EMDRIA and EMDRIA Members in the News!
The New York Times article “What is E.M.D.R.? Understanding the Trauma Therapy Practice” highlights EMDR therapy and links to the EMDRIA membership directory! EMDRIA member Dr. Deborah Korn provides helpful information on the first few phases of EMDR therapy including history taking and assessing the issues as well as how to link to previous experiences. “Most people don’t show up saying ‘I want to work on my traumatic memories from ages 5 to 11,’” Dr. Korn said. “They say, ‘I’m miserable.’” EMDRIA member Marianne Silva, LCSW, also interviewed, mentions how bilateral stimulation acts as an anchor to the present: “We use the phrase: one foot in the present, and one foot in the past.”
Jason Linder, PsyD and EMDRIA member writes about “How to Search For and Vet Your Prospective EMDR Therapist” in Psychology Today. Linder discusses best practices for finding a qualified EMDR therapist that will be the right fit for a client. He notes that EMDR therapists who have attended an EMDRIA approved EMDR training are trained with the highest standards for practice and research. Linder shares “All prospective EMDR therapists should also know that traumatic and maladaptively stored memories create your distress, and once the memories are reprocessed with EMDR therapy, you can heal.”
EMDRIA member Janet Bayramyan, LCSW shares knowledge about trauma and EMDR therapy for PTSD in this POPSUGAR article “Trauma Therapy is in the Spotlight; Psychologists Explain What it is – and Who It’s For.” She notes “trauma can stem from any significant life event that impacts your internal sense of safety.”
Tara Chandler, LCSW and EMDRIA member is interviewed on Close Up Radio on September 20. This article gives highlights and hints on that conversation, describing trauma and how “besides helping us heal from trauma, EMDR addresses any negative feelings and thoughts that we have about ourselves that’s getting in the way of living a good life so we acquire the confidence to move forward.”
EMDRIA member Linda Laffey, LMFT notes one aspect of EMDR therapy that some people appreciate in “The Perfect Therapy For People Who Don’t Want To Talk.” She says “Unlike talk therapy, the value of EMDR therapy is in its ability to assist your brain and body’s information processing system to make the automatic connections necessary for settling traumatic disruption for good.”
EMDRIA members Dr. Deborah Korn and Dr. Ignacio Jarero are highlighted in this review of their EMDR Europe Conference keynote speeches. The topic of resilience was covered by Dr. Korn, Dr. Jarero, and Dr. Vinkers from different angles including neurobiology, AIP theory, and the importance of innate resilience potential in clients.
EMDRIA is called out as a resource in this Her Campus blog post “EMDR Recovery Days.” Sydnee Strickler writes succinctly about what EMDR is and about building time after therapy to decompress and purposefully ‘do less:’ “EMDR is hard work, but so is healing, and I know I need to give myself time to rest after a difficult therapy session.
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