For Indian resident participants ONLY

This training is certified by EMDR Association, EMDR Asia and Trauma Recovery/ EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP), USA.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic considerations EMDR Asia and EMDR Association in collaboration with Trauma Recovery-Humanitarian Assistance Program, USA is announcing virtual on-line training until the social safety conditions resumed

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DATES: 22nd-23rd & 29th-30th July, 2022 (4 days of training)

TIME: 9.00am – 5.00 pm Indian Standard Time (IST)


About EMDR Psychotherapy Training

EMDR Psychotherapy Basic/Standard Training has 2 parts of training (20 hours lectures, 20 hours practice and 10 hours supervision/consultation) which includes lectures, video demonstrations and supervised practice in small groups.

Five hours of case consultation with an approved EMDR consultant after each part of the Basic/Standard Training is a requirement for receiving the certificate of completion.

Training Team

Dr. Sushma Mehrotra, Dr. Parul Tank, Dr. Dushyant Bhadlikar, Mr. Chintan Naik, Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr. Usha Verma Srivastava

Trainers in Training/ co-trainers:

Dr. Mrinalini Purandare, Ms. Nithya Mohan, Ms. Karishma Shah Savla, Ms. Kruti Shah

Facilitators/ Consultants:

Dr. Deepak Gupta, Dr. Usha Verma Srivastava, Mr. Chintan Naik, Dr. Mrinalini Purandare, Rev Chilton George Fernandes, Ms. Karishma Shah Savla, Ms Kruti Shah, Ms. Nithya Mohan, Ms. Sonali Tanksale, Ms. Tripti Vaid, Dr. Syam KR, Dr.Nabanita Sengupta and  Dr. Sukanya Menon

EMDR Association President and training in charge:

Dr. Mrinalini Purandare, Email ID: [email protected]

Contact Person details (for further enquiries):  

Mr. Chintan Naik, Ms. Kanika Shah

Email IDs: [email protected][email protected]

22nd-23rd & 29th-30th July, 2022

Eligibility: Part 1: The candidates who are enrolling should be post graduates of regular courses from mental health or social science faculties including psychology, psychiatry, human development and psychiatric social work from a UGC recognized University. Individuals completing their PG courses from private institutes or a university that is not recognized by UGC and without practical experience should not apply.

Candidates applying from outside India, residing in Asian countries, need to take prior written permission from their local EMDR Associations (if their country of residence has one) in order to apply to this training.

The training is recognized in Asia only.

Part 2: The candidates should complete Part 1 and 5 hours of consultation.

Fees: INR 28,000/- Paid for only Part – 1 (payment for Part 2 training can be made separately later) – inclusive of course materials, postage (within India) and consultation of 5 hours   OR

INR 50,000/- Paid for both Part 1 & Part 2 together- inclusive of course materials, postage (within India) and 10 hours of consultation (5 hours after Part 1 and 5 hours after Part 2)

Please Note: Additional courier charges will be applied for the participants outside of India for the postage of the course material, based on actual expenditure.

Registration process for participating in the training

  1. Please fill the Application form given below in this brochure and send by email to the addresses mentioned there. Please also attach a scanned copy of your highest degree of education which meets the eligibility criteria for this training.
  2. Kindly wait for the confirmation of your application acceptance.
  3. Only after confirmation of your application acceptance, make the payment of INR 28,000 for the EMDR Psychotherapy Part 1 training or INR 50,000 for both Part- 1 and Part-2 combined. Kindly email the electronic copy of the payment to the email address given in the application form. You will receive confirmation once the payment has been received.
  4. Payment will be accepted by electronic transfer only. (Bank transfer details on the next page)
  5. Refund policy: 50% of the amount, 2 weeks prior to training. No refunds possible thereafter.

Application deadlines: (since training material has to be couriered to participants prior to the training dates)

For individuals residing outside of India– Sunday 3rd July 2022. For individuals residing in India– Saturday 9th July 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: There are limited seats available for the training; please apply as soon as possible.

