Advocacy Committee | Conference Committee | Journal Editorial Board
Marketing & Communications Committee | Membership Committee
Regional Coordinating Committee | Research Committee | Standards & Training Committee | University Committee
Chair: James W. Cole, Ed.D.
Committee Members: Sue Butkus Ph.D.; Diane DesPlantes LCSW; DaLene F. Forester, Ph.D.; E. C. Hurley Ph.D, LMFT; Mark C. Russell Ph.D, ABPP, ABCCAP; Rosalie Thomas RN, Ph.D.; Evelyn Wright LCSW; Elaine Wynne MA, LP.
The purpose of the Advocacy Committee is to promote EMDR therapy for all populations where it is under utilized or not available. There are high rates of trauma in the military, the inner cities, and in some rural settings where EMDR is often not available. It is this committees goal to increase the availability of EMDR to these populations and within other areas where it is not currently being fully utilized.
Chair: Rosalie Thomas, RN, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD; Carol Cole, Psy.D.; Irene Giessl, Ed.D.; Pennisue M. Hignell, Ph.D.; Jennifer Lendl, Ph.D.; Carol Miles, LCSW; Patricia Morgan, Ph.D.; Helen Morton, MSW, LCSW, LMFT; Gary Peterson, M.D.; Zona Scheiner, Ph.D; Janie Scholom, RN, LCSW-C; Jocelyne Shiromoto, MSW, LCSW; Storey Smith, MSW; Lesa Swanson, LICSW; Mary Ellen Tormey, MSN, RN, CNS; Viviana A. Triana, LCSW; Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW; Bennet Wolper, MSW.
The purpose of the Conference Committee is to produce and promote an annual Conference. The mission of the Conference is to provide high quality presentations by trained clinicians and researchers in order to establish, maintain, and promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research, and education. Members interested in serving on this committee should have attended one EMDRIA Conference or have previous conference experience with a similar organization.
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research
Editor: Louise Maxfield, Ph.D , Cpsych
Board: Sheila Sidney Bender, Ph.D.; Uri Bergmann, Ph.D.; John G. Carlson, Ph.D.; Ad de Jongh, Ph.D.; Carlijn de Roos, MA; Tonya Edmond, Ph.D.; Derek Farrell, Ph.D.; Isabel Fernandez, Clinical Psychologist; Blanche Freund, Ph.D., RN, FAACS; Denise Gelinas, Ph.D.; Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.; Arne Hofmann, MD; Lee Hyer, Ed.D., ABPP; Masaya Ichii, MA; Daeho Kim, MD., Ph.D.; Deborah L. Korn, Psy.D.; Christopher Lee, M.Sc., Ph.D.; Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D.; Howard Lipke, Ph.D.; Therese McGoldrick, BS.; Gary Peterson, MD; Susan Rogers, Ph.D.; Mark C. Russell, Ph.D.; Martin Sack, MD; Guenter H. Seidler, Dr.med.; Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.; Nancy J. Smyth, Ph.D., MSW; John Spector, BA, M.sc.; Robert Stickgold, Ph.D.; Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD; Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Michelle Gottlieb, Psy.D., MFT; Kathy Heeg, LCSW; Marsha Heiman, Ph.D.; Phoebe Kessler, MSW, LCSW; M'Linda McGuire, LPC; Kalpana Murthy, MBA, MS, NCC, LPC; Coy R. Osgood, MSW, LICSW-A, CDP; Jesse Rappaport, LCSW; Mary Rower, RN, LCSW; Ashley Schacterle, LCSW; Patricia Henry-Schneider, MS, LPC; Storey Smith, MSW.
EMDRIA's Marketing and Communications Committee's purpose is to increase awareness of EMDR and EMDRIA among the general public and mental health professionals by supporting EMDRIA’s yearly marketing communications plan. The Committee’s duties may include, but are not limited to, gathering contact information and creating relationships with local media outlets and university faculty, supporting EMDRIA’s social media efforts, assisting in the development of outreach materials and website content, and working to support EMDRIA’s EMDR awareness events.? Committee communications will take place over email and monthly conference calls.
Chair: Amber Middleton, LMSW, LCDC
Committee Members: Veronika Gold, MA, MFT; Elizabeth Heinz, MA, NCC; Jim Lichti, MSW, RSW, RMFT; Helen Morton, MSW, LCSW, LMFT; Bryan Palmer, MSSW; Lori Pereira, MA, LPC; Desdemonia L. Wenzel, MFT
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to assist the CEO and staff in improving retention and recruitment. This includes providing policies, strategies and membership feedback, brainstorming, and assisting with specific projects. The Committee also helps to evaluate current and prospective member benefits.
Chair: Lawrence Nieters, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Susan Arland, MA, LMHC; Karen Forte, LCSW, DCSW; Rajani Levis, MS, LMFT; Annie Monaco, LCSW-R; Reg Morrow, Ed.S., LMFT, LMHC; Sheri Rezak-Irons, LCSW, Charlene Spears, MSW, LCSW
The EMDRIA Regional Coordinating Committee works as a team to support the mission and vision of the EMDRIA Regional Network, advising program development, volunteer development, and best practices.
The mission of the EMDRIA Regional Network is to support and facilitate the exchange of information related to EMDR therapy among the mental health professional community.
The vision of the EMDRIA Regional Network is to create a free flowing exchange of information amongst diverse EMDR therapy professionals encouraging growth and fostering a network of support and education.
Chair: Kate Wheeler, Ph.D., APRN
Committe Members: Joyce Baptist, Ph.D.; John "Jac" Carlson, Ph.D.; Wendy Freitag, Ph.D.; Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.; Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D.; Louise Maxfield, Ph.D.; Anthony J. Tranguch, M.D.
The purpose of the Research Committee is to write scholarly responses as needed, decide poster award at conference, nominate EMDRIA’s annual outstanding research award, collaborate with EMDR Research Foundation to set priorities for EMDR research, and serve as a resource for EMDRIA scholarship and research.
Co-Chairs: Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC & Sharon Rollins, MS, LPC
Committee Members: Jocelyn Barrett, LICSW; Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW; Linda Bowers, MA, LPC; Cindy Browning, LCSW; D. Michael Coy, LCSW; Patty Giffin, Ph.D.; Celia Grand, LCSW, BCD; Jean Hawks, Ph.D.; Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LDCSW-R; Kim Johnson, LCSW; Josie Juhasz, MA, LPC; Gary Scarborough, M.Ed., LPC; Cindy Slimak, LCSW-R, MS, NPP; Laura Steele, Psy.D., MFT; Linda Tepper, LCSW; Jan Williams, MS, LPC; William Zangwill, Ph.D.
The purpose of the Standards & Training Committee is to ensure that the highest standards of EMDR are maintained for all EMDRIA Approved Basic EMDR Trainings, advanced programs offering EMDRIA Credits and for those who apply for recognition as EMDRIA Certified Therapists and Approved Consultants in EMDR. Committee members review applications of those seeking to offer an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training or EMDRIA Credits (continuing education in EMDR) for advanced programs. The Committee meets regularly by conference call.
It is required that members interested in serving on the Standards & Training Committee meet the following qualifications:
1. Maintain status as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist
2. Have an interest in maintaining standards in EMDR therapy
3. Be able to communicate by email
The purpose of the University Committee is to advise on the integration and adaptation of EMDR training into academic graduate programs, provide insights into incorporating EMDR related resources into curricula, seek to integrate information about EMDR into textbooks and educational materials, educate colleagues about EMDR therapy, and find ways to train clinicians in EMDR therapy to work with underserved populations.