Special Dissociation Focused Consultation Groups

with ICM Approved Consultants & Consultants In Training

ICM Founder Dr. Jamie Marich is an outspoken advocate in the EMDR community, and in the helping professions at large, about the imperative of addressing dissociation in trauma care. In addition to her professional credentials, Dr. Jamie Marich is also “out” about her experiences as a woman in long-term recovery from both addiction and a clinically significant dissociative disorder. While she values many of the approaches and models that exist for assessing and conceptualizing treatment, her core thesis is that professionals must first have an understanding about their own relationship to dissociation and parts before they can effectively address it in clients. This person-centered approach to dissociation defines much of her teaching on the matter, and you can currently access this through a home study version of her popular course, “The Power of Process in Treating Trauma and Dissociation.” Her book Dissociation Made Simple: A Stigma-Free Guide to Embracing Your Dissociative Mind and Navigating Daily Life is coming out in January 2023 from North Atlantic Books.
While many of our ICM consultants and consultants-in-training work with dissociation competently, the following groups are facilitated by individuals with specialized training in Dr. Marich’s approach to dissociation. This approach is the foundation of the Advanced Certificate Program in Dissociation Studies for EMDR Therapists. Any of the groups on this list meet your general ICM consultation requirements for basic/foundational training, can be applied towards EMDRIA Certification, or can be applied towards ICM’s Advanced Certificate Program in Dissociation Studies for EMDR Therapists. The following ICM Consultants currently meet qualifications to offer specialized consultation (group or individual) in the Advanced Certificate Program: