EMDR (Eye Movement De-sensitization and Re-processing) is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects.
Clinicians who are EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) Certified are licensed or certified in their profession for independent practice and have had a minimum of 2 years experience in their field. They have completed an EMDRIA approved training program in EMDR, have conducted a minimum of 50 clinical sessions in which EMDR was utilized, and have received 20 hours of consultation in EMDR by an Approved Consultant. In addition they must complete 12 hours of continuing education in EMDR every 2 years. Certification is not required at this time. Once practitioners have completed the full Basic Training, they can practice EMDR under their license.