EMDR Therapy Training


About Our Training Program

Discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is one of the most researched and utilized methods in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other forms of human distress connected to trauma and adverse life experiences. Whether your goal is to become an EMDR therapist as a specialty, or to integrate EMDR into your existing practice, our mindfulness-infused training program will help you meet your goals. Rutti Counseling & Consultation's EMDR Therapy Training Program is offered through a special license from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness (ICM) with a curriculum designed by Dr. Jamie Marich. The ICM curriculum equips you to work with real-world clinical presentations from day one of training, including how to handle complex and developmental trauma, address dissociation, and implement EMDR into your current setting.

This EMDR Therapy Training curriculum and Suzanne (Suzi) Rutti, MSW, LISW-S are approved by the EMDR International Association, the standards of which require that students engage in:

  • 20 hours of lecture
  • 20 hours of practicum
  • 10 hours of consultation*
  • Required reading and completion of an open-book learner assessment

*The cost of consultation may or may not be included in the cost of the training program depending on the structure of the course you choose.  Please read the details of each training course for more information.

Description: EMDR Therapy Foundational Training Part I

Part I Training (3 days = 21 total hours of lecture and practicum) covers the basics of trauma, the adaptive information processing model, trauma-informed stabilization, and the basic methodology and mechanisms of action used in EMDR therapy. You will be able to practice EMDR therapy with certain cases after completion of Part I.

Day 1 of the training course covers the foundational material that you will need on trauma, specifically discussed through the adaptive information processing model (AIP), that you will need to competently deliver EMDR Therapy. By the end of the day you will also see a live demonstration in EMDR Therapy. Day 2 of the course takes you into specific study of EMDR Therapy Phases 1-2, generally seen as the phases of foundation and stabilization. By the end of the day you will be practicing these phases in your practicum sessions under supervision. Decision-making about moving into Phases 3-6 is also discussed, and an overview of the remaining Phases of EMDR is presented in lecture. In Day 3 you will practice Phases 3-8 of EMDR Therapy under supervision in your practicum sessions, which compose the bulk of the day. You will also receive introductory instruction for dealing with abreactions in EMDR Therapy, effectively working with dissociation, and discuss the next steps for your training and consultation development in EMDR.

Description: EMDR Therapy Foundational Training Part II

Part II Training (3 days = 21 total hours of lecture and practicum) delivers enhanced practicum content, covering best practices for using EMDR Therapy with special populations and in the difficult scenarios of clinical practice; advanced content on ethics and neurobiology are also covered, in addition to working with the art of case conceptualization. Day 4 of the training focuses on ethical practice, learning about interweaves, and working with abreaction and dissociation in more complex scenarios. By the end of Day 4, participants will have had a chance to practice supervised implementation of some of these techniques. Day 5 instructs participants on specific protocols/targeting sequences, best practices with special populations and clinical situations, accessing of specialty resources and protocols for variously noted populations, and appropriate use of modifications (according to the EMDRIA definition of EMDR). By the end of Day 5, participants will experience supervised practice of targeting sequences/protocol for identified special populations/situations. In Day 6 participants will review the neurobiology of trauma, present a clinical case study through the EMDR Therapy/AIP framework, complete supervised practice of practice elements, discuss the characteristics of a strong EMDR therapist, and develop a plan for continued consultation.

For a full description of the training program and daily objectives, please click here

Continuing Education

Continuing education credits offered for each training course may vary by each event.  Please click the informational link next to each event listed on our Schedule & Registration page for more information about Continuing Education Approvals. Please also note that APA approved sponsors are accepted by many state boards, such as California BBS and major licensure boards in the state of Pennsylvania.  You are responsible for filling out any pre- or post- approval forms in your state of licensure and with your board of licensure that may consider APA credits toward your continuing education.

