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The EMDR Institute was founded in 1990 by Dr Francine Shapiro PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR Therapy.
The EMDR Institute Basic Training Course is recognised worldwide as an 'industry standard'.
The EMDR Institute Basic Training Course was designed by Dr Shapiro, reviewed and revised by her for over 30 years. Far from being just one of many Basic Training Courses in EMDR therapy, this is the Training, upon which all standards of training in EMDR Therapy throughout the world are based. In particular, this training formed the basis for the standards developed by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR Europe and EMDR Asia.
The EMDR Institute Basic Training Course is the only course that was regularly reviewed by Dr Shapiro.
This review occurred (and still occurs) in consultation with ~50 EMDR Institute Faculty Instructors, who represent a diverse range of mental health professions internationally. For around 2/3 of these professionals, English is a second language.
The EMDR Institute is recognised by EMDRIA both as a provider of Basic Training and as a Trainer of Trainers.
To review the list of EMDR Institute Faculty Instructors ... Click here
All EMDR Institute Faculty Instructors have been personally trained and approved by Dr Shapiro.
This is the only Basic Training Course in EMDR therapy that is delivered worldwide using a standardised manual. In some countries (e.g. Germany, Singapore, New Zealand), the EMDR Institute Basic Training is the only approved training. In other countries (e.g. the USA, UK, Australia), individuals have developed their own trainings, accredited by National and sometimes International Associations (e.g. EMDRIA, EMDR Europe). These may vary considerably from the original.
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