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An important goal of EMDRIA is to protect the public and in particular clients from getting EMDR treatments by those inadequately trained. EMDRIA-approved EMDR trainings meet a high standard and clinicians learn to utilize EMDR therapy appropriately. Being properly and adequately trained in the use of a powerful psychotherapy such as EMDR is vital for the correct treatment of clients. The position paper explains the role of  EMDRIA in establishing standards of training for EMDR therapy and what constitutes proper EMDR training.  The high standards EMDRIA has developed are designed to maintain consumer and practitioner confidence so those who go through EMDRIA-approved EMDR trainings have the preparation and capacity to utilize EMDR effectively and safely. Click here to read the position paper.

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