Practitioners are available in many locations throughout NZ. Please view practitioners list for locations.

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Advanced Training

After Basic Training is completed, Practitioners are encouraged to attend further training include Masterclasses or Speciality Training.  They may also work towards becoming an Accredited Clinician or Case Consultant (supervisor) 


Masterclass Training

Masterclass Training typically occurs once every two years in NZ and covers the advanced practice of EMDR.  Masterclass trainings provide lectures, videos and experiential practicums working with complex trauma and dissociation.


Prerequisite:  Some Masterclasses require the Structural Dissociation training which is offered immediately prior to Masterclass. 

Accredited EMDR Clinician


Accredited EMDR Clinicians have demonstrated their on-going proficiency in EMDR practice.  They are required to meet set criteria including:


  • One year clinical practice of EMDR after completion of basic training

  • Completion of a minimum of 50 EMDR sessions

  • Have treated a minimum number of 25 clients

  • Undertaken a minimum of 20 hrs clinical supervision with an EMDR NZ Consultant, which includes witnessing the applicant's EMDR clinical work through a video recording or in-vivo

  • Supplied 2 references, one from an EMDRNZ Consultant and the second from a person who can comment about the applicant's professional practice and standing. 

  • Be a member of the EMDRNZ Association


EMDR Association NZ Case Consultants

EMDR Association NZ  Case Consultants have met the following requirements:

  • a minimum of 3 years experience in EMDR as an Accredited EMDR Clinician

  • have treated a broad range of diagnoses and complexity of clients

  • have completed a minimum of 300 EMDR sessions

  • have treated a minimum of 75 clients

  • participated in consultation of consultation for a minimum of 20 hrs by an EMDR consultant

  • participate in regular supervision of their EMDR clinicial work

  • have undertaken a minimum of 24 hours of EMDR related Continuous Professional Development since finishing Basic Training

  • Submitted a minimum of three video recordngs or in-vivo sessions of an EMDR clinical session, an individual EMDR clinical supervision session, and a group EMDR clinical supervision.