For full training agendas and timing, please click here

Costs, Fees, Logistics & Eligibility

Training fees: Please refer to our schedule for the posted fees for each training.  As of January 1, 2022, all public trainings through ICM will be $650 per part. Online trainings must be purchased as a bundle. Consultation costs may or may not be included in the cost of training depending on the training structure chosen.

Lunch is on your own for all days of the training.

All facilities used by Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC are in compliance with ADA standards.  Please send an email to suzanne.rutti@gmail.com if you have any concerns about access to the training.

Payments accepted: major credit cards, checks.  Your registration is not confirmed until payment is received.

Consultation fees:  For most public trainings offered, the trainee is responsible for arranging and paying for their 10 hours of supplementary consultation.  At the foundational training level you are required to use one of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness consultants or consultants-in-training to complete your consultation.  Our team members' fees vary depending on their availability and geographical location.  See the consultation section below for more information.  To complete EMDR therapy training, all consultation hours can be met through group consultations.  You will receive more information on booking consultation at the Part I training.  Teleconferencing is available for trainees and all consultation hours may be completed via teleconferencing.

Spaces for each training are very limited since we have to maintain a low attendee-to-faculty ratio (10:1 for practicum).  Thus, payment is required at the time of registration to confirm your spot.  We will keep a waitlist if the training is closed.  Rutti Counseling & Consultation will refund any training fees in full if you cancel two weeks prior to the training minus a 5% processing fee.  If you cancel within two weeks of the training, you will be refunded half of your money OR you have the option to apply that balance to a future training with Rutti Counseling & Consultation.  Only medical documented reasons or family deaths are considered as an exception to this policy.  No-shows are not eligible for a refund.

If you choose to reschedule your training to a later date, we will allow one transfer.  If you are not able to attend the training you rescheduled for, your registration will be forfeited and you will be required to pay an additional registration fee if you wish to continue with a future date.  Rescheduling requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training.  Any requests for rescheduling with less than two weeks notice will be considered a cancelation and the above policy will apply.

Please note that training fees and registration cannot be transferred across different companies that are affiliated with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. If you can no longer attend a date offered by Rutti Counseling & Consultation, you will be asked to cancel your registration and register with a different training company.

New policy as of 08/25/2021: Rutti Counseling & Consultation reserves the right to cancel any scheduled in-person training due to a public health issue/COVID safety concern.  In some cases, an online training may be offered in place of in-person. In the event that a training is cancelled or you do not wish to attend online, you may transfer to another training or receive a refund.

As of January 1, 2023, trainees have 12 months to complete both parts of the training and the required consultation hours whether you are taking your training in-person or online. If you do not complete your required sections in this time frame specified by EMDRIA, you are required to complete Part I again before continuing. If you began your Part I training prior to January 1, 2023, the rules that were posted at the time you began your training apply to the completion deadline. To submit consultation verification, please visit http://www.suzannerutti.com/consultation.

Documentation replacement fees: Replacement documents (certificates of completion, CE verification, wall certificates, etc.) can be replicated in the event they are lost or unavailable. RCC reserves the right to charge an administrative fee of $10 per document for replacement if the request is over 30 days from when the document was originally issued. Please email us at info@rutticounseling.com with any questions or concerns.

Eligibility to take the training:  

In order to take an EMDRIA-approved training program, you must meet one of the following requirements for eligibility:

  • A masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social, psychology) required.  Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients
  • Master's level students may be permitted to take the course if Rutti Counseling & Consultation receives a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or clinical site supervisor ahead of time. Requests and letters of recommendation can be sent to info@rutticounseling.com. Your registration is not considered complete/confirmed until approval is granted.
  • Medical professionals (e.g. master's level nurses, physicians) are also be eligible to take the course if they possess a clinical master's or doctorate degree and if their primary specialty is within mental health.  Prior approval is required from Rutti Counseling & Consultation. Requests and supplemental information can be sent to info@rutticounseling.com. Your registration is not considered complete/confirmed until approval is granted.
  • Chemical dependency professionals with a master's degree or higher may also be eligible to take the course.  Pastoral/Christian counselors, art/music/dance therapists may also be eligible if they can show sufficient clinical content on their Master's level transcripts.  Prior approval is required from Rutti Counseling & Consultation. Requests and supplemental information can be sent to info@rutticounseling.com. Your registration is not considered complete/confirmed until approval is granted.


