Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Scroll down for answers to the following questions (and if I haven’t covered your question, I welcome you to email me at [email protected]):

  • Who is this course for? What if I have not completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training?
  • What Continuing Education Credits are available for this course?
  • How does the The EMDR Readiness Course (self-help) compare to the The Readiness Course for EMDR Clinicians (professional training)? Is the self-help course something that would be beneficial for my clients?
  • What does it mean that the course will be "dripped out" over 8 weeks? What if I want to have access to all 9 Modules immediately?
  • Is there a group discount for the course?
  • Is there a discount for Military or First Responders for the course?
  • Are ADA needs accommodated?
  • What is the Grievance and Refund Policy?

  

Who is this course for? What if I have not completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training?

This course is for independently licensed mental health clinicians who have completed EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training, including the 10 required hours of consultation. Please note, PESI and The Bodymind Institute are not EMDRIA-Approved Training Providers. Therefore, no continuing education credits nor EMDRIA credits will be issued to those who have not completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training.

If you have not completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training and have accidentally purchased the professional training, please email me and I will provide you access to the self-help course. Once you have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training, please notify me so that I can grant you complimentary access to the professional training course equal to the price of your original purchase.

 

What Continuing Education Credits are available for this course?

The Post-Test Questions can be found in a downloadable PDF on the right side of this screen. 

If you have purchased NBCC and/or EMDRIA credits, complete the the Post-Test and Course Evaluation available in Module 9.  For APA and other CE hours available through R. Cassidy Seminars, a fee of $40 must be paid directly to R. Cassidy Seminars - CLICK HERE for access to the online test and course evaluation.

6.5 EMDRIA Credits: EMDRIA Distance Learning Course #18001-DL01. Susanne Morgan, LMFT (EMDRIA Credit Provider #18001) maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA standards.

6.5 NBCC Continuing Education Credit: NBCC credits are accepted for most Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors. Check with your state licensing board to determine if NBCC credits are currently accepted for your license in your state. This course is sponsored by AEI (Advanced Education Institute).  AEI has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #6657. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AEI is solely responsible for all aspects of the program(s). 

6.5 APA Continuing Education Hours: This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.  See below for further details. 

Psychologists 
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (6.5) CE hours.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. (6.5) clock hours. Self-Study.

Social Workers 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Social Work boards accept either APA or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes social Workers.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 6.5 contact hours self-study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6.5) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (6.5) contact hours. Self-Study.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (6.5) contact hours. Self-Study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (6.5) CE Hours. Provider #151

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (6.5) contact hours Self-Study.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA Provider approved by CCAPP; CCAPP Provider #4N-00-434-0222 for (6.5) CEHs. CCAPP is an IC&RC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states.
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6.5) hours general and/or (6.5) hours (specific specialization), Expires 3/31/2021.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297..

Dentists
CA: R. Cassidy Seminars is a provider  approved by the Dental Board of California as a registered provider of continuing education. RP# 4874. (6.5) CE Hours. Some state dental boards are reciprocal. Check with your licensing board to be sure.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224, for (6.5) contact hours. Many state nursing boards are reciprocal with other states. Check with your licensing board to be sure.
         
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6.5) CE Hours.

 

How does the The EMDR Readiness Course (self-help) compare to the The Readiness Course for EMDR Clinicians (professional training)? Is the self-help course something that would be beneficial for my clients?

The professional training provides teaching regarding the application of the readiness concepts and exercises that is directed specifically to the EMDR-trained clinician for use in clinical practice.

The self-help and professional courses contain identical introductions to the AIP model and explanation of differences between treating Single Incident or Adult-Onset PTSD and Complex/Developmental Trauma. The two courses include the same series of exercises in Modules 2-9.

The self-help version provides significant cautions and self-screening directions to discourage inappropriate or unsafe use of the content should the participant have possible dissociative symptoms or insufficient stability and coping to navigate the exercises in a self-help context. These cautions are provided in Module 1, so the participant can decide if the full self-help course is appropriate for them prior to purchasing the full course.

Many of the therapists who have completed the professional training have told me that they plan to have clients take the self-help course alongside their therapy in order to strengthen the quality of the therapeutic process, similar to the way they might use a workbook in conjunction with treatment. Others have told me they plan to refer appropriate clients on their waiting list to the self-help course, to give their clients a way to get started with Phase 1 & 2 of EMDR therapy while they are waiting for an opening in the therapist’s schedule. A third option is to facilitate therapy groups using the self-help course as the curriculum for clients with non-dissociative Complex/Developmental Trauma.

As a benefit of having taken the professional training, you are welcome to give a coupon code for 20% Off to your clients or others in the community whom you believe might benefit from the self-help course. The code can be found on the FAQ page inside the full course.

 

What does it mean that the course will be "dripped out" over 8 weeks? What if I want to have access to all 9 Modules immediately?

You will receive access to Module 2 immediately after your purchase of the full course - and then you will be given access to each of the next Modules every 7 days, one per week over a span of 8 weeks.  If you somehow don't receive a notification email, you will still be granted access according to this schedule when you log into the course.  Each Module that you are given access to will remain open to you, in order that you can return as often as you wish to revisit the material.  This also allows you the option to slow down the pace that you move through the course material if needed.  You will have access to the entire course for a year.

I deliberately paced the course in this manner to facilitate optimal time to absorb and practice the material in each module. However, if you would prefer to have access to all of the Modules immediately, this option is available using the button on the sidebar. The price is higher, as I want to strongly encourage taking the course as a practicum as it was designed.

 

Is there a group discount for the course?

Yes! I believe wholeheartedly in the buddy system for getting the most out of the course. 5% off is available for each buddy (up to a maximum of 15% off for a group of 4). The buddy discount can be combined with any other discount code and is taken off of the full price of the course.  Send a list of names and email addresses to me at [email protected] - and I will send you the discount code to use for your group.

 

Is there a discount for Military or First Responders for the course?

Yes! As a small way of saying thank you for your service and sacrifice, a 40% off discount is always available to all former and active-duty military service members, first responders and their spouses – email me at [email protected] for details.

 

Are ADA needs accommodated?

I would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs. Please call me at 760-452-2776 or email me at [email protected] so that your ability to access the course can be expedited.

 

What is the Grievance and Refund Policy?

I will make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner.  As the first module is available as a significant sample of the course style and content for the low cost of $20, refunds for the course will generally not be issued.  If you have a grievance and/or believe your concern should be considered as an exception to this refund policy, please email me at [email protected] with a clearly detailed reason for your request. 

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