If you’re trained in EMDR, you already know it is easy to learn and hard to do well. It can be overwhelming for new and experienced therapists to attend to past, present and future shifts, as each client's circumstances are different and each client processes differently. For example, how do you know when a client is under or over processing? EMDR therapists can find themselves memory chasing rather than coming to memory resolution. These examples speak to the complexities of human beings and trauma. Case consultation is a must for therapists who want to be at their best for their clients. (If you are a client reading this information, please ask your current or next therapist if they are involved in clinincal consultation practice.)
Through either both individual and/or group consultation, I can help you deepen your EMDR skills in the following areas:
Case conceptualization and treatment planning
Guiding clients toward resolving the problem rather than remaining symptom focused
Identifying which clients are ready for EMDR processing
Learning to modify the standard protocol
Incorporating useful and timely clinical interweaves
Understanding when a client jumps out of their process
Learning to attune to clients to enhance reprocessing
Understanding your own fault-lines as a clinician
Groups commit to meeting monthly for a five month "semester." Fall groups run from September through January and spring groups run from February through June. Space is limited to no more than 6 clinicians in each group, plus me. Upping your game can be safe, validating, expansive and fun.
Individual consultation is available as well. Should you choose individual time, consultation about one or more of your clients is possible within the time allotted.
I often consult with therapists who are interested in improving their clinical skills. Many of our clients have experienced complex trauma, and developing a treatment plan, knowing how to frame the work and/or how to manage a client’s defensive responses or identify true progress can be overwhelming. I have over 30 years of experience in advanced trauma-related therapeutic modalities. For further information, please contact me at 410.261.3323.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine, PhD
Every Memory Deserves Respect: EMDR, the Proven Trauma Therapy with the Power to Heal, by Michael Baldwin & Deborah Korn, PsyD
The Modern Clinician's Guide to Working with LGBTQIA+ Clients: The Inclusive Psychotherapist, by Margaret Nichols, PhD
Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, by Joan Roughgarden, PhD
Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families, by Arlene Istar, LCSW, CASAC
EMDR with Children in the Play Therapy Room: An Integrated Approach, by Ann Beckley-Forest, LCSW and Annie Monaco, LCSW
Neurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice, by Uri Bergmann, PhD
EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation, by James Knipe, PhD
The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: the Transformative Power of Feeling Safe, by Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Expanding your skill set directly effects client outcomes.