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EMDR for Grief & Loss

While grief and loss are normal human experiences, they can often cause us immense suffering and can be challenging to work through. EMDR is an effective 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 can aid in the alleviation of complex symptoms. EMDR may also prevent the development of more complicated issues and diagnoses as related to grief and loss experiences.

This 6 hour advanced EMDR training will teach clinicians advanced skills for working with grief, loss, and mourning.
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.

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What this course covers

  • 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.
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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.


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

Continuing Education:

Available for live and on-demand viewing.
This course is eligible for 6 CEs.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations requested more than 48 hours prior to the live training are eligible for a refund, minus a $20 admin fee. Cancellation requests are to be submitted via email to crystal@rebeccakase.com.
Refunds are not available for cancellations requested after video is available on-demand.
Participants must complete the full training to receive credit.

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