Back to Basics:

EMDR Interweaves

Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves is designed to help EMDR Therapists expand their conceptual and practical knowledge of how to successfully utilize interweaves during EMDR reprocessing. 

This advanced EMDR training teaches clinicians, through the use of lecture, clinical examples, and practice exercises, the following three components: 

  1. WHY – the intended clinical consequences of interweaves; 
  2. WHEN – four primary situations in which interweaves are used; and 
  3. HOW – understanding the formula for creating and integrating EMDR interweaves during reprocessing.

This 4.5 hour remote program will be delivered live, via Zoom, and involves 3.5 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of small group practicum. 

Date & Location

Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves


Spring 2024 Live Remote Training — Registration OPEN!

This advanced EMDR Training is delivered as a live remote training via the Zoom.      

Date: Friday, May 17th, 2024

Time (by zone):

8:00am — 12:30pm PST

9:00am — 1:3opm MST

10:00am — 2:3opm CST

11:00am — 3:3opm EST


Kara Nossardi, LMFT

EMDRIA Approved Trainer and Consultant




Early Registration Discounts Available thru April 19th, 2024

Attendance & Eligibility


Participants must attend all four hours of the training day and actively participate in all practice exercises in order to earn CE credits and receive documentation indicating completion of this training.


EMDR Trained

To participate in an Advanced EMDR Training, you must have successfully completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy.


To be accepted to EETC’s Training programs in EMDR Therapy, you must be licensed for independent practice as a mental health clinician or meet alternate EMDR International Association eligibility criteria.


Graduate students and post-graduate pre-licensed clinicians are eligible to participate in our trainings, and we offer a pre-licensed discount to Associates and Interns.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the ways in which the EMDR concepts of activation, dual-attention, and synthesis are related to interweave creation and administration;
  2. List Shapiro’s five elements of a memory network;
  3. Name Leed’s sixth element of a memory network;
  4. Describe two intended consequences of using EMDR interweaves;
  5. Explain the primary four situations in which interweaves are used;
  6. Name the ‘Three Important Questions’ related to Interweave creation;
  7. Explain how the relationship between the client, the target memory, and the client’s last reports between sets of BLS impact interweave selection;
  8. Recognize which interweave to use by the thematic domains of responsibility, safety, and choices;
  9. Describe the relationship between compassion interweaves and externalizing responsibility interweaves;
  10. List two categories (types) of safety interweaves;
  11. List two categories (types) of choice interweaves;
  12. Describe the intended use for each the ten categories of commonly used interweaves; and
  13. Provide at least one interweave example for each of the ten categories of commonly used interweaves.

Curriculum Overview

Foundations of EMDR Reprocessing

A review of how the concepts of activation, dual attention, and synthesis are central to the creation and administration of interweaves.

Why: Intended Consequences 

An examination of the intended clinicial implications of why we use EMDR Interweaves at critical moments during reprocessing.

When: Four Important Situations

An extensive exploration, through lecture and clinical examples, of the four distinct and important situations in which EMDR Interweaves are best used.

How: Creation and Application


  • Learn the Three Important Questions for creating powerful EMDR Interweaves.
  • Understand how to better recognize which interweave to use by thematic domain.
  • Explore 10 categories (intended uses and clinical examples) of commonly used interweaves.

Practice Sessions

A total of two practice sessions will take place in small groups. Practice exercises are designed to offer participants the opportunity to apply what they are learning to a variety of clinical case examples.

Training Completion & Continuing Education Credits

Please carefully read the following information regarding satisfactory course completion and continuing education credits.

Satisfactory Completion of Advanced Training in EMDR Therapy

Upon successful completion of this training, participants are eligible to receive an EMDR Education and Training Center Certification of Completion, verifying that they have met all program requirements.

In order to receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend the training in its entirety, participate in the practice exercises, and complete all evaluations. No exceptions will be made, and partial credit is not available.

Continuing Education Credit Option

EMDR Education and Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) to sponsor continuing education. EMDR Education and Training Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The EMDR Interweaves training at EETC is approved for 4.0 continuing education (CE) credits.

The fee is $20 for the 4.5 CE credits for this advanced training. Credits can be purchased during registration, or anytime prior to the completion of the trainig program.

Training Fees & Requirements


Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves

Early Registration

  • Licensed: $125

Early Registration 

  • Non-profit or Pre-licensed: $100

Standard Registration 

  • Licensed: $145

Standard Registration 

  • Non-profit or Pre-licensed: $120

Continuing Education Credits — optional

  • 4.5 CE Credits: $20

Training Requirements

Please review the following requirements for EMDR Education and Training Center’s Advanced Training Programs in EMDR Therapy:

Attendance: participants must attend the training in its entirety and actively participate in all sessions (lecture and practice sessions alike) in order to earn CE credit and receive documentation of completion of the training.

Practice: this training includes practice exercises which take place in small groups. Participants who are not willing or able to participate in practice sessions should not apply. If you have any questions about these training requirements, please contact EETC prior to submitting your registration application.

Special Needs Advanced Notification: If you have special needs, we ask that you please email us at the time of your registration so that we may have sufficient time to accommodate your needs.

Why choose EETC?

At EMDR Education and Training Center our Advanced Programs offer you excellence in clinical training and the opportunity to expand the knowledge and skills learned in EMDR Basic Training.


  • A comprehensive training program that allows participants to integrate skills into work with their clients.
  • A thorough foundation comprised of lecture, clincial examples, and supervised practice sessions.
  • Eligibility for continuing education credits through the the American Psychological Association (APA) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
  • High quality instrution with knowledgable and experienced EMDRIA Approved Trainers and Consultants.
  • A reasonable, all-inclusive program price for licensees, as well as discounts for nonprofit employees and pre-licensed clinicians.

How to Register

Click on the green ‘register now!’ link to register for Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves with EMDR Education and Training  Center. Or use the registration dropdown menu at the top of the page. REGISTER NOW!

If you have any questions or concerns, or need help with registration, please call (510-388-4725) or contact us. We are happy to help!


Can anyone take this Advance Training?

All participants must have completed an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training in EMDR Therapy to participate in this training. 

What is the structure of the training schedule?

This four hour training integrates lecture, clincial examples, and small group practice exercises.

What if I have a scheduling conflict for a portion of the training?

EMDRIA requirements state that participants must attend all portions of the training and actively participate in all supervised practice exercises  in order to receive a certificate of completion for this training. Similarly, EETC  requires participation and completion of all program activities to earn APA sponsored CE credit.

I am an Associate who wants to register. Does my supervisor need to be EMDR Trained?

 If you are not yet licensed, your supervisor need not be trained in EMDR Therapy, but should be supportive of your using EMDR Therapy.

Most of my clients have complex, co-occurring conditions. Will this training help me work with them?

Yes! The EMDR Interweaves curriculum at EETC is organized to address the fact that most clinicians see relatively few cases of single incident trauma and, instead, see mostly complex cases with co-occurring conditions.

As such, this Advanced Training at EETC builds on the knowledge and skills learned in Basic Training to give participants the confidence to successfully utilized EMDR Interweaves during EMDR reprocessing with complex cases.

Is there any known commerical support, or conflict of interest, for this program or organzation?

There exists no known conflict of interest nor commerical support related to EMDR Education and Training Center, or any of its Trainers or Consultants.

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