Space to Practice, Learn and Develop
After the excitement of learning EMDR in Part I and II, it can be challenging to integrate EMDR into your practice. The initial hours of consultation focus on reviewing basic EMDR techniques, support around introducing EMDR to your clients, a chance to practice set up, interweaves and closure as you prepare for Part III. We will look at clinical cases and EMDR sessions and explore ways to fine tune your EMDR to best meet your clients’ needs.
Take It and Make It Your Own
After taking EMDR Part III you probably feel more confident about the basics. As you move towards certification, consultation focuses on helping you use EMDR and Resource Development with your more complex and challenging cases. We can also focus on integrating EMDR with other forms of therapy and support you in bringing your own innovations and voice to the work.
The Best Way to Learn is to Do
In addition to consultation, I co-facilitate a small Attachment-Focused EMDR Practicum group with Erika Goldman-Saks which meets one Sunday a month from 11:30-2 in Oakland. This group offers therapists who have completed Basic Training (Part 3) with the Parnell Institute a chance to get direct learning and feedback on their EMDR techniques while simultaneously giving them a place to process their own material and gain support. We split the time between clinical conversation and direct practice. It is our hope that through this process therapists feel a deeper connection with themselves and other group members while gaining more expertise using EMDR.