Services

EMDR Academy Australia is helping to build and support the next generation of practitioners and leaders. We provide EMDR training, consultation, and support in becoming accredited practitioners or consultants. We promote innovation and best practice through our events and workshops, drawing on national and international leaders.

EMDR Training

Our training equips you to become an EDMR practitioner and then helps you to grow your skills and confidence. Level 1 covers the basics required to become a practitioner, Level 2 equips you to use EMDR with more complex cases, and our Refresher course builds your confidence and ensures you are up to date with current theories and practice. Our workshops and events provide opportunities to learn from experts and innovators in the field of EMDR.

THE STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS OF EMDR TRAINING ARE SET BY EMDRAA AND ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE OF OTHER INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE ENROLLING IN TRAINING

Eligibility to undertake EMDR training. Please visit their website prior to registration.
https://emdraa.org/are-you-eligible/

Our training meets the curriculum standards of EMDRAA and EMDRIA
https://emdraa.org/training-curriculum/

What is involved in training?

EMDR training involves experiential learning and practice. During training, participants experience EMDR as a ‘client’ and as the therapist. Only a minor disturbing event is worked on during training.

To complete training, practitioners need to undertake 50 hours of integrated training and consultation. This consists of:

  • Level 1 Basic training – 20 hours didactic and practical training followed by 5 hours of consultation
  • Level 2 Advanced Training – 20 hours didactic and practical training followed by 5 hours of consultation

We deliver Level 1 and 2 training as an integrated package, or participants may complete Advanced training with us after they have successfully completed Level 1 with another trainer. We can also deliver both Levels 1 and 2 to organisations or small groups of practitioners in your own setting.

We offer Level 1 and 2 Training in three formats:

  • Enrol in one of our public training sessions on this website
  • Get a group of 10 practitioners together and request a package to meet your needs. We can come to regional or rural areas.
  • We can deliver training directly to organisations, on site, with your staff. We can also assist in building the capacity of your team to become self-reliant, as we support organisations in developing clinical governance processes to meet accreditation standards.

Level 1 Basic Training

Level 1 Basic Training consists of 3 days:

  • 1 day pre-workshop preparation – 6-7 hours completed in the participants’ own time. The preparation material is provided prior to the workshop and includes reading material, didactic lecture on video or MP3, and reflective exercises.
  • 2 days face-to-face workshop. The course is highly interactive, with a focus on skills building through practice and observation.

Level 2 Advanced Training

Level 2 Advanced training consists of 3 days:

  • 1 day pre-workshop preparation – 6-7 hours completed in the participants’ own time. The preparation material is provided prior to the workshop and includes reading material, didactic lecture on video or MP3, and reflective exercises.
  • 2 days face-to-face workshop. The course is highly interactive, with a focus on skills building through practice and observation.

What is involved in Consultation?

  • 5 hours of consultation is required after each level of training. Training is not considered complete until all 10 hours of consultation have been completed.
    Not all training programs offer consultation.
  • A consultant must be approved by EMDRAA. A list of Accredited Consultants is available on their website https://emdraa.org/accredited-practitioners/
  • Finishing the full 50 hours of training and consultation makes you eligible to be a Full member of EMDRAA.

When I complete my basic training, am I now an Accredited Practitioner?

No – This is not the same as being an Accredited Practitioner. Full membership only confirms that you have finished the training. It makes no judgement about competency
To become an Accredited Practitioner, you must meet further requirements set by EMDRAA

Full details on EMDRAA Accreditation requirements are available on their website.

Events & Workshops

We provide opportunities for ongoing learning, growth and development for therapists at all levels of experience. We recognise that practitioners need value for money and to access training and support in flexible ways. In the second half of 2020 we will be launching our program of live and web-based workshops, ranging from short intensives to multi-day events.

EMDR Consultation

EMDRAA, the Australian professional association overseeing EMDR, sets the competency framework for accreditation.  We provide group and individual consultation to complete basic training, become an Accredited Practitioner or an Accredited Consultant. Group and individual packages are available face-to-face and via zoom. We also provide consultation for more advanced practice. EMDR Academy provides consultation for those working with children and adults. Available group consultations are listed on the website in our calendar. New dates are added regularly.

  • 5 hours of consultation is required after each level of training. Training is not considered complete until all 10 hours of consultation have been completed.
  • Not all training programs offer consultation.
  • A consultant must be approved by EMDRAA. A list of Accredited Consultants is available on https://emdraa.org/accredited-practitioners/.
  • Finishing the full 50 hours of training and consultation makes you eligible to be a Full member of EMDRAA.

Accredited practitioners need to meet standards set by EMDRAA. We provide individual and group consultation that builds confidence and competence, as well as assisting you to meet the accreditation requirements.

We are helping to develop our future generation of EMDR clinicians and consultants. We see this as an important part of capacity building, meeting the needs of our community, and providing a career path for skilled clinicians.

  • We recruit Consultants-in-Training (CITs) and support them through training, consultation, and supervision.
  • We provide opportunities to develop the required skills and experience in a safe and supportive environment.
  • We value fairness and see our relationship with CITs as a partnership, each with its rights and responsibilities.
  • In our capacity building with organisations, we assist in developing governance and supervision processes, so that trained EMDR practitioners become Accredited Practitioners and eventually Accredited Consultants.

It is not compulsory to be accredited to provide EMDR therapy. However, we support accreditation as a means of protecting the public, ensuring standards, and developing a professional network of competent EMDR therapists. EMDRAA is the professional association governing Australia.

There are 3 levels of accreditation in EMDRAA:

  1. Approved Practitioner
  2. Approved Consultant
  3. Approved Trainer

Full details on EMDRAA Accreditation requirements are available here.

EMDR Academy provides consultation to meet accreditation standards. Consultation is provided by Accredited Consultants or by Consultants-in-Training, under supervision of an accredited consultant. We deliver the consultation component of basic training in two formats:

  • Individual consultation, delivered face to face or via zoom
  • Group consultation face-to-face or via zoom
  • For child therapists, groups focussing on children are available

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