EMDR Basic Training Details

EMDR Training is a dynamic experience. It includes live lectures, group practicum, and group consultations. We are an EMDRIA-approved training provider. Kase & CO is also an approved  by the APA and NBCC to sponsor continuing education. Our EMDR Basic Training course provides CE credits through the APA and NBCC. Our online EMDR Training course is 50 hours of learning. 

Rebecca Kase’s comprehensive EMDR Basic Training course includes her personally constructed manual and resourcing techniques. Plus watch her practice EMDR with clients through demonstration videos shown throughout training. 

Mental health professionals who are licensed or license-eligible may attend Basic Training. Graduate students are eligible to register if enrolled in or entering the clinical portion of their program. If you’re not licensed, you’ll be asked to provide your supervisor’s email at registration so we can recommend you.

To get all the details on Basic Training eligibility, please review EMDRIA’s Eligibility Requirements for EMDR Training. Training must be completed within 1 year of your training start date, as an EMDRIA requirement. 

what to expect

What to Expect in Basic Training

In our EMDRIA Approved Basic Training, you’ll learn the core skills to begin using EMDR Therapy in your practice – and an entire therapeutic orientation.  You’ll learn skills to conceptualize symptoms, increase affect tolerance with regulation techniques, create EMDR treatment plans, reprocess targets, and re-evaluate the clinical work. You’ll learn all of this while being supported in a compassionate, authentic training space, where we use mindfulness techniques and play to keep your neurobiology regulated, so you can integrate and absorb the information. 

In addition to core EMDR skills, Basic Training covers the use of EMDR with specialty populations, including children, veterans, and individuals experiencing addiction, dissociation, chronic pain, and anxiety disorders. We review cases and videos that include clients with various social identities and cultural orientations and focus on inclusivity and cultural competency throughout the course.

EMDR Basic Training is an advanced clinical course that requires our full presence and engagement. It is intensive trauma training, which has the potential to be triggering. In addition to lectures, trainees practice skills in small groups as clients and therapists. Practicum is a required component of training, as it provides rich learning opportunities and vital experiences for integrating the material. In practicum as a client, you’re expected to work from a real and slightly disturbing experience. This is vital and ensures all participants have an authentic, rich, genuine learning experience.

Because training includes real practice, it’s important you attend training when it’s right for you. It is not recommended to attend EMDR Training with Kase & CO or any training group if you’re experiencing acute psychiatric symptoms. Take time to take care of yourself, and we’ll be here when you’re ready to dive in. 

course details

Our Basic Training course is organized into two, three-day intensives, plus group consultation. Each intensive includes lecture-style learning in the morning, followed by afternoon practicum. While training sessions are delivered virtually, they prepare you to practice EMDR in person or via a tele-health platform. Small group consultation takes place over Zoom, meeting once a month for five months. Training must be completed within 1 year from beginning the training course, as required by EMDRIA. 

Specialty Populations Reviewed in Basic Training

  • Children
  • Veterans
  • Addictions
  • Complex Trauma + Dissociation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety Disorders

Participants will learn the history, theoretical model, and 8 phases of EMDR Therapy. First, you will learn the adaptive information processing model, which is the cornerstone for case conceptualization. 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.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify three elements 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 resource 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.
 
Schedule

DAY ONE

9:00-9:10                     Intros and orientation

9:10-10:00                   History and Overview of EMDR Therapy

10:00-10:05                 Break 

10:05-11:10                 Case conceptualization and trauma theory

11:10-11:20                 Break

11:20-12:30                 Phases 1 & 2 of EMDR Therapy

12:30-1:30                   Lunch 

1:30-2:00                     Safe/Calm Place video & Treatment Planning

2-2:05                          Break 

2:10-4:00                     Practicum Exercises with Case Vignettes

4:00-4:10                     Break 

4:10-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

 

DAY TWO

9:00-9:30                     Q&A and Review

9:30-10:00                   Treatment Planning & demonstration videos

10:00-10:05                 Break

10:05-11:10                 Phases 3, 4 & 5 of EMDR

11:10-11:20                 Break

11:20-11:40                 Demonstration Video

11:40-12:30                 Phases 6 & & 7 of EMDR

12:30-1:30                   Lunch

1:30-3:30                     Small group practice with Case Vignettes and Practice Exercises

3:30-3:45                     Break

3:45-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

 

DAY THREE

9:00-9:30                     Q&A and Review

9:30-10:00                   Ethics & Documentation

10:00-10:05                 Break 

10:05-11:10                 Phase 8

11:10-11:20                 Break

11:20-12:00                 Working with stuck processing

12:00-12:30                 EMDR with children

12:30-1:30                   Lunch 

1:30-3:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

3:30-3:45                     Break 

3:45-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

In 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.

