Using EMDR to Address
Pre-Verbal Trauma with an
Early Developmental Approach

Course Description:

This is an advanced EMDR training course and is designed for EMDR therapists who have completed their basic EMDR training requirements. This training provides a practical, concise and integrative approach to using EMDR to address pre-verbal trauma through an early developmental informed approach. Applying an Early Developmental Approach to the Standard EMDR protocol facilitates healing maladaptive relational patterns and repairing core developmental wounds.


Jennifer Jenkins-Boitnott, LPC & Melanie Stoudt, LPC 

Together, Jennifer & Melanie bring their years of experience as EMDR Certified Therapists & EMDR Consultants to provide a practical, succinct and synthesized perspective on using EMDR to treat Pre-Verbal and Early Childhood Trauma. 

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Date & Location

Live Webinar via Zoom

Fri, March 8, 2024 
9:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

Registration Deadline

Sat, March 2, 2024

11:59PM EST

Skill Level


Full EMDR Training Required

CEs Offered

4 EMDRIA Credits
Approval #23026-04


You Will Learn:

  • Definitions of early childhood trauma and the importance it has on the individual and treatment
  • Examples of clinical issues and common EMDR roadblocks when addressing pre-verbal and early childhood trauma
  • How to incorporate an Early Developmental Approach to Standard EMDR
  • Key similarities and differences of Standard EMDR Protocol and an Early Developmental Approach
  • Clinical decision-making skills for using an Early Developmental Approach with your EMDR sessions
  • Competency in applying an Early Developmental Approach throughout the eight phases of EMDR
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Clinical Tools At Your Fingertips

  • Learn by watching a highly experienced EMDR therapist utilize an Early Developmental Approach to address pre-verbal trauma in session. 
  • Learn by experiencing as we guide you through new clinical approaches. 
  • Videos of sessions will show: Resource Development of Basic Emotional Systems (Phase 2); Desensitization of a pre-verbal EMDR target time period (Phase 4); and Integration of new adaptive networks through Future Template.
  • Easy to follow scripts to integrate an Early Developmental Approach to addressing pre-verbal trauma with confidence in your sessions after the training.


Our Training Style

  • Jennifer & Melanie bring a learner-centered and down-to-earth approach to teaching and consultation.
  • Our goal is to simplify abstract concepts and complex case-conceptualizations into simple, tangible and approachable knowledge that you can implement in your sessions with confidence.
  • Expect a dynamic, supportive and interactive learning experience. 
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Jennifer Jenkins-Boitnott, LPC

Jennifer is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia. Jennifer is an EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR Consultant, and the Owner of Simply Rewire. Simply Rewire is an EMDRIA Approved Credit Provider #23026. 

Since 2021, Jennifer has focused on providing Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy intensives at her private practice Sea Glass LLC in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to her clinical work, Jennifer provides training and consultation to fellow EMDR therapists on refining their EMDR skills and growing their EMDR services in private practice.

After completing her basic EMDR training in 2016, Jennifer knew that EMDR was the missing piece she had been searching for to help her clients heal from trauma and stress. In 2020, when Jennifer started learning about EMDR Intensives, again it was clear this was another missing piece to bring accelerated healing to her clients and flexibility into her work life. 

Melanie Stoudt, LPC

Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Virginia. Melanie is an EMDR Certified Therapist, EMDR Consultant, and the Founder/Owner of Melanie M Stoudt LLC.

Melanie has been in a private practice for over 20 years and completed EMDR Basic Training in 2009. She works in Richmond, VA, exclusively offering EMDR Intensives to provide more targeted relief and freedom from the impact of trauma in order for clients to respond in a more adaptive manner. Melanie’s clients are primarily adults with complex trauma and dissociation, PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, attachment-related disorders, and/or phobias. 

Additionally, Melanie provides EMDR consultation for therapists seeking EMDRIA Certification and Approved Consultant status, as well as consultation for utilizing EMDR with specialized populations, including clients with dissociative disorders.

Course Details

Intended Audience: Provisional or fully licensed counselors, social workers, marriage & family therapists, psychologists, etc. who have completed EMDRIA approved EMDR basic training courses & requirements. 

Completion of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR basic training course is required for attendance. Participants will be required to submit their EMDRIA approved EMDR training certificate of completion to document eligibility. 

Skill Level: Full EMDR Training Required: Participants must have completed the full EMDR basic training in order to attend and be eligible for EMDRIA credits. This is an advanced level course. Skills and information taught in this course are useful for developing and advanced EMDR therapists.


CEs Offered: This course is pending approval by EMDRIA for 4 credits

It is the participant’s responsibility to determine if EMDRIA credits meet requirements for their state’s continuing education standards.

Simply Rewire maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA requirements.



Live Webinar via Zoom:  03/08/2024 @ 09:30 am - 2:00 pm Eastern Time (2x 15 minute breaks)

  • Participants must be present for and have camera on during the entire training 
  • Please ensure you have a stable internet connection and updated zoom app prior to the start of the training. Technological issues will not be addressed during the duration of the live training.


Fees for Advanced EMDR Workshop:  Addressing Pre-Verbal & Early Childhood Trauma with EMDR (live webinar)

  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $199 (through 02/24/2024)
  • Standard Fee: $350
  • Registration Deadline:   Sat, March 2, 2024 @ 11:59PM EST

Payment is due at time of registration. Registration fees include only program attendance and identified continuing education credits. All additional costs associated with participant attendance of the training are the sole responsibility of the participant.

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Learn how to help your clients repair their early childhood trauma

Join us for this 4 hour live webinar and learn how to address pre-verbal trauma through an Early Developmental Approach.

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Using EMDR to Address Pre-Verbal Trauma with an
Early Developmental Approach

We look forward to seeing you!

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