EMDR Basic Training Part I & II

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Training Description

EMDR Basic Training Part I Description
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 I.

EMDR Basic Training Part II Description
In Part II we will spend a half-day refreshing your knowledge of the 8 phases of EMDR. First, participants will learn how to assess 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.

Upon completion of training and consultation you can earn up to 52 Social Work CEUs (also accepted by NM Counseling & Therapy Board)

Trainer: Crystal Wildes, Psy.D., LP Kase & CO

Trainer Bio: Dr. Crystal Wildes is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience working, training, and providing supervision/consultation in a variety of settings. She’s a Kase & CO trainer and senior faculty member, and an expert EMDR clinician. Crystal has worked with individuals and families of all ages, including adjudicated youth, at-risk teens, families involved with social services, and victims of crime. Crystal is committed to providing compassionate and effective mental health care with a focus on healing complex trauma. Specializing in EMDR therapy, she brings a wealth of expertise to her practice, offering a unique and evidence-based approach to support individuals on their journey to recovery. In addition to her clinical work, Crystal is a dedicated educator and trainer. She shares her expertise with fellow clinicians through workshops, seminars, and training programs focused on trauma-informed care and the implementation of EMDR therapy. Crystal is committed to equipping mental health professionals with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of trauma treatment. She prides herself in being authentic and genuine in her approach to facilitating the learning experience.

About Us:
At Kase & CO Training and Consulting, we specialize in advanced clinical courses for trauma therapists and comprehensive EMDR therapy training. We create exceptional educational experiences to help you deepen your practice and empower your clients to break through to a new level of healing. Kase & CO was founded in 2017 by Rebecca Kase, LCSW, we are one of the top training providers in the US.

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EMDR Basic Training Overview

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 an afternoon practicum. While training sessions are delivered virtually, they prepare you to practice EMDR in person or via a telehealth platform. Small group consultation takes place over Zoom, meeting once a month for five months. Training must be completed within 1 year from the beginning the training course, as required by EMDRIA.

Learning Objectives

EMDR Basic Training Part 1
• 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.

EMDR Basic Training Part 2
• 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.

Required Materials

This training requires participants to utilize one book. This book will be provided to approved participants who need them.*

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures; Third Edition. Francine Shapiro.

*We ask that if you already have the book, that you let the COI know.


This training brought to you through a partnership with the State of New Mexico Health Care Authority*, Behavioral Health Services Division and the Children Youth and Families Department, Behavioral Health Services.

*Did you know HSD is becoming the Health Care Authority on July 1? Learn more at Health Care Authority | New Mexico Human Services Department.


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