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

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…

Black History, Racial Trauma, and EMDR

February 5, 2021

February is Black History Month­, a time to recognize, celebrate and honor the achievements of Blacks/African Americans in the United States. It is also a time to bring attention to…

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…

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.