Basic training really only prepares you to work with healthy clients. But as you become known as an EMDR therapist, more and more complex trauma will come knocking at your door. You need the benefit of someone skillful in the use of EMDR with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders (much more common than usually acknowledged) to be successful in your practice.
I look forward to working with EMDR trained therapists looking for consultation to further their skills that go well beyond basic training.
Most commonly, consultation is begun by therapists who are seeking to become EMDRIA Certified. As a Consultant-in-Training, I am allowed to provide 15 of the minimum 20-hours of consultation required as part of the process of becoming EMDRIA Certified.
Becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist
My own Certification process was such an exciting time for me of really expanding my understanding and use of EMDR Therapy with my clients. I really enjoy helping others gain that same experience of competence and comfort. The framework that I use goes well beyond the specific EMDRIA requirements to ensure your comfortable competence in using EMDR Therapy.
If you choose to begin right after Basic Training, it generally takes about two years before you have done EMDR processing sessions with 25 different clients, along with the minimum of 20 hours of consultation. When you enter this exciting process with me, our focus will be three-fold.
- Consulting with me on your EMDR Therapy work with clients. You’ll get specific suggestions and feedback.
- Reading, or rereading, and presenting/discussing the first 11 chapters of
Dr. Shapiro’s second edition text to me, while referencing your own clients. Her book is a brilliant resource on what to do in many different situations.
- Also, the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee formulated a draft document of six areas of Competency to become Certified. This is such a useful formulation to keep in mind with all clients. You will have the opportunity to present these areas to me in the context of your own clients.
- Audio- or video-taping EMDR sessions involving part (or all of) Phases 3-7 (Assessment, Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan, and Closing down) with your clients. Your recording can be sent or you can supply me with typed verbatim session notes prior to your consultation session. You’ll get LOTS of specific suggestions, feedback, a summary of the consultation, relevant handouts and resource articles. Consultees typically find the feedback richly helpful, and it often leads to resolving stuck work.
Consultation is for 60 minutes at $125.
If you have questions about consulting, feel free to call me for a free 20-minute consultation.
Call today to get started toward becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist.
EMDRIA Approved Consultant-in-Training
2436 Professional Drive, Suite 400
Roseville, CA 95661