EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs provides EMDR Part I and Part II training events in partnership with sponsor agencies throughout the US and internationally.
HAP provides the training team and training materials.
Sponsors are asked to:
- Designate a contact person
- Recruit qualified and eligible participants
- Provide an appropriate location and audio/visual supports
- Manage registration and payment of fees
Many sponsors also provide light refreshments for participants (sometimes for a small extra fee) during the daylong training sessions.
To begin the process of scheduling a training event, review the information in Frequently Asked Questions about EMDR Training or Frequently Asked Questions about Traumatology Workshop. Then contact us, telling us
- Name and address of the agency
- Contact person's name, telephone and email
- Type of training desired (Part I, Part II, Traumatology Workshop, Consultation Session)
- Preferred date of training event
- Expected size of event (We do not normally conduct training events for groups of less than 18)
To be qualified for EMDR training, a person should be a masters level mental health clinician with a valid license or professional certificate for the jurisdiction in which s/he works. A person not yet licensed, but on a licensure track, may be trained with the approval of his/her licensed clinical supervisor.
To be eligible for training by EMDR HAP, a qualified clinician must also be engaged in full time clinical work (30 or more hours per week) in a non-profit setting.
All participants are expected to complete and sign HAP's Participant Agreement form (NOTE: The Participant Agreement is in .PDF format and requires Adobe Reader) and return it to HAP or to the sponsor contact person prior to the training.
EMDR HAP does not provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs), but sponsors often do so. HAP does recognize completion of Part I and Part II of EMDR training with certificates; (after a participant has independently arranged for and completed all 10 hours of required consultation with an EMDRIA Approved consultant); we also arrange for participants who complete Part I to be added to the general discussion list sponsored by the EMDR Institute and to be included in the Institute's register of EMDR-trained clinicians.