2024 Go With That Magazine Topics
Winter – Anxiety/Panic/Phobias – Drafts due November 2, 2023
Spring – Integrating EMDR with Other Types of Therapies – Drafts due March 1, 2024
Summer – Postvention/Suicidal/Self Harm – Drafts due May 2, 2024
Fall – Couples Therapy – Drafts due July 2, 2024
Voice and Writing Style for EMDRIA Publications
Vision: To foster healing, health, and hope by defining, disseminating, and promoting standards and innovations in EMDR therapy and trauma-informed care.
Who we target: Members who want to stay current with knowledge and developments in EMDR therapy and enhance their credibility in the field. We support members through education and informational materials they can use with existing and prospective clients and colleagues who may refer clients for EMDR therapy.
EMDRIA communications should be informative and action-oriented. We want to inspire our members to pursue their passion for EMDR therapy by expanding their knowledge and usage of EMDR. In writing content, keep in mind these personalities:
- A counselor who is new to EMDR and interested in learning how she can use her newly acquired training
- A seasoned psychologist who has practiced EMDR therapy for several years and feels comfortable in their knowledge of EMDR.
Call to Action: An excellent way to close an article is to offer the reader some next steps. That might be a list of further resources or a single action point. What would you like them to do now if they have invested the time to read your article?
Edit Your Final Draft: Please do not submit an article unless it is the final version. This will minimize confusion and ensure that outdated or incorrect versions are not published. Pieces not adhering to the style guidelines below will be returned to the authors for appropriate revision.
Use the following guidelines to ensure that content fits the warm, professional association personality:
- Do submit your article according to the basics of our style:
- Indent each paragraph.
- Single space between sentences.
- Keep your word count between 2,000 and 5,000 for Go With That magazine.
- Keep your word count between 500 and 1,000 for the Focal Point blog.
- Include your byline with your credentials.
- Be concise.
- Write in the third person.
- Use active rather than passive voice. (Active: “The team uses this practice to…”; Passive: “This practice is used …”)
- Keep in mind you are writing for members of the EMDR community. Write for our readers: mental health professionals focused on EMDR therapy. Offer practical tips to our readers.
- Tap into your shared knowledge of the EMDR community and history.
- Your article should be evidence-based.
- Credit your sources. Provide a reputable online link (URL) or specific reference to confirm all quoted material.
- Reference statistics – and spell out the word percent.
- Reference research.
- Submit a complete reference list with all article submissions in APA Format.
- Keep it honest.
- Avoid superlatives: flowery adjectives that do not help the reader visualize the topic (“interesting,” “amazing”), all caps (“WOW”), and exclamation marks (!).
- Avoid filler words like "really, very, just, highly, totally, simply, most, somehow, slightly, and absolutely."
- Use EMDR therapy lingo and insider references, but spell out all acronyms when they are first referenced.
- Don’t write about personal references or accolades to others in the EMDR community.
Core Purpose: To advance the education, practice, and science of EMDR therapy.
- To establish and uphold standards of practice, training, certification, and research;
- To provide information, education, and advocacy;
- To assist practitioners in fulfilling their responsibilities to the public
Identifying the EMDRIA Name
- The official name of the association is the “EMDR International Association.”
- The first reference to the association should always use the official name.
- Any subsequent references to the association can be “EMDRIA.”
- Titles and subtitles can also use one of the above terms instead of the entire name.
Contributor & Contact Details
Please submit with any text an author biography, as you would like it to appear when your text is published. Please keep this to around 50 words in length.
Copyright and Publishing with EMDRIA
While you, the author, retain the copyright to your intellectual property, by accepting EMDRIA's offer to publish from the Editor, you are entering a presumptive binding contract and, by such, transferring the right to publish this material solely upon EMDRIA. EMDRIA will make every effort to publish your text promptly; however, we reserve the right to delay publication due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e., matters of space, adherence to style or publication guidelines, and production delays). If EMDRIA cannot publish your text within the expected timeframe and you wish to seek other publication opportunities, you must first request that the contract be terminated. EMDRIA allows authors to publish post-print versions (i.e., the final version of the record, usually in Microsoft Word form, before layout and publication in EMDRIA, either in print or online) of their articles for self-archiving purposes only on personal websites and/or in institutional repositories, providing that: (1) it is at least two years from the date of original publication in EMDRIA (in print or online), and (2) it fully acknowledges EMDRIA by referencing the bibliographic information from the published version.
Failure to engage fully with the copyediting process, revise texts according to the copyeditor’s suggestions, and respond to the copyeditor’s queries may result in your article or review being pulled from its assigned issue. If this occurs, you must actively contact EMDRIA to inquire whether your piece can be reinstated in a future issue.
Questions? Submitting a magazine article or blog post idea? Contact Kim Howard, CAE, Director of Communications & Marketing email@example.com