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Consultation for EMDR Certification


Consultation for EMDR Certification

What is Certification in EMDR?

In EMDR vocabulary, the term “Certification” is reserved for an additional, optional process of consultation and review that can only take place AFTER you have completed a full EMDR Basic Training. Therefore, no Basic Training program will make you automatically “Certified” in EMDR.

For full information on EMDRIA Certification, look here

The good news is that our comprehensive Basic Training program includes all required lecture, practicum, and consultation for training completion. It sets the stage for you to pursue Certification and take EMDRIA-Approved advanced trainings as desired. We are also happy to work with clinicians who have completed any other EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training program.

Am I eligible for Certification?

Mental health clinicians are eligible to become EMDR Certified Therapists through EMDRIA if:

  • they have an advanced degree from an accredited college or university
  • are fully licensed in their mental health professional field for independent practice
  • have two years of experience (minimum) in that field.

Specific EMDRIA requirements include:

  • Completion of an EMDRIA approved training program in EMDR therapy
  • A minimum of 50 clinical sessions in which EMDR was utilized
  • 20 hours of consultation in EMDR by an Approved Consultant.
    • 10 hours can be done in group format
    • 10 hours must be individual consultation

To maintain the credential, EMDR Certified Therapists must complete twelve hours of continuing education in EMDR every two years.