Schedule of Trainings

*Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to register for in-person trainings*

For a schedule of advanced topics courses, please click  here


EMDR Therapy Training ONLINE with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness

Online September/November 2023 Cycle

Part I: September 22-24, 2023

Part II: November 17-19, 2023

9:00am-5:30pm EST each day

Presented by Suzi Rutti, LISW-S

Location: Online

Cost: $1300 (2 payments of $650)

Participants will be enrolled for both Part I and Part II trainings

Click here for registration/more information


Online October/December 2023 Cycle

Part I: October 27-29, 2023

Part II: December 8-10, 2023

9:00am-5:30pm EST each day

Presented by Suzi Rutti, LISW-S

Location: Online

Cost: $1300 (2 payments of $650)

Participants will be enrolled for both Part I and Part II trainings

Click here for registration/more information


*2024 dates coming soon*

EMDR Therapy Training IN-PERSON with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness


Part II Training IN-PERSON (weekend format)

September 8-10, 2023

8:00am-4:30pm EST each day

Presented by Suzi Rutti, LISW-S


Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

795 Yard St

Columbus, OH 43212

Cost: $650

Continuing Education Information: Click here

Scroll to bottom of page to register

NOTE: We are committed to the safety of all trainees and participants.  Please review our Informed Consent for In Person Training and cancellation policies prior to registration.  We will take safety precautions and encourage you to do the same.  For questions/concerns, please contact info@rutticounseling.com.

If you would like to stay at the hotel during the training, there is a discounted block of rooms available. Reservations can be made by calling (888) 492-8847 or via the hotel website at www.hyattplacecolumbusosu.com utilizing the group booking code G-EMSP. Reservations must be made by August 8, 2023. Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU Booking Link: EMDR Therapy Training January 2023 Reservation Link


*2024 dates coming soon*


For current information about Suzi Rutti’s consultation offered at Rutti Counseling and Consultation, LLC, please visit link. You may also complete your required consultation hours with consultants that have been approved by The Institute for Creative Mindfulness.  Click here for updated information and rates.

Required and Recommended Reading & Resources


Dr. Jamie Marich TEDx Talk (2015): Healing The Wounds that Keep Us Stuck

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris TEDxTalk (2015): How Childhood Trauma Affects Healing Across the Lifetime 

Hand Model of the Human Brain: Dr. Dan Siegel

EMDRIA: Introduction to EMDR Therapy (2019)

EMDR and PTSD (News Story, 2009)

Prince Harry Targets Painful Memories and Trauma in On-Camera EMDR Therapy Session


The following reading and resources are either required or recommended as part of your training and formation in EMDR Therapy. The only book that the EMDR International Association requires as part of the training is Dr. Shapiro's 2001 textbook. We do not recommend that you try to tackle through this before the training. In our experience, it makes the most sense to read after your Part I training. This required reading will be valuable at that time in order to pass the required quiz and will be referenced in your quiz study guide. We've taken the opportunity to present our reading list, as it appears in our manuals, here and on the webpage, using the following symbols to indicate the most ideal time to read each resource:

* Before the training
+   After Part I
++ After Part II
** After completion of full basic training/consultation
x  Read at any time depending on your needs

EMDRIA additionally suggests their Corona Virus Clinical Resources Page, where you can access information on remote technology for offering BLS/DAS via telehealth.

Please also visit the Free Webinars library of offerings provided by Dr. Jamie Marich and associates from March 22-April 12, 2020 in response to the Coronavirus and the shift to teleheath. Additionally, our affiliates with Central Ohio EMDR Connection also offered a free webinar on Ethics of EMDR Therapy and Telehealth During COVID-19.

