EMDR Therapy: Treating Anxiety

EMDR therapy is a psychotherapy approach based on standard procedures and protocols. This program focuses on applying EMDR therapy to anxiety-related conditions such as specific phobias and panic disorder, using EMDR therapy's standard procedures and protocols as its template. The scripts distill the essence of the Standard EMDR Protocols and reinforce the specific parts, sequence, and language used to create an effective outcome.

Consisting of past, present, and future templates, the scripts are conveniently presented in an easy-to-use, manual-style format that facilitates a reliable, consistent procedure. Summary sheets for each protocol support quick retrieval of essential issues and components for the clinician when putting together a treatment plan for the client. These scripted protocols and completed summary sheets can be inserted into a client's chart for easy documentation.

The content of this continuing education program is adapted from EMDR Therapy: Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Mood-Related Conditions. Used by permission of Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses. The program is for practitioners who have had some experience with EMDR.

This CE course is designated as intermediate to advanced and is for practitioners who have had some experience with EMDR.


Learning Objectives

Upon completing this program, participants should be able to

  • Explain how to use EMDR therapy to treat phobias and panic disorder based on EMDR standard procedures and protocols
  • Apply step-by-step scripts to enhance expertise
  • Use summary sheets for each protocol to facilitate the gathering and quick retrieval of client information
  • Print Version / Test Preview
  • Introduction and EMDR Therapy and Anxiety Disorders
  • EMDR Therapy for Specific Fears and Phobias: Phobia Protocol
  • Summary Sheet: The Phobia Protocol
  • EMDR Therapy Protocol for Panic Disorders With or Without Agoraphobia
  • Summary Sheet: Protocol for Panic Disorders
  • Flashforward Procedure
  • Summary Sheet: Flashforward Procedure
  • Appendix A: Worksheets
  • Appendix B: Therapy Summary Sheet and Therapy Session Form
  • CE Test
  • Evaluation

Marilyn Luber, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, consultant of clinicians, educator, and writer. Since 1987, she has been active in her independent general psychology practice working with adolescents, couples and adults. Although, she works with a wide range of clients with diverse issues, she is known especially for her work with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), trauma and related issues, and dissociative disorders.

She was trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in 1992. Dr. Luber consults with individuals and runs consultation groups for EMDR practitioners. She is an EMDR International Association certified practitioner and consultant. She has coordinated trainings in EMDR-related fields in the greater Philadelphia area since 1997. She teaches Facilitator and Supervisory trainings and other EMDR-related subjects both nationally and internationally and was on the EMDR Task Force for Dissociative Disorders. She was on the Founding Board of Directors of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and served as the Chairman of the International Committee until June 1999. In 1997, Dr. Luber was given a Humanitarian Services Award by the EMDR Humanitarian Association, and later, in 2003, she was presented with the EMDR International Association's award "For Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDRIA." In 2005, she was awarded "The Francine Shapiro Award for Outstanding Contribution and Service to EMDR."

Dr. Luber is the author or editor of numerous publications including Handbook for EMDR Clients; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols: Basics and Special Situations (Springer Publishing); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets CD-ROM Version: Basics and Special Situations; Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Scripted Protocols With Summary Sheets CD-ROM Version: Special Populations; Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets; and EMDR Therapy Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets: Treating Trauma- and Stressor-Related Conditions.

Ad de Jongh, PhD, is both a clinical psychologist and a dentist. He is professor of Anxiety and Behavior Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. Further, he is honorary professor at the School of Health Sciences of Salford University in Manchester (UK), director of the Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychotrauma in Bilthoven, EMDR Europe trainer, board member of the Dutch EMDR Association (VEN), and member of the scientific committees of both the EMDR Europe Association and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). He is one of the world's experts in the field of dental phobia. He is (co-) author of more than 250 scientific articles/book chapters and 6 books on (the treatment of) anxiety disorders. He is in the scientific advisory board of the War Trauma Foundation International (WTFI).

Ferdinand Horst is a clinical psychologist / psychotherapist at Elisabeth Two Cities Hospital (ETZ) in Tilburg, Netherlands. His specialties are complex (neuro) psychiatric disorders, panic disorders, CBT, EMDR (accredited practitioner in EMDR), schema Focused Therapy (SFT), and clinical research.

APA approved, Yo! At Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. At Health maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

At Health is an approved provider of the California Board of Behavior Sciences (PCE 3319). These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

At Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN), Provider # CEP 15512.

California Licensed Vocational Nurses and California Psychiatric Technicians can take online courses by California Board of Registered Nursing (CA BRN) approved providers, such as At Health, to fulfill their CE requirements.

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Programs are available for continuing education credit for social workers through the co-sponsorship of At Health, Inc., and Amedco, LLC.  Amedco, #1346, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Amedco maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 6/24/2016 to 6/24/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. The following recognize the ASWB program: AB, AK, AL, AR, AZ, BC, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA (PA requires that courses be at least 2 credits), RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WY.  Participants must pass a posttest with a score of 80% or higher and complete an attendance/evaluation form in order to receive a certificate of completion/attendance.

Athealth.com is an approved provider of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, provider #908.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social work in Arkansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, master's level psychologists, licensed clinical psychotherapists, and alcohol and other drug abuse counselors in Kansas.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice and for social work in Nebraska.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and alcohol and drug abuse counselors in New Hampshire.

These programs meet the criteria of an approved continuing education program for social workers, professional counselors, marital and family therapists, and clinical pastoral therapists in Tennessee.

NAADAC_logoAthealth.com is approved as a continuing education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) Provider #148460 (Exp. August 1, 2017).

The above CE sponsorships are honored by many additional state boards of social work, marriage and family therapy, and licensed professional counseling. Some restrictions may apply. Check with your state board or certifying organization to find out if online courses or home study are accepted as part of your continuing education requirement for license renewal or re-certification, or call At Health at 888-284-3258 for information regarding CE approvals.

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