Ongoing Consultation Groups

Integrative Trauma Treatment Case Consultation (via Zoom)

My groups include lots of cases, a layering of theoretical approaches, and room for therapists to grow into effective trauma-informed clinicians. I practice and teach an Integrative Trauma Treatment Model, which emphasizes the following skills: assessment along the dissociative spectrum, affectively attuned psychoeducation, stabilization, attachment repair, and trauma resolution, using either Internal Family Systems (IFS) or EMDR/Flash Technique. I am a Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist as well as an EMDR International Consultant. I integrate both of these models into my work with therapists.

Members take turns presenting cases and asking questions. I integrate Internal Family Systems (IFS), Structural Dissociation, EMDR Therapy, Flash Technique, as well as tons of other models into my consultation.  Many methods of resourcing, trauma processing, and just good clinical judgement and assessment, will be woven into your learning here. I also share readings, videos, and information about trainings I think will be useful along the way. If you aren’t following me on my Facebook page, you may want to consider it as a way to stay in touch, hear about upcoming training opportunities, and new trauma treatment tools.


Second Thursday 9-11 AM PST on Zoom. This group is for therapists who are learning to treat trauma and dissociation from a number of theoretical perspectives. It is an ongoing discussion of cases, EMDR/Flash Technique, Structural Dissociation, and Internal Family Systems. This group is full. Cost $90/group


 -Second Friday 12-2 PST on Zoom.  This group is for therapists who are learning to treat trauma from a number of theoretical perspectives.  It is an ongoing discussion of cases, EMDR/Flash Technique, Structural Dissociation, and Internal Family Systems. This group has two openings. Please email me if you are interested. Cost $90/group


-Alternate Tuesday Cloud Video Conference. 11-12 noon PST. This is for therapists who are interested in learning how to treat trauma from a number of theoretical perspectives, including EMDR/Flash Technique, Structural Dissociation, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). This group has one opening now. Please email me if it sounds like the right group for you. Cost is $45/hour session


Please email me if you have questions or would like to join us.  Once I confirm your spot via email, I will send you a document with all the details–how to pay, where we meet, how to join the video conference, etcetera! If you are looking for an EMDRIA Approved Consultant training, go here. Email Colleen here.

Guidelines for Presenting Cases

Though I am not rigid about this format, it does help us use our time together most efficiently. Please consider prepping your case beforehand.
In general, if you presented last time, let others have a chance first.
Please answer these questions IN ORDER:
1-Start with basic demographics of the client, age, gender, employed, married, anything else unusual or relevant?
2-What was their presenting problem when they first started with you, how long have you seen them, and how frequently do you see them now? Do you have limited sessions with them?
3-Why are you presenting them today? (focus your question, as best you can)
4-Then give us more history to flesh out the case, so we get the feeling/texture of the client.

EMDRIA Approved Consultant Training: Interested?

If you are an EMDRIA Certified Therapist who wants to take your skills and credentials to the next level, this may be the next right step for you. You must be trauma-informed, and have studied and learned parts work.

CIT groups will meet for 60 minutes, every other week, via, for a total of 20 sessions. The first third of the meetings focus on case conceptualization, the second third on teaching/trouble shooting the standard protocol for your future consultees, and the last third on your own consultation work with individuals or groups.

Group time: As per EMDRIA guidelines, by the end of our 20 weeks, you will have consulted with 5 different clinicians. During the group, I have you consult on each other’s cases. If you get stuck, I step in. It’s a chance to own what you know. At the beginning, I can collaborate with you. Besides the clinical focus, I also offer support and encouragement to begin your own consulting practice, both individual and group. You will also present cases on which you have been consulting, to talk about the clinical content as well as any relational dynamics that are relevant.

You can also ask any questions, clinical or other, anytime!
Fees: $55 for 4 group members.
Preparation: Now is the time to read the EMDRIA guidelines, to see if you qualify!
Also, even though Zoom is the most reliable platform for video conferencing, now is the time to make sure your internet is as fast as possible. It is frustrating to have interruptions in communication. Also, transmission is helped by closing all the programs you are not using during our conference call.
You will need to complete an online CIT Declaration form before we start. Also, you must study and comply with the guidelines here:

Email me with questions!