Required Reading (per EMDRIA):
+ Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures, 3rd ed.  New York: The Guilford Press.

Required Supplemental Resources (per EMDRIA)

Go With That Magazine: Special Issue on EMDR and Racial Trauma (Fall 2020)

Guidelines for Virtual EMDR Therapy (EMDRIA, January 2020)

The EMDRIA Definition of EMDR Therapy (September 2019)

Updated EMDR Therapy Reading & Research Lists (2021)

Journal of EMDR Therapy Practice and Research, Special Issue (2019)

About EMDRIA Membership and Programming

Suggested Reading & Resources (from The Institute for Creative Mindfulness) 
General Trauma Reading
x Bannit, S.P. (2012). The trauma toolkit: Healing trauma from the inside out. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books.
x Marich, J. (2014). Trauma made simple: Competencies in assessment, treatment, and working with survivors. PESI Publishing: Eau Claire, WI.
x Scaer, R. (2005). The trauma spectrum: Hidden wounds and human resiliency. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
x Van Der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Viking.
x Yalom, I. (2001). The gift of therapy: Reflections on being a therapist. London, England: Piatkus.

EMDR-Related Resources 
++ Dworkin, M. (2005). EMDR and the relational imperative: The therapeutic relationship in EMDR treatment. New York: Brunner-Routledge.
++ Marich, J. (2011). EMDR made simple: Four approaches to using EMDR with every client. Eau Claire, WI: PESI Publishing (Premiere).
+   Marich, J. & Dansiger, S. (2018). EMDR therapy and mindfulness for trauma-focused care. New York: Springer Publishing Company
++ Nickerson, M. (Ed.) (2016). Cultural competence and healing culturally based trauma with EMDR therapy. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
** Parnell, L. (2007). A therapist’s guide to EMDR: Tools and techniques for successful treatment. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.
x  Parnell, L. (2008). Tapping in: A step-by-step guide to activating your healing resources through bilateral stimulation. Boulder, CO: Sounds True Books.
*  Shapiro, F., & Forrest, M. (1997). EMDR: The breakthrough “eye movement” therapy for overcoming stress, anxiety, and trauma. New York: Basic Books.
*  Shapiro, F. (2013). Getting past your past: Take control of your life with self-help techniques from EMDR therapy. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books.

x Burns, M. (Producer & Director). (2011). EMDR: We transform pain or we transmit it [Documentary]. United States: Michael P. Burns.
x Curran, L. (Director). (2012). Trauma treatment for the 21st century [Educational Documentary]. United States: Premiere Education & Media.
x Donovan, F. (Producer), & Nalepinski, B. (Director). (1999). EMDR: Looking through hemispheres [Documentary]. United States: Fran Donovan Productions.


x Institute for Creative Mindfulness (EMDR Therapy Demonstration Videos, Dissociation and Addiction Resources, Free Webinars, Yoga & Mindfulness Resources) www.instituteforcreativemindfulness.com

x Trauma Made Simple: The Official Book Website
Complimentary Trauma Stabilization Videos & Recordings

x The Trauma Therapist Project
Resources for Trauma Therapists

x An Infinite Mind (Dissociation Resources)


x DID Research (Dissociation Resources)


x International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer scholarships or payment plans for your training program?

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness offers a Diversity & Social Justice Scholarship.  For more information and to apply, click here.

Why do your trainings have different prices?

We work to keep our prices as low as possible by working with facilities who will offer us discounted prices. Additionally, travel for our faculty also adds to cost. As a result, we can offer some training at lower prices than others. *As of January 1, 2022, all public trainings through the Institute for Creative Mindfulness will be offered at a rate of $650 per part.

I am interested in EMDR therapy but I'm not sure that it's for me. Is there somewhere I can listen to Dr. Jamie first to learn a little more about it and see if her training style is for me?

