Vision and Values


The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a membership organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR.


a) to establish and uphold standards of practice, training, certification, and research,

b) to provide information, education, and advocacy, and c) to assist practitioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to the public.


Core Values represent the guiding principles for how we wish to conduct ourselves as
professional members of EMDRIA. The EMDRIA Board and its members endeavor to conduct themselves in the service of EMDRIA with these Core Values in mind.

Promotion of EMDR

We advocate for EMDR’s broader inclusion in the mental health field.

Integrity, Professionalism, Ethics

We value integrity and competence in the practice of EMDR. We commit ourselves to serve others with the highest level of ethical and professional conduct, both in our Association and in our communities.


While serving as representatives of EMDRIA, we place the Mission, the Ends and the Core Values of the Association (EMDRIA) ahead of any self-interest.

Dedication to Member Concerns

We are dedicated to understanding the needs of our EMDRIA membership and to communicating how our Board’s actions serve our commitment to the Mission, Ends and Core Values of our Association.

Inclusivity and Diversity

We honor and promote diversity in our membership and respect diverse ideas and belief systems.


We seek to encourage and cultivate leadership skills among our membership, Board Members, and EMDRIA Staff.


We uphold excellence as the standard quality for our Association, and for our work related to EMDRIA. We strive to achieve excellence through hard work, innovation, creativity and prudent risk taking.

Teamwork, Collaboration and Cooperation

We are dedicated to working cooperatively with one another, with our Membership and with the Community-at-Large to accomplish the goals set before us.


We value a culture which promotes ongoing opportunities for change through learning,
professional development and growth.