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 Beginnings: Francine Shapiro

January 5, 2021

The dawn of a new year has us appreciating new beginnings. New projects and fresh starts often need persistence and courage to get them off the ground. The beginning of…

Year in Review: EMDR Therapy in the time of COVID-19

December 7, 2020

2020 has been a tumultuous year and the Coronavirus has created stress and anxiety in many lives. The upending of traditional face-to-face mental health therapy hit the EMDR community especially…

EMDR Therapy and OCD

October 25, 2020

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders can take an emotional toll on those who cope with and manage the symptoms on a day to day basis. In addition, OCD presents…

EMDR Therapy Indicated as the Most Cost-Effective Trauma Treatment

July 28, 2020

Mavranezouli, et al. (2020) assessed the cost-effectiveness of a range of interventions for adults with PTSD in this thorough analysis. They stated: “EMDR was found to be the most cost-effective…

The Scientific Status of EMDR Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD

March 31, 2020

ARE THERE DIFFERENCES IN RATES OR TREATMENT RESPONSE BETWEEN COMBAT-RELATED AND CIVILIAN PTSD? In this review of research on EMDR treatment for combat-related trauma, we begin with the question: Are…

Research Corner | March 2020

March 28, 2020

This material was published in the EMDRIA magazine Go With That in March 2020. Research Corner | March 2020

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.