5. Is consultation included in the basic training schedule and tuition?
This is a great question and an important issue to consider.
All EMDRIA approved providers of basic training in EMDR are required to provide at least 10 hours of consultation "in developmental increments to extend over the course of the training."
In choosing between different providers of basic training in EMDR you should be aware that some providers of basic training do not include the cost of all 10 required hours of consultation in their listed tuition. Also, most providers do not include these 10 hours in the standard training schedule, but instead require participants to attend separately scheduled consultation sessions or to find a consultant on their own and to schedule and pay for their own consultation sessions privately.
Karen Alter-Reid, Ph.D. Training takes a different approach. First, the cost of all required hours of consultation is included in the listed tuition. Equally importantly we believe is that we integrate 10.5 hours of consultation into the standard training schedule of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends. These 90 minute sessions of consultation are provided in truly developmental increments.
We also closely support you in your learning process by providing clear and easy-to-use forms and scripts to assist in practicing and documenting your clinical experiences. This makes it easy for you to present simple work summaries to the consultants with whom you work over the course of the training program.
Of course, completing basic training in EMDR is just the beginning of your professional development with EMDR. After you complete your Basic Training in EMDR, we strongly encourage you to continue to obtain consultation on a regular basis from an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. In addition to Dr. Alter-Reid, you have a diverse range of Approved Consultants to consider in the Tri-State area as well as telephone conference group and individual consultation with Approved Consultants from throughout the U.S. Lists of additional resources for professional development in EMDR will be provided in your participant manual.