EMDR Consultation

KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
CONSULTANT
The person providing the consultation. For the purposes of this document, the term consultant may refer to either an Approved Consultant or Consultant in Training.

 

CONSULTEE
The person receiving the consultation.

 

CONSULTANT IN TRAINING (CIT)
A Consultant in Training is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist who has completed the CIT declaration process, upholds the terms and agreements and is actively working towards becoming an Approved Consultant. The CIT is expected to work with at least five different consultees, three of whom have already completed the EMDR basic training. The CIT can provide a maximum of 15 hours of consultation to any one single consultee who is working towards EMDRIA
Certification.

 

CONSULTATION
Consultation is a collaborative relationship between mental health clinicians in which the consultant reviews the consultee’s EMDR client case material and provides feedback to the consultee regarding their use of standard EMDR
therapy with clients. The consultation is expected to be consultee-centered which means the focus is on the skills and knowledge of the consultee’s use of standard EMDR therapy with clients. The consultation should be structured in
format and consultees are expected to provide examples of their clinical work as part of the consultation process. This may include video recordings, audio recordings, near-verbatim transcripts, and/or EMDR case presentation forms. The consultant is expected to review and evaluate the consultee’s work as part of the consultation process.


- EMDR basic training consultation – The EMDR basic training consultation hours are focused on the implementation and initial application of standard EMDR therapy and the AIP model in working with actual client cases.


- EMDRIA Certification consultation – The certification consultation hours are focused on demonstrating proficiency and fidelity to the standard EMDR therapy and also demonstrating an awareness of situations in which modifications to standard EMDR therapy are necessary in order to safely and effectively treat the client.
 

Note: Consultation is not equivalent to clinical supervision. Hours accrued toward EMDRIA Certification are not recommended to co-occur with supervision (for licensure). Consultation is also not equivalent to the provision of psychotherapy services, which poses an ethical issue of a dual relationship.
 

CONSULTATION-OF-CONSULTATION
Consultation-of-consultation is a collaborative relationship between mental health clinicians in which a consultant provides feedback and guidance to a Consultant in Training (CIT). The feedback is focused on the CIT’s skills and ability to provide consultation to other clinicians based on material presented by the CIT, direct observation, or recorded observation. The consultation-of-consultation should be structured in format and the CIT is expected to provide
examples of their ability to provide consultation to others. The CIT is expected to work with at least five different consultees, three of whom have already completed the EMDR basic training.
The consultant is expected to review, evaluate and determine the readiness of the CIT as part of the process. Although co-leading consultation groups and shadowing (which is defined as being present while a consultant provides
consultation) are significant and valuable for the CIT process, these activities themselves do not directly count as consultation-of-consultation hours. (In other words, consultation-of-consultation does not occur during the training
event.)
Note: Only Approved Consultants can provide consultation-of-consultation to Consultants in Training.

 

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION
Individual consultation includes a total of two individuals, the consultant and the consultee (1:1). Individual consultation hours can be accrued in a group setting under certain conditions (see group consultation below).


GROUP CONSULTATION
Group consultation includes at least two consultees in a formalized setting which is led by a consultant in a structured group format. All consultees in the group are expected to participate and be prepared to bring their own EMDR case
presentation material content for discussion. As a general guideline, groups should allow a ratio of 15 minutes per individual participant.

 

Consultation vs Supervision
Consultation is not supervision. Consultation focuses on the mastery of standard EMDR therapy and integrating EMDR into your practice. You are responsible for the therapeutic relationship with your clients and competency in the modalities you offer. As a consultant, I do not hold liability for how you practice. If you are seeking consultation toward EMDRIA Certification, I will be evaluating your proficiency and fidelity to the standard EMDR therapy and your awareness of situations in which modifications to standard EMDR therapy are necessary in order to safely and effectively treat the client.

Rates:

  • $60/2 hour group EMDR Consultation (limit 8 participants)

  • $65/hour for individual EMDR consultation toward basic training or certification for non-profit-only therapists/non-private practice therapists.

  • $85/hour for individual EMDR consultation toward basic training or certification

  • $100/hour for individual CIT (consultant in training) consultation-of-consultation

All new EMDR consultees are required to fill out the following agreement: *updated form coming soon