EMDR Training & Consultation

Weekend Two’s ALL FIVE HOURS of Group Consultation is available for anyone who has completed the EMDR Institute’s or any other EMDRIA Approved W2 EMDR training.  Saturday – December 1, 2018 or January 19, 2019.

$300 in advance or $350 at the door (minimum attendance must be met for Saturday consultations).  Individual office or phone as well as smaller (dyads/triads) groups also available by appointment.

Announcing 2019’s EMDR training  

Hello  Central Coast of California!!

San Luis Obispo is proud to announce yet another EMDR therapy training in 2019 provided by the EMDR Institute – the birth place of EMDR therapy and the home of it’s founder Francine Shapiro.

Weekend One is June 2019 TBA. Weekend Two is November 2019 TBA.  

Isn’t this exciting?!  🙂

For more information about upcoming trainings, please go to: https://www.emdr.com/us-basic-training-overview/  

To discover the answers to any questions you didn’t find online, you can call the EMDR Institute at (831) 761-1040 or Julie at 544-2273.

Consultations for EMDR therapy trained clinicians pre and post training.

As a Facilitator for the EMDR Institute and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR, Basic Training consultation hours are provided here as well as hours for  Certification and  Consultation-for-Consultation hours.

Consultation in EMDR therapy is provided in these four areas:

  1. Consultation that is required for each weekend of EMDR Basic Training. Ten hours for EMDR Institute or EMDR-HAP trainings or other EMDRIA Approved Training agencies are required to complete your training.
  2. Independent and on-going EMDR therapy consultation (or other consultation such as in domestic violence, child abuse, psychotherapy in general, ethical issues specifically, for example) tailored to you for your own professional enhancement specific to your own practice.
  3. Consultation to become Certified in EMDR therapy.
  4. Once Certified, you can seek Consultation-for-Consultation and earn your status as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR therapy.

Consultation received here is aligned with EMDR therapy just as it was conducted in the 30+ controlled studies and 12+ nonrandomized studies that rightfully award EMDR therapy the empirically validated and A-rated status it has in the professional and scientific communities.

EMDR Basic Training Consultation is for those who have or are currently taking the Basic Training Weekend One and Two through the EMDR Institute or EMDR-HAP, or another EMDRIA Approved training agency.  Five hours of consultation is required before attending Weekend Two of the training.  Another five hours post Weekend Two is needed before your Basic Training in EMDR is considered complete. Then, you get a certificate of completion. To become Certified, however, is a different matter and requires a higher level of interest and committment.

Certification in EMDR therapy emphasizes practical applications toward mastering the eight phases and three prongs of EMDR therapy, taking you to a deeper and more thorough understanding of the applications of EMDR.

Consultation for those seeking to become an Approved Consultant in EMDR therapy is provided once you’ve become Certified in EMDR therapy. The bar of competence and mastery is even higher for Consultants.

General Consultation is also available offered to you to help you discover, cultivate, strengthen, and enhance your existing abilities in practice. Consultation can assist you in learning and integrating  the protocol into your practice and increase your client’s successful experiences of EMDR therapy – whether you are treating those affected by trauma, adverse life experiences in childhood and adulthood, domestic violence, child abuse and other traumas.

If you would like to discover if this is the right place for you, please call me for a brief and free Q&A.  If all is good, your EMDR therapy consultation can be conducted by phone, in person, or by SKYPE/VSee, please call  805 544-2273. Or you can email me by clicking here.   Please leave your phone and contact information so I can call you back. Don’t text. Texts are not delivered.

A “Certificate of Completion” is provided when you attend all hours of an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Basic Training. This certificate is not the same as becoming “EMDRIA Certified” in EMDR.

The definition of “Certified in EMDR” has been understandingly confusing. For more information on what role EMDRIA has in qualifying the statuses of licensed mental health professionals who are trained in EMDR therapy, please visit www.emdria.org.

EMDR therapy is “client centered” meaning the client will never do or believe what is not true for them. Therapists do not tell the client what their goals, thoughts, beliefs, or desires should be.


Clinical consultation for domestic violence victims and perpetrators, their families and children, and EMDR with children is also available for you.

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