Listen to this COMPLIMENTARY teleseminar recording on EMDR Therapy with Dr. Jamie hosted by our friends at The Breathe Network. You can access the recording by clicking HERE. The Breathe Network also conducted an interview with Dr. Jamie about EMDR which you can access by clicking HERE.

Will I be able to do EMDR therapy with my clients after Part I?

Yes, with certain clients. Your trainer and small group facilitators will help you determine which clients will be the best fit for starting EMDR Therapy. It is a common misconception that you aren't able to use EMDR until the whole training is completed.

Is finishing training in EMDR therapy the same as being certified?

No. You will receive a Certificate of EMDR Therapy Training after successful completion of Parts I & II and your required consultation. At that point, you may refer to yourself as "fully trained in EMDR Therapy." If you complete only Part I, you may cite that you have "partial training" or "some training" in EMDR Therapy. Many competent EMDR therapists practice EMDR Therapy with only the Certificate of EMDR Therapy training. This is completely acceptable and generally ethical. In our view, the best ethical safeguard is to make sure that some of your continuing education for the rest of your career is directly connected to EMDR Therapy if you're going to continue to use it. After completion of our Training Program in EMDR Therapy, you are eligible to begin the optional process for applying to be a Certified EMDR Therapist through the EMDR International Association. For more information on that process, click HERE.

I registered and then something came up: Am I eligible for a refund?

If you need to cancel and we receive your cancellation in writing (email is fine) 2 weeks prior to the training, you are eligible for a full refund less a $25.00 administrative processing fee. If you no-show, you are not eligible for a refund of any kind unless documentation of medical or similar emergencies can be provided within one week after the training ends. In the case of inclement weather, should we cancel the training, your registration would simply be moved to our reschedule date. If the reschedule date isn't available for you we can offer you another date or entertain your request for a refund.  If you decide to cancel your trip due to weather and we are still having the training, the best we can offer is to move your training registration to the next available training. All other situations handled on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation between two weeks and one week of the training merits a half refund. All refunds, full and partial, are subject to a $25.00 administrative fee. If you cancel within a week of the training the best we can offer is a half credit towards a future training with Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC. If you terminate your training or need to leave it early for any reason, you are not eligible for a refund. Attendance at the entire training is required for our program to remain compliant with EMDRIA standards. Please see us with any questions on this policy or for questions about how you can make up missed segments of the training.

If you choose to reschedule your training to a later date, we will allow one transfer.  If you are not able to attend the training you rescheduled for, your registration will be forfeited and you will be required to pay an additional registration fee if you wish to continue with a future date.  Rescheduling requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the training.  Any requests for rescheduling with less than two weeks notice will be considered a cancelation and the above policy will apply.

New policy as of August 28, 2022:

I took a Part I EMDR training with another provider. Can I finish Part II with your program?

We evaluate these situations on a case by case basis. Generally the answer is yes as long as you can provide verification of your Part I training with the other provider. We do ask you to complete all 10 of your consultation hours with us, including 4-6 of those hours before your Part II training as a refresher and so that you can get acquainted with our training program and style.

If I take Part I in your program can I finish Part II and consultation in another approved program?

This would be the decision of the other program in question. We cannot make any guarantees.

Can I complete my supplementary consultation requirement with any EMDRIA-approved consultant? 

No. During your foundational training we require that you complete your supplementary consultation with one of our approved consultants on the Institute for Creative Mindfulness team.

Do I have to complete consultation between Part 1 & Part 2 or can it wait until both trainings are over?

We recommend that you take 4-6 hours of consultation (available in groups or individually) between your Part 1 & 2 training to ensure getting the most out of the Part 2. If for some reason you are not able to complete any consultation between Part 1 & Part 2 you are still allowed to take the Part 2, there will be more catch-up work to be completed afterwards and you may not receive full benefit from the Part 2 training.

Do you offer continuing education credits?

