The handout from this workshop describes the history of EMDRIA regarding the Certification process, current requirements, challenges, and ethical concerns surrounding providing consultation and “recommendation” for Certification. Recommendations and forms for best practices, research, clarifying guidelines, and more objective standards are offered.
This provides both of the handouts from Session 235 at the 2019 EMDR International Association conference on September 13, 2019, in Anaheim.
Since 1999, EMDRIA and the EMDR community have struggled to establish objective standards for Certification and other advanced designations. The absence of objective standards and clearly defined guidelines in EMDRIA credentialing programs undermines the significance of Certification and creates challenges for Approved Consultants and Consultants-in-Training. Related ethical concerns extend detrimental risks to the public and the reputation of EMDR.