The Transformative Power of EMDR
If you have recently completed the Parts 1 and 2 Training through the Parnell Institute, you may be experiencing a mix of excitement, enthusiasm and anxiety. You’ve just been through a very intense training, been given lots of information to absorb, and witnessed the transformative power of EMDR. You may be excited to get started using EMDR with your clients, yet uncertain as to whether or not you have the skills. As a Parnell Institute Facilitator, we want you to get started—your clients need what you can now offer. At the same time, the caution to “do no harm” presides. The most responsible way to begin your EMDR practice is with consultation.
You will need to receive at least 10 hours of consultation in order to go to the Part 3 or Advanced Training. I offer individual and group consultation opportunities. As a facilitator, I can help you develop the skills you need in order to engage in the Part 3 training fully and confidently.
If you have completed the Part 3 Training, and have landed on this page, you are probably excited about going on to become a Certified EMDR Therapist. Hooray! The world needs more well-trained EMDR therapists. The minimum requirements for certification are 20 hours of consultation, 10 of which can be done in group consultation.
Certification is not simply a matter of getting the required consultation hours and the client contact hours as specified by EMDRIA. Your consultant has to verify that you have met basic competencies, and very rarely is it possible for someone to develop all the required competencies with just 20 hours of consultation.
Much like my approach with clients, my approach with consultees is to meet you where you are and help you get to where you need to be. My style is to be extremely supportive and encouraging while at the same time ensuring that you are practicing EMDR correctly and learning what you need to know for certification. I love working with consultees and I think you will truly enjoy consultation. A lot of joy comes with developing competence and confidence, and I share some of my “I wish I knew then what I know now” experiences to reduce any sense of pressure or performance anxiety.
Neurons that fire together, wire together
- Donald Hebb
I offer groups on Tuesday mornings, Fridays, or weekday evenings. I work to coordinate with those interested for the time that works best.
I cap all groups at 6 participants so that each participant is able to get the experience they need.
Groups with 4-6 consultees - 2 hours.
Groups with 2-3 consultees - 90 minutes.
I offer flexibility to best meet your needs at particular points in time, offering consultation in the following increments:
Remote Consultation Available
During the Coronavirus Pandemic, I am providing all consultations remotely, using a secure HIPAA compliant video platform.
Under “normal” conditions, I offer in person and remote consultation.
It was a privilege for me to receive all of my consultation from Dr. Laurel Parnell. I can speak to her development of Attachment-Focused EMDR, as well as the rationale behind her modifications. I favor Laurel’s modifications for many clients as it lights up the network and keeps clients in it. The Standard Protocol is a required competency as it is the shared language of all EMDR therapists and for some clients, the Standard Protocol is the better choice.
If you are ready to develop and fine-tune your EMDR skills in a supportive, fun and collaborative process, contact me to get started.
ATTACHMENT FOCUSED EMDR