Eligibility Requirements for Trauma Recovery/HAP EMDR Basic Training

Employment with a non-profit or public sector organization

  • EMDR Training is available to clinicians who work twenty four (24) or more hours per week for non-profit or public sector organizations in a clinical mental health capacity. Clinicians may work for more than one non-profit to reach the 24 hour per week requirement.

EMDR training is also available to full time students enrolled in a Master’s or Doctorate level program in the mental health field (Social Work, Counseling, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Nursing). Students are not required to work 24 or more hours in a non profit or public sector agency, but will be asked to submit a Supervisor’s approval form.

  • Most clinicians attend a training event hosted by the agency where they are employed, but individual clinicians working in the non-profit or public sector can attend any event posted on the HAP training schedule that offers open seats.
  • Training participants will be asked to provide verification of employment with a non-profit or public sector organization.

Clinical requirements
All participants in the Training must be licensed or on a licensure track.

  • Licensed clinicians
    • Must be in good standing in the jurisdiction in which they practice
    • Must be licensed in a clinical mental health field
    • Must be actively practicing in your field with an opportunity for direct client contact
  • Not yet licensed:
    • Must be working towards licensure
    • Must be working under the supervision of a licensed clinician
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D. students:
    • Degree must be in a mental health field that will lead to licensure after graduation
    • Must be in clinical portion of training (first year students are not eligible)
    • Must be working under the supervision of a licensed clinician


If you meet the eligibility requirements, please review our current offerings and register today.

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