The EMDR Global Alliance grew out of a need of Regional associations such as EMDR Europe, EMDR Asia, EMDR Africa, EMDR Latin America and the Caribbean, EMDR Middle East and North Africa and some of the developing associations to discuss matters that impact the entire EMDR community, as well as develop guidelines and regulations.
A recent development and further growth of the Global Alliance took place in 2023, with the creation of “The International Society for EMDR Therapy”, gathering more than 90 countries of the world.
The role of the International Society is to operate as an advisory body and assistant for the development of emerging EMDR Associations. At the same time develops operational guidelines stemming from a shared vision and mission and works for an integration of training requirements and standards, as well as evaluation of best training practices.
A common fundamental goal is the promotion and facilitation of the growth of EMDR therapy worldwide, increasing access to EMDR therapy for populations as well as the number of stakeholders in the dissemination of EMDR therapy.
Mission Statement of EMDR Global Alliance – The International Society for EMDR Therapy
To provide support for established and developing EMDR Regional, National, and Special Administrative Region Associations in order to increase the number of stakeholders committed to the advancement of EMDR therapy; and
To cooperate in the development of best training practices and standards in order to promote and facilitate the growth of EMDR therapy world-wide; and
To share resources to facilitate the development, acceptance, and utilization of EMDR therapy in our various global communities; and
To provide an international forum for the communication, discussion and decisions relevant to the research, the teaching, the practice and the development of EMDR therapy, and the adherence to the guidelines concerning these domains.