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 4.0 hour program is delivered ON-DEMAND. The on-demand link will be acccessible for a 90-day period.

Training Instructor

Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves

Training Instructor

Kara Nossardi, LMFT

Kara is the Director of Training and Founder of EMDR Education and Training Center (EETC), as well as an EMDRIA Approved Trainer, Approved Consultant, and Certified EMDR Therapist. Kara has been a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist since 2014 and currently practices in California and Colorado, where she specializes in using attachment-focused EMDR Therapy in the treatment of complex Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), depression, and anxiety. 



On-Demand Training with 90-day Access

Attendance & Eligibility


Participants must attend all four hours of the training day and complete the practice exercises, post-test, and evaluation 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 clinical 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

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, pass a post-test with 80%, and complete the evaluation. No exceptions will be made, and partial credit is not available.

Participants will have 90-day access upon registration, after which time, they will have to re-register for the training to access the program. No exceptions will be made regarding access.

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 APA and EMDRIA credits for successful completion of all required elements of this on-demand training.  

Training Fees & Requirements


Back to Basics: EMDR Interweaves

Registration for the On-Demand Training

  • $165

Continuing Education Credits 

  • 4.0 CE Credits: included at no extra charge

Training Requirements

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

Attendance: participants must view the training in its entirety and actively participate in all elements (lecture video, practice sessions, post-test with 80%, and course evaluation) in order to earn CE credit and receive documentation of completion of the training.

Practice: for on-demand participants, practice exercises can be done individually. Practice exercises are reviewed in the training video recording.

If you have any questions about these training requirements, please contact EETC prior to submitting your registration application.

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 practice exercises.

How can I access the On-Demand option? 

All registered participants will receive a link to the on-demand training. This link will be valid for a total of 90 days.

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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