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

Back to Class: EMDR Therapy and College/University Students

January 20, 2023

January is back-to-college class season for many students and teachers. We were curious about using EMDR therapy in college and university settings and with college and university students. To answer…

What Resources Does EMDRIA Offer?

November 11, 2022

Check out our EMDRIA Resources Video   As we near the end of the year, we’ve taken inventory of some of our work. We’re proud of what we offer our…

EMDR Therapy and Teenagers

September 9, 2022

EMDR therapy can help teenagers in many ways, from providing resources for grounding and stabilizing to reprocessing negative beliefs and traumatic events. Teenagers, maybe more than any other developmental age…

EMDR Therapy and Tinnitus

August 26, 2022

One common question in the EMDRIA community is: “I have a client experiencing tinnitus. Has anyone used EMDR therapy to help tinnitus?” Tinnitus is a condition in which someone hears…

EMDRIA Conference 2022 Preview

August 15, 2022

The EMDRIA Conference is just around the corner! This year’s event will be virtual, with sessions on September 10, 11, 13, 17, and 18, 2022. We offer a Spanish track,…

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.…

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.