EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
has adopted a Professional Code of Conduct in order to assure the
highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR. By adopting
this Code, EMDRIA creates guidelines to establish and uphold standards
of practice, training, certification, and research. All members of
EMDRIA, as a condition of membership, subscribe to the Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct
- Members of EMDRIA shall observe the
professional and ethical standards of their respective clinical
professions. If members are not licensed or accountable to a
particular discipline’s code of ethics, or if their Code of Ethics does
not address the concern at hand, then the American Psychological
Association (APA) Code of Ethics (APA Code of Ethics, June 1, 2003)
- Members shall continue to be in good
standing with the professional organization with which they are
affiliated and regulatory board (e.g., state or provincial licensure
board or Ministry of Health) in their jurisdiction and have no confirmed
findings of illegal, unprofessional or unethical conduct. Members
shall report within 30 days to EMDRIA any problems and authorize EMDRIA
to contact the appropriate licensing boards.
- Members shall adhere to the code of
ethics of their respective clinical profession with regard to the
advertising of services or EMDR training programs. If members are not
licensed or accountable to a particular discipline’s code of ethics,
then the APA Code of Ethics (APA Code of Ethics, June 1, 2003) regarding
ethics in advertising and public statements shall apply.
- Members or Non-Members serving in an
EMDRIA-sanctioned position will follow all policies and guidelines
related to that position.