EMDR Consultation Online
Heather Hester M.S., LCSW-S, is a highly qualified EMDR Certified therapist and an EMDR Consultant in Training (CIT) approved by EMDRIA. She offers EMDR consultation services to EMDR trained licensed therapists who are interested in completing their EMDR certification. As a CIT, Heather provides 15 hours of consultation online, focusing on the 8 phases of EMDR three-pronged approach and AIP model to ensure mastery, proficiency, fidelity, and the safety of clients.
Consultation is a collaborative relationship between mental health clinicians, where Heather reviews EMDR client case material, provides constructive feedback, and offers guidance regarding the use of EMDR. Consultees are required to provide examples of their clinical work as part of the consultation process, while consultation will operate within the ethical standards respective to each professional license. The group consultation fee is $50, and the individual consultation fee is $75.
To start the consultation process, a short interview is conducted to discuss the reasons for seeking consultation, client case load, location, timeframe, and duration of consultation. The expectations of the CIT and the consultee are reviewed, and any barriers are identified. The following documents are required: a copy of the EMDR certificate of completion from an approved EMDRIA training program, a copy of the license to practice independently as a mental health professional in the state where they practice, completion of the online declaration form, and a written contractual agreement for consultation services.
Once EMDR hours are completed, the EMDR trained therapist must provide EMDRIA with a certification of completion of the EMDR approved training program, a copy of their current license, a notarized statement of practice of EMDR experience, documentation of individual and group hours from the EMDR Consultant(s) who provided EMDR consultation, two letters of recommendation, and 12 hours of EMDRIA continuing education. Attestation upon submission to the policies of EMDRIA is also required.
Heather's expertise in EMDR therapy and extensive experience in consultation services make her an excellent choice for EMDR trained therapists seeking certification.