What is EMDR?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an approach to psychotherapy that has been practiced in the US and around the world for the past 20 years. Aspects of EMDR are unique: In particular, the therapist leads a patient in a series of lateral eye movements while the patient simultaneously focuses on various aspects of a disturbing memory. During this procedure, patients tend to “process” the memory in a way that leads to a peaceful resolution. This often involves new learning about the self and often new learning about a previously disturbing event. Continue Reading
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EMDR Research

EMDR is the most researched psychotherapeutic treatment for PTSD. Twenty controlled outcome studies have investigated the efficacy of EMDR in PTSD treatment. These studies all found EMDR superior to the control condition on measures of posttraumatic stress. Francine Shapiro Library is dedicated to Francine Shapiro, originator and developer of the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). It is the most comprehensive collection available of research reports, scholarly articles, and other important writings related to the AIP and EMDR. The library is hosted by Northern Kentucky University as a service to EMDRIA. To visit the library and use its search engine to find accurate, up-to-date information, with citations, on EMDR, click on the link below: http://emdria.omeka.net
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EMDR-HAP

The EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (EMDR-HAP) is a non-profit organization "committed to relieving human suffering and breaking the cycle of violence by providing training to mental health professionals serving traumatized communities worldwide." Volunteers provide EMDR training and support at free or reduced rates in the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters so that the local mental health professionals can meet the ongoing needs of traumatized communities. Affordable training is also available for mental health personnel working with under-served populations on an ongoing basis. EMDR-HAP was established in the United States in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. It has spread worldwide and there is currently a Humanitarian Assistance Program in nearly every country that has an EMDR professional organization. To learn more, click on the link below: www.EMDR-HAP.org
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EMDRIA

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association which, among other things, establishes standards of training for EMDR, supports research, and establishes criteria which must be met to achieve status as a Certified EMDR Therapist or an EMDRIA Certified Consultant. EMDRIA in the US sponsors annual four-day international EMDR conferences which help clinicians to stay current with knowledge relevant to EMDR, to hone their skills in all phases of EMDR, and to expand their abilities to use EMDR effectively and appropriately with special clinical populations. EMDRIA in other areas of the world, including Canada and Europe, organize similar annual conference. To learn more about EMDRIA click on the website below: www.emdria.org EMDRIA-MN Regional Network One facet of EMDRIA is their regional networks. EMDRIA-MN is the Regional Network covering the state of MN. Its purpose is to support the effective use of EMDR, through encouraging continuing EMDR education and n…
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EMDR Institute

EMDR Institute is the original training organization for EMDR therapists and is still considered by many to be the "gold standard." Their website is a rich, authorative source of information about EMDR. Their Frequently Asked Questions section, for example, is a great place to find the answers you may be looking for. Click on the link below to go the EMDR.com website: www.emdr.com
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Find a Local EMDR Clinician

EMDR is a research-validated therapy to alleviate symptoms of PTSD and other traumas. It has been used for a wide range of psychological diagnoses. Click the button below to Find an EMDR therapist near you!
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