About the Session
EMDR shares with other psychotherapies ethical issues. Two additional areas emphasize the need for a clear understanding of ethical conduct. The first is EMDRIA’s use of ethical codes provided by professional organizations a member may also be a part of and, when a member has no other affiliations providing such a code, making use of the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association, a code some may not have familiarity. The second reflects the unique quality of EMDR work and its relative youth. For example, EMDR may be conducted without the therapist knowing the specifics of the client’s particular experience.
Learning Objective 1
Participants will be able to describe the ethical guideline structure used by the EMDR International Association.
Learning Objective 2
Participants will be able to describe the ethical issues EMDR practice shares with other psychotherapies.
Learning Objective 3
Participants will be able to identify the particularly significant ethical issues for EMDR clinicians, consultants, trainers, and researchers, and appropriate actions.