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Grow Your Vision through EMDR Consultation

EMDR Restorative Consulting, LLC takes pride in helping clinicians hone their EMDR skills long after EMDR Basic Training.  We have a number of experienced EMDR Consultants and Consultants in Training.  We work hard to make consultation available so EMDR Basic skills are mastered.  We take a for therapists, by therapists approach in teaching consultees advanced EMDR techniques for more complex clients in real world situations.  We also offer a direct track to Certification, becoming a Consultant, and preparing to be an EMDR Trainer yourself if you so choose.  We look forward to meeting you!  


Consultation allows trainees to safely and effectively integrate the use of EMDR therapy into their clinical setting. Consultation provides an opportunity for the integration of the theory of EMDR therapy along with the development of EMDR therapy skills. During consultation trainees receive individualized feedback and instruction in the areas of case conceptualization, client readiness, target selection, treatment planning, specific application of skills, and the integration of EMDR therapy into clinical practice with complex clients. Consultation also allows the trainee to develop and integrate EMDR therapy skills creatively into their other skills in a way that enhances clinical efficiency and effectiveness in helping a wider range of clients meet their goals for change.

EMDR Trained vs EMDR Certification


For the Consultant to write a letter in support of EMDRIA certification, the consultee must demonstrate proficiency in EMDR & meet the following criteria:

•Complete 20 hours of consultation with an EMDRIA approved Consultant (at least 10 of which must be individual) in addition to the 10 consultation hours required for EMDR Basic Training

•Read Shapiro, Francine. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, 3rd Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press aeb discussion in consultation & a display of proficient understanding of the 8 Phases of EMDR


•Keep track of their EMDR sessions to document facilitation of at least 50 EMDR sessions with 25 clients.


•Provide two videotaped or recorded sessions of facilitating EMDR with a client.


•Take detailed notes of EMDR sessions & present in case consultation


•Complete 12 EMDRIA credit hours of continuing education in EMDR


•Provide two letters of recommendation regarding their utilization of EMDR and professional character from peers or colleagues in addition to letter from Consultant.

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What is Consultation Good For?

Purposes of Consultation Browning, Leeds, Madere, Sells, & Sperling (2020)

  • Consult about EMDR cases to increase competency

  • Gain professional development of conceptual, perceptual, & procedural skills as EMDR clinicians

  • “Establish, maintain, & promote the highest standards of excellence & integrity in EMDR practice, research, & education” (Lichti, 2014)

  • Helps clinicians “to safely and effectively integrate the use of EMDR therapy into their clinical setting” (EMDRIA, 2016)

  • Efficacy decreases without consultation (Leeds, 2016).

  • Practice with a manualized therapeutic framework to maintain fidelity for client success

  • Balance between staying “out of the way” to allow spontaneous reprocessing & knowing when interventions are needed (Shapiro, 2018)

  • Increase insight of nonverbal elements to guide interventions

  • Hone skills related to knowing when EMDR reprocessing is not appropriate   

Consultation addresses, but is not limited to, the following content:

  • Use of EMDR therapy within a structured treatment plan

  • Application of the 8 Phases of EMDR therapy 

  • Case conceptualization and target selection

  • Client readiness including inclusion, exclusion and cautionary criteria for EMDR therapy

  • Client safety and effective outcomes

  • Integration of EMDR therapy into the clinical setting with more complex clients

  • Application of advanced EMDR skills with specific populations if applicable (i.e. complex trauma, dissociation, somatic/medical symptoms, first responders, addiction, children, OCD, etc.) 

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