Welcome to the home page of the Yorkshire regional EMDR group, which is part of the EMDR UK & Ireland Association. This website is primarily for therapists practising EMDR and for other professionals who may be interested in EMDR. In this website you will find information about past and forthcoming events, information about training in EMDR, links to various professional bodies and information on the various local groups who meet for supervision or sharing their knowledge of EMDR.

The regional group usually meets twice a year in Leeds and includes a CPD event. Please use the contact section if you wish to find out more.

If you are someone looking for a therapist in the Yorkshire area then please click on the links section above where you will then find information on how to find a therapist.

We hope you enjoy this website and if you have any suggestions for further content or changes then please go to the contacts section.

The Committee

The 2013/14 Yorkshire Regional EMDR committee is:

David Blore Regional Coordinator
Julia Coakes Secretary
Lynne Mackay Treasurer
Paul Goode Regional website
Annette Morris Deputy Regional Coordinator
Carolyn Stone Consultant Group Secretary
Helen Mcdonald

Other individuals can be co-opted onto the committee from time to time depending on the activities the committee is undertaking.

Election of Committee Members

It is time to elect or re-elect members of the committee.
Please click here to see a full list of duties of each role. Applications are invited from anyone wishing to stand for one of these roles so if you are interested please click here for a nomination form.
Please click here for the current situation regarding members seeking re-electon or new nominees.

Moving around the website

On every page there is a menu bar at the top with links to other sections in the website.

The Groups section contains information about local satellite groups around the region who meet to either offer supervision or to share knowledge. There is also information about any special interest groups that meet.

The Events section contains information about forthcoming regional meetings, workshops and other regional workshops with links to the presentations where available.

The Links section contains information about the various EMDR professional bodies around the world and information on training.

Finally, the Contact section is where you can get in touch with the regional committee.

Basic Training in EMDR

EMDR Europe, in co-operation with the EMDR UK & Ireland Association, adopts a rigorous policy of regularly accrediting and monitoring the standards of all EMDR trainers and training courses. Accreditation as an EMDR trainer is the highest standard that the EMDR Europe Association can award and is only granted to the most experienced and skilled clinicians with a proven ability to teach. Only EMDR Europe accredited trainers are allowed to teach the seven day basic EMDR course. All accredited trainers must also regularly submit themselves and their training courses for re-accreditation.

You may find individuals claiming to be EMDR trainers running EMDR courses in the UK or Ireland but they may not be accredited by EMDR Europe and could be teaching a non-accredited course. The content and quality of such courses will not meet the requirements of the EMDR Europe Association, the EMDR UK & Ireland Association or the world-wide EMDR international community. Therefore, if you attend a non- accredited course of basic training you will not be eligible to join the UK & Ireland Professional Association or to subsequently apply to become an EMDR Europe accredited practitioner. Please note also that the awarding of CPD credits does not imply that the training is accredited by the EMDR Europe Association.

Consultant Group

The Yorkshire Region is keen to support existing consultants and those nearing becoming an EMDR consultant in their supervision work, thus aiming to ensure a level of consistency of supervision across the Yorkshire Region. A group has been formed to co-ordinate and provide this support and the next meeting is being held on Monday 20th July from 4:30 - 5:30pm at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds (there is no charge for this meeting). This is shortly before the evening CPD event at the same location. If you wish any further information on this group please contact Carolyn Stone at carolynstone@btinternet.com.

Bidding for Financial Support

If an individual or a group wishes to submit a bid for a financial contribution from EMDR Yorkshire Region funds towards staging any kind of event then please follow the policy as described here.