This group is for licensed mental health practitioners that want to learn more about using EMDR with their LGBTQ+ clients. We will focus on more complex work and I will be leading this group from both a social justice framework and from a Structural Dissociation model.
I am currently an EMDRIA Consultant in Training which means that I can provide 15 of the 20 hours you need in order to get your EMDRIA certification. Group hours can be 10 of those hours. I have been trained in EMDR since 2001 and have extensive trauma training. I work from a phase based trauma approach and integrate different theories and experts such as Laurel Parnell, Janina Fisher and Dick Schwartz. I have found that using a parts model has dramatically increased my success rate using EMDR. If you have clients whom get stuck when doing EMDR using this model helps them get identify their stuck parts and move from there. I am also trained in Flash and integrate that both into my clinical work and my consultation work.
In addition, I am Queer and Gender Non-Conforming in my identity and consult form a social justice perspective. I am a WPATH Certified Provider and hope that in the future this group can also count towards your mentorship hours if you choose to get WPATH certified. I use she/they pronouns.