What does an EMDR therapy career pathway look like? Mental health professionals can explore a rewarding EMDR therapy career with EMDRIA.
This graphic describes a potential EMDR career trajectory. Start with basic training to learn the basics of EMDR therapy. Then join EMDRIA, your home for professional resources and training. The next key step is to become an EMDR Certified Therapist. This credential offered by EMDRIA solidifies your understanding of EMDR therapy. Next, you may wish to become a Consultant-in-Training, on your way to becoming an EMDR Consultant. Finally, EMDR Trainers educate the next generation of EMDR therapists. You can stop anywhere along this journey that is right for you.
EMDRIA can help you achieve your career goals.
EMDR Career Path
Mental health professionals can explore a rewarding EMDR career with EMDRIA. You can stop your journey at any point on the path that is right for you.
Complete an EMDRIA-approved EMDR basic training. This includes lecture, practice, and consultation. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to use EMDR therapy, but it is not a certification.
Find your professional home, get additional resources, and connect with other EMDR therapists.
EMDR Certified Therapist
After completing your EMDR basic training, 50+ EMDR sessions with 25+ clients, 20+ hours of consultation, and 12+ hours of EMDRIA credits, you can apply to become an EMDR Certified Therapist.
EMDR Consultant-in-Training (CIT)
Once certified, you can start your journey toward the EMDR Consultant credential. Fill out a form declaring your status and begin consultation-of-consultation (feedback from an EMDR Consultant on how you give consultation).
After 3+ years of EMDR experience, 300+ sessions with 75+ clients, 20+ hours of consultation-of-consultation, and 12+ EMDRIA credits, you can apply to become an EMDR Consultant.
As an EMDR Consultant, undergo an extensive application process to become an educator in the EMDR therapy field.
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