MID Consultation

The MID Analysis v4.0 is a complex tool, and, although the Interpretive Manual is extensively explanatory, it can take time and practice to learn the nuances and levels of interpretation possible in using the MID.

Two of the authors of the MID Interpretive Manual, 2nd Edition, offer reasonably priced consultation on the intricacies of the MID Analysis v4.0. See below for background information for each of them before deciding whom to consult.

D. Michael Coy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Seattle, Washington. Michael spearheaded the overhaul of the MID Analysis from v3.8 to v4.0, and collaborated with Jennifer Madere and MID developer Paul Dell, PhD (who generously served as editor) on expanding the original Mini-Manual into the full Manual available elsewhere on this site. He has offered consultation on the use of the MID since 2015.

Michael has served clients in a variety of settings over the past thirteen years, working with homeless persons; severely abused and neglected youth and HIV+ adults in different residential treatment facilities; children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in an inpatient psychiatric facility; adults with mental health disabilities in a psychiatric nursing home; and LGBTQ adults in recovery in a community health center substance use treatment program, prior to moving into full-time private practice in 2013.

Michael’s foundational learning was in psychodynamic theory. In 2011, he trained in EMDR therapy through the EMDR Institute; he has been an EMDRIA Approved Consultant in EMDR therapy since 2015. Michael also has training in clinical hypnosis, Ego State Therapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level I).

Michael’s clinical practice focuses on working with people across the dissociative spectrum dealing with interwoven issues such as addictions, compulsions, and self-harming behaviors. Additionally, Michael employs an integrative treatment model to address pre-verbal and early attachment trauma in a brief intensive format.

Michael will co-present with Jennifer Madere on the MID Analysis v4.0 at EMDRIA’s 2017 Annual Conference in Bellevue, WA. Michael presented at ISSTD’s 2016 Annual Conference, along with Ulrich Lanius, PhD, and Sandra Paulsen, PhD, on the assessment and treatment of dissociative disorders. He has served as guest lecturer on EMDR therapy in 2014 and again in 2015 in University of Illinois at Chicago’s social work program, and presented on EMDR therapy for the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work in early 2017.

Michael has been  a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) since January 2017, serving on the Communications & Marketing and Finance Committees, as well as chairing the Website Committee. Additionally, Michael created and is co-chairing a task group to develop a dissociation-sensitive EMDR therapy ‘basic’ training under the ISSTD umbrella. Michael previously served as a member of EMDRIA’s Standard s& Training Committee from 2014 to 2017.

Jennifer Madere is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in private practice, and founding partner of Intuitus Group Counseling Clinic, PLLC & Independent Professionals in Cedar Park, Texas.

Having worked with child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing since 2003, she worked in residential treatment, shelter, hotline, and community mental health settings before beginning private practice in 2008. As she better understood the needs of her clients, Jennifer sought EMDR therapy training in 2010, and attended the ISSTD Annual Conference for the first time in 2012.

Within her therapy and consultation practice, Jennifer began to see a need for more consistent and thorough assessment of trauma-related symptoms and client history to inform safe and effective treatment.  This led to her gathering data to compare ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale) and DES (Dissociative Experience Scale) scores, and presenting these findings at the EMDRIA Annual Conference in 2014.

Concurrently, Jennifer began using the MID in her therapy and consultation practice. With the encouragement of independent EMDRIA approved trainer, Rick Levinson, LCSW, Jennifer began teaching other clinicians in Central Texas to recognize and assess symptoms of pathological dissociation.  In June of 2014, Jennifer began offering a workshop entitled Assessing Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders for EMDR Clinicians: What to do after the DES within Weekend 2 of Rick Levinson’s EMDR therapy training.  Increasingly aware of the need and appreciation for the MID by clinicians utilizing EMDR therapy, Jennifer sought and obtained permission from Paul Dell to present on the MID during the EMDRIA Annual Conference in 2015.