EMDR Therapy Beginnings: Francine Shapiro

The dawn of a new year has us appreciating new beginnings. New projects and fresh starts often need persistence and courage to get them off the ground. The beginning of…

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Year in Review: EMDR Therapy in the time of COVID-19

2020 has been a tumultuous year and the Coronavirus has created stress and anxiety in many lives. The upending of traditional face-to-face mental health therapy hit the EMDR community especially…

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EMDR Therapy Helps Military Families

Traumatic experiences impact service members and veterans as well as their families. Since November is Military Family Month, we pulled together a few resources highlighting how EMDR therapy can be…

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EMDR Therapy and OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders can take an emotional toll on those who cope with and manage the symptoms on a day to day basis. In addition, OCD presents…

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EMDRIA Supports the TREAT Act

We’ve signed EMDRIA’s name onto a letter urging the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to consider the Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act (S.4421),…

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EMDR Therapy Helps Firefighters

Wildfire season has hit many on the west coast especially hard this year. Firefighters are on the front lines in these areas exposing themselves to stressors like smoke inhalation, extreme…

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The Scientific Status of EMDR Therapy for Combat-Related PTSD

ARE THERE DIFFERENCES IN RATES OR TREATMENT RESPONSE BETWEEN COMBAT-RELATED AND CIVILIAN PTSD? In this review of research on EMDR treatment for combat-related trauma, we begin with the question: Are…

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Curious if EMDR is an Effective Form of Therapy?

“Trauma doesn’t always look the same. Whether it’s a failed relationship, an unspeakable act of violence or a devastating natural disaster, traumas differ in their severity, as well as their…

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Better Ways to Treat OCD

“Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR is a newer form of psychotherapy that releases psychological stress and is largely used for PTSD and trauma.  Although scientists currently are unable…

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A Clinician’s Guide to the Efficacy of EMDR Therapy

Volume 13, Issue 4 of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR) is an important issue for EMDR therapy. In the editorial, Louise Maxfield, JEMDR Editor, points to the…

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EMDR as Survivor PTSD Treatment

“EMDR stands for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy. What it looked like in my case was holding a buzzer in each hand, their alternating vibrations ping-ponging between my palms as…

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How ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Got That EMDR Therapy Episode So Right

Interview with Grey’s Anatomy producer Elisabeth Finch about the show’s episode featuring EMDR therapy. Gold, J. A. (2019, Nov 6). How ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ got that EMDR therapy episode so right.…

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