Shapiro & Laub’s 2008 article introduced the term Early EMDR Intervention (EEI), and E. Shapiro’s 2009 article was a wake-up call to examine and define the field as an independent topic, which had not been researched yet as such. Despite Francine Shapiro’s guidelines for applying EMDR to recent events (Shapiro 2001), there were only a few loosely documented case references to its use at that time (e.g., Silver et al 2005) and no controlled trials. The EMDR R-TEP is, however, soundly based on and extended from Shapiro’s EMD and Recent Event protocols, and the EMDR therapy profession has widely adopted it with over a dozen published studies, including controlled trials. R-TEP contains procedures and features that prompted thoughts about a possible group application for greater access to EMDR treatment. The outcome was the EMDR G-TEP (Group Traumatic Episode Protocol, E. Shapiro, 2013, 2014, 2023), which included a scripted protocol and prominent step-by-step G-TEP
September 1, 2023
Maria Masciandaro, Ana Gomez, Judy Moench, Shiraz Ferrand, Reg Morrow Robinson, Phillip Manfield, Elke van Hoof, Brurit Laub, Keren Mintz-Malchi, Tuly Flint, Yoni Elkins
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Shapiro, E. (2023, September 1). The TEP Suite of EMDR Protocols: The Family of Trauma Episode Protocols Based on EMDR R-TEP and G-TEP. Go With That magazine, 28 (3), 14-29.
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