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EMDR Consultation

Announcing EMDR Consultation Groups for Winter-Spring 2020

Do you ever:
-  wish you could use EMDR with more of your existing cases?
-  want to increase your technical skills in EMDR’s multiple applications?
-  long to increase your confidence when doing EMDR?
-  want to talk about your challenges with others using EMDR Therapy?

EMDR Group Consultation can help you accomplish each of these. There will be six different EMDR consultation groups via video conferencing, so your location does not matter. Additionally, there will be two face-to-face consultation groups in Kitchener Ontario.

The new EMDRIA Consultation Packet was just released. There are some changes in the rules pertaining to Individual Consultation for Certification. The changes will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. In the future Individual hours can only be accumulated when 1, 2 or 3 consultees are sharing the Consultant’s time.

Given the new rules, there will be three new “small groups” for accumulating “individual consultation hours” on a pro-rated basis. For example, if a group of 3 consultees meet for 1.5 hours, everybody will receive 0.5 hr of individual consultation + 1.0 hr of group consultation.

This is the schedule for the various groups.  The meeting times are shown in Eastern Time Zone. If you need assistance to convert to your time zone  click here .

- Mondays, 9-11 a.m. ET – small group for individual hrs for Certification  (video conference) (Full)

- Mondays, 3-5 p.m. ET – small group for individual hrs for Certification  (video conference) (Full)

- Mondays, 6-8 p.m. ET – small group for individual hrs for Certification  (video conference) (2 spaces)

  • dates are: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4 & June 1


-  Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. ET - face to face group (6 max) at Carizon, Kitchener (Full)

Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m. ET – Consultants in Training group, 4 max. (video conference) (Full) [Spread over 12 months]

- Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET - face to face group (6 max) at Carizon, Kitchener (3 spaces)

  • 9 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. group dates are: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 8, May 6 & June 3
  • 12 p.m. group dates are: Jan. 8, March 4, May 6, June 3, Sept ? & Nov ?


Fridays 9-11 a.m. ET – group for up to 6  (video conference group) (2 spaces)

Fridays 12-2 p.m. ET – group for up to 6  (video conference group) (1 space)

  • dates are: Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, May 8 & June 5


Prerequisites for participating in Consultation Groups are completion of EMDRIA-approved Basic Training and having an active clinical caseload in which you are using EMDR or are hoping to use EMDR VERY soon. All these group hours are eligible towards the EMDRIA Certified in EMDR credential.

Prerequisites for participating in the Consultant in Training (CIT) Group are being EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and having at least 1 EMDR consultee. All these hours are eligible for the Approved Consultant in EMDR credential.


Hourly Rate for Consultation

Many of the prices below are calculated based on “your standard clinical rate” which is defined as the hourly fee you charge, before discounts.

Additionally I also provide a Sliding Scale for consultation to recognize that fees in our sector vary widely.

To determine “your consultation rate* ”: 

-   if your standard clinical rate is below my sliding scale of $120-180/hr, then use $120 for “your consultation rate* ”

-   if your standard clinical rate is higher then my sliding scale of $120-180/hr, use $180 for “your consultation rate* ”

Individual Consultation for (exclusively) Non-profit Staff

$100/hr + 13% HST

Private Practice Individual Consultation

your consultation rate* + 13% HST

Small “Individual Consultation” Groups (3 max)

50% of your consultation rate* + 13% HST

Large Group Consultation (6 max)

$35/hr + 13% HST

Consultants in Training Group (4 max)

50% of your consultation rate* + 13% HST


Payment is due Dec. 31/19. E-transfer to  JimLichti@gmail.com  is preferred method. Mailed cheques are an alternative.

If you have further questions after reading the information above and the links provided contact me at JimLichti@gmail.com  .

To register for consultation fill out the attached EMDR Consultation Agreement & Registration Form and send to JimLichti@gmail.com  


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About EMDR Consultation

EMDR Consultation is a professional development activity for clinicians who have completed an EMDRIA-approved Basic Training in EMDR (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing).

The purposes of EMDR Consultation are:

  • to hasten development of conceptual and technical skills in EMDR’s multiple applications
  • to learn how to incorporate EMDR into your existing clinical practice
  • to increase your confidence in using EMDR
  • to complete the 10 hours consultation required for Basic Training
  • to qualify to become EMDRIA Certified in EMDR
  • to qualify to become an EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • to keep current with clinical developments in this rapidly evolving specialty


 EMDR consultation can be done individually or in small groups. The consultee(s) determine the agenda based on questions/issues arising from their clinical cases. Typical agenda items include:

  •  discussing clinical challenges
  •  integrating EMDR into treatment plans
  •  determining client readiness
  •  conceptualizing the set-up for EMDR sessions
  •  problem solving ineffective sessions

  •  identifying red flags with client

  •  identifying literature for further information and skill development

  • exploring emerging concepts and applications in EMDR practice

Currently I provide EMDR consultation via:

  •  face-to-face meetings or video conferencing with individuals
  •  face-to-face meetings or video conferencing with groups

Jim has been doing individual and group EMDR consultation since 1996.

Jim specializes in working with trauma, particularly with survivors of abuse and neglect and with motor vehicle accident injuries. He has extensive experience working on multidisciplinary teams in both Children's Mental Health Centres & Community Health Centres. Case consultation and incorporating EMDR into an existing clinical caseload are his areas of special interest. He conducted original research on current practices in EMDR consultation for which he was awarded the 2005 EMDR Canada Research Award. Jim has presented on this topic six times at the EMDR International conference and the EMDR Canada conference as part of his commitment to raising the quality of EMDR treatment provided by psychotherapists.


Jim continually strives to keep current with this evolving specialty. He has attended numerous EMDRIA International and EMDR Canada conferences since 1997. He has also attended advanced specialty workshops by Forgash, Foster, Kiesling, Kitchur, Knipe, Korn, Leeds, Parnell, Paulsen, Solomon, Steele, Wesselmann and Zangwill.


Consultation Fees

 My individual consultation fees are on a sliding scale from $120-180/hr. If your “standard hourly clinical rate” is within that range, then your rate is my fee. If your rate is lower, then my fee will be $120/hr; if your rate is higher, my fee remains at $180/hr.  (13% HST is added to all consultation fees.)

If you are employed by a non-profit agency, talk to me about fees. Many of my consultees' fees are paid by their agency or they use their professional development budget.

Fees for custom group consultation are a formula combining the above sliding scale factored by the number of consultees in the group. The larger the group (maximum 6 generally), the less each participant pays. Organize a group with several EMDR colleagues, save money and receive the added benefits of learning from others' experiences with EMDR.


Getting Started

If you want to further discuss receiving EMDR consultation, please email or phone me (519-884-8621).

Jim Lichti, EMDRIA Approved Consultant
Jim Lichti, MSW, RSW, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, has been employed full time in the mental health field for 40+ years. He was trained in EMDR in 1993 and has conducted thousands of EMDR treatment sessions. He was one of the first Canadians trained in EMDR. He is EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Jim was a Facilitator with the EMDR Institute Inc. (1996-2003) and facilitated with Niagara Trauma & Stress Clinic (2003-18). He was a founding Board member of EMDR Canada from 1995-2004 and continues to serve as the Chair of their Professional Affairs Committee. Jim also served on the Membership Committee of the EMDR International Association  from 20 06-17.


Jim belongs to the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers. He was a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and belonged to the Ontario Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy  from 1984-2017. Jim is an Associate Practicum Professor – Part-time, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University. He has been the Practicum Supervisor for 25 Masters students. He also is a sponsor of EMDR advanced clinical workshops.