Interventions targeting negative mental imagery in social anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis of characteristics and outcomes (Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy)

“To provide both clinicians and researchers with an overview of current applications, this systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the possibilities and effects of imagery-based interventions that explicitly target negative images in (sub)clinical social anxiety.”

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How art therapy and EMDR help asylum seekers and refugees move towards healing trauma: A literature review (Lesley University, 2025)

This thesis examines EMDR and art therapy as modalities to treat trauma and PTSD in refugees and asylum seekers.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment in the medical setting: A systematic review (European Journal of Psychotraumatology)

This review evaluated the use and effectiveness of EMDR therapy in patients treated in the medical setting.

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Revisiting eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder: A systematic review and discussion of the American Psychological Association’s 2017 recommendations (Cureus)

EMDR therapy versus narrative therapy and skills training for PTSD.

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Efficacy of EMDR for early intervention after a traumatic event: A systematic review and meta-analysis (Journal of Psychiatric Research)

Meta-analyses of EMDR as an early intervention for post-traumatic symptoms.

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The management of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder: Synopsis of the 2023 U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U. S. Department of Defense clinical practice guideline (Annals of Internal Medicine)

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Treatment for childhood and adolescent dissociation: A systematic review (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy)

A systematic review for treatment of childhood and adolescent dissociation.

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Effectiveness of behavioral and pharmacological interventions for depressive symptoms following spinal cord injury: Findings from a systematic review (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

A systematic review of treatment interventions following spinal cord injury.

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EMDR treatment for people with intellectual disabilities: A systematic review about difficulties and adaptations (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

A systematic review to identify difficulties and adaptations in using EMDR therapy with people with intellectual disabilities (ID).

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EMDR v. other psychological therapies for PTSD: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis (Psychological Medicine)

This systematic review examined the effectiveness of EMDR compared to other psychological treatments in reducing PTSD symptoms, among other goals.

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Addressing mental health need after COVID-19: A systematic review of remote EMDR therapy studies as an emerging option (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This meta-analysis demonstrates the feasibility and potential efficacy of online EMDR as an accessible therapeutic option during times of limited in-person interaction.

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Comparing the Predictors of Disengagement for Trauma Therapy (TF-CBT and EMDR) in an Adult Mental Health Service (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Comparing the Predictors of Disengagement for Trauma Therapy (TF-CBT and EMDR) in an Adult Mental Health Service

This meta-analysis evaluates predictors for disengagement in clients through either CBT or EMDR trauma therapy in adults.

Article Abstract

“In this retrospective service evaluation, the predictors of disengagement from trauma therapy are investigated, as previous research suggests that disengagement rates may be higher than other therapies. Clients on the posttraumatic stress disorder treatment pathway received either eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) or trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Preexisting data from 105 cases at a National Health Service Adult Community Mental Health Team were collected, and disengagement rates were compared based on demographic therapy and Health of the Nation Outcome Scales scores to investigate the impact they have on disengagement rates. Results found a different proportion of those receiving EMDR disengaged (62.8%) than those who received TF-CBT (55.3%), though this difference was nonsignificant. There was a significant association between disengagement rates and depressed mood (77.8% in moderate to severe group vs 51.2% in no to mild group). There was also a significant association between disengagement rates and living conditions (84.0% in minor to severe group vs 53.7% in no problem group). No significant associations were found between disengagement and demographic variables (age, gender, and ethnicity) or time spent waiting for intervention. The implications of these findings and practice recommendations are discussed.”

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Hayward, D., Richardson, T., Beattie, D. & Bayliss, P. (2023). Comparing the Predictors of Disengagement for Trauma Therapy (TF-CBT and EMDR) in an Adult Mental Health Service. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 17(4), 216-227.


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