Conference Committee | Journal Editorial Board
Marketing & Communications Committee | Membership Committee
Regional Coordinating Committee | Research Committee | Standards & Training Committee
Chair: Rosalie Thomas, RN, Ph.D.
Committee Members: Susan Brown, LCSW, BCD; Carol
Cole, Psy.D.; Irene Giessl, Ed.D.; Jennifer Lendl, Ph.D.; Carol Miles,
LCSW: Helen Morton, MSW, LCSW, LMFT; 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; 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
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.
Chair: Deborah Cole, Psy.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
Chair: Brenda Rohren, M.A., MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC
Committee Members: Rodney Farrar, LPC, NCC, CADC-II;
Stacia Hanson, MA, LP; Kriss Jarecki, ACSW, LDCSW-R; Jim Lichti, MSW,
RSW, RMFT; Amber Middleton, GSW, LMSW; Helen Morton, MSW, LCSW, LMFT;
Bryan Palmer, MSSW; Nancy Porter, LCSW; Jorge Torres-Saenz, Psy.D;
Sharon Walker, LCSW
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; Celia Grand, MSW, LCSW; Annie Monaco, LCSW-R; Reg
Morrow, Ed.S.,LMFT, LMHC; Peter Newman, Ph.D.; Merrill Powers, MSW,
LCSW; Sheri Rezak-Irons, LCSW, Charlene Spears, MSW, LCSW
The EMDRIA Regional Coordinating Committee advises the Executive
Director regarding policies and procedures for selection of Regional
Coordinators and development of new Regions, provides information and
ideas that assist Regional Coordinators in conducting meetings, and
helps resolve any problems/issues.
Committee Members: Tonya Edmond, Ph.D.; Ad de Jongh, Ph.D.; Ricky Greenwald, Psy.D.; Elena Guagenti-Tax, DSW, LCSW-R
The purpose of the Research Committee is to promote and support quality
research and scholarship about, or relating to EMDR. The committee
provides consultation to EMDR researchers and scholars, administers an
online database of EMDR Researchers and Academics, sponsors a listserv
to provide peer consultation and support for EMDR researchers and
scholars, and organizes research-related activities, including poster
sessions and a public research meeting at the annual conference. It is
suggested that members interested in serving on this committee have some
Co-Chairs: Jocelyn Barrett, LICSW & Sharon Rollins, MS, LPC
Committee Members: Katelyn Baxter-Musser, LCSW; Cindy Browning, LCSW; Carol Crow, LMHC, NCC, BCETS; Patty Giffin, Ph.D.; Roxann
Hassett, LMHC, CAP, NCC; Jean Hawks, Ph.D.; Tamra Hughes, MA, LPC;
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; Mary Ellen Tormey, MSN, RN, CS;
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:
Interest in maintaining standards and training in EMDR; and
- Able to communicate by email