Chico Hot Springs
EMDR Therapy Training Retreat

September 28 – October 2, 2021

Presented by Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500, RMT

Registration coming soon

Come Experience Your EMDR Therapy Training in a Retreat Setting in Beautiful Montana.

Join award winning, master clinician, Dr. Jamie Marich at one of her favorite places in the world, Chico Hot Springs in Pray, Montana for EMDR Therapy Training!

Chico Hot Springs Resort Hotel, Montana
"Welcome Home" sign at the Chico Hot Springs Resort, Montana

The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is excited to offer an intensive EMDR training experience in which participants will receive all 40 educational hours of their EMDRIA-approved EMDR training program in a 5-day intensive format. Lunch each day is included in the cost of the training, along with coffee and tea service.

Often called Montana’s backyard, Chico Hot Springs affords participants the chance to train in a beautiful and rustic setting, offering a true taste of the classic Montana experience.Consider taking your training with Dr. Jamie in this retreat-style setting and have access to one of the most historical hot springs in the North America.

For room bookings with Chico Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa, please contact reservations at 406-333-4933 and let them know you are with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness event beginning September 28, 2021. Chico Hot Springs has locked in a special room rate for participants.

Preliminary Retreat Agenda

This schedule is a tentative example. Actual times may vary.

EMDR Training Schedule Example

Day 1Introductions & Orientation 8:00am-8:30am
Fundamentals of Trauma Part I:
Perspectives on General Traumatology
Morning Break
Fundamentals of Trauma Part II:
The Adaptive Information Processing Model & Trauma
The History of EMDR Therapy
Lunch Break
EMDR Therapy Demonstration:
The 8 Phases in Action
Afternoon Break
EMDR Therapy Demonstration Discussion:
Model, Methodology, Mechanism
The 8 Phases within the 3-Pronged Protocol
Dinner Break
Supervised Practicum Session: Phase 1 7:00pm-9:00pm
Day 2Fundamentals of Mindful Trauma Stabilization &
EMDR Therapy Preparation Skills (Phase 2)
Morning Break
Supervised Practicum Session:
Phase 2 within a Trauma-Informed Model of Care
Lunch Break
Moving from Phases 2 to 3
Setting Up a Targeting Sequence (Phase 3) and
“Going with That” & Daily Wrap Up
Afternoon Break
Fundamentals of Abreaction, Dissociation, & Interweaves2:45pm-4:30pm
Dinner Break
Supervised Practicum Session I 7:00pm-9:00pm
Day 3Supervised Practicum Session II8:00am-10:00am
Morning Break
Supervised Practicum Session:
Focus on EMDR Phases 3-8
Unfinished Business from Earlier Practicum Sessions
Lunch Break
Transition from First Section of the Course to Second:
Open Questions and Forum
Afternoon Break
Issues for the Advanced EMDR Practitioner:
Ethics, Working with Interweaves, & Abreaction (Part I)
Dinner Break
Advanced Supervised Practicum Session I7:00pm-9:00pm
Day 4Open Questions and Meditation Instruction8:00am-8:30am
Issues for the Advanced EMDR Practitioner:
Abreactions (Part II) & Dissociation
Morning Break
Advanced Supervised Practicum Session II10:00am-12:00pm
Lunch Break
Working with Special Populations1:00pm-2:45pm
Afternoon Break
Advanced Supervised Practicum Session III3:00pm-4:30pm
Dinner Break
Working with Special Populations (cont.)
Case Conceptualization Exercise Part I
Phase 8: Re-Evaluation- Enhanced Logistics
Day 5Questions and Discussion from Previous Days/
Meditation Instruction
The Neurobiology of Trauma:
Implications for EMDR Therapy & AIP Review
Advanced Supervised Practicum Session IV10:00am-12:00pm
Case Conceptualization Exercise Part II
Blocking Beliefs & Treatment Planning
Final Wrap-Up:
The Art of EMDR Therapy &
Continuing Consultation/Training
Final Supervised Practicum2:45pm-4:30pm