Becoming comfortable practicing EMDR does take some time, but you will be able to integrate it into your practice relatively quickly. I was hesitant to use the 8 phase basic protocol after I took Level I and level II, but with the help of an experienced consultant, I began to see the transformative and healing EMDR provided for my clients. Today, I use it almost exclusively with results that continue to amaze my clients and I.
For those who wish to become a Certified EMDR Therapist, each session is one hour long with the goal of learning how to correctly follow the EMDR Basic Protocol.
Consultations can be accomplished in any number of ways:
- In person
- You can book single hour sessions or blocks of 5 hour sessions after each of the basic trainings. For the 20 certification consultation hours, you can book them from a one hour session to the full 20 hours.
- For the 20 consultation hours to become an Approved EMDR Consultant, you can book one hour sessions or blocs of 5, 10, 15 or the full 20 hours.
What You Need for Certification / Approved Status
Becoming a certified EMDR therapist is an easy straightforward process. After you have taken the Basic EMDR Level I training, you need five (5) hours of consultation. You do the same after taking the EMDR Level II training. All you need to do afterwards is receive twenty (20) consultation hours plus EMDRIA verification paperwork and you’re certified!
If you decide that you would like to become an Approved EMDR Consultant, you will need to have 20 additional hours of consultation with an Approved EMDR Consultant.