Basics & Beyond EMDR Refresher Course (Virtual)

$ 380 usd
+ available add-ons
Mon, Feb 24, 2025, 10:00 AM EST – Tue, Feb 25, 2025, 5:00 PM EST
Basics & Beyond EMDR Refresher Course (Virtual)

Connect Training & Consulting Presents:

The Basics & Beyond EMDR Refresher Course (Live, Virtual Training)

Monday February 24, 2025 & Tuesday February 25, 2025

10 AM - 5 PM Eastern Time Each Day

EMDRIA-Approved Trainer: Claire Mauer

Level: Intermediate

Connect's most-requested EMDR course is back, with exciting updates!

Over the past six years, attendees have loved the Back to Basics Refresher Course and actually requested MORE TIME to get clear on the basics while gaining confidence with commonly needed modifications for more complex presentations and tricky situations. In response, we've expanded the Refresher to two days to create a stress-free, in-depth, and highly interactive learning experience.

We will keep things moving with a mix of:

  • lecture
  • videos
  • live demonstration
  • in-depth case discussion
  • guided practicum
  • and lots of Q&A!

This EMDR Refresher will clear the cobwebs, increase your fidelity to the model, and keep you current with updates to the EMDR Basic Training curriculum and modifications for telehealth. We'll also discuss how to approach all phases of EMDR Therapy with more cultural awareness and competence.

Six reasons to invest in Connect's Basics and Beyond EMDR Refresher Course:

  1. You took the training years ago and are unaware of updates to the EMDRIA-Approved Curriculum or the world of EMDR Therapy.
  2. You felt unsure of how to use EMDR via telehealth during Covid.
  3. You had inadequate opportunities to practice and have gotten "rusty."
  4. You developed a "creative" approach, strayed from the Standard Protocol, and lost fidelity to the model.
  5. You got stuck with tough clients early on and lost confidence.
  6. You have clients who need immediate symptom reduction or more containment during reprocessing.

Who is Eligible to Attend?

Participants must have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training.

Cost of the 2-Day Training: $380

Includes 10 EMDRIA Credits

10 CEs requested by CE-Classes.com

Payment Plans are available -- register with $200 deposit and pay the rest later.

$25.00 optional CEs available for purchase at registration (total of 10 CEs for requested complete course) See below for full CE information and coverage.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund minus credit card processing fees for cancellations prior to 2 weeks prior to the start of training. No refunds are available after that time.

About The Presenter

Claire Mauer is an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Trainer and Consultant known for her experience, her clinical expertise, and her clear and dynamic training style. She is committed to providing a supportive, safe, and stimulating environment for learning and practicing new skills. In addition to maintaining an active private practices, Claire has many years of experience providing both virtual and in person EMDR trainings across the country to diverse groups of therapists who work within a range of clinical settings. She has provided both basic and advanced consultation to hundreds of EMDR therapists, which has helped her to identify common points of confusion and frustration. She thrives on helping therapists and their clients get "unstuck" so they can build confidence in EMDR therapy and in themselves. Claire has taught the Back to Basics EMDR Refresher course multiple times over the past six years, and is excited to expand the training to allow for more in-depth conversation and practice.

What People Are Saying:

"Great review of old material and sharing of new information. I'm refreshed and ready to work with clients!"

"I would highly recommend the Back to Basics Refresher Course for all trained and certified EMDR professionals."

"Great refresher and motivation to begin practicing."

"Excellent presenter and very personable! Kept me engaged the entire time."

Detailed Course Overview & Learning Objectives

This workshop is for any clinician who has received the Basic Training in EMDR through an EMDRIA-Approved Training. The workshop will review and update information on AIP case conceptualization, the 8 phases and three prongs of EMDR Therapy, developing Target Sequencing Plans for a variety of clinical presentation and settings, and strategies for successful reprocessing, including how to work with blocking beliefs and cognitive interweaves.

Participants will also have an opportunity to improve their skills related to Resourcing, Floatbacks, Affect Scans, and EMD. Practicum experiences will help further consolidate these concepts.

Day One Learning Objectives:

  1. List goals and procedures for all eight phases and 3 prongs of EMDR therapy.
  2. Apply modifications for successfully conducting EMDR Therapy via telehealth. 
  3. Predict client readiness for trauma reprocessing and correct pacing of treatment using the 20Q Client Readiness Checklist.
  4. Correctly assess choice points in history taking and treatment planning, including when to use the Affect Scan or Float Back and how to organize information around different types of symptom clusters.
  5. Use multiple Phase 2 interventions, including Resource Development and Installation, to build clients’ capacity for self-regulation and trauma processing.
  6. Describe the three Informational Plateaus and how to generate appropriate Negative and Positive Cognitions in the Assessment Phase.

Day Two Learning Objectives:

  1. Design treatment plans for a variety of client presentations, practice settings, and situational constraints. 
  2. Identify clients’ internal and external resources; tracking expansion of adaptive networks in preparation phase and throughout therapy.
  3. List two strategies for uncovering and resolving blocking beliefs.
  4. Use at least four simple but effective strategies to keep processing moving when clients become “blocked” or “stuck” during reprocessing phases.
  5. Identify when Cognitive Interweaves are needed and apply them effectively. 
  6. Demonstrate the appropriate use of EMD: a form of contained processing used to desensitize intrusive traumatic content and quickly improve functioning without overwhelming the client.

Schedule for Both Days:

10:00am - 10:15am: Sign-In/Housekeeping

10:15am - 11:30:00pm: Lecture, Practice, & Video

11:30am - 11:45am: Break

11:45am - 1:00pm: Lecture, Practice, and Video

1:00pm - 2:15pm: Lunch

2:15pm - 3:30pm: Lecture, Practice, & Video

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm - 5:00pm: Lecture, Practice, & Video

Attendance Policy

Participants must attend all training days in their entirety and actively participate in all practice exercises in order to receive a certificate of completion for this 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 online 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.


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