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3-Day Intensive Training on EMDR for Trauma: The Complete Guide to Assessment, Resource Development and Treatment

Kate Haskell, LMHC, NBCC, EMDR-C
3 Full Days
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As a clinician, there is little doubt that you are working with trauma. In the field of traumatic stress, there have been many updates and improvements designed to improve treatment outcomes. One of those improvements is the trauma processing modality, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Evidence suggests that EMDR is one of the most effective modalities for treating trauma and PTSD. So, if you’ve yet to learn this skill, now is the time!

Join trauma specialist and trainer, Kate Haskell, LMHC, NBCC, EMDR-C, for this intensive 3-day EMDR training that will provide you the knowledge and skills needed to use EMDR safely and effectively. Through lecture, live and videotaped EMDR demonstrations, and supervised experiential exercises, this training will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of trauma theory, principles, diagnosis and EMDR treatment.

The stage model remains today’s state-of-the-art treatment approach for all but single incident trauma. During this training, you will learn the goals of each stage, along with the therapeutic tools to reach those goals.

This is a training you don’t want to miss!

  • Learn EMDR skills and why it is such an effect treatment for both single incident PTSD and complex trauma
  • It’s your opportunity to participate in hands-on practice of EMDR and other trauma treatment tools in a safe and supervised environment
  • Learn this dynamic, comprehensive skill that will equip you to start improving outcomes with traumatized clients right away

Sign up today to become a better therapist for your clients suffering from trauma’s multitude of symptoms.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - *

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (For the in-person event, after attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will need to log into their online account to complete the online evaluation. Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, Q&A, and others. After completion of the evaluation participants can download/print their certificate of completion. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance will be available in the attendee online account after completion of the evaluation. An adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be sent within 30 days (if your board allows)).

Continuing Education Information: Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live, in-person event only. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

Addiction Counselors - NAADAC (live)


This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 19.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance. 


This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the course outline, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements.

Minnesota Counselors

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy for 19.0 hours of credit for LPC’s. Activity #: 2023.CE.075.


This course does not offer EMDRIA credit.

Marriage & Family Therapists

This activity consists of 1140 minutes of continuing education instruction. Credit requirements and approvals vary per state board regulations. Please save the activity advertisement, the certificate of completion you receive from the activity and contact your state board or organization to determine specific filing requirements. 

Minnesota Marriage & Family Therapists

This course has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists for 19.0 continuing education credits. 

Minnesota Psychologists

This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology for 19.0 continuing education hours.

Psychologists & Physicians

Physicians: PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Psychologists: The following state psychologist boards recognize activities sponsored by PESI, Inc. as an approved ACCME provider: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. This activity consists of 19.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. Certificates of attendance will be issued for you to submit to your state licensing board to recognize for continuing education credit.

Social Workers

PESI, Inc., #1062, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. PESI, Inc. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: January 27, 2023 - January 27, 2026. Social workers completing this course receive 19.0 Clinical continuing education credits.


Course Level: Intermediate Format: In-person.  Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Canadian Social Workers: Canadian provinces may accept activities approved by the ASWB for ongoing professional development.

Minnesota Social Workers

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the State of Minnesota, Board of Social Work. Provider #: CEP-140. This course has been approved for 19.0 continuing education hours. This certificate has been issued upon successful completion of a post-test.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 1140 continuing education minutes as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements. 



Kate Haskell, LMHC, NBCC, EMDR-C's Profile

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Kate Haskell, LMHC, NBCC, EMDR-C, (she/her) is a 30+year clinician, trainer, and public speaker. She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. For the past 20 years she has primarily been engaged in trauma focused treatment while utilizing EMDR and other modalities. She has created and facilitated services for multiple school districts to address student and staff deaths. Kate brings extensive experience in vicarious trauma and strives to improve human service workers well-being. She demonstrates a warm, compassionate, and direct communication style to engage individuals and allow them to explore their deepest questions.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kate Haskell maintains a private practice and is a consultant for Bellingham School and Mt. Vernon School Districts mobile response team. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kate Haskell has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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3-Day Intensive Training on EMDR for Trauma: The Complete Guide to Assessment, Resource Development and Treatment
Wed, May 31, 2023 - 08:00am to Fri, Jun 02, 2023 - 04:00pm MDT - Product Code LIP059180
Denver, Colorado

