Child & Adolescent
EMDR Training

with Alice Vine | Accredited EMDR Consultant & Trainer

Our training courses

Our EMDR Europe accredited training courses are for mental health professionals who are seeking to extend their EMDR skills for therapeutic work with children and adolescents.

Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the adaptations and creative techniques used with children and adolescents, and enable them to work confidently within the wider family / systemic context.

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There are two EMDR training courses available:

Dynamic learning environment

We keep our training courses small (groups of 8-10 people) and provide an in-person experience. This provides a dynamic learning environment, allowing for group discussions and case conceptualisations – exploring and expanding on attendees’ own clinical experiences.

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Course facilititor / trainer

Alice Vine | The Purple House Clinic | EMDR Training

Alice is a Child and Adolescent EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant and Trainer. She is a highly experienced Registered and Chartered Forensic Psychologist, specialising in working with young people and complex trauma using EMDR.

Alice became an EMDR Consultant in 2013, and has since gained extensive supervisory and training experience, providing supervision to individuals and groups and facilitating on Alexandra Richman’s EMDR training courses.

Alice has presented at EMDR UK Conferences, teaching on how to incorporate EMDR into work with adoptive families, children and young people – and how to use EMDR to help facilitate attachment and integrate a child/young person’s narratives around birth, foster care and adoption.

Alice is the owner and Clinical Director of the Purple House Clinic, Lincoln. She manages a team of practitioner psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists, as well as providing clinical services herself.

The Purple House Clinic provides mental health and neurodiversity services, delivering specialist assessments and therapies to the community in Lincolnshire. The team has particular specialisms in providing help for children, young people and adults who have trauma related difficulties.

The Purple House Clinic Lincoln is an approved provider for the local authority offering specialist assessments and interventions for children, young people and their families who are adopted or looked after and present with complex trauma, and trauma related behaviours which can impact placement permanence.

Prior to her role at Purple House, Alice worked in a number of other settings, latterly leading the NHS Forensic Child and Adolescent Service in Lincolnshire.

In her own clinical practice, Alice specialises in Child Psychology, offending and externalised behavioural problems, attachment and trauma (PTSD and Complex PTSD). She also has extensive experience of working within the family court arena, providing expert assessments and testimony, and providing therapeutic work for parents referred through the family court to decrease risk, and increase parental protectiveness.

The EDMR training instructor is Alice Vine (née Hucker).

Alice is the Director and lead Psychologist of the Purple House Clinic, Lincoln.

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Location of training

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Our training courses are held in the beautiful city of Lincoln, at The Terrace, Grantham Street, Lincoln, LN2 1BD.

Training dates & times

Course Fee

> The fee for Level 1 training is £435*

> The fee for Level 2 training is also £435*

(Fee includes lunch, refreshments, manuals and certificates).

*Refunds cannot be given for cancellations made less than 4 weeks before the training date.

Application form

To apply for a place on one of our training courses, please complete the form below. Following receipt of your application, we’ll contact you to arrange payment and answer any questions you may have.

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Declaration of elegibility (required by EMDR Europe)

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Further information

There are two levels of specialist, accredited training courses for practising EMDR with children and adolescents. You need to complete both levels before you can become an Accredited EMDR Child & Adolescent Practitioner or Consultant.

Level 1

To enrol on the Level 1 Child & Adolescent EMDR Training course (accredited by EMDR Europe), you must have completed the accredited standard EMDR training (Part 1). Ideally, you will also have attended Part 2 of the standard EMDR training, whereby you’ve had the opportunity to have discussed some of your cases, and started to utilise the standard protocol.

This course lasts two days, and the focus is on clinical skills training, particularly the basic adaptations needed to the EMDR protocol for working with children of different ages (2-18), and a neuro-biological understanding of trauma in children and adolescence.

The course also covers ‘stretching the window of tolerance’ for vulnerable children, and working with children in a group setting.  It also considers the importance of working with family systems to understand the trauma narratives of the child and family – and the importance of this through the History/Preparation stages.

Level 2

Level 2 Child & Adolescent EMDR Training (accredited by EMDR Europe) is open to therapists who have completed Level 1 Child & Adolescent EMDR Training, finished all parts of the standard EMDR training, and had some clinical experience using EMDR with children or adolescents.

It is a two day course addressing the use of EMDR with more complex issues in young people, such as dissociative disorders, complicated grief, complex PTSD, etc.

The Level 2 course will also cover working with children with learning difficulties, looked-after children (those in the care system), Adopted Children and more specialist work such as working with children/young people at risk of offending.

Who is eligible to attend?

We require applicants for this training to:

Why choose an accredited training course?

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Travel & Accommodation

Getting here: Lincoln has a train station with direct connections to London, Nottingham, Sheffield, and other major cities. Trains are generally a quick and reliable way to travel to Lincoln, and the station is located just a short walk from the city centre. Lincoln is easily accessible by car from the A1 and A46 motorways.

Where to stay: There is a Premier Inn close to the venue (6 min walk). There is also a Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express within a 15 minute walk. There are also plenty of popular guest houses and boutique hotels within the beautiful cultural quarter.

Parking: Limited public parking (32 spaces) is available just up the hill from The Terrace in Flaxengate Car Park, directly opposite ‘The Collection’ (Lincoln Museum). Grantham Street Car Park is also situated just below The Terrace (but do make sure you don’t exceed your stay). Some on-street parking is available directly in front of The Terrace building. Please pay attention to parking restrictions.

All enquiries welcome!

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