Become an EMDR Europe accredited therapist

Accreditation is a mark of your competence and trustworthiness as an EMDR therapist. As an accredited therapist, people looking for help can feel confident knowing that you have reached a certain level of experience and expertise and have accountability in place.

Once you have accreditation from EMDR Europe (the overarching body of which the EMDR All-Ireland Association is a member), you can be listed on this website under the ‘Find a Therapist’ feature so that potential clients or referrers can find you.

EMDR therapists can be accredited at 3 levels – Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer. Practitioner and Consultant accreditation details are below. Details on how to become an EMDR Trainer can be found here:

Accreditation as an EMDR Europe Consultant

Accredited Consultants are accredited Practitioners who have received further training and supervision as well as having extensive experience in the practice of EMDR.  They are qualified to supervise EMDR therapists who are working towards becoming accredited Practitioners and Consultants.

To see the criteria and the application form for accreditation as a Consultant please download the following:

(Please note completion by a supervising Consultant who is a close family member will not be accepted.)

Accreditation fee: €85.00

Re-accreditation fee: €50.00

Application forms and scanned supporting documents must be sent by email only (in one single document) to: info@emdrireland.org

Applicants must provide evidence of CPD event attendance.

The Association offers  training for practitioners who are preparing to become accredited as Consultants. Covered in the Consultants’ Training is a review of the Accreditation Process and Competency Framework, EMDR theory review and teaching the consultation process which is assessed through live practice.

Attendance requires a letter of recommendation from your supervising Consultant

EMDR Europe Guidelines for Training Facilitators

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultants with 2 years post-accreditation experience and teaching experience can work towards becoming a Training Facilitator through mentorship with an Accredited EMDR Trainer.  Further Guidance can be found below.

EMDR Europe Facilitator 2018

Re-Accreditation as a therapist with EMDR Europe

Accreditation with EMDR Europe as a Practitioner or Consultant lasts for five years. You will need to apply for re-accreditation at the end of this period.

If you have a break in your EMDR All-Ireland Association membership of more than three months, e.g. if your membership has lapsed, you must also apply for re-accreditation.

Please read the re-accreditation criteria in the document below.

Re-accreditation criteria

For re-accreditation as an EMDR Practitioner, you will need one reference from an EMDR Accredited Consultant, plus one other professional (clinical supervisor/manager) reference.

For re-accreditation as an EMDR Consultant, you will need references from two EMDR Accredited Consultants, one of whom needs to be able to comment on your clinical work.

For re-accreditation as a Consultant who is also accredited as a Child and Adolescent Consultant, you only need to submit one re-accreditation application but one of your Consultant recommendations must be from an Accredited Consultant who works mainly with children and adolescents. Ten of the required twenty five EMDR-specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits must be for Child and Adolescent workshops.

(Please note completion by a supervising Consultant who is a close family member will not be accepted.) 

Evidence of a  minimum of fifty CPD credits, twenty-five of which must be EMDR specific, over the five year period of accreditation is required for Practitioners and Consultants seeking re-accreditation.

Scanned supporting documents must be sent by email only to: info@emdrireland.org

Please submit your application as one continuous document

EMDR All-Ireland Re-accreditation application form

Applications will be considered through the EMDR All-Ireland Accreditation Committee. If successful the period of renewal will be for a further five-year period.

Re-accreditation fee: €50.00

 

 

You are required to be a member of the Association to apply for accreditation but do not need to be a member to undertake the training and you can count cases from the point that you complete level 1 of the basic training, provided they have been supervised by a Europe accredited EMDR consultant supervisor.

Please see above. You do not have to be a member of the Association to train or be supervised by an accredited consultant. From Jan 2011 it became compulsory to add additional supervision hours to training. Part 4 provides 10 hours of supervision . Once you have completed all parts of your EMDR basic training you will have accrued 10 hours of supervision which counts towards accreditation. Please note that trainings before that date did not include a supervision element.

Only supervision by a EUROPE Accredited EMDR Consultant can be counted for your application for accreditation.

You can count cases for which you have received supervision by an Accredited EMDR Consultant if that consultant provides written confirmation of the supervision and you include it with your application.

No. Only supervision by an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant is recognised for accreditation (though Peer Supervision can be helpful).

Ideally a group should consist of no more than 5 participants and should last for around 2 hours. EMDR Consultants need to be able to be sure that they can safely supervise the practice of all of their supervisees. EMDR Consultants need also to be able to gain a clear picture of their supervisee’s practice and to take into account the regularity of attendance of their supervisees at groups.

The guidelines make it clear that in order to fulfil the conditions for accreditation your EMDR consultant must either see a recording of your work OR have seen an in vivo session which satisfies him/her that you are able to utilise the standard protocol.

The guidelines make it clear that in order to fulfil the conditions for accreditation your EMDR consultant must either see a recording of your work OR have seen an in vivo session which satisfies him/her that you are able to utilise the standard protocol.

You need to be able to demonstrate competency in all eight phases of the EMDR protocol: this may be in combination with examples from your video material.

Write to the Association administrator explaining your circumstances. A member of the committee is responsible for considering all mitigating circumstances.The committee will consider mitigating circumstances.  It is also advisable that your EMDR Supervisor/consultant writes to the Chair stating their support for the request.

For re accreditation as an EMDR Practitioner , you will need one reference from an EMDR Accredited Consultant, plus one other professional (clinical supervisor/manager) reference.

For re accreditation as an EMDR Consultant  you will need references from two EMDR Accredited Consultants; one of whom needs to be able to comment on your clinical work.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your accreditation.  If your membership has lapsed for more than 3 months then you must reapply for accreditation. NB: All members are sent reminders.

It is your responsibility to satisfy your registering body that you have fulfilled the CPD requirements for continuing registration. You can provide this evidence when you apply for reaccreditation.

CPD points are not awarded for supervision, but attendance at a supervision group fulfils one of the criteria for re accreditation and you should make reference to it in your application.

It is expected that you would engage in such activities throughout your period of accreditation but this would be over and above your attendance at CPD events.

We recognise that you may be supervising people who do not wish or are not ready to seek accreditation. Putting people forward for accreditation is not a requirement for re accreditation though we would like you to encourage supervisees to apply for accreditation.

The creation of the role EMDR consultant is not meant as a title to provide status. You are encouraged provide supervision and your lack of provision of supervision may be a factor when considering your reaccreditation. It is explicit that the role of the EMDR Consultant is to provide EMDR clinical supervision.

You should let your supervisee know that you have a duty inform both their registering body and the EMDR Association.