Infant mental health consultation is a partnership between consultants and parents, caregivers, and other helping professionals of infants and young children to help babies develop strong brain architecture and resilience throughout their lifespan.
Secure attachment is a fundamental building block of all social functioning. Children need healthy relationships with sensitive caregivers to regulate, get along with others, solve problems, and grow up healthy and equipped to handle the challenges of life. Infant mental health consultants support parents, caregivers, and other helping professionals to engage in healing practices at critical and sensitive times of development to support these vital healthy connections and lifelong resiliency.
EMDR consultation is a collaborative relationship between mental health clinicians in which the consultant reviews the consultee’s EMDR client case material and provides feedback to the consultee regarding their use of EMDR therapy with clients.
The consultation is consultee-centered. The focus is on the skills and knowledge of the consultee’s use of EMDR therapy with clients. The consultation is structured in format and consultees provide examples of their clinical work as part of the consultation process. This may include video recordings, audio recordings, near-verbatim transcripts, and/or EMDR case presentation forms.
The EMDR basic training consultation hours are focused on the implementation and initial application of standard EMDR therapy and the AIP model in work with actual client cases.
EMDRIA Certification consultation – The certification consultation hours are focused on demonstrating proficiency and fidelity to the standard EMDR therapy and also demonstrating an awareness of situations in which modifications to standard EMDR therapy are necessary in order to safely and effectively treat the client.
Note: Consultation is not equivalent to clinical supervision. Hours accrued toward EMDRIA Certification are not recommended to co-occur with supervision (for licensure). Consultation is also not equivalent to the provision of psychotherapy services, which poses an ethical issue of the dual relationships.