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Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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  1. Evaluate the biological nature of trauma and how trauma is stored in the body and limbic system, creating physical and psychological symptoms to better understand your clients. 
  2. Differentiate between sympathetic (activated) freeze response and the parasympathetic (deactivated) dorsal vagal immobilization response your clients experience. 
  3. Distinguish between the following types of traumatic stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental and articulate treatment considerations for each. 
  4. Ascertain the clinical implications of traumatic stress symptomology, including hyperarousal, affect dysregulation, dissociation, body memories, and flashbacks. 
  5. Employ effective somatic techniques to reduce/eliminate client’s body memories, “flashbacks” and dissociation. 
  6. Examine Porges’ Polyvagal Theory as it relates to clinical treatment of traumatized clients.
  7. Summarize the landmark study: Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and understand the ten adverse childhood experiences studied as they related to clinical diagnosis and assessment. 
  8. Evaluate the clinical presentation of the following attachment styles as it relates to your clinical assessment: secure vs insecure; insecure; organized vs insecure disorganized. 
  9. Demonstrate three techniques of altering bilateral stimulation as a mechanism of action for EMDR.
  10. Demonstrate strategies to help clients build skills to be prepared to process trauma via EMDR, including safety within the therapeutic alliance and skills for self-regulation. 
  11. Determine when/if your client is prepared to safely process trauma memories via EMDR. 
  12. Create and employ client-driven imagery for safety and containment during trauma processing. 
  13. Utilize clinical techniques to help with grounding and centering traumatized clients in-session.  
  14. Prepare clients with various trauma tools; mindfulness, guided imagery and meridian-based techniques to decrease client’s arousal levels and modulate affect. 
  15. Analyze and critique the original eight phases of EMDR’s standard protocol (Shapiro) as it relates to clinical treatment. 
  16. Evaluate and learn Parnell’s four essential elements of each EMDR session and how it relates to client treatment. 
  17. Practice under supervision Parnell’s Modified EMDR protocol to prepare for work with your clients in-session.  
  18. Practice under supervision the skill for resourcing a client with imaginal resources prior to processing traumatic material. 
  19. Practice under supervision the trauma processing modality and EMDR tools for processing traumatic memories with your clients. 


Neuroscience of Trauma, Effective Assessment and DSM-5-TR® Diagnostic Criteria
Neuroscience’s Current Trauma Paradigm
  • Biological nature of trauma
    • Triune Brain, The Autonomic Nervous System and the Stress Response
    • The Polyvagal Theory
    • Traumatic Stress: normal, prolonged, complex and developmental
  • Specific trauma symptoms
  • Primary treatment issues in trauma therapy
Trauma’s Somatic and Sensorimotor Sequelae
  • Hyperarousal
  • Hypoarousal
  • Dissociation, body memories and “flashbacks”
  • Affect dysregulation
Trauma and Attachment
  • The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE Study)
  • Attachment Essentials
    • Baby/momma trauma
    • Insecure Attachment Styles Assessment and Primary Treatment Issues of:
    • Avoidant
    • Preoccupied
    • Disorganized type
Assessment and Diagnosis of Trauma Disorders
  • Current Trauma Diagnoses:
    • Acute Trauma Disorder
    • PTSD and subtypes
    • Dissociative
    • Preschool
    • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Proposed Trauma Diagnoses
    • Developmental Trauma Disorder (DTD)
    • Complex PTSD
Limitations of Research and Potential Risk
  • Contraindications and precautions for reprocessing trauma
  • Differences in theory and in the associated neurophysiological models are a matter of ongoing discussion
EMDR for Trauma Treatment: Effective Tools and Treatment Modalities
The Stage Model of Treatment
  • Stage One: Stabilization and Safety
    • Assessment, Rapport, Psychoeducation
    • Developing the “Skills to Stay Stable”
    • Trauma Tools for Affect Regulation
    • Recognizing and regulating affect
    • Dissociative episodes and “flashbacks”
    • Grounding clients in their bodies and back in the present in the here and now
    • Mindfulness/bodyfulness (including somatic exercises)
    • Multisensory Guided Imagery
    • EFT (meridian tapping)
    • Reduction of physiological arousal
    • Recognizing and up & down regulating arousal levels
    • Containment and self-soothing
  • Stage Two: Working Through Traumatic Memories
    • Brief overview of the theory and applicability of three trauma processing modalities:
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) - Ogden
    • Somatic Experiencing (SE) - Levine
    • EMDR - Shapiro/Parnell
Practice EMDR for both Resourcing and Trauma Processing
  • Live EMDR demonstration followed by experiential sessions
Under Supervision, Learn and Safely Practice the Skills of EMDR for Both Phase One and Two
Phase One Work: Imaginal Resourcing
  • Comfortable Place Imagery
  • Protection Imagery and/or Nurture Imagery
Phase Two Work: Reprocessing Traumatic Memories

Target Audience

  • This workshop is intended for masters- and doctoral-level clinicians experienced in working with trauma. In this course, you will learn and practice alternating bilateral stimulation into two distinct types of psychotherapy sessions; development and installation of internal resources; and reprocessing of traumatic material.
  • This course assumes requisite knowledge of, and experience with, a traumatized population (i.e., clients with underlying simple or complex PTSD regardless of presenting issues).

Facilitator Details

** For registration or questions, call Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 **


Qualifications for Facilitators:
Facilitators should be experienced trauma therapists comfortable processing traumatic memories.

Facilitator Role Description:
Facilitators are expected to attend all days of the workshop. The Facilitator fee for the seminar is $399.99. You will participate in and receive CEU’s for the entire seminar. There is a detailed list of duties, but overall you will be assisting the presenter with A/V needs, distribution of materials, and monitoring portions of the experiential exercises*.

*Following the EMDR session demonstrations, the group will be divided into dyads and triads for the experiential segment of workshop. At that time, those serving as facilitators will be assigned triads to supervise, i.e. facilitating triad creation, moving chairs, distributing materials, then walking from triad to triad assuring participants' safety by making sure that directions are being carried out and that the script is being followed. Your primary role in this assignment is to alert the presenter to any difficulties that triads may be experiencing.

The presenter assumes ultimate responsibility for the safety of the group and each of its participants.



You must read and understand the list of Facilitator duties, and agree to comply with the requirements of the position in order to become a facilitator.

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