A short chat with EMDR Europe, the organisations that joined the LLLPlatform in June 2019.
What is EMDR Europe?
Founded in 1999, EMDR Europe is the official professional association of National EMDR Associations, establishing, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education throughout Europe. Its mission is to improve, through EMDR therapy, the lives of people affected by trauma and mental illness related to stressful experiences and relationships, to promote and enhance mental health, and provide high-standard teaching and training in EMDR and mental health.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative, comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach, a scientifically supported treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR focuses on reprocessing of memories of stressful and traumatic experiences, as well as on positive and functional resources.
At the end of 2018, EMDR Europe had over 25.000 trained EMDR therapists in Europe.
How does EMDR Europe integrate a lifelong learning approach?
Since its founding in 1999, EMDR Europe endeavors to deliver the highest quality treatment for PTSD and trauma-related disorders by striving to provide professionals with:
- high quality clinical practice skills through certified professional training to clinicians working in the mental health field
- Delivering cutting-edge scientific investigation to pursue excellence and further effectiveness and to encourage further professional development to mental health academics
- Continuous educational seminars and conferences
- Public education through enlightened policies and targeted mental health promotion
Why did you decide to join the LLLPlatform?
Our aim is to contribute in providing the public with sound information on stress and traumatic experiences and how to overcome them, as well as actively collaborate and exchange knowledge with other European partners on the importance of lifelong learning, a preventive tool that encourages the development of high standards and values in mental health professionals. We view ongoing educated professionals as lifelong learners, who keep themselves motivated with the desire for more knowledge and self-improvement, hence providing a better service to their clients.
We want to outreach to professionals of all ages to let them know about the opportunities of training programs and specialization in psychotherapy, mental health services and social policies, to keep at pace with the qualitative changes in the structure and framework of society and mental health, given also the rapidly increasing information and knowledge on everything everyday.
Isabel Fernandez, President of EMDR Europe