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2-Day: Polyvagal Informed EMDR Therapy: Over 20 Next Level Strategies for Targeted and Customized Trauma Treatment

Rebecca Kase, LCSW
Approx. 12 Hours
Oct 12, 2023
PESI, Inc.
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EMDR and polyvagal theory have been game-changers for therapists’ understanding and treatment of trauma.

And individually they’ve each proven themselves to be powerful pathways to healing.

But when combined, they create a neuro-informed framework for case conceptualization, treatment planning, and client transformation that should be in every trauma therapist’s toolkit.

Now, for the first time ever you can watch Rebecca Kase, an internationally renowned EMDR trainer and author of Polyvagal-Informed EMDR: A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing, for a one-of-a-kind training.

In over 12 hours of specialized training, Rebecca will provide a step-by-step roadmap to harness the power of these groundbreaking approaches so you can:

  • Use polyvagal-informed strategies to prepare clients for EMDR & determine readiness
  • Apply new ideas to reframe the therapist-client relationship
  • Improve memory reprocessing through nervous-system focused interventions
  • Easily modify EMDR moment-to-moment in session as challenges arise
  • And much more!

If you use EMDR this training will allow you to maintain fidelity to the evidence-based practice but have you feeling like you’ve supercharged the therapy and the recovery process.

Better still, this approach goes beyond trauma and PTSD, and can be used in the treatment of anxiety, addictions, depression, grief, and more.

Don’t miss this chance to get the expert guidance you need to integrate two of today’s most powerful therapeutic tools to form the robust healing model you’ve been looking for.

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Rebecca Kase, LCSW, is an internationally renowned EMDR expert, consultant, trainer, and owner of Kase & CO Training and Consulting. She is the author of Polyvagal-Informed EMDR: A Neuro-Informed Approach to Healing (Norton, 2023) and has worked in a variety of settings with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, and adults. She has additional experience working with dissociation and complex trauma and incorporates yoga and mind-body techniques throughout her clinical work. She advocates for embodied presence, humility and curiosity as vital components for healing and successful therapy. Rebecca strives to provide engaging, safe, and shame-free environments for clinicians to explore and learn.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Rebecca Kase maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a national speaker. She receives royalties from and Norton. Rebecca Kase receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Rebecca Kase is a member of the EMDR International Association, the International Society for the Study of Traumatic Dissociation, and the Yoga Alliance.

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  1. Evaluate the key premises of Polyvagal Theory and its implications for clinical practice. 
  2. Investigate the research basis of EMDR and Polyvagal Therapy and their synergies in trauma treatment. 
  3. Analyze the three circuits of the autonomic nervous system and their correlation with physical and psychological symptoms. 
  4. Theorize how the social engagement system is influenced by autonomic defenses and its relevance to client-therapist rapport building. 
  5. Assess commonalities between Polyvagal Theory and AIP with reference to case conceptualization from each theory.
  6. Formulate interventions that utilize the social engagement system to support rapport building and alignment in the client-therapist relationship. 
  7. Evaluate the four domains of the preparation hierarchy and corresponding interventions for effective trauma treatment. 
  8. Analyze the components of the Phase 3 Assessment EMDR protocol through the lens of Polyvagal Theory. 
  9. Practice at least two Polyvagal-informed interweaves to enhance EMDR processing. 
  10. Describe the influence of Polyvagal Theory on therapeutic presence, and at least three ways to provide cues of presence in an EMDR reprocessing session. 
  11. Investigate how Polyvagal Theory relates to phases 5 & 6 of EMDR reprocessing and their clinical applications. 
  12. Evaluate the role of Polyvagal Theory in Phase 7 closure and learn at least two techniques to close an EMDR reprocessing session effectively. 
  13. Develop skills and implement exercises for regulating oneself before, during, and after therapy sessions.


The New Practice of Neuro-informed Counseling for Toxic Stress

  • Seamlessly integrate polyvagal techniques into EMDR therapy
  • Tap into the nervous system and let it conduct therapy
  • Spot the key differences between toxic and non-toxic stress to know what to target
  • Make therapy easier by mastering the skills to tame your clients nervous system

Polyvagal Therapy in Action & the Social Engagement System (SES)

  • Practical exercises to harness the power of the vagus nerve for healing
  • Do intuitive trauma work with neuroception-informed strategies
  • Strategies to target 3 circuits of the nervous system
  • Understand the role of evolution as it applies to your therapy
  • Build a resilient nervous system in your clients to prevent triggering trauma
  • How the SES operates in the therapy room
  • Exercises to do with your clients

The Polyvagal-Informed EMDR Perspective

  • Improve connection by reframing EMDR as relational therapy
  • Get clients ready for EMDR with new polyvagal exercises
  • “The Therapeutic Soil” - a metaphor for connection
  • Create a stronger therapeutic presence to create safety and trust
  • Help clients reset emotional dysregulation
  • Research, risks and limitations

Polyvagal-Informed EMDR in Practice

  • See and experience exercises that integrate the modalities
  • Disempower trauma memories with Adaptive Information Processing (AIP)
  • Know when to use polyvagal exercises while doing bilateral stimulation (BLS)
  • Meet clients where they’re at with the right BLS speed for customized recovery

Strategies to Individualize EMDR Phases 1-3 for Each Client

  • Help your clients see their problems as solutions
  • Increase your client’s dual awareness to decrease dissociation
  • Take your client’s history across multiple domains simultaneously
  • Create individualized treatment plans to target specific trauma and goals
  • Case vignettes and practice exercises

Create More Intuitive Healing in EMDR Phases 4-8

  • Easy-to-implement strategies to track client progress
  • Overcome blocked processing with PV-EMDR interweaves
  • Create a new narrative for clients trapped in the past
  • Conduct micro and macro re-evaluation to see change across domains
  • Case vignettes and practice exercises

The Embodied Therapist

  • Stay embodied when sessions become intense
  • Exercises to do before, during and after therapy to stay regulated
  • Expand your perspective of the impact of therapeutic embodiment

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Professionals Who Work within the Mental Health Fields


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