1. Does EMDR Canada provide Basic EMDR
EMDRIA (EMDR International Association) sets the standards and grants
approval to ALL individuals or organizations to provide basic training in EMDR.
There are several Canadians who have met the EMDRIA Standards and provide this
service at Canadian locations throughout the year. Many of them provide EMDR
Canada with the dates and locations of trainings and this can be found on the
Calendar of Events. In Canada there are trainings conducted in both languages.
2. Are “EMDR Canada Membership” and “Certification in EMDR”
the same thing?
Canada Membership” and “Certification in EMDR” are separate of each
other. Many of our Members confuse these two programs. Membership
in EMDR Canada affords you the benefits that are listed at MEMBERSHIP
BENFITS. Certification in EMDR is completed through EMDRIA and requires
meeting particular criteria as established by EMDRIA. There is a separate
application process and criteria that clinicians must complete before they may
apply for Certification.
There has also been confusion
regarding Membership for Certified and Approved Consultants. Membership in EMDR
Canada meets the EMDRIA requirement for the fee charged by EMDRIA for the
Certification/ Approved Consultant and Approved Trainer designations. Separate
membership in EMDRIA is not required. Your Membership Renewal is due November 1st
of each calendar year. Certification and Approved Consultant Renewals, on
the other hand, are sent out, directly from EMDRIA, 60 to 90 days prior to your
certification expiration date, which could be any month of the year, dependent
upon the approval date of your application. Those of you who applied for
Certification or Approved Consultant between the months of November and January
may easily confuse the two Renewals, since you probably receive them near the
Membership is not required for
Certification, Approved Consultant or Approved Trainer; however, in
order to receive the EMDRIA member rate you are required to maintain your
membership in good standing for the two years, or you will be charged the
3. Does completion of basic training in EMDR mean that you
are Certified in EMDR?
of basic EMDR training is just that – completion. Certification is an
advanced process, which is only offered through EMDRIA.
4. I'm a
members of EMDR Canada, but I'm not listed on the website. Why is that?
Members are required to provide
permission for some or all of their contact details to be listed in the publicly
displayed directory. This permission is available to you through the UPDATE
PROFILE link in the Members’ Area of the website. You can change permissions
and contact details such as address, email and phone number at anytime by
logging in with your unique username and password at your convenience.
Remember to SAVE the information should you change anything in your profile.
If for some reason changes were not saved you will see a red alert at the
top of the page when it re-loads. This alert will inform you of what is missing
or not acceptable to the website parameters.
I would like to direct potential clients to my website. Why is there no
option for this on the EMDR Canada website?
EMDR Canada is a non-profit
association of therapists. Laws regulating the operation of non-profit
organizations do not allow the organization or its members to gain financially
from membership. This means we cannot endorse or advertise any one member’s
therapy practice. Furthermore, EMDR Canada does not hold authority to regulate the
practice of psychotherapy in general or EMDR specifically.
Our mission statement explains:
EMDR Canada is dedicated to
establishing, maintaining, and promoting the highest standards of excellence
and integrity in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing practice,
research and education.
6. Are EMDRIA
and EMDR Canada affiliated?
EMDR Canada maintains an affiliate status with EMDRIA. While
there is vision in the EMDR Canada organization for us to service our members
completely, we still look to our parent organization to administer certain
aspects such as Certification and Consultant designations. Membership in EMDR
Canada provides a distinct advantage to Canadian EMDR-trained therapists –
Members in EMDR Canada also provides membership in EMDRIA. Canadians reap the
benefits of both organizations including directory listings, access to the
Journal of EMDR Research and Practice, member rates for both annual
conferences, both organizations newsletters, etc.
It is the goal of EMDR Canada to provide a Canadian presence
for our members, striving to respect and acknowledge a Canadian identity in a
7. Are EMDRIA, the EMDR Institute, and EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (EMDR HAP) all affiliated?
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is not
affiliated with either the EMDR Institute or EMDR Humanitarian Assistance
Programs (HAP). The EMDR Institute is a for-profit training organization.
EMDR HAP is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization. EMDRIA is a non-profit
501(C)(6) organization. The EMDR Institute is one of many Providers of
Basic EMDR Training that EMDRIA has approved. They have also been approved as
an EMDRIA Credit Provider for advanced EMDR programs that they offer. (Basic
EMDR training is not considered an advanced EMDR program and is not awarded
EMDRIA Credits). EMDR HAP is also approved by EMDRIA as an Approved
Provider of Basic EMDR Training. We are all a part of the EMDR community,
and we do provide reports from EMDR HAP in our Newsletter from time to time,
but our businesses are completely separate and not affiliated.
8. Does EMDR Canada maintain a general EMDR listserv?
Currently, EMDR Canada maintains a discussion forum. EMDR Canada members,
through membership benefits have access to several EMDRIA listservs – one for
Clinician Support in Disaster Response, one for Researchers, and listservs
for the EMDRIA Child Special Interest Group and Military Special Interest
members think that EMDR Canada or EMDRIA provides a general EMDR listserv, but
this is a service that the EMDR Institute provides to those people who have
been trained by the EMDR Institute, and is not affiliated with EMDRIA.
also does offer members the opportunity to interact through the online EMDRIA Forum. Using the Forum, members can post clinical
questions and other members can respond with useful information. This feature
can be found in the "Members Only" section of the website.
9. Are EMDR Canada members required to obtain EMDRIA
credits or other continuing education credits to maintain their membership in
are only required to pay their annual dues and subscribe to EMDRIA’s Code of
Conduct to maintain their membership. EMDRIA Credits are
"required" for obtaining designations of Certification in EMDR or
Approved Consultant in EMDR. Consult your registering body for other continuing
education credit requirements which are separate from EMDR Canada and EMDRIA.
We encourage all members to attend programs such as these in order to keep up
with the most current ways in which to utilize EMDR.