Upcoming San Diego Regional EMDR Institute Training

Alicia Avila was trained to be an EMDR trainer by Francine Shapiro, PhD. This San Diego Regional EMDRIA approved virtual training is for those within 100 miles of the San Diego region. The training 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.

You must complete all 6 full training dates, the 5 consultation meetings (10hours), 3 training videos, 3 evaluations, 3 Quizzes, plus the required reading.

2023 Training: Jan 21-22, Feb 11-12, Mar 25-26 plus 5 two-hour consultation meetings February to May. These 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. Your online application provides an opportunity to give feedback on consultation dates and times.

At this time, all training dates are still online but these are not webinars. Your full active attendance and participation in a private setting without interruptions is necessary. I am open to adding an opportunity for an in-person meeting for those who are available.

Registration end date: Application and agreements due 30 days prior to the first day of training. UPDATE: I have 10 clinicians registered and would like to add 2 more if contacted by Jan 4th. Please make sure you read the documents below and contact me ASAP in case you can still join.

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.

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

ALREADY TRAINED IN EMDR by the EMDR Institute or EMDR HAP? You can attend the lecture portion of this training as a review course 8:30-noon for all 6 days. Contact me for more information.

SD Regional Overview & Completion Criteria EMDR Basic Training Course - 2022.pdf

San Diego Regional EMDR Therapy Basic Training Course Overview

Course overview and completion criteria

2022 SD Regional Participant's Agreement EMDR Basic Training - Google Docs.pdf

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Participant's Agreement

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

SD Regional EMDR Basic Training Clinical Supervisor Agreement 2023.pdf

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Clinical Supervisor Agreement

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

San Diego Regional EMDR Basic Training Application

Complete the form using this link: on-line

Pay through your own online banking. Log into your account and choose an option to send payment using Zelle. For recipient use the email: and the name: Alicia Avila Licensed Clinical Social Worker P.C.

Alternatively you can drop off or mail a check to: 4629 Cass St. # 368, San Diego, CA 92109. Contact me if you need to pay by credit card.

The cost of the full training including basic training consultation is $2240/person including the training manual, clinical worksheets, and the 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)