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EMDR Basic Training

Learn EMDR therapy with our nationally recognized, accredited EMDR training team!
EMDR changes people lives. Learn this powerful treatment, that's evidence based for PTSD and shown to be effective with a range of common clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, addictions, panic, grief and more.
Our trainings are engaging, supportive, and fun. We have an ability to levity to even the heaviest of topics, and make dense content digestible and relatable. We promise you've never had a training experience quite like what you'll get with us!

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About The Training

Join us for your EMDR training journey, and learn EMDR therapy in six months. 

This EMDRIA Approved Training will teach the core skills required to utilize EMDR Therapy. Our training consists of 50 hours of learning.  This includes 20 hours of live lecture, 20 hours of live practicum, and 10 hours of live group consultation.  In addition, trainees will have access to an online learning platform to support their learning process.  Our online learning platform includes additional resources, a discussion page, videos, and links to learning material.

Training Content

Training with Kase & CO covers all requirements for EMDR Basic Training. We incorporate education on Polyvagal Theory and integrate diversity and multicultural considerations as applicable to the clinical work. Our demonstration videos include in-person and virtual sessions, with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Training Weekends

Training is organized into 2 sections, Part 1 & Part 2 as well as group consultation.  These sections include lecture-style learning in the morning, followed by afternoon practicum.  During practicum, trainees practice skills in small groups as client and therapist.  Practice as client and therapist is important, as it provides rich learning opportunities and vital experiences for integrating the material.  More information about topics and populations covered in Part 1 and 2 can be found below.


What you will learn during your Part 1 training

Participants will learn the history, theoretical model, and 8 phases of EMDR Therapy in Part 1. First, you will learn the adaptive information processing model, which is the cornerstone for case conceptualization, along with core principles of Polyvagal Theory as they apply to EMDR therapy. Next, clinicians will learn tools to prepare clients for EMDR reprocessing and how to assess client readiness for target desensitization. Then you will learn how to develop an EMDR treatment plan, how to successfully reprocess an EMDR target, and how to re-evaluate client EMDR goals. Lastly, we will also review modifications to apply the EMDR protocol with children. In addition, participants will be able to begin practicing, virtually or in person, with clients after part 1.

What you will learn during Part 2 Training

For Part 2, we will spend a half-day refreshing your knowledge of the 8 phases of EMDR. First, participants will learn how to assess for blocked processing and advanced techniques for working with stuck points in reprocessing phases. After that, you will learn how to assess a client’s attachment history and how to assess for dissociation.  Clinicians will learn how to develop treatment plans with complex trauma presentations, and how to target preverbal memories. In addition, we will review methods for working with presenting symptoms to promote client stabilization. Finally, advanced clinical approaches for working with addictions, veterans, and chronic pain will be reviewed.

What to expect in Consultation

In addition to Part 1 and 2 intensives, trainees are required to complete 10 hours of consultation. Consultation is provided in an online group format, and groups are organized at your first training intensive.  Group consultation offers a dynamic and engaging opportunity to staff questions with your consultant and colleagues about clients, treatment planning, techniques, specialty populations, and more.

Upon completion of all training and consultation, participants will receive a certificate of completion. At that time you may pursue Certification in EMDR, if you choose to.  Certification is an advanced level of training beyond the requirements of Basic Training. EMDRIA has certain requirements to meet this criteria, view them here

To review pricing and registration info for basic training, click HERE
Registration closes 24 hours prior to Training

Virtual Training

EMDR remote training is effective, and so is EMDR over tele-health! 

Rebecca Kase & CO is proud to offer EMDR Basic Training over a virtual format.  This training will prepare you to practice in person or virtually. In addition, it allows the clinician to begin using skills after the first intensive session.

Remember, although virtual, this is still a training environment. Please plan to be as present as you would be for a live in-person training. 


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Who is eligible for Training?

Mental health professionals who are licensed or licensed eligible may register for Basic Training. To learn more about eligibility requirements click the link above.

Interns and graduate students are eligible to register, however must be in their internship/practicum stage of their program. First year graduate students are not eligible.

If you are not currently licensed we will ask to reach out to your supervisor for their approval and recommendation to attend. Upon registration we will ask for their email.

EMDR Basic Training Learning Objectives

Part 1 Learning Objectives:

-Identify three principles of the Adaptive Information Processing Model
-List the components of memory
-Identify and describe the Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy
-Describe at least two indicators of client readiness for reprocessing
-List the steps for developing an EMDR treatment plan
- Identify at least three techniques to prepare and resources clients for EMDR Therapy
-Identify the purpose of the Assessment Phase of EMDR Therapy
-Describe two strategies for assisting a client to stay within their window of tolerance
-Demonstrate at least three steps for closing an incomplete session
-Describe how to re-engage an incomplete target

Part 2 Learning Objectives:

-Identify the prongs of Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR Therapy
-Describe at least two symptoms that may indicate the presence of dissociation during a session
-Describe at least two strategies to apply with dissociative clients
-Describe at least two strategies to use with complex PTSD
-Define interweaves and describe when applicable to use in EMDR Therapy
-Identify at least three interweaves and when they may be implemented in EMDR Therapy
- Identify at least two factors that would indicate use of constricted processing techniques
-Describe at least three signs of complex dissociation
-Name two adverse cultural experiences that can contribute to maladaptive memory networks

Specialty Populations Reviewed in Basic Training:

- Children
- Veterans
- Addictions
- Dissociation
- Chronic Pain
- Anxiety Disorders

Continuing Education

Completion of Basic Training is eligible for 40 CEs total.

You will receive an EMDR Basic Training completion certificate once all portions of training are completed. 

APA & NBCC CEs are available at the cost of $20 per training weekend. 20 CE’s are available following Part 1, and 20 CEs are available following Part 2. 

Preparing for Training:

Required Text
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; 3rd Edition. (2018) by Francine Shapiro.

Participants are asked to begin reading the Shapiro text prior to Part 1 and complete the text as they progress through training.


The Importance of Self Care During Training:

The EMDR training experience can be inspiring, invigorating, and fulfilling. Due to this, it can also be  very tiring, intense, and triggering.  Therefore, it is important to be fully aware of the process and understand the importance of self care and self efficacy in attending training.
EMDR training consists of three days of trauma training.  Trauma training alone has the potential to be triggering.  In addition, participants spend a considerable amount of time practicing EMDR as therapist and client. This is a required portion of training.  As a client, it is expected that you use a real and slightly disturbing experience to work from.  This is vital in order for all to have an authentic, rich, and genuine learning experience.  You will be deeply supported and always empowered to make choices for yourself. However, do know that these are required components of your training.

Due to the nature of training, it is vital that participants have skills to self soothe, regulate, and contain distress.  It is necessary for everyone to have a safe and supportive learning environment.

EMDR training is not recommended if you are currently struggling with acute symptoms or uncontrollable dissociation.  Please take time to care for you before taking EMDR training.

Self care during and after training is strongly encouraged.


Here are some self care tips while completing Basic Training:

  • Eat and stay hydrated. 
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Be present and minimize distractions.
  • Try to avoid stimulating activities after training.  Even a trip to the grocery store can be a bit much.
  • Avoid substances after training.  Your brain will be exhausted and needs time to rest and heal.
  • Plan to get plenty of sleep after training days.
  • It is strongly encouraged, if possible, to take a day or two for self care after training to rest and restore.
  • Plan something soothing and calming to the nervous system after training like a massage, yoga, a bath, a walk, etc.
  • Be gentle with yourself.  Have compassion for your process, AND the process of your colleagues.
  • Seek out your healers if you need additional support.  EMDR training can bring things up, so have their numbers ready.

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