Connect Virtual EMDR Basic Training August & November 2023

Fri, Aug 18, 2023, 9:00 AM EDT – Sun, Nov 5, 2023, 5:15 PM EST
Dates Breakdown
Fri, Aug 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Sat, Aug 19, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Sun, Aug 20, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM EDT
Fri, Nov 3, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Sat, Nov 4, 2023, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Sun, Nov 5, 2023, 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM EST
Connect Virtual EMDR Basic Training August & November 2023

EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training (Virtual)
Part One: August 18-20; Part Two: November 3-5 Friday-Sunday
Fridays & Saturdays 9AM - 6PM Eastern Time, Sundays 9AM - 5:15 PM Eastern

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer: Christine Bergman

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)

All components of Basic Training must be completed within 12 months of the start of training.

Also Included:

  • Printed Training Manual (300+ pages) mailed to you prior to the training
  • Online access to downloadable/printable forms, scripts, and handouts from the manual
  • Discussion Board for communicating with your training cohort
  • “Office Hours” for additional Q&A with your trainer each morning prior to the lecture

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 herehttps://www.emdria.org/emdr-training-education/emdr-training/eligibility-requirements-for-emdr-training/

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 via Zoom)

Payment Plan/Deposit Option: Select this option at Checkout to Pay $550 when you register and the remainder by July 18th.

Nonprofit Clinician: $1,225
Clinician: $1,400

$75.00 optional CEs available for purchase at registration (total of 40 CEs for complete course, to be granted after all six training days are completed) Please scroll down for full information on CEs and coverage.

*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 Claire@ConnectEMDR.com to inquire.


We highly recommend that you visit our Website To learn more about Connect's Basic Training, including important FAQS about the training and consultation process.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to (2 weeks prior to start of training)
No refunds given after August 4, 2023*
*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.

We are committed to providing you with a great staff-to-student ratio and consultant-to-consultee ratio, which means confirming our staff at least two weeks in advance based on registrations. That is why we can’t provide refunds for cancellations made within two weeks of the training.

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 Presenter

Christine has studied and provided EMDR Therapy for almost 20 years as a Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, Facilitator and EMDRIA-Approved Virtual Basic Trainer.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Christine specializes in working with clients who have experienced complex trauma, in addition to providing treatment for various mental health concerns. She has worked for many years in community mental health settings with children, adolescents and adults. Currently, she is in private practice, primarily providing online services for adults. In addition, Christine provides professional training and consultation for mental health professionals.

Detailed Course Overview & Learning Objectives

20 hours of didactic, 20 hours of supervised practice, 10 hours of Group Consultation. The supervised practice is gently guided by a facilitator who will assist the participants to apply the model and objectives of the morning lecture. All components must be completed within one year of the start of training.

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
  • Apply 3 techniques for identifying targets during history takings
  • Explain the therapeutic process using both adult and child-friendly language
  • Demonstrate application of a state change technique during Preparation Phase
  • Select appropriate targets for memory reprocessing
  • List the 7 questions asked during the Assessment Phase
  • Apply a treatment plan using Standard Protocol
  • Practice all 8 phases of EMDR Therapy
  • Select appropriate opportunities for using the Recent Event Protocol
  • Recognize instances in which memories can be clustered for reprocessing.

Weekend Two Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between simple and complex case presentations.
  • Recognize the impact of developmental abuse and neglect on treatment planning and pace of therapy.
  • Recognize where a client is in relation to their “Window of Tolerance.”
  • Identify 3 common blocking beliefs that hinder progress in therapy.
  • Recognize when to modify EMDR’s Standard Protocol for emergent situations and complex presentations.
  • Demonstrate Preparation Phase interventions for complex cases, including Resource Development and Installation
  • Recognize common signs of dissociation and select appropriate screening tools.
  • Identify 3 strategies to help clients maintain dual attention during intense emotional responses.
  • Distinguish between different types of cognitive interweaves.
  • Apply interweaves as needed to facilitate blocked Processing.
  • Differentiate between EMD and EMDR.
  • Distinguish between two types of phobias.
  • Select present triggers related to “urges to use” in clients with addictions.
  • Recall factors to consider in history taking with military and first responder populations.

Schedule for Each Weekend:

All times reflect the Eastern Time Zone as ConnectEMDR is based in Orlando, FL. To convert to your time zone, use the World Clock feature on your iPhone home screen or click here.

Part One:


9:00am - 9:15am: Sign On/Housekeeping/Tech Check

9:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture (with 15-minute break)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2pm - 6pm: Supervised Practicum


9:00am - 9:15am: Office Hours Q&A with Christine

9:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture (with 15-minute break)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm: Supervised Practicum


9am - 9:15am: Office Hours Q&A with Christine

9:15pm - 1:00pm: Lecture

1:00pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 2:30pm: Lecture

2:30 pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

5pm - 5:15pm: Wrap Up

Part Two


9:00am - 9:15am: Sign On/Housekeeping/Tech Check

9:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture (with 15-minute break)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm: Supervised Practicum


9:00am - 9:15am: Office Hours Q&A with Christine

9:15am - 1:00pm: Lecture (with 15-minute break)

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00 pm - 6:00pm: Supervised Practicum


9:00am - 9:15am: Office Hours Q&A with Christine

9:15pm - 1:00pm: Lecture

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 2:30pm: Lecture

2:30 pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

5:00pm - 5:15pm: Wrap Up

Required Reading:

Per the EMDRIA, all trainees are required to read Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 3rd Ed., by Francine Shapiro. We recommend purchasing this book (online) as soon as you register so that you can read as much as possible prior to the start of your training. This will make the lecture easier to follow and reduce information overload during the training.

Attendance Policy

Participants must attend all training days in their entirety and actively participate in all supervised practice exercises and group consultation sessions in order to receive a certificate of completion for this training. Those who attend this workshop in full and complete all the appropriate evaluation forms are eligible to receive CE credits. Those who miss more than 15 minutes of any portion of the training, at any point during the training, may be dismissed from the training at the discretion of the staff and will not receive a certificate of completion, CE credits, or a refund. We understand that emergencies and illnesses sometimes happen during the training. The structure of EMDR Basic Training is such that each afternoon's experiential work draws on what is learned in morning lecture, and each day's activities build on previous days. Practicum is completed in small groups and unfolds over each 3-day weekend. For this reason, it is not typically possible to "make-up" missed portions of lecture or practicum at a later date. Instead, we can offer a retake of the entire training weekend at 50% of the regular training price.

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.

ADA Assistance

Our in-person trainings are held in facilities that are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact Claire at Claire@ConnectEMDR.com or (407) 970-7915 if accommodation is required for this online training.


CE-Classes is the provider of CEs. Certificates are awarded online after completion of the workshop.  Participants print their own certificate after registering at CE-Classes.com, entering a keycode, and completing an evaluation form.

CE-Classes.com is approved by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) CE-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Florida Certification Board
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2025
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0223 Expires 02-2025
  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
  • New York Social Work Board – CE-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education
    Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.
  • New York Mental Health Practitioners Board CE-Classes.com, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0260.
  • New York Psychology Board CE-Classes.com, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0211
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2024 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2024.

 Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

This course's APA approval is accepted by social work and counseling boards in most states.


Connect 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 

info@ConnectEMDR.com Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems.

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


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