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Session 114: How to Succeed as an EMDRIA Consultant in Training and Approved Consultant


This presentation will provide a secure foundation for EMDRIA Certified clinicians to make the transition to successful professional development as CITs and ACs. Succeeding as a CIT and AC requires more than knowledge of the eight phases of EMDR therapy and the standard procedural steps. CITs and ACs are intimately involved with the formation of EMDR clinicians. This presentation covers a range of practical issues including: EMDRIA requirements, procedures, and resources; how to develop a contract for service and objective criteria for writing a recommendation; how to maintain essential records of services and attract and retain consultees. Challenges regarding clinician formation will also be addressed: how to respond to gaps in training and unfamiliarity with the required textbook; how to address ethical issues such as practicing beyond the scope of education, training, and supervised experience; and how to help consultees recognize and navigate countertransference and re-enactments.

  1. Participants will be able to describe four essential elements to be included in consultation agreements for CITs and ACs and to locate and summarize the essential EMDRIA requirements to become an EMDRIA CIT and Approved Consultant and related EMDRIA-provided resources.
  2. Participants will be able to list four strategies for engaging and retaining consultees.
  3. Participants will be able to identify individualized best practices for addressing consultees’ practical issues and formative professional development challenges.


  • Andrew Leeds, Ph.D.

    Andrew Leeds, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychologist with 40+ years of private practice experience. He completed EMDR training in 1991. He has conducted EMDR training for 14,000 clinicians internationally and presented at numerous conferences. He is author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols (2016), articles, and chapters. He served on EMDRIA Board 2003-2005. He serves the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board and Council of Scholars. He is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute. In 1999, he received Ronald Martinez Memorial Award from Francine Shapiro, EMDRIA’s award for creative innovation, and in 2013 EMDRIA’s Francine Shapiro Award.

  • Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S

    Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer and founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas. Jennifer co-chaired the group that developed the EMDR therapy training offered by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and co-teaches this training. She has presented on the MID since 2014, and collaborated with D. Michael Coy and Paul Dell, PhD to update the Interpretive Manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID). Together Jennifer and Michael have made the MID documents and training accessible to clinicians and researchers world-wide.

September 10, 2022
Sat 12:00 PM CDT

Duration 1H 30M

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