EMDR Therapy training is approved for 21 continuing education credits per part.  Please see the Schedule and registration page for which CE credits apply to your training.  For more information on continuing education approvals, please click HERE.

Do you offer your training in other languages?

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness offers training in Spanish and Arabic.  There are also specific training cohorts available for BIPOC clinicians.  To find a specific training, please visit the ICM master schedule here.

What do you suggest that I do in preparation for the training?

If you are interested in getting some preliminary reading done before the training, we've prepared a guideline to the books we recommend as part of our training, including notes on when best to read each resources. There are several that are useful for you to read in preparation for the training and others that you will be able to best comprehend after the various phases of your training. Click HERE to access the list.

Is this training program inclusive of all identities?

Rutti Counseling & Consultation offers a space for all trainees to openly discuss and explore individual attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors.  We are committed to ongoing cultural humility and the affirmation of all individuals.  We believe in a healing-centered approach to working with all individuals. Services at RCC are available to every person regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, class, ability status, natal sex, military status, spiritual practice, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status. Following training, Suzi will share resources for specific private consultation groups that may be of interest to you.  If you are interested in a training offered specifically for BIPOC clinicians, Spanish-speaking, or Arabic-speaking clinicians, please visit the master ICM schedule here. For information about the organizational values of ICM, please visit here.

I am traveling from out of town to take the training. What airport do I fly into and where can I stay?

For Columbus, we recommend that you fly into John Glenn Columbus International Airport.  You will either need to arrange transportation to/from the airport with your hotel accommodations, or use a transportation service like Uber or a cab to get to/from your hotel.

All in-person trainings are scheduled at:

Hyatt Place OSU/Grandview

795 Yard Street

Columbus, OH 43212

Please contact the hotel to determine if any rooms are still available through the courtesy block reserved for trainees


Hotels near John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Columbus Airport Marriott

Best Western Port Columbus

Hilton Garden Inn Columbus Airport


You can also try Airbnb for nearby accommodations

By Registering For This Training, You Acknowledge And Agree To The Following:

