minimum of two years’ experience in their field
  • Complete 20 additional hours of consultation in EMDR with an Approved Consultant
  • Conduct with at least 25 different clients a minimum of 50 clinical sessions in which EMDR is used
  • Complete 12 hours of continuing education in EMDR every two years

Please visit emdria.org for more information about certification.


Thrive Training & Publications has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, #6956. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Thrive Training & Publications is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

Participants will receive 40 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this 5-Day intensive program. Attendance for the entirety of the 5-Day Intensive is required to receive CE credits. No partial credit will be awarded.

Thrive Training & Publications’ CE Classes do not provide CMEs for psychiatrists (MDs).

NBCC Certificates of Attendance containing CE information or CE Classes’ CE Instructions to obtain CEs will be issued upon receipt of the course evaluation and final sign-out at the conclusion of the training.

Concerning EMDRIA Credits for refresher registrations:

Clinicians may use a repeat of the basic training in lieu of EMDRIA Credits on a one-time basis towards their EMDRIA Certification or Approved Consultant renewal. EMDRIA does not allow repeated training in lieu of the EMDRIA Credits for initial Certification or AC applicants.



  • Minimum Attendance Requirement: Thrive Training & Publications reserves the right to cancel any training 10 days prior to the first day of the scheduled training if it does not meet its minimum attendance requirement of 10 participants.
  • Unforeseen Events: Thrive Training & Publications reserves the right to cancel any training up to 24 hours before the first day of the scheduled training if something occurs beyond its control, such as severe weather, national disaster, sudden illness, or death of a relative of the scheduled trainer.
  • Refund: In the event Thrive Training & Publications cancels a training, participants will receive 100% of their registration fee as a credit to their credit card or a check.


  • Participants may cancel their registration up to 24 hours prior to the first day of the scheduled training.
  • Cancellations shall be requested in writing directed to emdr@thrive-pllc.com.
  • Participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee.


Thrive Training & Publications’ EMDR Training Courses are held in facilities that are in accordance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact emdr@thrive-pllc.com to request special accommodations for disability (ADA).


Thrive Training & Publications is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict conformation with the APA, ASWB, NASW, NBCC, and EMDRIA grievance procedures.


During a training event, the trainer responsible for conducting the training has authority from Thrive Training & Publications to address any concerns that arise during the actual training. Every effort will be made to address the concerns during the training, to include changing practice partners, addressing staff issues, etc.

If the trainer is unable to address the participant’s concerns, the complaints and grievances shall be presented in writing to Christopher Floro, Founder, Thrive Training & Publications, LLC.

Thrive Training & Publications' approach in resolving grievances is always from the perspective of what is in the best interest of the participant.

All complaints and grievances are reviewed within 5 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and emailed to cfloro@thrive-pllc.com.


Please contact us!

If you represent a business and need to register an employee for an event, or if you need to register and pay for multiple attendees, please contact us at emdr@thrive-pllc.com so we can assist. 


PLEASE NOTE: You must be an associate of a nonprofit organization, an associate of a community health provider, an enrolled graduate student, active duty military, or a military veteran to purchase this course at the discounted rates.