Cautions for Clients and Clinicians
Choosing a Clinician
A Brief Description of EMDR Therapy
Training for Clinicians
Referrals for Clients
Marriage and Family
War and Disaster
Referrals for Clients
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): http://www.emdria.org The EMDR International Association is a professional organization of EMDR-trained therapists and researchers devoted to promoting the highest possible standard of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education for the public good. Purposes: (a) to establish and uphold standards of practice, training, certification, and research, (b) to provide information, education, and advocacy, and (c) to assist practitioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to the public. EMDRIA lists approved training programs, and a database of its certified members for client referrals.
EMDR Institute: http://www.EMDR.com
EMDR Institute is the oldest and largest training organization approved by EMDRIA. It was founded in 1990 by the originator of EMDR, Dr. Francine Shapiro. All senior members of the EMDR Institute faculty have been trained by Dr. Shapiro. Trainings are conducted in strict adherence to the researched protocols. The EMDR Institute also provides access to 30,000 graduates of its programs for client referrals. Its website contains a list of commonly asked questions, latest research, and published clinical applications.
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs: http://www.emdrhap.org
EMDR-Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, can be described as the mental health equivalent of Doctors Without Borders: a global network of clinicians who travel anywhere there is a need to stop suffering and prevent the after-effects of trauma and violence. It provides low cost training to non-profit agencies. HAP also provides a Traumatology Workshop to educate helping professionals and the general public about trauma and its effects. HAP's Disaster Mental Health Recovery Network coordinates clinicians to treat victims and emergency service workers after crises such as the Okalahoma City bombing and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. HAP is supported by tax-deductible contributions from the general public and by volunteer services of clinicians and others. In case of a natural of manmade disaster, clients can ask for direct referrals to participating agencies, or find out if a Disaster Mental Health Recovery Network has been requested in your area.