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

EMDRIA Trailblazers on How EMDR Therapy Has Changed Over the Years

July 22, 2022

The Growth of EMDR Therapy EMDR therapy’s first research article was published in 1989 by Dr. Francine Shapiro. The field of EMDR therapy expanded greatly in the 1990s, facing both…

EMDR Therapy and Expressive Arts

July 18, 2022

Expressive Arts as a therapy modality uses the creativity of the client via art, music, writing, dance, symbolism, or drama to help heal and make new meanings from difficult experiences.…

EMDRIA Members Respond: How Can the Field of EMDR Therapy Increase Access of Care for BIPOC Individuals?

July 11, 2022

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. We want to continue to feature the importance of confronting oppression dynamics as they can be a big part of any therapy process and…

EMDRIA Members Respond: How Can EMDR Therapists Increase Safety for BIPOC Clients?

July 11, 2022

July is BIPOC Mental Health Month. We want to continue to feature the importance of confronting oppression dynamics as they can be a big part of any therapy process and…

When Did ‘EMDR’ Change to ‘EMDR Therapy’?

June 13, 2022

Not everyone knows about this EMDR therapy history moment, so we wanted to share this ever pertinent blast from the past. In 2014, EMDR therapy founder Francine Shapiro wrote a…

EMDR Therapy and AAPI Populations

May 20, 2022

It is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian talents, diversity, and contributions. One month could never…

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.