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EMDR Basic Training
Training Information

Offered By Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment

Who would benefit from this training? ASWs, LCSWs, LPCs, Residents in Counseling, anyone wishing to begin using EMDR in their practice. This experiential training will familiarize participants with a broad spectrum of EMDR therapy applications sufficient for comfortable and efficient use with a wide range patients and situations. Special attention will be given to the therapeutic needs of clients.

Refund Policy for Trainings: All requests received in writing via ground mail or emailed to at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund, less a 15% administrative fee & applicable credit card/merchant fees which are typically non-refundable. Requests made 13 to six days prior to the start of the workshop/series will receive a refund less 30%. Requests received 5 days or less prior to the first day of the workshops/series will result in a forfeiture of the attendee's investment. There are no full or partial refunds once a workshop series begins. Please note that this policy applies to all circumstances causing a registrant not to attend a workshop including, but not limited to late arrival, sickness, family/personal emergencies, traffic problems, car problems, getting lost, work concerns, et cetera. Registrations are non-transferable and must be used for the original date and time.

CE Issuance Policy: In order to receive CE credit, you must pay a registration fee, sign in/out, arrive on time (in the morning and from breaks), stay for the entire workshop, complete and submit a training evaluation. Once these steps are completed, you will be issued a CE Certificate. Per Board regulations, we are unable to issue partial credit. Thus, an attendee arriving after the start of a session (mornings or at break) will not be issued CE credit or a refund for the session.

CE Re-Issuance: Requests for CE Certificates to be re-issued for any reason will result in a $15 administrative fee. This include duplicates, lost items, or failure to pick-up your certificate at the end of the session.

Registration ends 7 days prior to the training

Payments: Payments are processed at the time of registration via secure payment portal on our website.

Training Location

Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment

172 S. Pantops Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22911

Accommodations for Disabilities

Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodations, please contact us. 

Contact Us

Riverbend Integrative

Trauma Treatment

172 S Pantops Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

phone: (434) 961-2555

fax: (434) 961-2556

About the Trainer


Thistle Newcomb, LPC


Thistle Newcomb has been working with families in the mental health field since 1996 and has specifically focused on children, adolescents, and families.   She has extensive experience in settings including residential crisis shelter, domestic foster care/adoption social services, intensive in-home counseling, outpatient private practice, supervision of LPC Residents, and a trainer/presenter to the community.  Thistle is trained in several modalities such as EMDR, trauma, Parts Work, Somatic Interventions, and is well versed in Complex Developmental Trauma for clients aged infants to grandparents.  Specific interests include emotional regulation, resolving trauma, grief/loss, family dynamics, the impact of trauma on developing brains, and stress reduction.  Thistle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, an EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainer, an EMDR Approved Consultant, and has been certified as an Expert Witness in Trauma in the 16th District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court system in Virginia.  She has conducted multiple trainings on a variety of trauma treatment focused topics for audiences ranging from beginners to advanced. 

In addition to being a founding partner of Riverbend Counseling Group, Thistle is also a Trainer and LPC Resident Supervisor at Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment.  

ACE Accredited

    NBCC Approved CE Provider

Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7465. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment, provider number 1807, 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. Riverbend Integrative Trauma Treatment maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/04/2023-03/04/2026.


Social workers completing EMDR Basic Training Complete course receive 40.0 CEs continuing education credits. See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here 

For Professional Counselors

For professional counselors, we are able to offer 40 CEs for completing all modules of the training. 

EMDRIA Approved

This is an EMDRIA approved training which includes lecture, practicum, and all consultant hours needed to be considered fully EMDR Basic Trained.

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