Learning Objectives
  • Name the prongs of Three-Pronged Protocol of EMDR Therapy.
  • Name at least two of the 8 Phases of EMDR and objectives associated with each phase.
  • Describe the intention of interweaves and when you may use them.
  • Name at least three potential interweaves.
  • Describe at least two strategies to use with complex PTSD.
  • Describe at least two indicators of dissociation.
  • Identify at least two factors that would indicate use of constricted processing techniques.
  • Describe how to implement EMD and how it differs from EMDR.
  • Analyze the use of a Future Rehearsal or a Future Template with a client.
  • Identify one potential category of experiences appropriate for reprocessing with veterans.
Schedule

DAY ONE

9:00-9:10                     Intros and orientation

9:10-10:00                   Review of Phases 1 & 2 & demonstration videos

10:00-10:05                 Break

10:05-11:10                 Additional Preparation Techniques

11:10-11:20                 Break 

11:20-12:30                 Review of Target Reprocessing

12:30-1:30                   Lunch 

1:30-2:00                     Interweaves for blocked processing

2-2:05                          Break 

2:10-4:00                     Practicum Exercises with Case Vignettes

4:00-4:10                     Break

4:10-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

 

DAY TWO

9:00-9:30                     Q&A and Review

9:30-10:00                   EMDR & Complex PTSD

10:00-10:05                 Break 

10:05-11:10                 EMDR & Complex PTSD continued

11:10-11:20                 Break 

11:20-12:00                 Constricted Processing (EMD & EMDr) and demonstration videos

12:00-12:30                 Working with Dissociation

12:30-1:30                   Lunch 

1:30-3:30                     Small group practice with Case Vignettes and Practice Exercises

3:30-3:45                     Break

3:45-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

 

DAY THREE

9:00-9:30                     Q&A and Review

9:30-10:00                   Advanced Practice & EMDR Certification

10:00-10:05                 Break 

10:05-11:10                 EMDR with Anxiety Disorders

11:10-11:20                 Break

11:20-12:00                 EMDR with Addictions

12:00-12:30                 EMDR with Veterans and Active Duty

12:30-1:30                   Lunch

1:30-3:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

3:30-3:45                     Break 

3:45-5:30                     Small group practice of EMDR techniques

EMDR Basic Training also includes completion of 10 hours of consultation. Consultation is provided in an online group format, and groups are organized within your first training intensive. Group consultation offers a dynamic and engaging opportunity to ask questions of your consultant and colleagues about clients, treatment planning, techniques, specialty populations and more. Groups meet via Zoom once a month for five months.

Upon completion of all training and consultation, you’ll receive a certificate of completion, after which you may elect to pursue EMDR Certification. 

how it works

Basic Training takes place virtually over
two, three-day periods.

Our EMDR Basic Training courses are currently offered as synchronous, online, distance learning. AKA remote learning. You must attend in live time, and no portion of the EMDR Basic Training may be completed asynchronously or on-demand.

Course times typically run from 9am-5:30pm [MTN].

Consultation continues once a month over a five-month period.

All portions of training must be completed within 1 year of your Part 1 training to receive a certificate. This is a requirement of EMDRIA. Our courses are designed for you to complete all training within approximately 6 months. 

Do you offer EMDR Basic Training in-person?

In-person events can present accessibility challenges for those who live far away, need to schedule child, elder, or pet care, or do not have the means to afford to travel. Kase & CO also recognizes that in-person training may not always feel welcoming or safe based on one’s cultural identity, physical abilities, or neurodiversity, amongst other factors. To keep our events accessible, Kase & CO only offers EMDR Basic Training virtually. We offer in-person training upon special request. If you’d like to bring Kase & CO to your area for a private or closed EMDR Basic Training, contact us today for more information.

Special request, in-person trainings follow the same processes and standards as a virtual, online training. EMDR Basic Training for in-person events includes 50 hours of training and access to the Kase & CO online learner platform. 10 hours of consultation will take place online, via zoom. 

what’s included

50 Hours of Training

  • 20 hours of live lecture
  • 20 hours of live practicum
  • 10 hours of live group consultation
  • Resources, videos, and downloads

Learning Platform Access

Basic Training includes access to the Kase & CO learning platform, which includes course evaluations, the EMDRIA post-training quiz (see below), additional resources, discussion pages, videos and downloads.

