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

Top 10 Tips for EMDR Therapists Working With Depression

March 7, 2022

Top 10 Tips for EMDR Therapists Working With Depression Guest Blog Post by EMDRIA Member Rachael Miller, LCPC, NCC 1. Carefully Timed Cognitive Interweaves Out of a desire to relieve…

EMDR Therapy: Insights to Serving Black Populations

February 21, 2022

It is Black History Month, a time to commemorate the many contributions made by innovative Black Americans in the U.S. while also remembering the sacrifices so many have made. One…

Olympic Speed Skater Used EMDR Therapy to Help with Tension and Insomnia

February 18, 2022

Jorrit Bergsma, a Netherlands ice speed skater, and marathon skater is a three-time Olympic medal winner is currently competing in his second Winter Olympics this month. He used EMDR therapy…

Online EMDR Therapy: Recent Research and Overview

February 11, 2022

Can EMDR Therapy be Done Online? Pre-pandemic, this question was met with skepticism. Maybe a few therapists who were already digitally savvy were making online EMDR therapy work, but there…

EMDR Therapy and Dissociation

January 21, 2022

Dissociation is a disconnection between a person’s thoughts, sensory experience, memory, and/or sense of identity. On a mild level, dissociation is a common experience that many people recognize as wanting…

EMDR Therapy: Indigenous Voices

November 18, 2021

Guest Blog Post by Shelley Pompana Spear Chief When asked about my experience working with Native Americans/First Nation peoples; I am part of the population and identify as a Dakota…

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.