Advanced EMDR Skills

Strategies for Enhanced Trauma Processing

Live: Oct 10th & 11th, 2024 from 9am-2:30pm MTN  | On-demand after

As an EMDR therapist, you are dedicated to facilitating profound healing for your clients. However, working with complex trauma and challenging client presentations often requires advanced strategies beyond the standard EMDR protocol. Our Advanced EMDR Skills training is designed to equip you with these advanced techniques, enabling you to enhance your therapeutic practice and achieve more successful outcomes.

In this course, we will delve into sophisticated strategies that address the nuances of trauma therapy, providing you with a robust set of tools to tackle even the most intricate cases. From the foundational principles of the Preparation Hierarchy to effective reprocessing techniques, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to navigate and alleviate your clients’ most persistent and troubling symptoms.

Our approach is hands-on and practical, ensuring that you can immediately apply what you learn to your practice. You will explore symptom-focused and fractionated treatment plans, discover the power of constricted processing strategies, and master the art of interweaves. Additionally, the course will cover innovative methods to utilize the social engagement system, enhancing your ability to maintain a strong therapeutic relationship while supporting effective reprocessing.

Whether you are dealing with clients who have limited ability to process trauma or those who experience overwhelming symptoms, this course will provide you with the skills and confidence to facilitate deeper healing and resilience. Join us in this transformative journey and take your EMDR practice to new heights.

This course will be recorded on Oct 10-11, 2024.

Available for synchronous-online or asynchronous-on demand learning.

Note: this course was previously offered as EMDR Mastery Course.

Brief overview of the training:

EMDR Reprocessing Readiness Checklist

Free resource from Rebecca Kase

Designed to help you evaluate your client’s readiness for EMDR therapy!

Course Details

This course is for any EMDR therapist looking for advanced strategies to facilitate successful reprocessing. We will begin with an orientation to the Preparation Hierarchy, a tool for assessing reprocessing readiness.

A variety of treatment planning techniques will also be covered, which can be used to work with complex targets and tricky present-day symptoms. Trainees will learn how to create a symptom-focused treatment plan, which can be used to decrease destabilizing symptoms and widen the window of tolerance.

We will also review how to create a fractionated treatment plan, which can be used with cluster experiences or highly disturbing experiences with multiple targets. Trainees will learn how to implement the constricted processing strategies of EMD & EMDr, which are useful techniques for working within the client’s window of tolerance. We will also do a deep dive into interweaves and explore how taxing working memory can reduce client overwhelm and result in a quick reduction of SUDS.

Therapists will also learn how to employ the power of the social engagement system to support target reprocessing without getting in the way of the process.

This course is useful for any EMDR therapist working with complex trauma and complicated client presentations. Therapists will walk away with enhanced confidence and a variety of strategies to support trauma healing.


Day 1

  • 9:00 – 9:10 – Orientation and mindfulness

    9:10 – 10:15 – Assessing client readiness & the Preparation Hierarchy 

    10:15 – 10:30 – Break

    10:30 – 11:30 – 3 pronged-protocol and treatment planning for success

    11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

    12:30 – 12:45 – Q&A 

    12:45 – 1:45 – Symptom-focused treatment planning & fractionating a target

    1:45 – 2:00 – Break

    2:00 – 2:30 – Introduction to constricted processing: EMD & EMDr

Day 2

  • 9:00 – 9:20 – Q&A

    9:20 – 10:15 – EMD & EMDr continued

    10:15 – 10:30 – Break

    10:30 – 11:30 – The art of the interweave

    11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

    12:30 – 1:30 – Taxing working memory

    1:30 – 1:45 – Break

    1:45 – 2:15 – The social engagement system & EMDR

    2:15 – 2:30 – Q&A and wrap up


This course is available for viewing through the Kase & CO learning platform.

If you register before the live recording date, you may attend the live, interactive webinar. Instructions for attending the live, interactive webinar are found in your learner account. You will have access to the on-demand, asynchronous course for 1 year from the live date.

Registrations after the live date, may view this course on-demand, asynchronously for 1 year from your registration date.

Learning objectives

  • Describe at least two domains of the preparation hierarchy.

  • Identify at least two reprocessing techniques for clients with limited ability to flex and feel.

  • Analyze the three pronged protocol as it relates to treatment planning.

  • Apply treatment planning techniques for creating a symptom focused treatment plan.

  • List two constricted processing techniques and how they differ from the full standard EMDR protocol.

  • Describe the intention of interweaves and list at least three types of interweaves to use with stuck processing.

  • Assess the technique of taxing working memory as an interweave option.

  • Describe the role the social engagement system plays in supporting the therapeutic relationship and successful target reprocessing.


Fee: $280

Payment is accepted via credit or debit card.

About Your Trainer, Rebecca Kase

Kase & CO founder Rebecca Kase is recognized as one of the foremost EMDR trainers in the U.S. An LCSW, professional EMDR consultant and trainer, and a registered yoga teacher, Rebecca has been practicing in the field of trauma counseling since 2006. She is the author of Polyvagal Informed EMDR: A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing, and the Applied Polyvagal Theory Flipchart. She’s an expert in working with complex trauma and dissociation and has practiced in both nonprofit and private settings. In her therapy practice, Rebecca incorporates yoga therapy, ego states, somatic approaches, Polyvagal Theory, and EMDR into her work with clients, which includes veterans and adults with Complex PTSD. Rebecca is known as a skillful, clear, and enthusiastic teacher. She’ll keep you engaged and make you giggle, even in an online trauma training course!

Additional Information


To register for this course, you must have completed Parts 1 and 2 of EMDR Basic Training.

Continuing Education

8 CEs are available upon completion of all course material.

Kase & CO is an approved continuing education provider. ACE, EMDRIA and NBCC CEs are available for this course. This course is not approved for APA CEs.

Participants must complete the full training to receive credit.

Course Completion

To receive a CE certificate, participants must complete the entire course, complete the post-test with a score of 80% or above, and complete the course evaluation. You may retake the post-test as needed. Once completed, a CE certificate will auto-populate to your online account.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the live training are eligible for a refund, minus a $20 administrative fee. Cancellation requests can be submitted via email to Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after the recorded video is available on-demand.


ACE Approved Provider

Kase & CO, #1869, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 1/16/2024 – 1/16/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 8 total credits clinical continuing education credits.

NBCC Approved Provider

Kase & CO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7033. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kase & CO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

EMDRIA Approved Provider

Kase & CO is an EMDRIA Approved Training Provider. Kase & CO courses are individually approved. CE Certificate will contain course approval number.


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