If you have completed your EMDR Basic Training, you’ve probably also become aware of the option of EMDR Certification.

Here are our top 3 reasons to obtain your EMDR Certification.

  1. Assure the public that you have chosen to increase your understanding and skills in EMDR Therapy beyond basic training.

    When you complete or renew your EMDR certification, your clients and your community understands your commitment to more than just basic knowledge of EMDR Therapy. Your certification and certification renewal gives them confidence in your ability as an EMDR practitioner.

  2. Increase your own confidence and competence in EMDR Therapy.

    Beyond your clients’ confidence in your ability, you should sow confidence in your skills and competence in EMDR Therapy. Limiting your education in EMDR Therapy at Basic Training limits your skills and will limit your confidence in using the protocols. So it makes sense that you would continue learning and adding to your skillset.

    Therapist with a client

  3. Effectively treat complex trauma.

    Within your practice, you will most likely see complex trauma. Being prepared is the best way to move forward and the only way you will see results with your clients. Further training in advanced courses, taking part in practicums and study groups, and, of course, completing EMDRIA’s consultation requirements, are all important to your development as a practitioner.

Certification in EMDR Therapy is a step you can accomplish by following the guidelines set forth by EMDRIA, the EMDR International Association. According to EMDRIA,

Clinicians are eligible to become EMDR International Association Certified Therapists if they are fully licensed in their mental health professional field for independent practice and have two years of experience (minimum) in that field. Specific EMDR requirements include completion of an EMDR International Association approved training program in EMDR therapy, a minimum of fifty clinical sessions in which EMDR was utilized, and twenty hours of consultation in EMDR by an Approved Consultant. To maintain the credential, EMDR International Association Certified Therapists must complete twelve hours of continuing education in EMDR every two years.

To learn more about what EMDRIA requires for certification and certification renewal, go to emdria.org

EMDR Professional Training™ offers consultation toward your Certification and is also an EMDRIA-approved credit provider for advanced training courses.

Find out more by going to our advanced courses and learning about our Consultation program at EMDRprofessionaltraining.com or by calling us at 949-445-6548.

We look forward to helping you continue your EMDR Therapy education,
Curt Rouanzoin and Michelle Gottlieb

Join our Community with Membership

Girl sitting on a windowThe events of 2020 stopped us in our tracks at various moments.  Isolation took its toll.  Turning the calendar may have held some promise that everything would miraculously improve in the new year.  So far, it’s about the same.

So how do we move forward in 2021?

One of the best ways we can move forward in 2021 is together–by engaging in a supportive community. That’s why we continue to offer membership at EMDR Professional Training™. Besides great discounts on advanced training courses after your Basic Training and extra resources to help you in your practice of EMDR Therapy, we offer community. Our membership community offers the support that can help us through a lot of tough moments in life. And that’s our main goal in supporting you with our membership community.

Become a Member!

It’s easy to become a member at EMDR Professional Training™. After you have completed one of our comprehensive Premier or Select Basic Training programs, you are eligible for membership. Go to our membership page and begin the process. You have the option of paying for the entire year at $99 or just $9 per month.

Meeting with team Once you become a member, you can access our extra resources to support your practice of EMDR Therapy. You can take part in our monthly meetings via Zoom with Curt Rouanzoin and Michelle Gottlieb, the founders of EMDR Professional Training™.

And you get substantial discounts off our growing catalog of advanced training courses.  All of our advanced courses are EMDRIA approved and accredited by Commonwealth Educational Seminars, a main accreditor for APA approved continuing education courses.  When you take our advanced courses, you can fulfill your required CE’s for EMDR Certification and other professional requirements.  We offer both live webinars and OnDemand courses for your safety and convenience.

Come join our community of EMDR Therapy practitioners! This year may include more challenges, but we can move through it together and meet our shared goal to help our clients heal from past trauma with EMDR Therapy.

Start your membership today by going to: EMDR Professional Training Membership