The governing board of EMDR Europe includes committees that are designed to suit the needs of our international organization.
It is through these committees that the board conducts most of its work.
As a tool for effective governance, EMDR Europe’s committees are a useful vehicle to divide the work of the board, provide opportunities for deeper understanding of specific areas or issues, leverage various board members’ expertise, and maximize engagement to address the needs of the organization at a European and national level.
Kerstin Bergh Johannesson
Eva Muenker Kramer
Co-chair-Kerstin Bergh Johannesson
The EMDR Europe Practice Committee is responsible for defining the minimum EMDR Europe Standards required for EMDR clinicians seeking accreditation for becoming an EMDR Europe Practitioner and EMDR Europe Consultant.
These minimum standards of practice apply throughout all member nations of EMDR Europe.
EMDR Europe has a strong commitment to promote research in basic and clinical research in the EMDR field.
The Research Committee facilitates annual grants for research projects about the mechanism of action of EMDR and randomized controlled trials in PTSD and in comorbid psychiatric and somatic conditions.
A further mission of the Research Committee is to support high quality publications and its dissmeniation in national and international Psychology and Psychiatry congresses.
The Research Committee works alongside with other EMDR Europe committees, in particular with the Research Ethics, the Executive and the Standards Committees.
Research Ethics Committee
The Research Ethics Committee works alongside EMDR Europe as a subcommittee of the research committee, to provide ethical scrutiny to research studies.
Child and Adolescent Committee
Carlijn De Roos
The Child and Adolescent Committee provides a forum where all EMDR Europe National Associations can share specialist advice, guidance and expertise on all matters relating to the child and adolescent populace on EMDR therapy, training and research, as well as the development of a common European framework acknowledging individual differences between Countries for this specific populace and how to incorporate these.
Specifically, the Committee’s activities include also:
Developing knowledge and promote research in this area
Developing safe and ethical EMDR practice for children and adolescents across Europe;
Establish ways for parents and professionals seeking this specialist provision to identify appropriate clinicians trained in this field.
Conference Quality and Assurance (CQAC) Committee
The website and the Facebook page were designed as a window of information for EMDR clinicians, mental health professionals and the general public, reflecting and promoting the nature, function and aims of the EMDR Europe Association.
Most of the sections of the website are structured as channels for the various committees to express their work and for which they are responsible. The committee aims to assist the development and maintenance of the EMDR Europe website by mediating between the various committee chairs and board members and the Webmaster.
Their task is to identify the parts of the website that need updating or further development and to mobilise the committees and board members to supply the appropriate content.
Organisation, Constitution and Development (OD&C) Committee
The Organisational Development and Constitution Committee is responsible for the implementation and regulation of constitutional matters, policies and procedures and be accountable to the Executive Committee.
The committee monitors and audits the application of the Constitution and associated policies, especially with regard to new initiatives.
It is responsible for responding to questions emanating from the Executive Committee and EMDR Europe Board with regard to the Constitution, proposed changes to the Constitution and any constitutional implications in the development of new policies.
The OD&C Committee advises on any matters involving constitutional, policy and procedural irregularities within the organisation.