Research and Treatment Guidelines for EMDR

EMDR therapy is extensively researched and widely recognized as effective trauma therapy. EMDR therapy is recognized as evidenced-based treatment for PTSD and other trauma and stressor disorders in treatment guidelines published by the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the World Health Organization, and a growing number of national and international organizations. Treatment guidelines are based on reviews that evaluate the research of established evidence-based mental health treatments.

EMDR Research Articles and Posts

EMDR Therapy for PTSD

June 14, 2024

EMDR therapy for PTSD is well-researched. EMDR is widely considered an effective treatment for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

10 Tips for EMDR Therapists Working with First Responders

October 27, 2023

To commemorate National First Responders Day on October 28, we turned to EMDRIA member Bonnie Rumilly, LCSW. 10 Tips for EMDR Therapists Working with…

EMDR Therapy, Intimate Partner Violence, and the LGBTQIA+ Community

October 5, 2023

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the US, a time to acknowledge and create a listening space for victims and survivors. Domestic violence…

EMDR Therapy and First Responders

July 17, 2023

EMDR Therapy and First Responders   Guest Blog Post by Kate Pieper, LMFT   Tell us a little bit about you, your experience becoming…

EMDR Early Intervention

June 5, 2023

EMDR early intervention (EEI) is important to so many people in the world who are facing traumas such as fires, earthquakes, war, political and…

Using EMDR Therapy in Disaster Response

May 8, 2023

EMDR therapy is often used in disaster response settings all over the world. Early EMDR Interventions and Group EMDR interventions have made a difference…

Compiled in 2022, a list of EMDR meta-analyses and systematic reviews. Meta-analyses analyze evidence based research and are often used for data in treatment guidelines for standardized care. Systematic reviews summarize research on a specific question or topic. In medical or health care fields, they often assess the strength of evidence present in a treatment in the field. This list is an ongoing work in progress.

A 2016 bibliography of EMDR Research with short descriptions, this document covers a wide range of peer-reviewed journal articles about EMDR including meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, non-randomized studies, and reviews of efficacy and treatment models. It also includes international treatment guidelines and recommendations from mental health agencies.