Independently licensed, master’s prepared mental health professionals, including:
A minimum of 42 hours of continuing education, including 18 hours specific to trauma, 18 hours specific to EMDR, and 6 clinical practice hours. Learn more about EMDR certification training requirements.
Pre-approved, 3rd party trainings that meet the training requirements for EMDR-C certification include:
Wondering if a course meets the requirements for EMDR certification? Submit a copy of or link to the course title, speaker, outline and learning objectives to email@example.com for review.
Please note that Evergreen Certifications does not offer continuing education, all training must be purchased directly through the accredited training organization. Training is not included in the certification fee. This certification is not affiliated with EMDRIA.
The applicant must attest that he/she has read at least two practitioner books on the practice of EMDR Therapy.
Sample books include:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants
A Therapist's Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment
EMDR Made Simple: 4 Approaches to Using EMDR with Every Client
EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation
Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma
EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing
EMDR Solutions II: For Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance, and More
The applicant must participate in a minimum of 10 hours of EMDR-focused case review consultation sessions, with an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant*. The consultation sessions must be completed within 1 year of completion of education hours.
The applicant must have an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant* review at least 1 EMDR session either by video submission to the consultant or by having the consultant present for live observation of the EMDR session.
*If you are working with an EMDR consultant that is not listed as an Evergreen Certifications Approved Consultant, please have the consultant send a copy of their professional license and CV for Evergreen to review for approval to firstname.lastname@example.org
BONUS: Once approved you will receive a FREE PLUS subscription to therapist.com
To maintain EMDR certification, a renewal is required. After your initial 2-year certification, you can renew for 2 years. A 2-year renewal requires 12 clock hours of EMDR focused continuing education.
Sample EMDR-C renewal trainings include:
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