EMDR Basic Training 

and a New EMDR Review Course June 28-29. Details will be posted soon.

Upcoming San Diego Regional EMDR Institute Training

Alicia Avila was trained to be an EMDR trainer by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 2007.  This San Diego Regional EMDRIA approved is for a small cohort of clinicians to foster a supportive collegial environment using the EMDR Institute training materials with the latest updates.  

This training includes more than the EMDRIA required 50 hours. (EMDRIA requires 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practice and 10 hours of consultation all completed within 12 months).  The training is content heavy including time on each day for each of you to have direct practice with each other using your own personal material.  These are not role plays.  You will get to practice some of strategies taught each day and experience them as a client. 

This training is eligible for 40 CEU when requested for licensed clinicians who complete the full training.  Requests must be made at time of enrollment.

You must complete all 6 full training dates (8:30-5), the 5 consultation meetings (2-hour virtual meetings), 3 videos to watch prior to the first lecture, 3 evaluations, 3 Quizzes, plus the required reading.   

Training and consultation meetings are spread out to aid in your application of EMDR in your practice.  Please read documents below for more information on the requirements and expectations. 

Summer/Fall 2024 Dates to be  posted soon. In person (San Diego) and on-line options available.  

Please complete the application and participant agreement.  Make sure you have read the training overview and if you are not yet licensed then you must have your clinical supervisor complete the supervisor agreement.   

Consultation meetings will be online dates and times to be announced.

Registration end date: Application, agreement, and advanced registration fee due 60 days prior to the first day of training.. Contact me if you need to arrange for a payment plan. Note the fee includes the 6 days PLUS the 10 hours of consultation, videos, manual and CEU's for those who are licensed and request the CEU's in advance.

Limited spots available. Please make sure to read the training overview and participant agreement before enrolling. Complete the documents below. Call or email to find out if seats are still available after registration end date. 

If attending the training online your full active attendance and participation in a private setting without interruptions is necessary.  

Please contact me at alicia@aliciaavila.com with any additional questions or call me (858)344-9440.  


You can attend the lecture portion of this training as a review course 8:30-noon for all 6 days OR ask me about my 2 day review course.

Contact me for more information.

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Application ONLINE LINK

Read and review the forms below before completing this application.

San Diego Regional EMDR Therapy Basic Training Course Overview

SD Regional Overview & Completion Criteria EMDR Basic Training Course - 2024.pdf

Course overview and completion criteria

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Participant's Agreement

2024 SD Regional Participant's Agreement EMDR Basic Training.pdf

Download the PDF, sign and return or complete the form on-line

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Clinical Supervisor Agreement. Required for unlicensed clinicians.

SD Regional EMDR Basic Training Clinical Supervisor Agreement 2023.pdf

Download the PDF, sign and return of complete the form on-line

Pay through your own online banking.  Log into your own online banking account and choose an option to send payment using Zelle.  To identify the recipient use the email: alicia@aliciaavila.com and the name: Alicia Avila Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alternatively mail a check to: 4629 Cass St. # 368, San Diego, CA 92109. 

The cost of the full training including basic training consultation including the 6 full days of training, the training manual, clinical worksheets, and the 10 hours of consultation meetings that are often not included in the costs of other trainings.  Please review the documents above for additional details.  Complete the application and agreement(s)

$2440 if paid by the registration deadline.  

$2380 if paid by check or Zelle before the registration deadline

EMDR Certification is an advanced standing in EMDR and something you will work towards with more experience in using emdr and additional consultation and training.  Consultation Requirements are posted on the EMDRIA website