Statement on C&A training

20 March, 2024

EMDR UK has released a statement. The full statement is below and can be reached as a PDF at any time via the Training page.

Statement on practice, supervision and training for Child and Adolescent therapists.

The C&A committee would like to confirm the recommendations around standard training, Child and Adolescent training and subsequent work with Children and Adolescents (C&A). 
 
Following standard training experienced C&A therapists can work with children and young people with a developmental age above 14, with specialist EMDR clinical supervision. This should be provided by a C&A EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, or an EMDR Europe accredited C&A practitioner who is in receipt of EMDR supervision from an EMDR Europe Accredited C&A Consultant. 
 
Where this is it not possible due to lack of availability, this supervision should be from a generic EMDR Accredited consultant or practitioner who has attended C&A training level 1 & 2 and who is in receipt of EMDR supervision from an EMDR Europe Accredited C&A Consultant.
 
Regarding training, it is desirable and highly recommended that trainees attend a Level 1 EMDR Europe Accredited Child and Adolescent Training course after gaining experience of using the Standard Protocol with at least 3 appropriate clients. 
 
 
C&A Committee
EMDR UK. (2024)