Life Development Resources, PA
EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapy Training
Weekend 1: August 28, 29, 30, 2020
Weekend 2: November 13, 14, 15, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Each Day

EMDR Therapy Training provides an opportunity to become fully trained in EMDR. EMDR is the most advanced and effective method in the treatment of PTSD, Anxiety Disorders, Performance Anxiety, Eating Disorders and more.

This training meets the requirements of the EMDR International Association ( The training includes 40 hours of training, plus 10 hours of required consultation. It involves two, 3-day workshops filled with dynamic presentations, instructional videos, and supervised practicum. Additionally, it includes five, 2-hour case consultations by teleconference between training weekends to support the learning process. At the end of this training, you will be prepared to integrate EMDR into your practice and see dramatic results in the individuals you treat.

About the Presenters:
Hector Matascastillo, MSW, LICSW, is EMDRIA Certified, Approved Consultant and an EMDRIA Trainer. Since his original training in 2010, he has specialized in working with Veterans and helped established the Veterans Resilience Project of Minnesota, developed the first manualized batterer intervention program for Veterans which included EMDR as the evidence-based practice, is a published author and speaker on many subjects and is the Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro Trauma Recovery Network in response to the current emergencies in the Twin Cities area.

Qualifications for Attendance:
A clinical background is essential for effective application of EMDR. Attendance at the training is limited to mental health professionals who have a master’s degree or higher in the mental health field and are licensed or certified through a state or national board, which authorizes independent practice. Interns and students must be under supervision by a licensed supervisor and submit a letter of  verification of completed graduate coursework at an accredited school (must be in practicum and/or internship portion of the program), vitae, licensing track, supervision by a licensed clinician, and submit a letter from their supervisor with his/her degree and license number.

Virtual training

50 Hours – Participants must attend the full training and participate in five, 2-hour phone consultation groups to receive a certificate of completion.

Required Reading:
“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures,” 3rd edition by Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR originator

$1,500.00 – Cost includes both weekends and the group phone consultation hours. There are no additional costs, except for the required book


Contact Snezhana Bessonov at or 651-393-7169.

Contact Hannah Daggett at or (952) 898-1280.

Registrants canceling by start of business the Monday before the training will receive a tuition refund less a $50.00 administrative fee. No refund for cancellation after 8:00 am (CST), August 24, 2020. A $30.00 service charge applies to each returned check.

Space is Limited – Register Soon!

The hearts at our clinic are heavy laden.  We grieve with the broken-hearted and recognize weariness from the pain around us.  We stand in corporate grief with the family of George Floyd, and all those who suffer due to the pain of historical trauma.  We stand in regret for our nation’s past and current division as we continue to battle racial bias.  We also acknowledge the psychological challenges faced by our first responders.  We offer an open and welcoming door for all those who are hurting and needing support.  The virus has taken a lot from us and now we are facing another significant challenge.  So, as we continue our work at LDR, our passion grows and our focus sets on caring for all people who seek our services. 
During this time of COVID, Life Development Resources is open to both existing and new clients via telehealth. Call us at 952-898-1133. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being to our staff, clients, and the larger community, our clinic continues to monitor local, state and federal agencies and are observing their recommendations. 
Please reach out to us if you could use support, healing, and hope. 
Together, we CAN make a difference.