EMDR & Complex PTSD

Learn how to integrate EMDR into your work with complex PTSD in this advanced EMDR training.

Are you looking for tools to help stabilize and prepare your clients with Complex PTSD for EMDR Therapy? Do you need more specialized skills for working with Complex PTSD targets? Are you feeling at a loss for what to do with Complex PTSD? We’ve got you covered in this advanced course on EMDR & Complex PTSD with Rebecca Kase, founder of Kase & CO.

Live: Jun 27-28th, 2024  |  9am-2:30pm MTN

This course will be recorded on Jun 27-28, 2024 then available on demand.

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

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Course Details

Working with Complex PTSD can be, well, complex. It requires a large toolkit to help clients learn ways to regulate and soothe, and to feel feelings and sensations. It also requires advanced skill on the clinician’s part to navigate treatment plans and desensitize targets in a way that doesn’t destabilize or overwhelm the client’s nervous system.

This advanced course will help you fill up your Complex PTSD toolkit. We’ll review Polyvagal Theory-inspired case conceptualization skills that will help you identify treatment goals and plan skillful interventions. We’ll also review a number of useful preparation tools that are commonly needed with Complex Trauma presentations. These will include resourcing scripts, somatic awareness interventions, mindfulness skills, and Polyvagal-informed techniques. Clinicians will learn a variety of skills for assessing and enhancing dual awareness, assessing for dissociation, and using Ego States with CPTSD. EMD and EMDR will also be taught, along with symptom-focused techniques for desensitization to support stabilization and enhanced coping. Participants will learn the method of Reflexive Orienting, a Rebecca Kase-inspired technique for working with highly charged and dysregulating targets.

Some experiential practice is included, however no group work
is incorporated into this course.


Q&A will be offered throughout the course. Experiential exercise of resourcing techniques and Polyvagal techniques is also included. 

  • Review of CPTSD symptoms, research, and usefulness of EMDR
  • Polyvagal Theory & related interventions
  • Dual awareness & structural dissociation
  • Ego states & related resourcing techniques
  • Resourcing strategies with CPTSD
  • Mind-body & somatic techniques
  • Treatment Planning & working with defenses
  • The Reflexive Orienting Technique
  • Working with symptoms, EMD & EMDr
  • EMD & EMDr continued
  • Targeting symptoms & Fractionating a Target
  • Wrap up & Q&A


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

  • Neuro-informed techniques for case conceptualization
  • Basic premises of Polyvagal Theory
  • How to map the nervous system
  • Techniques for assessing and building dual awareness
  • Resourcing techniques for complex trauma
  • A brief introduction to ego states
  • Techniques for building somatic awareness
  • Reflexive Orienting, designed by Rebecca Kase
  • Working with defenses
  • Constricted processing techniques of EMD & EMDR
  • Targeting emotions and symptoms


Learning Objectives

  • Assess the usefulness of EMDR with CPTSD presentations and review contraindications for EMDR-based interventions.
  • Evaluate research and recommendations for the treatment of CPTSD, common clinical symptoms, and treatment guidelines.
  • Analyze core principles of Polyvagal Theory and appraise their application to EMDR Phases 1 & 2.
  • Utilize interventions to resource and stabilize clients with CPTSD.
  • Determine interventions to increase somatic awareness.
  • Integrate at least two techniques into your clinical practice with clients to increase dual awareness.
  • Appraise the usefulness of EMD & EMDR techniques for working with CPTSD clients and reducing intrusive and destabilizing symptoms.
  • Develop an EMDR treatment plan for CPTSD clients using the fractionated target technique.



  • 9-9:10 Orientation and welcome
  • 9:10-9:30 Review of CPTSD, research, and usefulness of EMDR
  • 9:30-10:15 Polyvagal Theory interventions
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-10:45 Therapeutic presence as an intervention
  • 10:45-11:30 Phase 1
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1 Dissociation & dual awareness
  • 1-1:20 Introduction to Ego States
  • 1:20-1:35 Break
  • 1:35-2 Ego States Interventions
  • 2-2:30 Mindfulness Interventions


  • 9-9:15 Q&A
  • 9:15-10:15 Somatic Interventions
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-11 Treatment planning with CPTSD
  • 11-11:30 EMD & EMDr tecniques
  • 11:30-12:30 Lunch
  • 12:30-1:20 Targeting symptoms for increased stabilization
  • 1:20-1:35 Break
  • 1:35-1:50 Fractionating a memory
  • 1:50-2:20 Taxing working memory
  • 2:20-2:30 Wrap up


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’s an expert in working with complex trauma and dissociation and has practiced in both nonprofit and private settings. In her own 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.

CE credits are only available for this course through ACE, NBCC and EMDRIA. 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% of 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 admin@kaseandco.com. Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after the recorded video is available on-demand.

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