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 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,…

Stress, Resilience, and EMDR

April 9, 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress is a natural reaction that we experience when there is danger around us, or when we perceive that there might be danger around us.…

EMDR Therapy and Bipolar Disorder

March 29, 2021

March 30 is World Bipolar Day. Bipolar disorders are often lifelong conditions in which a person experiences widely varying mood changes swinging from feelings of mania to feelings of depression.…

Courage, Neurobiology, and EMDR Therapy

March 15, 2021

Leaning forward into adversity takes courage. Research now shows that the brain may actually reward this courage. Following ongoing research is exciting as the scientific community learns more about our…

EMDR Therapy and Eating Disorders

February 22, 2021

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Eating disorders and related body image distortion disorders are difficult to cope with and treat. Eating disorders are serious mental health conditions…

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.