IADC® Training

Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC
250 Parkway Drive, Suite 150, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
(847) 680-0279

Dr. Allan Botkin is training licensed therapists who have completed the first weekend of EMDR training. One day training is provided on an individual basis. If interested therapists would like to include eligible colleagues and coordinate the trip, group rates are offered. Dr. Botkin is available to do IADC® training on either a Saturday or Sunday. The training day begins at 9 am and ends at 4 pm. If you are flying in from out of state, you will likely want to stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites which is right next to Dr. Botkin’s office and about 30 minutes from O’Hare airport. Their address is 1400 N. Milwaukee Ave., Lincolnshire IL, 60069, and their phone number is 847-478-1400. We suggest you fly in the day before your training, and fly out in the early evening on your training day.

Training Details

You must bring a copy of some proof that you completed the first weekend of EMDR training.

The morning and early afternoon sessions will consist of the basic changes to standard EMDR and a detailed description of the IADC® procedure. Also covered are screening, measurement, and contract issues. If you chose to experience the IADC® procedure yourself, it is advised that you do your training on a Saturday, and remain available for a follow-up session on Sunday morning, in the event that an additional session is necessary.

You will receive a certificate of training at the end of the training day. You will also be invited to include your name and contact information on this site.

After the training Dr. Botkin will remain available to you by phone and email to assist you in getting started with IADC®. There is no additional charge for this support.

The price for training is $850.

Scheduling Training

If you want to schedule a training, or if you have any questions, call 847-680-0279 any Tuesday between 10 am and noon CST. 

Please keep in mind that there are other certified IADC trainers that may be much closer to you:
Graham Maxey, Arlington, Texas
Juliane Grodhues, Saarbrucken, Germany
Cesar Valdez, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Gary Beaver, Twin Cities, Minnesota

A Note from Dr. Botkin

I look forward to meeting with you. This discovery is very new, and my future associations with others who are IADC® trained will not only be important to me in a professional way, but in a personal way as well. We will have a shared mission, and the potential for professional networking and groundbreaking research is beyond what I can even imagine at this point.

Allan L. Botkin, Psy.D.
Director, the Center for Grief and Traumatic Loss, LLC


Following are endorsements written by psychologists recently trained in the IADC® procedure.

“I wholeheartedly and highly recommend Dr. Botkin’s intensive one-day, one on one training/workshop. With an authentic, honest and convincing teaching style, Dr. Botkin shares his expertise and 20 years of experience in this rare and unique learning opportunity for individualized training and understanding of an amazingly powerful therapeutic technique.

I strongly recommend any therapist interested in grief work to take advantage of this exceptional workshop—a day fully packed with information and first hand experience that enables you to be ready to begin using the technique after completing this training. The workshop far exceeded all of my expectations. It is a completely worthwhile investment of your time, energy and money.”

Linda Harper, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist in private practice
Evergreen Park, Illinois

“My IADC® training with Dr. Botkin was undoubtedly the best investment of time, money and effort that I’ve made during my 24-year psychotherapy career. Upon completing the training day I had gotten everything I needed to immediately and reasonably confidently begin conducting the IADC® process with my clients. But equally important was that Dr. Botkin’s great enthusiasm for IADC® had proven to be highly contagious and I had caught the bug. That single day of training with him was the catalyst that launched my career on an entirely new and unimaginably more rewarding trajectory. My life and work have quite thankfully not been the same since.”

Gary R. Beaver, M.A.
Licensed Psychologist
Minneapolis, Minnesota