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

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…

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…

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…

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…

Back to School: Using EMDR Therapy to Help Children and Adolescents Cope and Thrive

August 23, 2021

Back to school season is here. Parents and children face typical stressors such as getting supplies and arranging schedules as with any other year.…

The Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy

August 13, 2021

The eight phases of EMDR therapy provide a framework to understand the treatment process. They act as a map for the EMDR therapist to…

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.