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Trainings for 2021 will only proceed if we stay at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow Government instructions. 

OVERVIEW                                                                        COST

An EMDR Institute Basic training is conducted over six days plus an additional 10 hours of supervision by a certified EMDR Consultant. Participants optimise their exposure to the practice of EMDR during each of the training days with separate practicum sessions. The six days are broken into two, 3-day trainings named Part 1 and Part 2. Each three-day training is followed by a minimum of five-hour supervision /case consultation component. It is a requirement to have practiced EMDR therapy (approximately 30-35 hours minimum) with clients and to have attended a minimum of 5 hours of supervision/case consultation after the Part 1 training before being eligible to attend the Part 2 training.

                                         Workshop Timetable For Part 1 & 2 (Weekend 1 and 2)

First Day

 8.00  - 8.30 am Registration   

8.30 - 5.00pm Lectures and Practicum

Second Day

8.30am - 5.00pm lectures and Practicum

Third Day

8.30am - 5-00pm Lectures and Practicum


Registration is from 8am on Day 1 and the lectures start at 8.30 promptly each day. Please note that the training is from 8.30 - 5 each day. If you need to leave early for any reason, you will need to make up the time lost with either the trainer or a facilitator to meet the requirements of the Institute Training in order to receive your Certificate of Completion. This may incur an additional cost.


Part 1: $NZ 880 inclusive of GST

The follow up Case Consultation component after the Part 1 training is an additional cost which is negotiated with your case consultant.

 Cancellation and Refunds

Part 2: $NZ 880 inclusive of GST

The follow up Case Consultation component after the Part 2 training is an additional cost which is negotiated with your case consultant. 


Workshop fees include morning and afternoon tea, lunch, workshop manual, EMDR Institute fees.

Payment is due 4 weeks prior to start of the course.

These fees apply from 1 June 2019.


Fees presented on the web site are for workshop tuition only and fees for case consultation are additional to those noted on the web site.

Estimated Costs for Case Consultation:  As of May 2019, Dr Flewett charges $250 per person for an all day group case consultation. Individual sessions cost $175 per hour. Please check with the other case consultants for their fees. 

A minimum of 5 hours is required after each workshop, both to help consolidate your understanding of what was taught in the workshop and to give you more confidence as you begin to use EMDR therapy with your clients; or after Part 2, as you begin to use it with more complex presentations. Group case consultation over 1 day fulfils the requirements for your 5 hours. See Case Consultation for more information.

For New Zealand Participants and for New Zealanders attending training overseas

Free membership to EMDR NZ is offered for the calendar year after the Part 1 training. This gives free access to the EMDR Journal: The EMDR Journal of Practice and Research.

Part 2 participants will receive a Certificate of Completion of EMDR Institute Basic Training.
This will occur when they have completed both workshop trainings, and the required clinical hours and case consultation.



Minimum numbers are required and a full refund for the training will be given if the training does not go ahead.

Participants may wish to consider purchasing cancellation insurance when making travel and accommodation arrangements.

In the unlikely event that a training is cancelled, for example due to the trainer becoming seriously ill, or in the event of a natural disaster, a full refund for the training will be given. 

The training program has, as an integral component, practicums in which participants practice the techniques of EMDR Therapy in pairs or threes. This involves close proximity to other trainees. Should you be suffering from an infection which is easily transmitted, thought should be given as to whether to cancel out of consideration for others.

Refunds for cancellation within 7 days of a booked training will be offered if accompanied by a medical certificate.


Returning Participants
If you have already completed an EMDR Institute training and wish to repeat the training, then you may be eligible for a reduced fee of $550 (incl. GST). This applies to persons who apply within 3 years of completing the training. If it has been more than three years since you did your training, then the full fee applies.