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EMDR Basic Training Charleston, SC February & April 2024

From $ 1250 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri, Feb 2, 2024, 8:00 AM EST – Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 4:15 PM EDT
Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston Airport, 3020 W. Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC, USA Map
Dates Breakdown
Fri, Feb 2, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Sat, Feb 3, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
Sun, Feb 4, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EST
Fri, Apr 12, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, Apr 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, Apr 14, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
EMDR Basic Training Charleston, SC  February & April 2024

EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training co-sponsored by The Hammocks on the Edisto

Part One: February 2-4, 2024 Friday-Sunday

Part Two: April 12-14, 2024 Friday-Sunday

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

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer: Claire Mauer MA, NCC, LMHC

Level: Beginner

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 Jan 19, 2024.
No refunds given after Jan 20, 2024.*  

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

In each training and consultation, Claire strives to create a spirit of hospitality that puts professionals with diverse backgrounds and learning styles at ease.

A graduate of Rollins College Masters in Counseling program, Claire is an EMDRIA-Approved Trainer and Consultant with years of experience training and facilitating across the U.S. At home in Orlando, she facilitates the local no-fee EMDR Study Group.  

Claire currently maintains a private practice in which she treats a range of client issues, including complex PTSD and anxiety disorders, using EMDR therapy as part of an integrative trauma-informed, approach.

She is excited to be approved by the Brown Center for Mindfulness to provide Jon Kabat-Zinn’s original, 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.

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.

Part One Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the history and evolution of EMDR Therapy.
2. Identify the 5 components of a memory. 
3. Explain 2 possible mechanisms of action thought to contribute to the efficacy of EMDR.
4. Describe 3 key research findings about EMDR Therapy.
5. List 6 types of client complaints treatable with EMDR therapy.
6. Discuss 5 considerations for appropriate client selection.
7. Describe 3 measures for effective and safe use of EMDR therapy.
8. List 3 techniques for identifying targets during history taking.
9. Explain the therapeutic process using both adult and child-friendly language.
10. Demonstrate how to introduce a state change technique during Preparation Phase.
11. Select an appropriate first target memory for reprocessing.
12. Explain the 2 main goals of the Assessment Phase.
13. Prepare a comprehensive treatment plan using Standard Protocol.
14. List the 8 phases and 3 Prongs of EMDR Therapy.
15. Select appropriate opportunities for using the Recent Event Protocol.
16. Apply Future Templates as part of EMDR Therapy’s 3rd Prong. 

Part Two Learning Objectives:

1. Explain key differences between simple and complex case presentations.
2. Describe 3 ways to address the impact of clients’ cultures, roles, and identities within the AIP Model.
3. Describe key differences in treatment planning for clients with developmental trauma.
4. Assess where a client is in relation to their “Window of Tolerance.”
5. List 3 common blocking beliefs that hinder progress in therapy.
6. Identify when to modify EMDR’s Standard Protocol for emergent situations and complex presentations.
7. Demonstrate Preparation Phase interventions for complex cases, including Resource Development and Installation.
8. Identify common signs of dissociation and select appropriate screening tools.
9. List 3 strategies to manage hypoarousal during processing.
10. List 3 strategies to help clients maintain dual attention during intense emotional responses.
11. Distinguish between different types of cognitive interweaves.
12. Apply interweaves as needed to facilitate blocked Processing.
13. Explain when and how to use EMD, rather than EMDR.
14. Prepare treatment plans to address both simple and complex phobias.
15. Prepare specialized treatment plans for at least 3 different populations, such as military, sexual trauma survivors, and clients with substance use disorders.
16. Describe special considerations for working with anxiety, grief, and somatic disorders as an EMDR Therapist.

Schedule for Each Weekend:

All times reflect the Eastern Time Zone.

Part One:

Friday, Feb 2, 2024

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

Saturday, Feb 3, 2024

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

Sunday, Feb 4, 2024

8:00am - 8:15 am: Sign-in/Coffee/Networking
8:15am 11:30pm: Lecture
11:30pm - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 4:15pm: Afternoon Practicum

Part Two

Friday, April 12, 2024

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

Saturday, April 13, 2024

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

Sunday, April 14, 2024

8:00am - 8:15 am: Sign-in/Coffee/Networking
8:15am 11:30pm: Lecture
11:30pm - 12:30pm: Lunch
12:30pm - 4:15pm: Afternoon Practicum

About our Co-Host:

We are grateful to The Hammocks on the Edisto for helping to bring this training to Charleston and for providing morning refreshments!

Hammocks on the Edisto is an intimate, boutique recovery center for women with substance abuse disorders, underlying trauma, and other mental health disorders. They provide highly individualized care in a safe, supportive, retreat-like setting and utilize evidence-based approaches and holistic care. They are located along the beautiful Edisto River just outside of Charleston, SC.

Please visit www.hammocksrecovery.com or call 1-888-975-4683 to learn more.

Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate. The rates are $139/night in February, and $169/night in April. These are first come, first served and will be available until 2 weeks prior to the date of each training weekend, so please book well in advance! Just click the links below for details and to reserve your room for each weekend.

February: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=CHSAPHX&groupCode=CHH90R&arrivaldate=2024-02-02&departuredate=2024-02-04&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

April: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/chsaphx-90q-e7f7b94f-9c42-4ba5-bbc0-bcacce0cb1d0/

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

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.

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's are requested from CE-ClassesCertificates 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.


Claire Mauer


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Hampton Inn & Suites Charleston Airport, 3020 W. Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC, USA


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