Membership Levels

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) offers several levels of membership. By registering for a membership, all registrants attest to the following:

  • I am joining at my highest level of eligibility.
  • I adhere to all EMDRIA policies.
  • If requested by EMDRIA, I can provide a copy of my current licensure and certification of completion of EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training at the time of registration, during an active membership period, and/or at the time of membership renewal.

Please note that payments are non-refundable. 

Full Membership

Individuals who are currently licensed as mental health professionals and have completed EMDR Training.

Associate Membership

Individuals who have transitional licenses practicing under supervision, such as Registered Interns, and/or have not yet completed EMDR Training.

Student Membership

Individuals currently enrolled full-time in an academic program.

 

Full Membership ($175)

Receive access to all membership benefits, a profile listing in our Find an EMDR Therapist online directory, and full voting privileges.

Requirements

  • Licensed, certified, or the equivalent as a mental health professional or per the guidelines of your state, province or country.
    • Typically, this includes LMFTs and/or LCMFTs, LPCs and/or LCPCs, MSWs and Clinical MSWs, Licensed Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurses, and Physicians.
    • Some states have different levels of licensing, but a key factor is being able to practice independently, and not under the supervision of someone else’s license, with the following exception:
      • Limited License Professional - Your state of licensure has a category of mental health license that is not transitional (and allows you to practice as a mental help professional) but requires consultation in order to practice.
  • Completed EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training that included 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of practice, and 10 hours of consultation. All parts of the EMDR Training including consultation hours must be complete.

Available Discounts ($130)

Non-Profit Agency

Newly Trained in EMDR

Agency Discount Eligibility

  • The agency must be funded by the government, considered a community health (or mental health) agency, or be organized as a non-profit entity (501c3).
  • You must be in a full-time W2 relationship with the agency.
  • Please note that universities do not qualify for this discount.

Newly Trained Discount Eligibility

  • You must have completed EMDR Training within the last 6 months.

Attention EMDR Canada Members

  • If you are already an EMDR Canada member, please do not sign up for EMDRIA membership. EMDR Canada membership includes an EMDRIA affiliate membership that has the same benefits as EMDRIA members. If you live in Canada, you may want to consider joining EMDR Canada instead. Click here to learn more. Contact EMDR Canada to verify that your membership information has been sent to us so we may set up your affiliate membership.

Associate Membership ($150)

Receive access to all membership benefits. (This membership does not include a profile listing in the "Find an EMDR Therapist" directory or voting privileges.)

Requirements

  • Registered Intern or other similar category that is transitional, where someone is working toward full licensure as a mental health professional. This practice is under supervision.
    • For the majority, licenses that require supervision will fulfill the Associate level membership requirement only. If you are in this category and believe your license qualifies you for Full Membership, please contact us at info@emdria.org.

AND/OR

  • In the process of completing EMDRIA Approved EMDR Training.

Available Discounts ($115)

Non-Profit Agency

Newly Trained in EMDR

Agency Discount Eligibility

  • The agency must be funded by the government, considered a community health (or mental health) agency, or be organized as a non-profit entity (501c3).
  • You must be in a W2 relationship with the agency.
  • Universities do not qualify for the Agency discount.

Newly Trained Discount Eligibility

  • You must have completed EMDR Training within the last 6 months.

Student Membership ($75)

Receive access to all membership benefits. (This membership does not include a profile listing in the "Find an EMDR Therapist" directory or voting privileges.)

Requirement

Must provide one of the following showing full-time current enrollment in an academic program:

  • Class schedule for the current semester showing at least 9 credit hours. May either be paper documentation or a screenshot from an online registration system as long as your full name is displayed as part of the record.
  • Letter from the Registrar's Office stating you are enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Letter from the Dean's Office or a Department Chair stating you are enrolled as a full-time student.