Welcome to the home page of the Yorkshire regional EMDR group. 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 current committee is:

Regional co-ordinator Annette Morris
Deputy regional co-ordinator Fiona Lowis
Secretary Sharon Croskin
Treasurer Colleen Heenan
Website Rachael Bratley
Consultant's group secretary Carolyn Stone
Ordinary Member: Pauline Fulham, Lesley Robinson, Jane Holmes

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

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.

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 EMDR Consultants and those who have undertaken the Consultants training, who live or work in Yorkshire, thus aiming to ensure consistency of approach to accreditation of EMDR therapists and provide a forum for asking questions. A group exists to co-ordinate and provide this support. If you wish to be part of this group or know more then please get in touch via the Contacts page.