The Effect of Eye Movements on Craving in Alcohol-Dependent Inpatients: A Randomized Controlled Experiment (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Study on whether Eye Movements (EM) during recall of intrusive alcohol craving images impacted the ability of these images to elicit craving.

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EMDR group therapy: Emerging principles and protocols for trauma and beyond (Springer, 2023)

This 23 chapter book provides both theoretical background and practical applications of using EMDR therapy in group settings with a variety of populations.

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The Oxford Handbook of EMDR (Oxford, 2023)

This handbook includes entries on the theoretical framework for EMDR therapy, specific populations, and enhancing clinical competency.

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The Effects of EMDR Therapy on Pregnant Clients With Substance Use Disorders: A Narrative, Scoping Literature Review (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This literature review explores pregnant women with co-occurring substance misuse through the lens of AIP and EMDR therapy intervention.

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The Effectiveness of EMDR With Individuals Experiencing Substance Use Disorder: A Meta-Analysis (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This meta-analysis synthesizes studies on the effectiveness of trauma-focused & addiction-focused EMDR for people with substance use disorder.

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A randomized study to compare the effects of EMDR added to TAU on substance memory in a residential addiction setting (Journal of Substance Use)

Study suggests that EMDR and treatment as usual in substance use disorder inpatient in a residential setting may reduce substance craving.

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Treating posttraumatic stress disorder in substance use disorder patients with co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial to compare the effectiveness of different types and timings of treatment (BMC Psychiatry)

This study is the first to compare effects of Prolonged Exposure (PE), EMDR, and Imagery Rescripting (ImRs) in one study.

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5 Readiness Factors for EMDR and Addictions

Is EMDR therapy right for your clients dealing with addictions and compulsive behaviors? Here are 5 readiness factors for EMDR therapists to consider.

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10 Tips for EMDR Therapists and Addictions

How can EMDR therapists help clients with addictions and compulsive behaviors? These 10 tips can help the process.

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EMDR Therapy and Addictions: Client Handout

Addictions to substances and behaviors often begin as a way to cope with underlying pain connected to trauma. This client handout explains how EMDR therapy can help.

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Challenges for Clients with Addictions

Clients with addictions and compulsive behaviors face unique challenges in their healing process. EMDR therapists should keep these 5 challenges in mind.

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EMDR Addictions Acronyms

Do you understand DeTUR, CravEd, or LoUA? These—and more—acronyms are explained for EMDR therapists working with clients with addictions.

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