The EMDR Therapy Basic Training


The EMDR Therapy Basic Training by the EMDR Association of Hong Kong (EMDRHK) prepares and qualifies professional therapists to practice EMDR therapy in Hong Kong as well as in the world. This experiential training will consist of lectures, live and videotaped demonstrations, and supervised practice.   Participants will learn a broad spectrum of EMDR therapy applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range of patients and situations. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients. The EMDR Therapy Basic EMDRHK by EMDRHK is EMDR Institute accredited. The training consists of lectures, live and videotaped demonstrations, as well as supervised practice. The format has been designed by the originator of the EMDR therapy – Francine Shapiro (Ph.D.). The EMDRHK Therapy Basic Training by EMDRHK curriculum also complies with the “Approved EMDR Training Curriculum” of EMDR Asia and EMDR International Association.


The EMDR Therapy Basic Training by EMDRHK includes:

  • Part-1     Workshop: Teaching & Supervised Practice (24 hours)
  • Part-2     GSCC: 3 sessions of Group Sharing & Case Consultation (6 hours) Workshop: Teaching & Supervised Practice (24 hours)
  • Completion & Consolidation Advanced GSCC: 3 sessions (6 hours) Case Report


Participants must complete the entire training within 24 months from the initial starting date, or take a Refresher Course.

Certificate of Completion

Each participant will be granted a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the entire EMDR Therapy Basic Training. This certificate officially confirms that you have been successfully trained to practice EMDR therapy.

Group Sharing & Case Consultation (GSCC)

The GSCC sessions are conducted by EMDRHK trainers and facilitators /consultants who utilize guided reflection and support. They have been developed by EMDRHK as a forum for facilitating collaborative reflection on EMDR experiences for both personal and professional growth. Underpinned by studies conducted by Professor Atara Sivan on ways to enhance professionals’ reflection on their own practices (Sivan, 2017[1], 2020[2]) the GSCC sessions encourage personal reports on cases utilizing EMDR and sharing among group members. The sessions are tailored to the local cultural context and learning patterns. Participants are required to practice EMDR therapy with at least 3 clients during the 6 months preceding the GSCC sessions.   ————————————————–

  • [1] Sivan, A. (2017, April). Facilitating EMDR therapists’ practice through group sharing and case consultation. Paper presented at the Third EMDR Asia conference, Shanghai, China.
  • [2] Sivan, A. (2020, January). Reflection on Action: Supporting EMDR clinicians in their training and application. Paper presented at the Fourth EMDR Asia, Bangkok, Thailand