EMDR for Grief & Loss

Learn how EMDR can help heal grief and loss in this advanced EMDR training.

While grief and loss are normal human experiences, they can often cause immense suffering and be challenging to work through. EMDR is a supportive therapy for those working through grief and loss. EMDR can support the organic process of grief, help clients work through blocks in the process, and aid in alleviating complex symptoms. EMDR may also prevent the development of more complicated issues and diagnoses as related to grief and loss experiences.

Live: Jun 20th, 2024   |  9am-4:30pm MTN

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Course Details

This 6 hour advanced course will teach clinicians advanced skills for working with grief, loss, and mourning. This course will aid in building case conceptualization and providing aligned interventions to support clients heal. EMDR techniques and protocols for addressing complicated grief and mourning will also be reviewed. 

Join Dr. Crystal Wildes, PsyD, EMDR Consultant, and Rebecca Kase & CO faculty member, for this half day workshop. This course can be attended live or taken on-demand after the live event.


~9:00 – 9:15am Welcome, Intro, & Getting Oriented
~9:15 – 10am Foundations of Grief, Loss, & Mourning
~10:00 – 10:05am Break
~10:05 – 11am EMDR Research & AIP Model with Grief & Loss
~11:00 – 11:10am Break
~11:10a – 12pm Case Conceptualization
~12:00 – 12:15pm Break
~12:15 – 1pm Case Conceptualization continued
~1:00 – 1:05pm Break
~1:05 – 2pm Resources Development + Treatment Planning
~2:00 – 2:10pm Break
~2:10 – 3pm Three Stage Model + Protocol for Excessive Grief
~3:00 – 3:10pm Break
~3:10 – 3:50pm Integrating EMDR with Rando’s 6 R’s of Processing Mourning
~3:50 – 4pm 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.

What’s Covered in This Course

  • Review of grief, loss, and mourning, along with risk factors for traumatic grief and complicated mourning. 
  • Discussion of culture as an influence to grief, loss, and mourning.
  • Overview of frameworks for working with grief, loss, and mourning, especially the role of EMDR Therapy.
  • Establishing client readiness for processing of grief and loss targets.
  • Identifying potential targets for EMDR reprocessing.
  • Using grief and loss related interweaves to work with stuck points.

Learning Objectives

  • List symptoms associated with grief, loss, and mourning as well as differences between these three presentations.
  • Describe cultural variances in grief and loss presentations, and the importance of cultural identity as it relates to case conceptualization. 
  • Explain the usefulness of EMDR with grief and loss presentations, as well as contraindications. 
  • Describe phases one and two of EMDR therapy with grief, loss and mourning.
  • Identify at least three potential areas for reprocessing with grief, loss and mourning presentations.
  • List 2 techniques to work with stuck processing of grief and loss targets.


Fee: $210

Payment is accepted via credit or debit card.

About Your Trainer, Dr. Crystal Wildes

Crystal Wildes is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Denver, Colorado area. She was trained in EMDR in 2012 and is an approved consultant, as well as an EMDR basic training facilitator. Crystal has over fifteen years of experience working, training, and providing supervision/consultation in a variety of settings, including residential treatment, community mental health, outpatient clinics, non-profit organizations, and private practice. She has worked with individuals and families of all ages, including adjudicated youth, at-risk teens, families involved with social services, and victims of crime. It has been in her work with those funded by the Crime Victim Compensation Board that Crystal began to focus on the role of grief, loss, and mourning in which she subsequently dove into the literature and research as it relates to EMDR Therapy. Crystal prides herself in being authentic and genuine in her approach to facilitate the learning experience and is excited to share with you about the use of EMDR Therapy when working with those who are experiencing grief, loss, and mourning.

Additional Information


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

Continuing Education

6 CEs are available upon completion of all course material.

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

Refunds are not available for on-demand products.


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 6 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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