Virtual Basic Training - June/August 2021

From $1350 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri Jun 4, 10:00 AM - Sun Aug 8, 7:00 PM (EDT)

EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training (Virtual)
Weekend 1: Friday, June 4th — Sunday, June 6th
Weekend 2: Friday, August 6th — Sunday, August 8th
Fridays & Saturdays 10 AM - 7 PM Eastern Time, Sundays 10 AM - 6 PM Eastern Time
EMDRIA-Approved Trainers: Reg Morrow Robinson & Claire Mauer
Training Package Includes all hours and Consultation required for Completion

About This Course

Full Training Package Includes:
20 Hours Lecture
20 Hours Small Group Practicum
10 Hours Consultation (Group Consultation meetings occur via Zoom after each weekend)
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
Psychiatric ARNPs
Graduate Students in Internship with Active Caseloads

Fees (Includes 10 hours Consultation)

Nonprofit Clinician/Students/Registered Interns: $1,350

For-Profit Clinician: $1,425

Partial Deposit Option Available Pay $600 at registration and the remainder two weeks prior to training.

$30.00 optional CEs available for purchase at registration. (20 CEs granted for each weekend…one-time payment of $30 for al 40 CEs) Please see full CE information below to verify that your state and license are covered by our national CE provider.

*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, or Registered Interns.

  • We have limited spaces for EMDR therapists who have previously completed the first weekend of the training with an EMDRIA-accredited provider and need to complete Weekend 2. Please contact Claire at to inquire.*

Cancellation Policy
Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to May 21 (2 weeks prior to start of training)
No refunds given after May 21*
*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 (Training Manual mailed to you, 20 hrs didactic, 20 hrs practicum, 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

Options for Consultation groups with dates and times will be posted at least two weeks prior to the training, and trainees will be given links to register for their preferred option at no additional charge. Consultation will consist of 5, two-hour meetings, with at least two meetings between Weekend One and Weekend Two and the remainder following Weekend Two of the training.

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.

Detailed Course Overview & 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.

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

-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.

10:00am - 10:15am: Sign On/Housekeeping/Tech Check
10:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lecture
3:00pm - 7:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

10:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture
1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm: Lecture
3:00pm - 7:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

10:15am - 1:15pm: Lecture
1:15pm - 2:15pm: Lunch
2:15pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Practicum
5:45pm - 6:00pm: Wrap Up

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.

Claire Mauer


Reg Morrow Robinson

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