EMDR Toolbox

Second Edition

Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation.

The EMDR Toolbox Jim Knipe publication is an excellent overview of Jim Knipe’s training. My original copy of this useful, practical book is a tad dog-eared, as it has been used a great deal over the last ten years. Recently having purchased his new edition, I still use it on a weekly basis for all areas of working with trauma and especially with clients who use dissociation to feel safe.

If, as a professional you are working on the frontline with those affected by trauma of any kind, this book is one that needs to be on your working reference book shelf. Jim is extremely passionate about what he does and the only way to describe him with accuracy in my opinion is that he really is one of those good guys.


One of the Good Guys.

EMDR 2007 Certificate (Level 1) Basic Training
(London – Hampstead)

Having worked in the field of trauma for many years, I had reached a point where I knew I needed to provide more than counselling and guided visualisation. It became obvious that even though clients were improving in mood and ability to function, something was missing. They definitely weren’t improving as well as I had hoped.

And so, I set about researching and sourcing the right training model for me. I arrived by train to walk through the leafy suburb of Hampstead, London, in November 2007 to find the training centre.

Sandi Richman is/was an exceptional trainer, and after two days of intense learning, I came away buzzing with new ideas and an excitement about getting started with using EMDR with some existing clients in my private practice, who I knew would greatly benefit. 

I continued with Sandi Richman to complete both the Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (Level 3) Training in EMDR over a three year period, whilst making progress with many clients by using this effective intervention. To say that the learning afterwards is continuous, is an understatement, as clients have taught me more and more about how powerful a treatment it actually is. To this day, I continue to learn from clients.

In between the training, I was lucky enough to find an additional course for working with complex trauma as this was my client base. It was being held at The Reid Macewan Centre in Erskine Hospital, Renfrewshire, Scotland. I had read about Jim Knipe and the way that he treats complex trauma and I was impressed.

Certificate – 2009 Treating Adult Clients with Complex PTSD –
EMDR Jim Knipe – Scotland

As always, trauma training is always a long way from Lincolnshire, so once again I got the train and made my way to Scotland and got a taxi from the train station to the centre.

It was a brilliant weekend, Jim was good fun and a very experienced trainer, the group exercises and one to one time that he gave freely and empathically during the two days allowed everyone to relax, which in turn, made the learning much easier.


EMDR Toolbox Jim Knipe: Second Edition: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation 

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Sue J Daniels
MBACP & UKRC (Snr Accred)
EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Professional Counsellor &
Trauma Specialist