The program of this year’s Consultant Meeting will consist of a number of EMDR consultant dilemmas that we both cannot avoid and cannot solve. Heated discussion and maximum participation are guaranteed by the way the discussion is organized.
A real challenge to Europe’s finest!
Dilemma 1. EMDR technique or therapist quality?
Probably a vast majority of EMDR Europe consultants will agree with the following statement:
‘EMDR consultation is not only a technical process of correcting mistakes and teaching strict adherence to protocol.’
If EMDR is more than a technique, EMDR consultation should be more than technical.
Do you agree with that? If so, what is this ‘more’?
We do not teach this ‘more’ in EMDR consultant training. Should we?
Dilemma 2. Don’t supervise what you can’t treat?
If you do not treat criminal, anorectic, addicted, compulsive, bipolar, or otherwise disturbed clients, why do you think you can supervise someone who does? How would you solve treatment problems or formulate clear indication criteria? Where would you find useful interweaves?
Or should we develop different consultant trainings? Maybe different levels for the level of complexity of the client’s problems?
These and more dilemma’s will be presented, followed by group discussion. The challenge is to develop creative solutions and maybe even formulate recommendations to EMDR Europe Practice Committee.