What is EMDRIA?

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a membership organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR.

Core Purpose: To advance the education, practice, and science of EMDR.

  • To establish and uphold standards of practice, training, certification, and research;
  • To provide information, education, and advocacy;
  • To assist practitioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to the public

Core Values represent the guiding principles for how we wish to conduct ourselves as professional members of EMDR International Association.  The Board and its members endeavor to conduct themselves in the service of EMDRIA with these Core Values in mind.

History of EMDRIA
The EMDR International Association is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR. EMDR is an accepted psychotherapy by leading mental health organizations throughout the world for the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. This website provides information to the greater EMDR community including clinicians, researchers, and the public that our members serve.

The EMDR International Association was originally formed in 1995, as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to provide professional support for clinicians trained in EMDR. EMDRIA was charged with setting standards for training, providing ongoing professional education, providing a forum for discussion and the development of EMDR, and encouraging quality research.

EMDRIA is now more than 4,000 members strong and continues to set the standards for:

  • EMDR Training
  • EMDR Certification
  • EMDR Approved Consultants

For more information, visit EMDRIA’s website: www.emdria.org


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