EMDR Basic Training at Jacksonville University April & June 2024

From $ 1250 usd
+ available add-ons
Fri, Apr 5, 2024, 8:00 AM EDT – Sun, Jun 2, 2024, 4:15 PM EDT
Jacksonville University: Academic Health Sciences Building, 5491 Dolphin Pointe Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA Map
Dates Breakdown
Fri, Apr 5, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, Apr 6, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, Apr 7, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
Fri, May 31, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sat, Jun 1, 2024, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
Sun, Jun 2, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM EDT
EMDR Basic Training at Jacksonville University April & June 2024

EMDRIA- Approved EMDR Basic Training

Part One: April 5-7, 2024 Friday-Sunday

Part Two: May 31 - June 2nd, 2024 Friday-Sunday

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

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer: Reg Morrow Robinson, LMFT, LMHC, NCC

Level: Beginner

Hosted by Jacksonville University: Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program with support from the Women's Center of Jacksonville.

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 March 21, 2024.
No refunds given after March 22, 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:

Reg Morrow Robinson, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC, NCC., EMDRIA-Approved Trainer & Consultant, RTEP/GTEP Trainer

During her 30+ years of practice, Reg has delighted in working with other therapists to create a more resilient and connected community.Reg trained in EMDR in 1995 and completed rigorous EMDR Trainer Training with Dr. Francine Shapiro in 2008. She went on to become an EMDR Institute Trainer before co-founding Connect Training + Consulting.

Reg has helped healing professionals across the country master EMDR Therapy through her work as an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, Recent & Group Traumatic Episode (R-TEP/G-TEP) Trainer, and EMDRIA Consultant. She has presented at multiple EMDRIA conferences on the topics of EMDR Consultation, Early Intervention, Group EMDR, and Disaster Response. She currently has a book in press with Springer Publishing; a ground-breaking edited volume on Group EMDR Application and Interventions.

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, April 5, 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 6, 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 7, 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, May 31, 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, June 1, 20224

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, June 2, 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

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.

About our Hosts:

We are grateful to Jacksonville University's Clinical Mental Health Program and Dr. Natalie Indelicato for hosting this training and supporting their graduate students' continuing education. Jacksonville University offers a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MS-CMHC) ​in the School of Applied Health Sciences, Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences. This CACREP accredited, 60-credit-hour degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling meets the educational requirements for State of Flo​rida licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and state licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

Thanks also to The Women’s Center of Jacksonville (WCJ) for their support! WCJ is a nonprofit , community resource offering advocacy, support and education to women in Northeast Florida. The WCJ is the only certified rape crisis center for Duval, Nassau and Baker Counties, and rape recovery services are available to all individuals and their families, including the 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (904.721.7273). The WCJ offers mental health counseling; adult and family literacy; breast cancer support; community education on building resiliency and sexual assault prevention; and information and referral assistance. All services are free.


Reg Morrow Robinson


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Jacksonville University: Academic Health Sciences Building, 5491 Dolphin Pointe Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL, USA


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