19 February 2021

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Training 2021/22

An opportunity for professionals to be trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

The training will be delivered in Liverpool*, it will be split into three parts:

  • Part 1 (3 days) 30th March  – 1st April 2022
  • Part 2 (2 days) 14th & 15th July 2022
  • Part 3 (2 days) 17th & 18th November 2022

 * We are hoping to be in a room, keeping to social distancing supported by the vaccine, if not it will be delivered online.

Clinical Supervision will be provided in groups by an EMDR Consultant.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the most significant and innovative recent developments for the treatment of conditions related to trauma and adverse life experiences. During processing with EMDR therapy, disturbing events, frozen in time, are processed to an adaptive resolution.



Click to view animation to explain EMDR Therapy and Trauma to Adults.


Click to view animation to explain EMDR therapy to Children.

Supported by extensive research, EMDR is recommended for the treatment of PTSD in national and international guidelines including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). Its effectiveness with many other psychological disorders has also been established.

EMDR is one of the recommended NICE National Institute of Clinical Evidence (NICE) Clinical Guidance interventions for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Recommendations | Post-traumatic stress disorder | Guidance | NICE

This is a hands-on clinical skills training in the application of EMDR for a variety of psychological disorders in both adults and children. Known for his clear teaching style with its blend of warmth, humour and humility, Dr Robin Logie provides interactive, trainee-centred, group EMDR training. All trainees will practise and receive EMDR during the training – the most effective way to learn the necessary skills. Robin will be assisted by experienced EMDR Facilitators and Consultants to ensure that each trainee can be afforded individual attention. This EMDR training provides participants with theory and skills that can be immediately put to use. Further information can be found here: https://www.emdrtrainingrobinlogie.co.uk

EMDR practice

Every EMDR training includes the trainees practising EMDR therapy with each other during the training under live supervision from facilitators, a very powerful way of learning. All trainees will therefore be expected to come to the training prepared to work on a memory that still distresses them to a moderate level. It has to be accepted, however, that for some trainees this may open up other more distressing memories and the facilitators will assist them in how to respond to this.

Trainees should only be put forward for an EMDR training in full knowledge of the above and with their consent.


Although the three-part training includes 10 hours of supervision, this is only provided at the time of Part 2 and Part 3 trainings. For trainees to benefit from the training and to ensure safe and effective practice, it is recommended that (delegates would need supervision following part 1 of training which they need to arrange). Trainees would require a minimum of an hour per month, either individual or group, preferably with an accredited EMDR Consultant. You may already know of EMDR Consultants within your Trust. If however, you need to buy in this service, you can locate EMDR Consultants from the EMDR Association website https://emdrassociation.org.uk/find-a-therapist/

For one of the funded places you need to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for Accreditation Eligibility – EMDR Training (emdrtrainingrobinlogie.co.uk)

Dr Robin Logie – Trainer
Dr Robin Logie is a Clinical Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professions Council), Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and EMDR Europe accredited Consultant and Trainer.

Robin trained as a clinical psychologist in 1983 at the University of Birmingham and obtained a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bangor in 2005. After working in the NHS for 7 years, he started his own company, providing psychological therapy and medico-legal assessments for both adults and children.

Since training in EMDR in 1996, Robin has steadily developed his expertise in EMDR. For nine years he was at the centre of the UK’s EMDR community as Treasurer of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland and then its President for three years. During this time, he was on the steering committee for two international EMDR conferences and opened the 2014 EMDR Europe conference in Edinburgh in the presence of Francine Shapiro, the founder of EMDR.

For many years Robin has been involved in EMDR training as a supervisor of EMDR therapists. He has taught on EMDR training and presents at conferences, not only those specialising in EMDR but also other events such as chairing as a symposium on EMDR at a British Psychological Society conference in Oxford in 2012. He regularly teaches on the EMDR Association’s own training course for EMDR Consultants.

Dr Logie has published articles on EMDR in peer-reviewed journals. He is actively involved in EMDR research and is a member of a research team at Manchester University, which includes Dr Filippo Varese and Prof Richard Bentall, evaluating EMDR in the treatment of psychosis.

Robin is also involved in the use of EMDR for humanitarian purposes. Trauma Aid UK (formerly HAP UK & Ireland) provides EMDR training in Bosnia and the Middle East where psychological trauma services have hitherto been unavailable. Robin joined the committee of Trauma Aid UK to establish its status as a Registered Charity and is currently the Treasurer of this organisation.

Any delegate data supplied will be shared with the training provider and Liverpool CCG. 
If you are self-funding or your employer is paying for a place can you please provide us with the contact details including tel. number and email of the person to whom we shall send the invoice.


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