Payment Details

Payment will be accepted by electronic transfer only.

Please send the registration payment to:
Account Name: EMDR Association
Account  Number 913020050319821
Account type Current
Bank Details Axis Bank Limited, Nariman Point Branch, Ground Floor, G-1, Maker Chambers IV, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400021, Maharashtra (MH), India
IFS Code UTIB0000173
Swift Code AXISINBB173

Application Form EMDR Psychotherapy Basic Training, Part 1


Part 1 Dates:  22nd-23rd & 29th-30th July, 2022

(Part 2: To be announced)


Applying for: Part 1/Parts 1&2 (Choose one)

Full Name:

Highest educational qualification:


Permanent Address (with pin code) (Residence):

Address (with pin code) (Work):

Mobile no:

Email address:

Registration fees:

Please fill up this form and along with a scanned copy of highest degree certificate,

email it to:  [email protected] & [email protected]

Kindly wait for the confirmation of your application acceptance by email.

IMPORTANT: Please do not pay the registration fees until you receive the confirmation of your application acceptance, which is based on eligibility criteria and seat availability.

Communications will be preferred by email. We are trying to make this as paperless as possible!

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbed and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories.

The approach was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders as resulting from exposure to a traumatic or distressing event, such as manmade, natural disaster, or childhood trauma. Since Dr. Francine Shapiro introduced EMDR Psychotherapy to the clinical community in 1989, the last 27 years have seen phenomenal research on the effectiveness of this therapy.

Today, EMDR Psychotherapy is accepted as a valid method of treatment for PTSD by American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association. And widely used in USA, Europe and many parts of Asia. EMDR psychotherapy is recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD by World Health Organization (W.H.O), 2013.

EMDR Association, India

EMDR Association, India informally started from the Department of Psychology of Post Graduate Studies and Research of SNDT Women’s University Mumbai, India in 2001.

EMDR Association is registered in India (Registered under Society Registration Act, Maharashtra State, India and Registration No.1768) during 2013.

Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs USA supports the Trainings for the EMDR Asia and its members. EMDR Association of India is a registered independent body and a part of EMDR Asia that can conduct trainings, workshops, seminars and conferences in India and other parts of Asia to share knowledge and skills among mental health professionals and to undertake humanitarian activities to address psychological trauma.

Indian EMDR psychotherapists have reached out to earthquake survivors of Gujarat in 2001, thus helping 16,000 children and in the southern part of India after 2004 Tsunami. EMDR Association has been involved in healing up to 3500 children traumatized due to floods in Srinagar, Kashmir after September 2014. EMDR Association, in collaboration with Dara Shikoh Centre conducted training for mental health professionals of Kashmir and EMDR practitioners from Mumbai, Delhi and Varanasi stepped in for a month long intervention using group protocols of EMDR therapy in schools.  During 2016-2017, EMDR Association collaborated with Trauma Recovery/EMDR-HAP, USA, Transcultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal), Trauma Aid/HAP France, Action Contre La Faim (ACF) and WHO- Nepal and conducted EMDR Part1& 2 trainings in Kathmandu. After the devastating floods in Kerala (2018), EMDR Association provided training and technical assistance to psychotherapists from Kerala for the hundreds of trauma Victims and similarly to the post terror attacks in Sri Lanka (April 2019).

Currently several psychotherapists are practicing EMDR in various parts of India and forthcoming trainings will provide opportunity to the mental health professionals with psychology, social work and psychiatry background to learn hands-on EMDR psychotherapy. Besides Trauma Recovery/ EMDR-HAP, EMDR Association collaborates with EMDR Asia and extends EMDR basic/standard trainings to other Asian countries e.g. Bangladesh, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Philippines, Nepal and some international trainees too attend the training conducted in India with due permissions of the local EMDR Associations.

To know more about EMDR in India, please check

Published On: 5 November, 2022 / Categories: Training /

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