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EMDR Consultation

Until further notice all consultation services are being provided by Zoom video conferencing due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.


         EMDR Consultation Groups for Fall 2022

Do you ever:
-  wish you could use EMDR Therapy with more of your current clients?
-  want to increase your technical skills in EMDR’s multiple applications?
-  long to increase your confidence when doing EMDR?
-  desire talking about your challenges with others using EMDR Therapy?
want to get advanced credentials to demonstrate to clients and colleagues you are committed to competently practice EMDR Therapy?

EMDR Consultation can help you accomplish each of these. There are several different types of EMDR consultation groups offered. All are via Zoom, so your location does not matter. You only need access to a reliable internet connection that will support video conference platforms.

The new  EMDRIA Consultation Packet  (2020) has been released. There are changes in how Individual Consultation Hours for Certification are obtained. The changes took effect Jan. 1, 2020. Now Individual Consultation hours can only be accumulated when 1, 2 or 3 consultees are meeting with an Approved Consultant. Given these new rules, I am offering “small groups” for accumulating “individual consultation hours” on a pro-rated basis. For example, if a group of 3 consultees meet for 2 hours, everybody will receive  0.67 hr of individual consultation + 1.33 hr of group consultation.

I am also offering two new groups for Consultants-in-Training (CITs) if there is sufficient interest. As always, one-to-one consultation at any level is also available.

This is the schedule for the various consultation services offered by Jim Lichti, subject to sufficient enrollment. The meeting times are shown in Eastern Time zone. If you need assistance to convert to your time zone  click here .  


          Fall 2022 Consultation Schedule

  • Mondays, 12-2 p.m. ET - large group (6 max) for group hours for Certification
    • Sept 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 & Dec 12   (2 spaces available)
  • Mondays, 2-3:30 p.m. ET - small group for individual hours for Certification
    • Sept 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 & Dec 12   (FULL)
  • Mondays, 6-8 p.m. ET - Consultants-in-Training group, (4 max.)

    • Sept 12, Oct 17, Nov 14 & Dec 12   (FULL) 

  • Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m. ET - large group (6 max) for group hours for Certification

    • Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16 & Dec 14   (FULL)
  • Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m. ET – Consultants-in-Training group, (4 max.)

    • Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16 & Dec 14  (FULL)

  • Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. ET - small group (max 3) for individual hours for Certification

    • Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16 & Dec 14

  • Fridays 9-11 a.m. ET – small group (max 3) for individual hours for Certification

    • Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18 & Dec 16    (FULL)

  • Fridays 12-2 p.m. ET – large group (6 max) for group hours for Certification

    • Sept 16, Oct 14, Nov 18 & Dec 16    (2 spaces available)

  • One-to-one Consultation at a time mutually agreed upon with Jim

  • One-to-one Consultation of Consultation (CIT) at a time mutually agreed upon with Jim

Prerequisites for participating in Consultation are completion of EMDRIA-approved Basic Training and having an active clinical caseload in which you are using EMDR. These hours are eligible towards either Individual or Group Hours for 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 2 monthly EMDR consultees. All the hours from this group are eligible for the  Approved Consultant in EMDR    credential.


How your hourly consultation fee is calculated

Consultees who work ONLY in community-based non-profits pay a reduced consultation fee. 

Consultees who work ONLY in government funded organizations pay a slightly higher consultation fee.

For consultees who have any self-employment income (eg - private practice, sub-contractors, etc) I use a sliding scale recognizing that prices in this sector vary widely. If your “standard clinical rate” (defined as the hourly fee charged before discounts) is:

  • below $120/hr your “base consultation rate” is $120
  • above $180/hr your “base consultation rate” is $180
  • between $120 - $180/hr your “standard clinical rate” is your “base consultation rate”.

The factors that affect the final price are:

  • the type of consultation (small group, large group, 1 to 1, CIT)
  • the number of consultation hours in the series
  • your work setting.

Near the bottom of the Registration Form your fee for consultation will be auto-calculated based on the information you provide.

13% HST is added to all consultation services

Determining your “base consultation rate”

Only work at Non-profit(s)   >>   $100/hr is your base consultation rate

Only work at government funded organization(s)   >>  $110/hr is your base consultation rate

Have self-employed counselling income, either part-time or full time  >>  sliding scale $120-180 is your base consultation rate

(as outlined in cell above)

Consultation for EMDRIA Individual Hours

one-to-one   >>   base consultation rate X 1.0

small group (max. 3)   >>   base consultation rate X 0.5

Consultation for EMDRIA Group Hours

large group (6 max.)   >>   base consultation rate X 0.333


CIT Group (max. 4)   >>   base consultation rate X 0.5

1 to 1  >>  base consultation rate X 1.25


Calculating the total cost of your consultation series is done automatically at the bottom of the Registration Form  based on information you provide. 

The formula used for calculating your cost for a Consultation Series is: 

your base consultation rate   X  type of consultation   X   # of hrs  +  13% HST    =  TOTAL COST


Payment is due by August 30, 2022.

E-transfer to  [email protected]  is the preferred payment method.   Cheques are an alternative, mailed to:

Jim Lichti
651 Columbia Forest Blvd.
Waterloo ON     N2V 2K7

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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  EMDR 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 clients
  •  identifying sources of further information and skill development
  • exploring emerging concepts and applications in EMDR practice

Currently I provide EMDR consultation via:

  •  face-to-face meetings (not during COVID) or video conferencing with individuals
  •  face-to-face meetings (not during COVID) or video conferencing with groups


                   About the Consultant

Jim Lichti, MSW, RSW, EMDRIA Approved Consultant was one of the first Canadians trained in EMDR in 1993. Since then he has conducted thousands of EMDR treatment sessions. He began offering EMDR consultation in 1996. He is EMDRIA Certified in EMDR and an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

Jim was a Facilitator with the EMDR Institute Inc. (1996-2003) and a Facilitator 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 2006-17. He is also a sponsor of EMDR advanced clinical workshops.

Expanding the role of EMDR Therapy in more of your clinical cases is a goal of consultation. Jim conducted original research on current practices in EMDR Consultation for which he was awarded the 2005 EMDR Canada Research Award. He has presented on this topic six times at the EMDR International Association conference and the EMDR Canada conference as part of his commitment to raising the quality of EMDR treatment provided by psychotherapists.

Jim belongs to the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social 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 was an Associate Practicum Professor – Part-time, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University  from 1984-2016. During that time he was the Practicum Supervisor for 25 Masters students from Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Toronto and University of Waterloo.

Jim was employed full time in the mental health field for 45 years. He now works part-time, including an extensive consultation practice. Clinically, 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 and Community Health Centres.