Join the membership organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR.

Membership Levels

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) offers several levels of annual membership. By registering for 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.

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 Member

Dues: $180 annually

Full Membership includes these Membership Benefits along with the additional benefits below:

  • A profile listing in the "Find an EMDR Therapist" directory EMDRIA’s Find a Therapist Directory is extremely “Google friendly” and is optimized for search engines including Google and Bing. What this means for you is that your EMDRIA Directory Profile could end up on the first page of Google’s search results, especially if someone searches for you by name. This valuable member benefit drives new patients to you.
  • Voting privileges

Payment of membership dues is non-refundable.

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

Non-Profit Agency

Dues: $135

Newly Trained in EMDR

Dues: $135

Non-Profit 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 in EMDR Discount Eligibility

  • You must have completed EMDR Training within the last 6 months.
  • First-year discount only. Renewal will be at standard or non-profit agency rate.

Attention EMDR Canada Members

  • If you are already an EMDR Canada member, please do not purchase EMDRIA membership. EMDR Canada membership includes an EMDRIA affiliate membership that has the same benefits as EMDRIA members, except for voting privileges.
    • Individuals may only have one membership. If you register for EMDRIA membership and also have a membership with EMDR Canada, your affiliate membership will not be activated.
  • 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 Member

Dues: $155 annually

Associate Membership includes these Membership Benefits except:

  • Does not include a profile listing in the "Find an EMDR Therapist" directory
  • Does not include voting privileges

Payment of membership dues is non-refundable.

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

Non-Profit Agency

Dues: $120

Newly Trained in EMDR

Dues: $120

Non-Profit 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 in EMDR Discount Eligibility

  • You must have completed EMDR Training within the last 6 months.
  • First-year discount only. Renewal will be at standard or non-profit agency rate for Associate membership or standard or non-profit agency rate to upgrade to Full membership.

Student Member

Dues: $80 annually

Student Membership includes these Membership Benefits except:

  • Does not include a profile listing in the "Find an EMDR Therapist" directory
  • Does not include voting privileges

Payment of membership dues is non-refundable.

Requirement

Must provide one of the following showing full-time current enrollment in an academic program. Proof of enrollment must be provided at time of renewal to maintain discount.

  • 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.

Retired Member

Dues: $120 annually

Retired Discount

EMDRIA offers a discounted rate to current members who are now retired. Click here to learn more.

Agency Group Membership

Agency Group Discount

A group discount rate of $100/member annually is available to non-profit agencies that maintain at least 5 EMDRIA memberships. Requires separate registration. Click here to learn more.