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: 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…

What Should EMDR Therapists Know About Native American Populations?

November 10, 2021

Native American Heritage Month, also known as American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, is a time to celebrate and recognize the experiences, traditions, histories, and contributions of Native American…

EMDRIA Conference 2021 Preview

October 22, 2021

The EMDRIA Conference is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. This year’s event will be virtual with sessions on November 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, and…

What Should EMDR Therapists Know About Hispanic or Latinx Populations?

October 8, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and recognize the experiences of Hispanic and Latinx populations in the United States! These populations are incredibly diverse. As Terry Blas’ comic…

EMDR Therapy in School Settings

September 24, 2021

A common question we receive at EMDRIA is whether EMDR therapy has been used in school settings. The answer is yes, EMDR therapy has been used in school settings successfully.…

EMDR Therapy and Suicide

September 10, 2021

It is Suicide Prevention Week, a time to focus on being supportive to those struggling to make sense of life. Suicide’s devastating effects make it difficult to talk about, but…

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.