Training: Becoming an EMDR Specialist.
EMDR is an advanced psychotherapy requiring a high level of skill. A mental health clinical background is an essential prerequisite for the effective application of EMDR treatment. All accredited EMDR training providers will expect you to provide evidence that you are accredited by one of the professional associations deemed acceptable by EMDR Europe.
Attendance at Richman EMDR Training workshops is limited to:
MUST hold full accreditation OR in the case of BABCP only, have provisional accreditation - by one of the following professional bodies:
Registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) who are experienced in psychotherapy and psychological trauma and are accredited counsellors or psychotherapists or working towards a psychotherapy accreditation.
Clinical & Counselling Psychologists
In their final year of training are acceptable with a letter of recommendation from their clinical supervisor.
Arts Psychotherapists and Occupational Therapists who are:
Mental Health Professionals from countries outside of the UK and Ireland
Are requested to submit a letter from their national EMDR Association agreeing to them undertaking their training in the UK and that they fulfil the eligibility criteria for their country of origin.
Applicants from countries with no national EMDR Association are scrutinised on a case-by-case basis. They need to follow EMDR Association UK eligibility criteria broadly i.e. a mental health professional who is accredited/registered with a governing body in their own country.
In either case, external applicants will not be eligible to practice in the UK unless they also meet the UK eligibility criteria above.