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|Approved Consultant in EMDR|
EMDRIA Approved Consultants must meet all criteria to be Certified in EMDR. In addition, they must have three years of experience with EMDR after completing an EMDRIA Approved Training Program, have conducted at least three hundred clinical sessions in which EMDR was utilized, and have received twenty hours of consultation-of-consultation from an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. They must complete twelve hours of continuing education in EMDR every two years.The EMDR International Association cannot and does not make referrals to specific EMDR therapists. EMDRIA makes no claims of assurances regarding the qualifications of the practitioners listed, or the suitability of the services to be rendered by the practitioner for the needs of the inquiring individual. The use of this directory to locate an EMDR therapist is voluntary. In no event shall EMDRIA be liable for the voluntary selection of any EMDR therapist, or for the services provided by any EMDR therapist.
Please note: Those applying for
Approved Consultant status must already have completed the application
process for and been approved as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR.
You cannot begin to accrue consultation-of-consultation hours until you
have been approved as an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR.
Approved Consultant Application
Please read the Approved Consultant Criteria below and Consultant-in-Training Frequently Asked Questions before filling out the Approved Consultant Application. Click Here to view the Approved Consultant Application.
Approved Consultant Period
If accepted, Approved Consultant status will be granted for 2 years from the date of acceptance.
Please allow 3-5 weeks to
receive your certificate after ALL materials are submitted for
administrative processing. EMDRIA asks that you do not submit incomplete
applications. All application materials, including Letters of
Recommendation, must be submitted in English.
Approved Consultant Fees
Full Member of EMDRIA | $250.00 US Dollars
Non-EMDRIA Member | $450.00 US Dollars
Please Note: In order
to receive the Member rate for Approved Consultant, you must maintain
current EMDRIA Full Membership status during the 2 year Certification
Approved Consultant Criteria
The applicant for the designation of EMDRIA Approved Consultant must meet the following criteria:
1) EMDRIA Approved Training: Submit
evidence of having completed an EMDRIA approved EMDR Training
program. A copy of your certificate of completion is required.
Show evidence of a license/certification/registration as a mental
health professional. A photocopy of your
license/certification/registration to practice independently is
3) Do you have at least three years experience after completing an EMDRIA approved Training program? Answer
yes or no on the application form. Applicants MUST have the minimum 3
years experience after completion of the EMDR Training.
4) Have you conducted at least 300 EMDR sessions with at least 75 clients? Answer
yes or no on the application form and then attach notarized
documentation supporting this statement. You can write out the
statement as it is written, "I have conducted at least 300 EMDR
sessions with at least 75 clients", or something similar and then have
5) Have you received 20 hours of consultation-of-consultation by an Approved Consultant in EMDR?*
Answer yes or no on the application form. Then you will need to obtain
documentation from the Approved Consultant(s) you received your
consultation-of-consultation from, verifying the number of hours you
have received from him/her and how many of those hours were individual
consultation and how many were group consultation. If you have received
consultation from more than one Approved Consultant, you will need
documentation from each. These "consultation-of-consultation" groups in
EMDR should be no larger than 4 consultants-in-training at any one
time. Click Here to Find an Approved Consultant
*PLEASE NOTE: Only consultation hours received AFTER becoming a Certified Therapist can be applied towards this requirement*
letter or letter(s) of recommendation from one or more Approved
Consultant(s) in EMDR, regarding the quality of your consultation in
EMDR to others.
two letters of recommendation regarding your professional utilization
of EMDR in clinical practice, consultation abilities, ethics in practice, and professional character. These can be obtained from colleagues or peers.
8) Attach certificates of completion of 12 hours of EMDRIA Credits (continuing education in EMDR).
The EMDR Training is not awarded EMDRIA Credits - only EMDRIA
Approved Credit Programs in EMDR that are completed after the EMDR Training can receive EMDRIA Credits and be used towards this
application requirement. Please click here to view the Calendar of Events.
9) EMDRIA's Professional Code of Conduct. Applicants must read and verify on the application form that they agree to adhere to EMDRIA's Professional Code of Conduct.
Please Note: Upon
meeting these requirements, completing the application, and paying an
application fee, the applicant would receive the designation as an
EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Although the status of Approved Consultant
subsumes Certification, those applying for Approved Consultant status must
already have completed the application process for and been approved
as EMDRIA Certified Therapists in EMDR. This qualifies them to consult
with those seeking certification in EMDR. You may not begin working
towards meeting the Approved Consultant requirements until you have been
designated an EMDRIA Certified Therapist in EMDR and you have notified
EMDRIA to which Approved Consultant you are working with for
consultation-of-consultation hours. Additionally, an individual who is
already Certified in EMDR must still pay full applicant cost to be
elevated to the status of Approved Consultant.