Racial Equity Support Initiative - FAQs
How does the RESI Program work?
The program goal is to increase the number of Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) individuals who have advanced in a leadership capacity in EMDR by becoming certified or approved consultants. Recipients of the award receive financial assistance to cover some of the costs to reach their goal of becoming an EMDRIA Certified Therapist or an Approved Consultant. Methods of support include covering the cost of consultation and a scholarship to attend the EMDIRA Virtual Summit.
Do I need to be a member of EMDRIA to apply for this award?
Yes. EMDRIA members are eligible to apply.
Is the RESI program only available to United States residents ?
The current funding and guidelines of the scholarship provides awards for those who live in the US at this time. This is a new initiative, and this initial group of awardees is helping us refine the program as well as our selection process. If the EMDRIA Foundation makes changes, we will update and announce any new guidelines.
Can the awards funds be applied to other events or EMDRIA offerings?
No. The terms of the program are specific as to where the funds can be applied.
How are awards distributed?
The awards pay for the consultations the awardee requires to obtain their credentials. The EMDRIA Foundation makes payment to their approved consultant (or CIT in some instances) for sessions occurring after the acceptance date into the program. Awardees also receive complimentary registration to the EMDRIA Virtual Summit. CEU from the Virtual Summit can be applied toward certification requirements.
The application requests a Statement of Support from an applicant's consultant. What is this, and is it required?
A Statement of Support is a simple statement from your consultant sharing their confidence in your abilities to complete your credential goal. A paragraph or two is sufficient. This statement is not required, especially if you do not yet have a consultant.
I am a recipient of the RESI Award, how can I find a consultant?
Program staff will share a current list of participating consultants upon being admitted to the program. Awardees can work with any Approved Consultant who sign the Consultant Agreement to participate. Awardees can also visit the EMDRIA Find An EMDR Therapist Directory to search for someone in your area.
As an Awardee, how do I register for the EMDRIA Virtual Summit as part of my reward?
Program staff will contact Awardees with registration instructions.
I'm a participating consultant, does the following term limit how much I can charge an awardee? "Consultant must agree to terms of the program as specified herein and as developed to include maximum fees and invoicing terms"
Yes. As a participating consultant partnering with the EMDRIA Foundation and in support of the awardee, you agree to the rates stipulated in the agreement.