For Therapists

For Therapists

Consultation

As an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR, I am available for consultation about EMDR. Individual or small group consultation can increase your skill level, deepen your understanding of when and how to use EMDR, and improve your confidence in using EMDR. Clinicians can receive individualized feedback about case conceptualization, client readiness, target selection, treatment planning, and integrating EMDR into clinical practice.

Consultation fulfills the new basic training requirements for EMDR and also enables EMDR trained clinicians to earn hours to become EMDRIA certified or to become an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

I also offer consultation groups for psychotherapists about Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).

Please call or email if you are interested in individual or small group consultation in EMDR or EFT.  I also offer long distance individual and group consultation by phone or Skype.

Ongoing Berkeley EMDR Consultation Group for EMDR Therapists

Fourth Friday of each month
1940 Virginia Street, Berkeley
9 am – 11 am

Cost: $60 per meeting

If you’re interested in joining this consultation group, please email Carol at COdsess@gmail.com.

Referrals

Other clinicians refer clients for EMDR for a variety of reasons such as a specific trauma, PTSD, unremitting grief, anxiety, fears, phobias, panic, and when the client’s symptoms don’t improve from other forms of treatment.

If a client is already in an ongoing therapy, we arrange to have a limited number of EMDR sessions for a specific purpose. Sometimes the client takes a break from their other therapy, sometimes they add EMDR to their other treatment, and sometimes the referring therapist even attends an EMDR session. This arrangement works best when the client is referred for a specific symptom or specific incident.

Please call me at 510-559-8240 to discuss whether a referral is appropriate.

Training

I periodically offer training for clinicians in EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). EFT is another “Power Therapy” in that it usually results in more rapid change and symptom relief than talk therapy. EFT can reduce stress, fear and anxiety and increase feelings of relaxation, resilience and confidence. Like EMDR, EFT works with the mind, emotions and body simultaneously, but it is a much simpler protocol. Since EFT intentionally utilizes the body’s meridian system, it is characterized as a form of energy psychology. It can be integrated into other psychotherapeutic approaches, can be used in conjunction with EMDR, and can be taught to clients for symptom management at home. It is also a wonderful technique to use for yourself and your family, especially children! Since the evidence basis for energy psychology is in the preliminary stages, I characterize it as a “self help” relaxation technique.

Please let me know if you’d like to be on my email list for the next workshop I offer.

Workshops

If you would like information about upcoming workshops, please visit the Workshops page.