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EMDR Training Provider Policies

 

EMDR Training Provider Policies & Guidelines

 

EMDR Training Providers are responsible for adhering to and following current EMDRIA Policies and the Basic Training Curriculum Requirements

 

 

TRAINING ELIGIBILITY

Providers are responsible for ensuring their training participants meet the eligibility requirements for EMDR basic training

 

DISCLOSURE OF TRAINING COSTS

Providers are expected to disclose the full cost of the entire EMDR basic training to prospective participants up front and prior to registration. If consultation hours are not included in the registration fees, providers 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

Providers 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.  

 

GRIEVANCE PROCESS

Providers are expected to 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.

 

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

Providers 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.

 

2 YEAR TIME FRAME FOR COMPLETION OF TRAINING

Participants who begin the EMDR training must complete the entire training within 24 months from their initial start date. This information should be clear and transparent up front, prior to registration. This information must be included in promotional training advertisement materials.

 

CONSULTATION HOURS

Providers must inform prospective participants that 10 hours of consultation are required in order to complete the EMDR training. Providers 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. Providers 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 participants 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. Providers are expected to supply the names and contact information of those consultants who can provide the consultation hours for their training.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Providers are expected to create a supportive environment regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture or religion, and not engage in discriminatory behavior or bias. Providers should address issues of cultural diversity during the EMDR training as appropriate

 

EQUAL ACCESS

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. Providers 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.

 

TRAINING INSTRUCTORS

EMDRIA requires that EMDR training instructors maintain active status as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

 

PRACTICUM SUPERVISORS

EMDRIA requires that faculty members who assist during the practicum portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, or (at minimum) status as a Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. The ratio of Practicum Supervisor to Trainee should not exceed 1:10 to allow for direct behavioral observation of each trainee.

 

CONSULTANTS

EMDRIA requires that faculty members who assist during the consultation portion of the EMDR Training maintain active status as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, or (at minimum) status as a Consultant in Training who is actively working with an EMDRIA Approved Consultant. The ratio of Consultant to Trainee should not exceed 1:10 (smaller consultant to trainee ratios are encouraged).

 

REQUIRED TEXT

Shapiro, Francine. (2017). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: Guildford Press

 

TRAINING ROSTERS
Providers are responsible for maintaining participant records for a minimum of five years for each EMDR Training that is conducted. Providers are responsible for submitting training rosters to EMDRIA within 120 days of the completion of the training.  Training rosters must be submitted in spreadsheet format to EMDRIA and include the name of the training provider, name of the training instructor, participant name, license, mailing address, phone, email, and EMDR basic training completion date for each trainee.  Providers can download a template of the training roster spreadsheet here.

 

EVALUATIONS

Providers are expected to obtain feedback from participants on the quality of instruction, knowledge and expertise of instructors, usefulness of the training, and fulfillment of educational objectives. This feedback should be used to make adjustments and improvements to the overall training. 

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