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CPDDU-0055 – EMDR Basic Training (CPDDU-0055_EMDR)

EMDR Basic Training

EMDR is a powerful treatment, clinically demonstrated to be effective with several presenting issues. It is an evidence based practice for the treatment of PTSD. EMDR includes components of cognitive, emotional, somatic and narrative modalities and facilitates adaptive resolution of symptoms. EMDR Basic Training consists of 50 hours of training. This includes 20 hours of lecture, 20 hours of practicum and 10 hours of group consultation.

Training is organized into 2 sections, Part 1 & Part 2, as well as group consultation. These sections include lecture-style learning in the morning, followed by afternoon practicum. During practicum, trainees will practice in small groups as client and therapist. It is important to get this experience, as client and therapist, as doing so provides rich opportunities for learning and vital moments for integrating the material. More information about topics and populations covered in Part 1 and 2 can be found below.

In addition to Part 1 and 2 weekends, trainees are required to complete 10 hours of consultation. Consultation is most typically provided in a group format, however individual consultation is available upon request and for an adjusted fee. Group consultation offers a dynamic and engaging opportunity to staff questions with your consultant about clients, treatment planning, techniques, specialty populations, etc. Trainees also learn a lot from one another in the group format. Consultation may be provided face to face or via an online forum. Consultation is a required part of your EMDR Basic Training.

Upon completion of all training and consultation, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Completing EMDR Basic Training allows clinicians to practice EMDR with clients, however this is not the same as being Certified in EMDR. EMDR Certification is an additional level of training and experience.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the eight phases of EMDR therapy
  • Discuss elements of the AIP Model
  • Utilize criteria for client screening for EMDR therapy
  • Develop an EMDR treatment plan
  • Describe the protocol for closing incomplete sessions.
  • Clarify my use of the 8 phase EMDR therapy approach
  • Implement 3 strategies to assist with blocked processing
  • Describe 2 strategies to use with complex PTSD clients
  • Describe 2 strategies to use with dissociative clients
  • Apply EMDR with client present day symptoms
This course offers 50 CE hours

Students must meet Eligibility Requirements for EMDR Training.

Six Sessions (must attend all sessions):
April 24, 25, 26
July 31
August 1, 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (1 hour lunch on your own)
DU Campus

Cost: $1400
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15

Additional Costs:
Required Text
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy; 3rd Edition. (2018) by Francine Shapiro.

Rebecca Kase
is a licensed clinical social worker in Colorado. She has over 12 years of experience treating trauma and training other healers in the areas of trauma informed care, trauma focused treatment, and vicarious trauma.

Rebecca completed her MSW at the University of Denver. She is an EMDR therapist, consultant and EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, and has been practicing EMDR since 2006. She is also an adjunct faculty member with the University of Denver, in the Graduate School of Social Work. Rebecca additionally volunteers with Trauma Recovery: Humanitarian Assistance Program, training non-profits throughout the country in EMDR.

Rebecca is a devoted yoga practitioner and took her first yoga class in 1998. She is currently a registered yoga teacher and weaves the various facets of yoga throughout her personal and professional life. Rebecca has found immense healing potential in the philosophy and asana (movement) of yoga as it applies to healing trauma and supporting healers remain resilient in their professional work.

Rebecca has been facilitating various trainings in relation to the topic of trauma since 2007. Her areas of expertise are on vicarious trauma, trauma informed care, trauma focused treatment, and EMDR. She also provides specialized supervision on these topics and supports other clinicians learn methods to heal trauma, as well as care for themselves as healers.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 17Waitlist Places Left: 15Fee: $1400


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