Eligibility Criteria for EMDR Training in Ireland
Mental Health Professionals
Clinical Psychologists ( Registered with HCPC or Psychological Society Ireland [PSI] or Clinical psychologists employed by Health Service Executive (HSE)
Counselling Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or PSI)
Educational Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or PSI)
Forensic Psychologists (Registered with HCPC or PSI)
Psychiatrists – Consultant Psychiatrists, StR / SpR Psychiatry and Trainee psychiatrists registered with General Medical Council or Irish Medical Council.
Registered Mental Health Nurses (NMC) or (NMBI) and Registered Social Workers (HCPC or CORU) who:
- Have mental health training, can recognise and assess common mental health problems and have experience of working in a mental health setting, and
- Have training and a minimum of two years experience of providing one-to-one psychotherapy (generic), either as part of their professional training or in addition to it, and
- Have provided a reference from their clinical supervisor/head of service confirming the above.
NB: Mental health professionals from countries outside Ireland are requested to submit a letter from their national EMDR Association agreeing to them undertaking their training in Ireland and that they fulfill the eligibility criteria for their country of origin.
Applicants from countries with no national EMDR Association are scrutinized on a case-by-case basis and need to broadly follow our own eligibility criteria, i.e. a mental health professional accredited/registered with a governing body in their own country.
Counsellors / Psychotherapists
MUST hold accreditation OR have submitted proof that they have had their application approved for provisional accreditation for one of the following professional bodies:
Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP)
National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP)
Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) constituent professional associations
- Cognitive behavioural therapy Ireland (CBTI)
- The Irish Constructivists Psychotherapy Association (ICPA)
- The Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI)
- Irish Analytical Psychology Association (IAPA)
- Irish Forum for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFCAPP)
- Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP)
- Irish Group Analytic Society (IGAS)
- Irish Psycho-Analytical Association (IPPA)
- Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations (NIIHR)
- Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI)
- The Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)
Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
Association of Christian Counsellors (Accredited Counsellor [AC])
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
FDAP Members who have become accredited with the National Counsellor Accreditation Certificate (NCAC)
National Counselling Society (NCS) members who hold the grade of Accredited Professional, (MNCS Accred Prof)
United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA)
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
General Practitioners registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) or Irish Medical Council who
- have mental health training
- have experience of working in a mental health setting
- can recognise and assess common mental health problems
- have training and experience of providing one-to-one therapy
Clinical & Counselling Psychologists
In final year of training are acceptable with letter of recommendation from their supervisor.
Arts Psychotherapists & Occupational Therapists who are
- Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or IACAT (Irish Association Creative Arts Therapies) or Association of Occupational Therapists of Ireland (AOTI)
- Have mental health training, can identify and assess common mental health problems and have experience of working in a mental health setting.
- Have training and a minimum of two years’ experience of providing one-to-one psychotherapy, either as part of their professional training or in addition to it.
- Have provided a reference from their clinical supervisor confirming the above.