EMDR Training Providers are responsible for adhering to and following current EMDRIA Policies and the Basic Training Curriculum Requirements.
EMDRIA Logo & Copyright Infringement
The EMDRIA logo is owned by EMDR International Association as are the logos for the monthly EMDRIA E-News, Go With That magazine, and the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Use of our corporate logo, tag line, publications logos, or any image that resembles our logos without explicit documented permission is strictly prohibited.
Trainers are responsible for ensuring their training participants meet the eligibility requirements for EMDR basic training.
Disclosure of Training Costs
Trainers must disclose the full cost of the entire EMDR basic training to prospective participants upfront and prior to registration. If consultation hours are not included in the registration fees, trainers must provide an estimated range for the out of pocket cost for completing the 10 consultation hours. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
Trainers must make their cancellation and refund policies available and accessible to prospective participants. These policies should be clear and transparent up front, prior to registration. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
Trainers must have a process in place to review and respond to complaints and grievances should they arise. This information should be made easily accessible to participants.
Trainers are encouraged to have a participant agreement form so prospective trainees understand what’s expected and how to prepare themselves prior to the first day of training.
Time Frames for Completion of In-Person Training
Trainees who begin the EMDR training in-person must complete the entire training within 24 months from their initial start date. This information should be clear and transparent upfront, prior to registration. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials. Trainers must have the available resources and capacity for trainings and must ensure that trainees are afforded sufficient opportunity to complete the training. In the event of a humanitarian crisis (illness, injury, death, etc.) trainers must have a policy in place that addresses and facilitates the trainee’s ability to complete the training.
Trainers must inform prospective participants that 10 hours of consultation are required in order to complete the EMDR training. Trainers are required to disclose whether the consultation hours are included in the registration fees or if training participants will need to pay separate additional fees for the consultation hours. Trainers must also disclose whether prospective participants will have to schedule consultation hours on their own time outside of the training or if the consultation hours are integrated into the course and provided during the scheduled training dates. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
If trainees are paying separately for and obtain consultation hours on their own time outside of the training, they must be provided with detailed information about the consultation process. Trainers are expected to supply the names and contact information of those consultants who can provide the consultation hours for their training.
Trainers must comply with EMDRIA Policies on Diversity and Cultural Competence and create a supportive environment for training regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture or religion, and not engage in discriminatory behavior or bias. Trainers should address issues of cultural diversity during the EMDR training as appropriate.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Trainers are responsible for ensuring that facilities and reasonable accommodations are accessible to those with disabilities. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.
EMDRIA requires that EMDR trainers maintain active status as an EMDR Consultant.
Assisting Faculty for Practicum
EMDRIA requires that faculty members who assist during the practicum portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDR Consultant, or (at minimum) status as an EMDR Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDR Consultant. The ratio of practicum faculty to trainee should not exceed 1:10 to allow for direct behavioral observation of each trainee.
Assisting Faculty for Consultation
EMDRIA requires that faculty members who assist during the consultation portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDR Consultant, or (at minimum) status as an EMDR Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDR Consultant. The ratio of consultant to trainee should not exceed 1:10 (smaller consultant to trainee ratios are encouraged).
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Trainers must maintain participant records for a minimum of five years for each EMDR Training that is conducted. Trainers must submit training rosters to EMDR International Association within 120 days of the completion of the training. Training rosters must be submitted in spreadsheet format to EMDR International Association and include the name of the training provider/organization (if applicable), name of the trainer, participant name, license, mailing address, phone, email, and EMDR basic training completion date for each trainee. Trainers can download a template of the training roster spreadsheet here.
Trainers must obtain feedback from participants on the quality of instruction, knowledge, and expertise of instructors, the usefulness of the training, and fulfillment of educational objectives. This feedback should be used to adjust and improve the overall training.