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 and Addictions: An Evolving Landscape

July 15, 2021

The use of EMDR therapy with people struggling with addictions is an evolving landscape. Addictions to substances and compulsive behaviors often begin as a way to cope with underlying pain…

EMDR Therapy for PTSD

June 21, 2021

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD stands for posttraumatic stress disorder, a condition that some people experience after one or several traumatic events. EMDR therapy is shown to be…

EMDR as Treatment for Parents Struggling with PTSD

May 27, 2021

Parents may struggle with the trauma of their childrens’ medical diagnoses. EMDR therapy can help with that trauma. In this Sanfilippo News article, Marisa Wexler covers a recent research article…

EMDR Therapy for Perinatal Mental Health

May 12, 2021

It is National Women’s Health Week, a time to remember the importance of women’s physical and mental health. One important issue that many women face is changing mental health around…

EMDR Therapy and Autism – Interview with Sherri Paulson, LCSW

April 26, 2021

It is National Autism Acceptance Month! People on the autism spectrum develop uniquely. Some may have challenges in communicating, social skills, sensory experiences, and behavior. As the Autism Speaks website…

Western Michigan University Behavioral Health Services Receives $10,000 EMDR Grant

April 25, 2021

WMU Behavioral Health Services has received a $10,000 grant for training and treatment of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). The grant, awarded through the College of Health and Human Services,…

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.