Advanced EMDR Training

Integrating Jungian Psychology with EMDR Therapy

Enhancing Generalization to Accelerate Processing


You don’t need to know anything about Jungian Psychology to participate, but you do need to have completed EMDR training.


Integrating Jungian Psychology with EMDR Therapy

Imagine if Francine Shapiro and Carl Jung were interviewing a patient together.

Each would be listening and watching for material that the other might ignore, and of course, both would be looking for things they both valued. This course informs the therapist of valuable information that is often discarded.

Jung is notorious for integrating everything he could lay his eyes on, from myth and religion to science and art, astrology, Kabbalah, and even the esoteric science of alchemy. It was all fair game for inquiry. What others discarded, he sought out, searching for connections, and discovered value in this often-ignored material.

When integrating Jungian psychology with EMDR therapy, the amount of valued material increases with the new integrative perspective.

Turn the power of EMDR, which is like 220 volts of electrical energy into the power of a lightning bolt. Increase the power from simple symptoms resolution to compete for the transformation of the “self.” From the inauthentic to the authentic. From the maladaptive to the adaptive from the desolate to fulfilled.

This integrative approach does not treat clients; it transforms lives.

Let your empirical understanding move to that of the artist who nurtures the things that others discard. Learn to notice the unremarkable discardable to create the incredible.

This workshop identifies relevant parallels between EMDR therapy and Jungian psychology. Its purpose is to integrate the related Jungian concepts with the 8-phase framework of EMDR therapy.

This course instructs the participants in relevant Jungian language, then provides methods to identify and integrate this Jungian material during EMDR processing. The purpose of this integrative understanding is to enhance generalization following Shapiro’s instruction, to use “briefer, less specific cognitions” (Shapiro, 2018).

Jungian understanding expands Shapiro’s idea of utilizing “less specific” material beyond the cognition that will further generalize and accelerate the EMDR process.


This workshop identifies relevant parallels between EMDR therapy and Jungian psychology. Its purpose is to integrate relevant Jungian concepts with the 8-phases of EMDR therapy.

Participants will learn relevant Jungian material, then provide methods to identify and integrate the Jungian components during EMDR processing.

Shapiro states “an integrative approach causes profound psychological change.” Integration of these models dramatically enhances generalization, which accelerates EMDR processing causing the profound psychological change that Shapiro refers. Trainees will identify and utilize this material achieving accelerated results.

Learning Objectives


  1. Identify and compare relevant components that EMDR therapy and Jung’s psychoanalytic models share. Overview of the value and rational for integration of the two models. 
  2. Discuss and compare the explanation of a multi-stage process each model identifies as part of the therapeutic process and how the integration of these two models clarifies each of these stages.
  3. Incorporate the objective empirical perspective emphasized in the development of the evidenced based approach of EMDR therapy with the more subjective artistic view championed by C. G. Jung.
  4. Discuss and describe the historic evolution of the name EMD to EMDR in which Shapiro shifted from an exposure approach to a free association psychoanalytic approach in the EMDR processing to demonstrate and valid reason for this integrative approach.
  5. Discuss and describe the importance of a self-healing approach that these two models share in their understanding of the therapeutic process.
  6. Identify and understand the importance that defense mechanisms play in the service of avoidance from this integrative perspective.
  7. Describe the necessity for the client to surrender to the therapeutic process required by both of these models and also required in the integrative perspective.
  8. Describe how the integrative approach of the first three parallels (Self-healing, avoidance and surrender) work within the framework of EMDR therapy.
  9. Identify and understand the additional integrative parallels (dismantling of the negative core belief; loss of identity; adaptive shift to the new self) and their relevance to the EMDR therapy and transformational stages.
  10. Distinguish and utilize the Jungian material from the more familiar EMDR material to enhance generalization and accelerate EMDR processing. 
  11. Advise the trainee of Jung and Shapiro’s warning (informed consent) because of the profound and permanent psychological change that can occur when EMDR moves beyond symptoms resolution.
  12. Analyze video and review case transcripts for both EMDR material and Jungian material.
  13. Practice Session 1 & II: Identify and process EMDR therapy with a new integrative understanding that provides the therapist with more opportunity to enhance generalization.


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