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EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training (Virtual)


Weekend One:  September 24-26; Weekend Two:  October 29-31 Friday-Sunday

Fridays & Saturdays 8 AM – 5 PM Eastern Time, Sundays 8 AM – 4 PM Eastern Time
EMDRIA-Approved Trainers: Reg Morrow Robinson & Claire Mauer

About This Course

Full Training Package Includes:
  • 20 Hours Lecture
  • 20 Hours Small Group Practicum
  • 10 Hours Consultation
  • 40 Optional CEs (see detailed CE information below)
The need for evidence-based trauma treatment is, unfortunately, growing day by day. To help you meet that need, we’ve translated our traditional, EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training into a live, virtual format that includes lots of interaction, Q&A, and real-time practicum experiences. All through our HIPPA compliant Zoom platform.
In addition to the core material we’ll share best practices for delivering EMDR Therapy via telehealth with great fidelity to the research validated model for optimal results.
If you love the idea of learning from the comfort of your home or office with no additional travel costs, this option might be perfect for you.
Personalized attention, thoughtful feedback, and a warm spirit of hospitality are hallmarks of all Connect trainings, and we are proud and excited to bring those values to the digital realm.
Our highly experienced virtual training team provides dynamic energy and strong support throughout the two intensive three-day weekends. We are deeply invested in your growth and can’t wait to welcome you to our vibrant community of effective, trauma-informed therapists!
Spaces are limited to ensure an optimal learning environment for each participant.
Throughout our Basic Training, we emphasize appropriate client selection, preparation, and stabilization for diverse levels of client complexity and clinical expertise.  With ongoing Consultation built right into the training package, you will get the guidance you need to start using these new skills safely and effectively right away.
Who is Eligible to Attend? 
EMDRIA Sets the Standards for Attendance. Read full eligibility requirements here
  • Registered Interns
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric ARNPs
  • Graduate Students in Internship with Active Caseloads
Fees (Includes 10 hours Consultation)
Nonprofit Cinician:  $1,350
For-Profit Cinician:  $1,425 
30.00 optional CEs available for purchase at completion of Weekend 2 (total of 40 CEs for complete course)
*Non-Profit Clinicians are those working 20+ hours a week in a non-profit setting or graduate students in their final internship/practicum with active clinical cases.
*** We have limited spaces for EMDR therapists who have previously completed a training offered by an EMDRIA accredited provider to retake the course at half-price.  This does not include the 10 hours of consultation. Please contact Claire at to inquire.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to 9/10/21 (2 weeks prior to start of training)
No refunds given after September 10*
*in the event of illness due to Covid-19, we will make every effort to schedule you into another Basic Training within the calendar year.
Training Highlights:
Two, Three-Day Training Weekends (Friday – Sunday)
– Supervised small group practice on each training day.
– The Full Course (20 hrs didactic, 20 hrs practicum, and 10 hrs consultation) included in fee.
– EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training setting the stage for EMDRIA Certification
– Physiological overview of the information processing system.
– Specialized history taking to identify dysfunctional patterns and their causes.
– Treatment planning to address past events, current triggers and future needs.
– Stabilization techniques across the attachment spectrum.
– Reduction of overt symptoms to achieve comprehensive mental health.
– Address the full range of trauma and other disturbing life events.
– Applications to combat trauma and first responders.
– Applications to addictions, grief, anxiety, depression, and somatic disorders.
– Applications to natural and man-made disasters.
– Applications to family and couples therapy
-Applications to trauma caused by racism and social location
About The Presenters
Claire Mauer and Reg Morrow Robinson are known for their experience, their clinical expertise, and their clear and dynamic training styles. They are committed to providing a supportive, safe, and stimulating environment for learning and practicing new skills.  In addition to maintaining a active private practices, Reg and Claire are EMDRIA Approved Consultants and Trainers and have many years of experience providing EMDR trainings across the country to diverse groups of therapists who work within a range of clinical settings. 
Statement of Proactive Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity
Connect welcomes trainees and consultees from all cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual and gender orientations. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all trainees and consultees, including Black People, People of Color, Indigenous People, and LGBTQ People. We pledge to proactively address issues of cultural competence and culturally-based trauma during every phase of professional development.
Weekend One Learning Objectives:
Identify the parameters treatable with EMDR therapy to safely and effectively implement EMDR therapy with clients 
Describe 3 aspects of the AIP Model for effective case conceptualization and treatment planning 
List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy 
Describe the criteria for client selection and how to apply to client cases 
Describe 3 safety measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy 
Weekend Two Learning Objectives
10 hours of didactic, 10 hours of supervised practice The supervised practice is gently guided by a facilitator who will assist the participants to apply the model and objectives of the morning lecture.
Describe 3 strategies to identify and effectively resolve problem areas in the utilization of EMDR therapy 
Describe protocols for closing down incomplete sessions 
Describe 3 resources to use with struggling or defended clients 
Describe a treatment plan to choose and prioritize targets appropriate for EMDR treatment 
Describe strategies for dealing with highly emotional responses 
Describe strategies for dealing with dissociative symptoms and phobias 
Describe strategies to treat more complex trauma-related disorders
Schedule for Each Weekend
All times reflect the Eastern Time Zone as Claire & Reg are based in Orlando, FL. To convert to your time zone, use the World Clock feature on your iPhone home screen or click here.
8:00am – 8:30am: Registration
8:30am – 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

8:30am – 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

8:30am – 11:30pm: Lecture
11:30pm – 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm – 4:00pm: Afternoon Practicum
Continuing Education credit for this program is approved by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists completing this program can receive 40.0 hours of continuing education credit. 
 Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program can receive 40.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program can receive 40.0 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program can receive 40.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Connect CE/U provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.

There is no known conflict of interest nor commercial support for this program.