Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How long does it take for my application to be reviewed?
Applications are reviewed weekly and you will receive an email within 4-5 business days with an update on the status of your application.
What happens once I am approved?
Once you are approved, you will receive an email with details on how to pay for the training. You are not successfully registered until your payment is processed for the training.
Why was my application denied?
The most common reason is based on the information provided in your application. Most applications are denied because the applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications set forth by EMDRIA. If you believe your application was wrongfully denied, please email firstname.lastname@example.org after reviewing the EMDRIA requirements here: https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/emdr-training-old/eligibility-requirements-for-emdr-training/.
What is included in the cost?
Your registration covers all 6 days of training, which is divided into two weekends. This also includes the 10 hours of required consultation which will be completed before receiving your Certificate of Completion for EMDR Basic Training, and which will be provided by EMDRIA Approved Trainers.
Do I need any additional resources?
Yes, attendees are required to purchase the following book before the start of the training. Shapiro, F. (2022). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press. It is not expected that you have read the book prior to the training; however, please become very familiar with it.
Do I have to attend each session both weekends?
Yes, both weekends are mandatory to complete the EMDR Basic Training. You must be present on each day of the training. Because a great deal of the training is in practicum, not attending each live section will impact others and will not allow you to get all of the knowledge that is required to be considered trained. If you miss any portion of the training, you will not receive a certificate of completion or CE’s.
Will I become an EMDRIA Certified Therapist?
No. Once you have completed an EMDR Training, you are considered an EMDR trained clinician. EMDR Certification requires additional levels of continuing education and consultation in EMDR and is a separate process. For more on EMDRIA Certification, go to: https://www.emdria.org/emdr-training/certification-faqs/
Is EMDRIA Certification required to practice EMDR Therapy?
EMDRIA Certification is a voluntary process. It is a pathway through which individual therapists may wish to pursue further training. Certification is not required in order for a clinician to practice EMDR therapy. If you have completed EMDR basic training, then you can use EMDR therapy under your license.
Who Can Attend?
Licensed Mental Health Professionals:
- Qualifying Medical Doctors must be licensed to practice in their state or province.
- Qualifying Advanced Practice Registered Nurses must have a Master of Science in Nursing (or higher) with a specialization in psychiatric mental health nursing and must be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
- Qualifying Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and be licensed to practice through their state board or province.
Pre-Licensed Mental Health Professionals:
- These are clinicians who are actively pursuing a mental health license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor. Some of these license types may include: associate, intern, limited, provisional, temporary and pre-license.
- Qualifying Pre-Licensed Mental Health Clinicians must have a Master’s Degree in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Social Work) or related mental health discipline and must be actively pursuing a full license through their state board (or province) while working under a licensed supervisor.
- Qualifying graduate students must be enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in the mental health field (Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work) or related mental health discipline. Students must have completed their core graduate academic coursework and must be in the practicum/internship portion of their graduate program. First year graduate students are not eligible. Graduate students must be on a licensing track and working under the supervision of a fully licensed mental health clinician.
- Graduate students who would like to take an EMDR Training will need to submit certain documentation (graduate transcript, practicum or internship details, and a letter from their supervisor which includes the supervisor’s license information and number) in order to verify their eligibility. Students do not need to provide EMDRIA with any documentation unless specifically asked to do so by EMDRIA staff. Any documentation that needs to be submitted would go directly to the training provider either prior to or during the training registration process.
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Meet Your Trainers
EMDRIA Approved Consultants Kathleen Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Weinhold will be your teachers. Kathleen and Liz are both LCMHC’s and have been practicing clinicians for over two decades. They have been working together as a team since 2012. Over the years, they have been developing, fine-tuning and teaching EMDR to others. They are excited about having the opportunity to work with you!