Consultation for professionals

CONSULTATIONS OFFERED ARE THE FOLLOWING:

CERTIFICATION IN EMDR: As a Certified EMDR therapist I am now a Consultant in Training (CIT) working towards becoming an EMDR Approved Consultant. This process requires that I consult with those who are working towards their own Certification in EMDR.  Consultations are in packets of 10 and are either group or individual, online or in person. Group consultation sessions meet once each month for 2 hours, for 5 months.

INTEGRATION OF SENSORIMOTOR PSYCHOTHERAPY WITH EMDR: Many EMDR clinicians find they get stuck when body sensations arise during EMDR processing, or are absent. Utilizing sensorimotor techniques can help stabilize the client as well as facilitating processing of traumatic memories.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND ENHANCEMENT: Many therapists are not familiar enough with techniques such as grounding, centering and stabilizing, or how to develop and strengthen internal resources. These skills can be learned and then taught to clients. 

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING: Traumatized clients tend to breathe into their upper chest which activates the sympathetic nervous system. It is not possible to process trauma with this type of breathing. Diaphragmatic breathing, or belly breathing, is necessary to activate the parasympathetic nervous system so that trauma can be safely processed.

MINDFULNESS AND MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: These ancient skills can enhance any psychotherapeutic practice.

USING EMDR TO REPAIR MORAL INJURY IN MILITARY VETERANS:  Many EMDR therapists now understand that Moral Injury is a key component of Combat Trauma but may not know the best way to integrate Moral Injury repair during EMDR processing.

WORKING WITH FIRST RESPONDERS, MILITARY VETERANS AND HUMANITARIAN AID WORKERS:  Working with these populations necessitates an understanding of their cultures and the best way to engage them (and keep them) in treatment. 

For consultation on any of the above please contact me on the Contact page.