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EMDR Basic Training Gateway Community Services in Jacksonville, FL

From $ 1250 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri, Aug 4, 2023, 8:00 AM EDT – Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 4:15 PM EDT
555 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, FL Map
Dates Breakdown
Fri, Aug 4, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, Aug 5, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, Aug 6, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Fri, Sep 8, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, Sep 9, 2023, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, Sep 10, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
EMDR Basic Training Gateway Community Services in Jacksonville, FL

EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training

Weekend One: August 4-6, 2023 Friday-Sunday

Weekend Two: September 8-10, 2023 Friday-Sunday

Fridays & Saturdays 8 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time, Sundays 8 AM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer: Bill Brislin, MA, LMHC, NCC

About This Course

Full Training Package Includes:
20 Hours Lecture
20 Hours Small Group Practicum
10 Hours Consultation
40 Optional CEs Requested from CE-Classes (see detailed CE information below)

Also Included:

  • Printed Training Manual (300+ pages)
  • Access to online learning management system with additional resources:
  • Downloadable/printable forms, scripts, and handouts
  • Discussion Board for communicating with your training cohort
  • Bonus videos to view and review at your leisure

EMDR Therapy is a powerful, evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults. More than 30 positive controlled research studies support the benefits of EMDR Therapy for treatment of depression, trauma, and more. EMDR Therapy can dramatically reduce or eliminate disturbing symptoms, distressing emotions, and unwanted behaviors while fostering positive new perspectives and increased resilience.

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.

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.

Personalized attention, thoughtful feedback, and a warm spirit of hospitality are hallmarks of all Connect trainings. Our highly experienced 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!

Seats are limited to ensure an optimal learning environment for each participant.

Who is Eligible to Attend?

EMDRIA Sets the Standards for Attendance. Read full eligibility requirements here: https://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)

Students and Nonprofit Clinician: $1,250
For-Profit Clinician: $1,425

Payment Plans are available -- register with $600 deposit and pay the rest later.

75.00 optional CEs Requested from CE- Classes available for purchase at registration (total of 40 CEs for complete course) See below for full CE information 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.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund (minus credit card processing fees) for cancellations prior to July 14th.
No refunds given after Friday July 14th.*  

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.
*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 Presenter

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bill has been a therapist in Orlando, Florida for over thirty years. He is an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Trainer and Consultant as well as an EMDR Recent & Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP/G-TEP) trainer. Bill has a special interest in complex trauma and dissociation which began during his fifteen years as a therapist in an AIDS support agency. Along with Reg Morrow, he facilitates an advanced complex trauma consultation group which is open to distance learners. Philosophically grounded in the humanistic tradition, Bill utilizes EMDR therapy as his primary modality with great attention to attachment injury and early life trauma.

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.

Level: Beginner

Schedule for Each Weekend:

All times reflect the Eastern Time Zone.

Part One:

Friday, August 4, 2023

8:00am - 8:15am: Sign-In/Networking
8:15am - 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

Saturday, August 5, 2023

8:00am - 8:15am: Sign-In/Networking
8:15am - 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

Sunday, August 6, 2023

8:00am - 11:30am: Lecture
11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 4:15pm: Afternoon Practicum

Part Two

Friday, September 8, 2023

8:00am - 8:15am: Sign-In/Networking
8:15am - 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

Saturday, September 9, 2023

8:00am - 8:15am: Sign-In/Networking
8:15am - 12:00pm: Lecture
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Practicum

Sunday, September 10, 2023

8:00am - 11:30am: Lecture
11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 4:15pm: Afternoon Practicum

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 purchase optional CEs, attend this workshop in full, and complete all the appropriate evaluation forms are eligible to receive CE credits. All components of Basic Training must be completed within 12 months of the start of training.

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 training.


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.

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.


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. Connect Training & Consulting in Alliance with The Trauma and Resilience Center Presents:

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


Bill Brislin


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555 Stockton Street, Jacksonville, FL


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