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?
  • Is there a discount for Military or First Responders for the course?
  • Are ADA needs accommodated?
  • What is the Refund Policy?
  • What is the Grievance 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 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 - and to confirm R. Cassidy Seminars' current licensing board approvals.

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 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.  These approvals are subject to change, therefore, please confirm with R. Cassidy Seminars regarding current licensing board approvals.

Psychologists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0018. (6.5) contact hour.  Home Study.

Social Workers
IL-SWs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #159.000785.  (6.5) CE hour.
MN: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, CEP #2281 approval 12/27/22 – 12/27/23.  (6.5) CE  hour.
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 hour.  Home Study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5)  clock hour, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
IL-MFTs: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. (6.5) hour.
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 hour. Home 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 hour. Home Study.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (6.5)  clock hour, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151 (6.5)  CE hour.

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 hour. Home Study.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0224 for (6.5) CEH. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749-06, (6.5) hour general. Expires 1/31/24.  Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (515) 476-7597.
Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456. This course is (6.5)  CE hour.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP15554, for (6.5) contact hour

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 hour.
 

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

 

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.

 

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 Refund Policy?

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 follow the below instructions for submitting a grievance. 

 

What is the Grievance Policy?

It is Precision EMDR Academy’s policy to treat all participants and potential participants with fairness and professionalism, and to strive for excellence in the services we provide. Precision EMDR Academy is fully committed to conducting all activities in strict compliance with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles of Psychologists. Precision EMDR Academy will comply with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of Susanne Morgan, LMFT, Director of Training, in consultation with Bethany Warren, LCSW, Assistant Director of Training; Colette Lord, PhD, Director of Professional Credentialing; and Danielle Hiestand, PsyD, LMFT, Assistant Director of Professional Credentialing.

While Precision EMDR Academy goes to great lengths to assure fair treatment for all participants and attempts to anticipate problems, there will be an occasional issue which requires intervention and/or action by staff. This procedural description serves as a guideline for handling such grievances.

A grievance is defined as any occurrence, situation, or condition that a participant thinks is improper, unfair, unjust, or inequitable. This policy provides participants with the opportunity to express a concern or complaint related to the quality of services. If you feel you have been treated unfairly, unprofessionally, or feel that your rights have been breached, please follow the procedures outlined below. Precision EMDR Academy will not retaliate against anyone for filing a grievance. Resolutions are case specific and may include an attempt to move the participant to another training or consultation cohort, provide a credit for a subsequent training, or provide a partial or full refund of the training fee.

If you have a grievance, the concern may be discussed with a Precision EMDR Academy staff member or the Director of Training. If you are not satisfied, you may proceed to the next step of this grievance procedure by filing a written grievance. You may also file a written grievance without any preliminary discussion if you believe that such discussion would not be appropriate to the situation. Written grievances should be sent to the Director of Training at [email protected]. The Director of Training will initiate an investigation and provide an acknowledgment to you within two business days. If you do not receive acknowledgement within two business days, please contact the Director of Training by email or phone at 760-452-2776 to confirm your written grievance has been received. The Director of Training, Assistant Director of Training, Director of Professional Credentialing, and Assistant Director of Professional Credentialing will conduct a review of the matter and make recommendations for its resolution.

If your grievance regards the Director of Training, the written grievance should be submitted to the Assistant Director of Training at [email protected]. If you do not receive acknowledgement within two business days, please contact the Assistant Director of Training by email or phone at 858-345- 6552 to confirm your written grievance has been received. The Director of Training will be made aware of the grievance. However, to ameliorate any conflict of interest, the review of the matter will be conducted by the Assistant Director of Training, Director of Professional Credentialing, and Assistant Director of Professional Credentialing, who will make recommendations for its resolution.

Precision EMDR Academy will report the outcome of the grievance investigation to you within 21 business days after the grievance is received. If the grievance investigation cannot be concluded within 21 days, you will be notified and given a new date of up to 45 days, at which time a resolution or determination will be made. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the results, you may contact the Director of Training (or the Assistant Director of Training if the grievance regards the Director of Training) to further discuss the matter. The Director of Training, Assistant Director of Training, Director of Professional Credentialing, and Assistant Director of Professional Credentialing will conduct a review of the matter and will respond to you in writing within 21 business days, and this decision and recommendation will be final.