5 EMDRIA Credits
This course reviews ethical guidelines for EMDR clinicians, consultants, trainers, and researchers. After reviewing the material, participants will have a general understanding of four broad topics, including, the meaning of ethics as more than a list of behaviors to avoid; the role of the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association as a part of EMDR International Association ethical guidelines; the ethical issues EMDR therapy shares with other psychotherapies; and, the particularly significant ethical issues for EMDR clinicians, consultants, trainers, and researchers. The course material makes use of the American Psychological Associations’ Code of Ethics both to clarify its relationship to that of the code of EMDRIA and to provide examples of guidance for ethical issues arising in the various roles EMDR clinicians may play. Included in the course is a series of exercises designed to encourage the development of the steps needed to resolve ethical problems and a reference list suitable for continued professional development in the field of mental health ethics.