Emdr basic consultation


Requirements for Certification in EMDR
Renewal of Certification in EMDR
EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR
Renewal of Approved Consultant in EMDR Status

Definition of EMDR

As an EMDR practitioner, you can increase your knowledge and advance your clinical skills by seeking EMDR consultation.  We provide occasional and ongoing individual consultation for Weekend I and Weekend II trained EMDR and consultation for those seeking EMDRIA Approved Certification and/or Consultant status in EMDR.  Through consultation, you can learn more about case formulation, treatment planning, and application of specific clinical skills using EMDR.  As you become more and more proficient in EMDR and learn how to integrate EMDR into your clinical practice, we will help you celebrate your successes.

As trauma specialists, both Dr. Giessl and Dr. Hensley have extensive clinical backgrounds and possess advanced training with EMDR in specialty areas (trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, performance enhancement, critical incident stress debriefing, panic, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder; and adolescents), and energy psychology.  They are EMDR Institute Facilitators, EMDRIA™ Approved Consultants, and Regional Coordinators for the Greater Cincinnati EMDRIA Regional Network (GCERN).

EMDR CONSULTATION MAY – 1) help you fulfill your pre-requisite for EMDR consultation for the completion of an EMDRIA™ -Approved Basic Training in EMDR;  2) qualify you to be an EMDRIA Certified Therapist or EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR; 3) encourage and help you get started using EMDR in your clinical practice; 4) increase and develop your current EMDR skills; 5) teach you how to more effectively incorporate EMDR into your clinical practice; 6) provide in depth examination of case material; 7) facilitate the use of tactile stimulation and other bilateral alternatives and body processing; 8) keep you abreast of current clinical developments and research in EMDR; 9) provide a venue for a review of your clinical cases, particularly of your most challenging clients; 10) help you in integrate EMDR into your treatment plans; 11) comprehensive review of EMDR treatment protocols; 12) assist you in processing ineffective or difficult sessions; 13) and more.

Here are the four levels of consultation that we offer (all offer opportunities for videotape review of your EMDR sessions with client) and what may be focused on, but not limited to:


After EMDRIA™ -Approved EMDR Basic Training, Weekend 1 (5 hours)
Identification of parameters treatable with EMDR Therapy 
Use of EMDR Therapy as a form of psychotherapy 
The Adaptive Information Processing model 
Assessing a client’s readiness for EMDR
Components involved in the approved EMDR Therapy 
8 Phases of EMDR Therapy for comprehensive treatment 
Assessment of appropriateness of negative and positive cognitions
Criteria for client selection 
Strategies for effective and safe use of EMDR Therapy
Treatment planning and case conceptualization
Assistance with difficult clients; troubleshooting problems situations

After EMDRIA™ -Approved EMDR Basic Training, Weekend 2 (5 hours)
Case conceptualization and formulation
Target Selection Criteria
Resource Development and Installation 
Negative and positive cognition selection 
Recognizing signs of processing 
Fine-tuning the application of dual attention 
Stimulation to maximize processing
Review of EMDR Therapy treatment protocols
Clinical containment issues 
Knowing when to interweave vs. "stay out of the way"
Solutions to common technical difficulties, blocked affect, over-, under-, and non-responders
Consolidating treatment gains
Updates of clinical and research development

Clinical implications of existing research

EMDRIA™ Certified Therapist in EMDR (minimum 20 hours)
Open discussion of your current clinical case
Case conceptualization and planning
Challenging cases
Preparing cases to present

EMDRIA™ Approved Consultant in EMDR (minimum 20 hours)
Get help with challenging cases
Clarify protocols and procedures
Assist with case conceptualization
Resource development and installation
Targeting and interweaves
Updates of clinical and research developments in EMDR​ Therapy