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EMDR Consultation

Announcing EMDR Consultation Groups for Fall 2019

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. I am offering EMDR consultation groups via video conferencing. There will be a series of four 2-hour group consultations that people "attend" via the internet, so your location does not matter. You just need a high-speed internet connection for your desktop or laptop or tablet with a camera.

I will also be offering a face-to-face consultation group based in Kitchener-Waterloo Ontario during the Fall of 2019.

The Fall series will be four 2-hour sessions, September to December. The cost is $30 per hour + 13% HST  (8 hr = $271.20).

This is the schedule for these groups.  I will show the meeting times in Eastern Time Zone. If you need assistance to convert to your time zone, click here.

- Mondays, 9-11 a.m. ET  (face to face group in Kitchener-Waterloo)  [3 spaces]

- Mondays, 12-2 p.m. ET  (video conference group)  [1 space]

- Mondays, 3-5 p.m. ET  (video conference group)   [1 space]

           Dates for the above Monday groups are: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4 & Dec 2 

- Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. ET  (face to face group at Carizon Counselling, Kitchener) [2 spaces]

- Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. ET  (closed group)

           Dates for the above Wednesday groups are: Sept 11, Oct 9, Nov 6 & Dec 4.  

Fridays 9-11 a.m. ET (video conference group)  [1 space]

Fridays 1-3 p.m. ET  (video conference group)  [FULL]

         Dates for the above Friday groups are: Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8 & Dec 6.


Prerequisites for participating are completion of EMDR Basic Training and having an active clinical caseload in which you are using OR are hoping to use EMDR Therapy VERY soon. Group size will be capped at 6 consultees. These hours can be used towards earning the EMDRIA Certified in EMDR credential.

To learn more about the consultation process or me, see below.

If you have further questions or to register for EMDR consultation contact JimLichti@gmail.com .


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About EMDR Consultation

EMDR Consultation is a professional development activity for clinicians who have at the least started 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 $100-140/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 $100/hr; if your rate is higher, my fee remains at $140/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 now facilitates with Niagara Trauma & Stress Clinic (2003-present). 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.