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

Making Us Whole: How EMDR Assists Members Within The Black Community

February 23, 2023

Making Us Whole: How EMDR Assists Members Within The Black Community   Guest Blog Post by Janell McGruder, LCPC, LMHC I often tell people…

EMDR Therapy and Eating Disorders

February 20, 2023

We want to highlight National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Eating disorders affect a person’s relationship to food and eating behaviors. There are many components…

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…

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…

EMDR Therapy and Challenging Teenagers GWT Issue

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…

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…

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.