Pricing

Fee: $1,680

You can select from any of the four payment options that work best for you. Payment is accepted via credit or debit card, and we do not charge an additional fee for paying in installments.

One Payment: $1680 due at registration
Two Payments: $840 due at registration; one additional $840 payment due later
Three Payments: $560 at registration; two additional $560 payments due later
Four Payments: $420 due at registration; three additional $420 payments due later

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How to Prepare for Basic Training

Read the Required Text
To prepare for Part 1, begin reading Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; 3rd Edition (2018) by Francine Shapiro, then complete the text as you progress through your training.

System Requirements

To participate effectively in the online EMDR Basic Training use a laptop or desktop computer. Tablets and smartphones will negatively impact your experience. Kase & CO has a professional Zoom (zoom.us) video conferencing system that adheres to HIPAA requirements. You can find the lecture zoom link in your online account. You will also receive an email with zoom links.

Ready Your Space
Please plan to be as present as you would be for a live, in-person training session. During the practicum, please make sure all distractions are kept to a minimum, as they would be in a regular therapy session.

Practice Self-Care
Due to the nature of training, it’s vital that you have skills to self-soothe, regulate and contain distress. Self-care during and after training is strongly encouraged.

Continuing Education

EMDR Basic Training is eligible for 40 CEs. CE hours are not issued for readings, assignments, or consultation. Part 1 training is eligible for 20 CE hours, and Part 2 training is eligible for 20 CE hours. 

If you require board-specific CE Certificates for your licensure (ex: APA, NBCC, ASWB), the cost is $20 per training weekend. 20 CE’s are available following Part 1, and 20 CEs are available following Part 2. Kase & CO is an APA and NBCC approved continuing education sponsor. We are currently under review for ASWB approval. 

Board specific CE certificates will be emailed following completion of 20 hours of training, and completion of the training evaluation. Although 10 hours of consultation is an EMDRIA requirement for completing EMDR Basic Training, consultation hours do not count for CE continuing education hours. CE credit cannot be provided for required readings or consultation. Therefore, while the Basic Training course includes 50 hours of training, only 40 of those hours are available for CEs. 

Once you have completed Part 1, Part 2, 10 hours of consultation, all course evaluations, and the EMDRIA post-learning assessment, you will receive an EMDR Basic Training Certificate of Completion from Kase & COThis is documentation that you have completed an EMDRIA approved training, and that you are qualified to practice EMDR Therapy. 

If you have a state licensure that does not require board specific CEs, your certificate of EMDR Basic Training Certificate of Completion can be used as documentation for your licensure renewal.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policies and corresponding fees will vary depending on where you are in your
training journey:

  • Training withdrawal requests made more than 2 weeks prior to Part 1 are eligible for a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Training withdrawal requests made after Part 1, but prior to Part 2 may be eligible for
    a partial refund and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please review the cancelation and attendance policies for more details.

No refunds are provided to trainees that miss training without notice. If you have an emergency or special circumstance, please reach out to us promptly and we will do all we can to assist you. Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after the recorded video is available on-demand.

If our team needs to cancel a training for any reason, participants will be notified at least 1 week prior and a full refund will be provided. In the event that the trainer has to cancel with less than 1 week’s notice due to illness or unforeseen emergency circumstances, a full refund will be issued, along with a discount code to apply to a future training.

Cancellation requests can be submitted via email to admin@kaseandco.com.

EMDRIA Post-Training Quiz

Trainees are required by EMDRIA to complete a post-training quiz.  This quiz can be found in the learner account and may be completed at any time in your training. To complete all Basic Training requirements, this quiz must be completed. This is a 46 question quiz, that is not pass fail. It is an opportunity to test your book knowledge of EMDR and can be used as a review of the material. 

 

The EMDRIA required quiz is not a CE quiz. It does not require a passing score. It only requires completion. We will discuss this in more depth in training. 

Evaluations

Evaluations for your course are found in the learner account under “Evaluations”.  You will be offered time to complete your training evaluation at the end of Part 1 and at the end of Part 2. To receive a CE certificate, and to complete EMDR Basic Training, all training evaluations must be completed first. No CE certificates or training certificates are provided until evaluations are completed. 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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 40 total credits clinical continuing education credits.

APA Approved Provider

Kase & CO is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. Kase & CO maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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.