A model for training in low income countries:  Nepal


EMDR training is always a challenge. Training paraprofessionals across cultures in low- income countries in a safe and sustainable way is an even greater challenge. Under the auspices of EMDR-HAP, we recently offered training to paraprofessionals in Nepal, who work with victims of torture. The training consisted of four key elements: 1. The paraprofessionals who participated had been trained and were experienced in effective counseling methods other than EMDR. 2. The training was tailored to the needs of the trainees, to the needs of their clients, and included a significant amount of supervised practice. 3. It was a combined effort with a visiting trainer and a seasoned EMDR therapist who was associated with and had prepared the trainees for the training. 4. This local clinician offered immediate and on-going follow up consultation/ supervision.






Sandra Kaplan
Mark Ommeren

Original Work Citation

Kaplan, S. & van Ommeren, M. (2001, June). A model for training in low income countries: Nepal. EMDRIA Newsletter, 6(2), 4




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