Racial Equity Support Initiative - FAQs

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 a program for EMDRIA OnLine Education.

Yes. You must be an EMDRIA member to be eligible for this award.

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.

No.  The terms of the program are specific as to where the funds can be applied.  

The awards pays a percentage of the consultations the awardee requires to obtain their credentials.  The EMDRIA Foundation makes payment directly 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 an EMDRIA Online Education Program. CEU from the Online Education Program can be applied toward certification requirements.

A Statement of Support is a 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.

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.

Program staff will contact Awardees with registration instructions.

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.

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