Treatment Guidelines

EMDR therapy is listed as a treatment for PTSD and/or other trauma and stressor disorders by the following organizations. These treatment guidelines are based on reviews that evaluate the research of established evidence-based mental health treatments.


EMDR therapy is also recognized as an effective treatment by:

  • Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team (CREST) of the Northern Ireland Department of Health
  • Dutch National Steering Committee for Health Care
  • French Haute Autorite de Sante (French National Authority for Health)
  • French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
  • Israeli National Council for Mental Health
  • The Rail Safety and Standards Board, United Kingdom
  • The Trimbos Instituut, The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS)
  • United Kingdom Psychological Trauma Society
  • United States National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Other international health and governmental agencies