  • Your presence at the entire training is required at all sessions, and you are expected to keep your camera on at all times. No partial credit can be awarded.
  • Training Information & Eligibility: You have read our EMDR Therapy Training information page prior to registering, which includes information on clinical eligibility (e.g., Master’s degree in a clinical mental health field or pursuing a Master’s degree). Please also note that if you take the training in the online format, you will be required to take a quiz following the second part of the training, per EMDRIA guidelines. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an EMDRIA-Approved provider to serve clinicians in the United States and Canada, only with certain limited exceptions. If you are a clinician living outside of the United States or Canada, we suggest that you contact the Institute for Creative Mindfulness first or check with your regional organization (e.g., EMDR Europe, EMDR Asia, EMDR Australia). A U.S.-based training may not be accepted for formal accreditation in your country. Online trainees have ONE YEAR (12 months) from the time that you begin this training and in-person trainees have TWO YEARS (24 months) to complete all of the requirements, including the 10 hours of supplementary consultation that are required for you to receive your Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Exceptions can be granted only in extreme circumstances (e.g., a humanitarian crisis, illness or injury).
  • Payment, Refund/Cancellation Policy: In-person training costs $650 per part. Payment is due prior to the first day of training. You have read and agree to ICM's Organizational Policies, which stipulate the terms for refunds, cancellations, and resolving grievances and disputes.
  • Consultation: The EMDRIA-required 10 consultation hours are not included in the cost of training and must be scheduled on your own time outside of the hours of the training advertised here. We structure our program so that you are able to work with any of our ICM approved consultants or consultants in training for your consultation hours to supplement the online training. Our consultants represent a wide range of specialties at a variety of price points. In the spirit of ICM's mission, emphasizing trauma-focused care and tailoring the most effective program for our individual trainees, we believe the choice of consultant is important to the overall learning experience. Depending on which consultant and format that you select, you can spend from $200.00-$1000.00 additionally for consultation. Please follow the hyperlink that we provided in this bullet point to get a sense of our consultants' expertise and price points before registering. All trainees (whether in-person or online) have ONE YEAR (12 months) from the time that you begin this training to complete all of the requirements, including the 10 hours of supplementary consultation that are required for you to receive your Certificate of Training in EMDR Therapy from the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Exceptions can be granted only in extreme circumstances (e.g., a humanitarian crisis, illness or injury).
  • Professionalism: You will show up on time and be fully present for each session, acting in a professional manner. You will reach out to your faculty member or any assistants if any unexpected problems arise. You agree to take full responsibility for addressing your needs in the area of grounding and self-care during the training. You agree to refrain from all alcohol and illicit drug use during the training and agree to speak with your faculty member or any assistant if you anticipate that your impairment due to prescribed medications might pose a problem during the training. The faculty and staff reserve the right to remove trainees at any time if the trainee creates an unsafe or unprofessional environment for you or for other trainees, or for any other reason, at their sole discretion.
  • Accommodations: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness follows the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We ask that if you are in need of any special accommodations that will allow you to take your training with us online, please email us with any special requests thirty days before the scheduled training. If, during the training, a need for an accommodation arises, you are expected to contact your instructor and/or practicum assistant immediately and we will discuss the best possible solution.
  • Confidentiality: There is no client relationship or other privilege that would create a duty rising to the level of clinical confidentiality in this training setting; however, you are expected to respect the confidentiality of other trainees in the group, and your trainer will explain the importance of confidentiality. Trainees who observe a problem with another trainee are expected to bring the problem to the lead trainer or other training staff. Similarly, if a staff member observes an issue with professionalism, they reserve the right to discuss that issue with the lead trainer.
  • Preparedness for Doing Your Own Work: Throughout the training, you will be expected to participate in a working practicum experience in the role of therapist, client, and observer. This means that you will be expected to do a small piece of your own, authentic clinical work. If you are currently in counseling or being treated for a mental health condition, it is recommended that you speak with your provider, alerting them that you are participating in the training. If you have received a major mental health diagnosis (past or present), you acknowledge that you are taking this training and engaging in this practicum at your own risk, and agree to alert faculty or training staff before or during the training if any complications arise. You acknowledge that everyone taking part in the practicum experience is new to EMDR therapy and agree to keep the space as safe as possible for all involved. If any problems arise, you agree to address them with faculty or staff members.
  • Correspondence from Training Organization: The Institute for Creative Mindfulness regularly sends correspondence about the training, including an email confirmation at registration and several emails leading up to each training. The emails presently come from noreply@notify.thinkific.com. Additionally, The Institute for Creative Mindfulness may send out emails from support@instituteforcreativemindfulness.com or info@rutticounseling.com. If you are not receiving these emails, you are required to check your spam folder as correspondence from new organizations often ends up there. Once you receive your first correspondence, please save the email to your address book. If you have not received a confirmation email or other correspondence from the organization within seven days of the event, it is your responsibility to reach out to us by email or phone.
  • Informed Consent for In-Person Trainings & COVID Safety Policies: I have read and agree to the policies outlined in the informed consent for in-person trainings that can be accessed here.

Email info@rutticounseling.com with any questions or concerns.



In-Person Registration

Registration for IN-PERSON training is a 2-step process:

Step one is to register by filling out the information below

Step two is to complete payment.  You will receive a link to pay online in an email following registration.  For payment by check, please make it payable to Rutti Counseling & Consultation, LLC and mail to 1200 W. 5th Ave 102D Columbus, OH 43212.  Be sure to include EMDR Therapy Training in the memo of your check. Full payment for trainings must be made in advance to reserve your spot.

To sign up for a waitlist: Complete registration step one.  Please do not make a payment until you receive an email confirmation that a spot is available.

To sign up for an ONLINE training, please click on the corresponding link in the above schedule.