FAQ

  • Does a client have to prove non-profit status?

    Currently we are allowing discounted registrations under the honor system and are not requiring verifying documents.

  • How do I know the times for group consultation after I complete the class?

    You will be provided with links to view all the times that our consultants are making available for EMDR consultation, and you'll be able to sign up for the days and times that are best for you! We have several consultants, so there should be no difficulty coordinating those with your ARC training obligations.

  • I have a seizure disorder and want to enroll in EMDR Basic Training. Why do I have to notify you in person?

    We want to make people aware that bilateral stimulation (BLS) that is done with EMDR can be a trigger for seizures. There are multiple things that can influence the triggering of seizures, but we want to make sure we don't unnecessarily put you at risk. Typically, the risk is small. It is the same type/level of concern we might have for (high-risk) pregnancy for someone in training. This does not mean you can't train but we want you to be able to make an informed decision on the training.

  • I want to learn to use EMDR with children, is EMDR Basic Training course appropriate for me?

    Let's cover training first. Initial EMDR Training will not specialize a clinician to a particular population group like kids, addictions, military, etc. EMDR Basic Training is not built that way. If that is what you hope to get, you will be disappointed by any training as working with children is considered a specialty in EMDR. Basic EMDR training is focused on learning the basic protocols and building a clinician's foundational competency and confidence. To my knowledge, that would be true with any basic EMDR training you will receive from anyone, including a trainer who is a child therapist using EMDR. Only a relatively small portion (30 min) of any EMDR Basic Training will cover working with children. You will only get "wave tops" of information on all the specialty groups since EMDRIA approved training has to follow a set curriculum for the most part. We suggest you locate a Child Therapist who also trains EMDR...you will most likely get more of that wave top information in their training because that is their specialty and that section of the training will typically be more robust. In regards to consultation, all EMDR Approved Consultants have some basic expertise in EMDR with children (this is true with Thrive coaches and consultants). However, if the consultant doesn’t work with kids regularly, they won't be able to give you the latest and greatest techniques. This is where it will pay off for you to have that EMDR trainer who is also a child therapist. In consultation, they can give you a lot more insight into your work than Thrive coaches could. Thrive coaches and consultants can help you work with kids as you learn the basics of EMDR. Either way, you will most likely need/want to go get additional specialty training in working with children. However, keep in mind first the goal is to learn Basic EMDR and then move onto how to use it with children. Side note: There are not many EMDR trainers who also specialize in children. The reality is there are only approximately 100 EMDR trainers in the US so there are not going to be a lot of folks to pick from.

  • How do I register for consultation?

    You can find the course you need to register for by copying this URL into your web browser: https://learn.thrive-pllc.com/courses/emdr-basic-training-consultation . Once you complete the free registration, you should be able to view all the links to various consultants' SignUp Genius calendars so you can sign up for consultation.

  • How do I process split payments between myself and my employer?

    What we can do is issue an invoice to UCLA for the portion of the cost that they would like to cover for you. Once we receive the payment from them, we will provide you with a unique coupon code you can use during registration to discount that amount from your total cost. I'll also let our program coordinator know that we need to hold a seat for you for the specific training weekend you desire to attend while everything is being coordinated with the payment process. Here's the information we will need to set up the invoice for UCLA: • paying organization's name (if it needs to be more specific than "UCLA"), • name & email of billing contact, • billing address and phone number, • whether employer is a registered nonprofit (if so you will be eligible to register at the discounted rates on our site), and • whether UCLA will need a W9 from us to expedite the payment process.

  • I registered and payed for a future class but I can’t get into the class or see the materials.

    Future classes are still set to pre-order, which means the class content hasn't been released for students to see yet. This gives us time to make changes or updates without confusing students. We will release content 7 days before the class begins.

  • How can I be issued a refund?

    If a customer is set up on a current installment plan, we cannot issue a true refund. Instead we will apply a credit to their account which would then be applied to the next payment, or multiple payments depending on how much credit is being applied.

  • How do I sign up for two people at the same time?

    If it's just the two of you, the best way is to simply make two payments. You will need to complete your colleague's registration using their name and information, and you'll also need to provide them with the login you create for them so that they'll have access to the course materials when they are released (about 7 days before the start of the event). To get the nonprofit discount rate, you just need to choose that price from the pricing options at the bottom of the page for your preferred event. You'll need this information to register your colleague: • Full name • License type, state of issue, and license number • Phone number • Mailing address

  • Is this course Part 1 or Part 2 of EMDR Training?

    Thrive Training & Publications, LLC offers Basic EMDR Training which is BOTH Part 1 and Part 2 and the required 10 hours of group consultation.

  • What days and times are typically available for group consultation? Are weekend hours available?

    Each trainer or coach has a variety of times available each week on 1-3 different days. All together there is consultation opportunity from Monday thru Friday of a given week. Specific times and dates are made available for each coaches' Signup Genius link when you complete the 40 hour training. Typically there are no weekend consultation hours available.

  • If I initially select the 5 month payment option, may I pay it off early?

    You may only opt to pay off the remaining balance by contacting personnel at emdr@thrive-pllc.com.

  • I signed up to pay my course with the 5-month payment plan. Do I have to make the payment every month?

    No. Once you use your payment information to pay your first installment, the remaining payments will be automatically applied to your card.

  • Is Basic EMDR Training approved by the ESWB for Social Workers?

    At this time, our training has not been approved by the ESWB.