"How long is it supposed to hurt?"

We know the stages of grief, but with EMDR therapy, we can help our clients move beyond grief and loss. Join us in-person or live stream this important advanced training to learn how EMDR Therapy can help this hurting population.

  • In-Person Workshop and Live Streaming Event

    In-person workshop in Costa Mesa or register to attend via live stream.

    In-Person training limited to 20 participants.

  • CE Credits

    This course is approved for 6 CE Credits by CE-Classes.com and approved by EMDRIA.

  • Course Enrollment

    EMDR Professional Training Members: $249
    Regular Enrollment: $299

Instructor: Deborah Silveria, PhD

Deborah Silveria, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and LMFT, an EMDR consultant, and EMDR therapy trainer.  She works at the Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa, California, where she specializes in complex trauma. Practicing EMDR therapy since 1996, Silveria has traveled to areas providing EMDR after disasters (Haiti, San Bernardino terrorist attacks).  Dr. Silveria is a Trainer for EMDR Professional Training in both basic and advanced courses and is also a Trainer for EMDR Trauma Recovery Network. She is also an Approved Instructor in Critical Incident Stress Management for the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She is the EMDR consultant and program coordinator for a week-long retreat for first responders with PTSD.

Grief, Loss, and EMDR Therapy

Advanced Workshop

    1. Welcome

    2. What is your plan for attendance: In Person or Livestream?

    3. Course Description & Objectives

    4. Instructor

    5. Course Time & Content

    6. References

    7. CE Information

    8. Location, Map, and Parking for In-person Participants

    1. Update your Zoom App

    2. Zoom Invite for Livestream

    1. Note Pages for presentation

    1. Workshop Video for Review 1

    2. Workshop Video for Review 2

    3. Video #1: Grief and EMDR Therapy

    4. Video #2: Grief and EMDR Therapy

    5. Video #3: Grief and EMDR Therapy

    6. Video #4: Grief and EMDR Therapy

    7. Video #5: Grief and EMDR Therapy

    1. Course Evaluation

    1. Your CE Certificate

"How long is it supposed to hurt?": Grief, Loss, and EMDR Therapy

  • $299.00
  • In-Person training
  • Live Streaming available
  • 6 EMDRIA and professional CEs

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Course Description, Learning Objectives, Schedule

Program Abstract/ Program Description 

Grief, Loss, and EMDR Therapy is an advanced course for those who have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training program.  In this beginning level advanced course, Dr. Deborah Silveria covers the components and theories of grief and mourning, including the DSM-5 versus ICD 11, psychological and physiological factors, and how EMDR therapy can be used.  This course also covers cultural considerations, working with grief in children, and strategies to build vicarious resilience.   

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain three major theories of grief.
  2. Describe two ways to incorporate cultural/social identity issues in treatment planning for a grieving client.
  3. Identify three psychological and physiological factors contributing to grief and mourning.
  4. Recognize three possible targets--past, present and future--that are often useful in grief work.
  5. Describe three interventions (coping skills) to build resilience in Phase 2 and throughout the Phases for working with clients with Grief and Loss.
  6. Explain two cognitive interweaves for working with grief and loss.
  7. Recognize two Blocking Beliefs often found in Grief and Loss.
  8. Describe two strategies for building resilience.


Course Content:

8:30 – 9:00 am

Attendance - Check in (30 minutes)

9:00 - 10:30am

Overview of grief and mourning
Psychological and Physiological Factors

10:30 - 10:45am


10:45am - 12:15pm

DSM-5 versus ICD 11 on grief
Major theories
EMDR therapy

12:15 - 1:15pm

Lunch Break on your own (60 minutes)

1:15 - 2:45pm

EMDR therapy and grief
Cultural Considerations
Building Vicarious Resilience

2:45 - 3:00pm


3:00 - 4:00pm

Vignettes and Practicum

4:30 – 5:00pm

Review, Q and A, and wrap up

Eligibility and Approvals


This course is considered an advanced course for EMDR therapy clinicians.  Before enrolling in this course, participants should successfully complete an EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training program.

If you have not yet taken EMDR Basic Training, please go to our Basic Training schedule on our EMDR Basic Training home page at EMDR Professional Training.


This course is a 6 CE course. Participants  are responsible for checking with their state boards to verify CE requirements.

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) CEs

EMDR Professional Training is an approved EMDRIA CE Provider (#18023), and this program is approved by EMDRIA for 6 EMDRIA Credits, Approval #18023-46.

TRAINING LEVEL: Beginning level

Eligibility for EMDRIA Credits is restricted to those who have completed an EMDRIA-Approved Basic EMDR Training.

Continuing Education Credit - Professional CEs

Continuing Education Credit is approved for 6 CEs through EMDR Professional Training's CE partner, CE-Classes.com. See the information below for professional approvals.

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-12-174-0225. 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 EducationDepartment’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.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.

  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

Licensed Professionals should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Certificates 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.

To contact CE-Classes.com, go to:  CE-Classes.com

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Address: 1398 SW 160th Ave, Sunrise, FL 33326, USA
Phone: 954-290-8446
Email: [email protected]

More information about obtaining your CE Certificate for this course is available at the end of the workshop.

ADA Assistance

Facilities used by EMDR Professional Training for on-location training events are ADA compliant. Please contact Michelle Gottlieb at [email protected] should you need any special accommodations (ADA) at an on-location training event.

For our cancellation policy, please go to our Terms and Conditions.

There is no known commercial support for this program.