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 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…

EMDR Therapy and Pregnancy

May 13, 2022

May is home to Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week, Maternal Mental Health Month, and Mental Health Month – a time to remember the importance of physical and mental health,…

EMDR Therapy and Sexual Assault Awareness

April 25, 2022

Note: Information on this page could be sensitive to some readers. Dial 1-800-656-HOPE for the National Sexual Assault Hotline or chat here. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a…

EMDR Therapy and Autism

April 22, 2022

*Note: We want to acknowledge there are varying opinions and discussions around language labels for Autism and neurodivergence. In addition, there are differences in how an individual diagnosed or undiagnosed…

EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

April 5, 2022

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Although EMDR therapy is most widely known as a PTSD trauma treatment, using EMDR therapy to treat people struggling with…

EMDR Therapy and Self-Harm

March 21, 2022

Note: Information on this page could be sensitive to some readers. If in crisis, text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor, or if necessary, dial 1-800-273-8255 to…

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.