Leading the Way in Trauma Therapy

EMDRIA CEs and EMDR Consultation


The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) has accredited Trauma Institute/Child Trauma Institute (TI/CTI) as a Provider of EMDRIA CE (continuing education) Programs. Our EMDRIA CE Provider Number is 01008.

EMDRIA CEs are only earned after EMDR Basic Training is completed. Those who have completed an EMDRIA-approved EMDR basic training program are eligible to receive EMDRIA CEs. You have not completed the basic training program until all requirements are met, including the 10 hours of consultation.

Those who have only completed part of the EMDR basic training are not eligible to receive EMDRIA CEs. However, they may still be eligible to attend the workshop.

12 EMDRIA CEs are required (along with other things) for earning EMDR Certification, an advanced credential offered by EMDRIA. 12 EMDRIA CEs are also required for maintaining/renewing the Certification.

When you receive the 12 EMDRIA CEs in conjunction with a PC training program, the EMDRIA CEs are for the portion of the workshop that is called, for EMDRIA CE purposes, "Trauma Informed Therapy."

For workshops, there is no need to request EMDRIA CEs; the documentation appears on all certificates of completion in the designated programs.

For home study programs, EMDRIA CEs must be specifically requested during the registration process.

EMDR Consultation

20 Consultation hours - counted only following completion of the EMDR Basic Training - are also required for EMDR Certification. Up to 10 of these hours may be completed in a group of 8 or fewer participants (per Consultant); the rest must be completed individually. There is unique value to both group and individual formats; we recommend a mix.

The role of Consultation is to enhance the likelihood that the person applying for Certification is competent in both the standard-protocol EMDR session, and in the entire treatment approach within which EMDR is nested.

Any Consultant who is working with you for an extended period (that is, for more than a couple of hours) should be watching you work - live or on video. This is the only way that the Consultant can really know what you're doing, to be able to guide you effectively. If a Consultant does not require you to show your work, in our opinion you're not getting your money's worth.

Consultation may be done in person, by telephone, or by video-conference. The advantages to phone consultation include convenience as well as the range of Consultant options. The main advantage of in-person consultation is the ability to view a video of a session together. Even if working by phone, watching and discussing session videos should still be central to the consultation process. Video-conferencing, with the right technology, allows for the convenience of the telephone as well as the ability to review a video-taped session together.

The consultation must be provided by an EMDRIA-approved Consultant or Consultant In Training. Many of TI& CTI's faculty are EMDRIA-approved Consultants.

For more information on EMDRIA, EMDRIA CEs, Consultation, and Certification, go to the EMDRIA web site.