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Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Editorial Board

The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research


The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is published by Springer Publishing Company, LLC. Dr. Louise Maxfield, a distinguished EMDR researcher and author, is the Editor of this quarterly peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about EMDR. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice. The journal publishes experimental studies; theoretical, review, and methodological articles; case studies; brief reports; and book reviews. If you would like to submit an article, please see the Call for Papers. Volume 1, Number 1 was published in July 2007 and subscriptions are included with EMDRIA membership.


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For the Journal to be the premiere resource on EMDR Therapy, all members of EMDRIA and the mental health community are encouraged to contribute manuscripts. Examples of articles include:

Case Studies

  • Assess the applicability of EMDR for a client(s) with a specific disorder or challenging presentation
  • Examine changes to the standard protocol using a case series approach

Research Studies

  • Investigate outcome by using randomized clinical trials
  • Investigate treatment processes
  • Evaluate the role of eye movements and bilateral stimulation
  • Assess individual factors/personality variables to treatment outcome or process

Clinical Contributions

  • Discussion of the impact of ethnicity and culture
  • Suggestions on how to evaluate client readiness for treatment
  • Recommendations for treatment of a specific disorder

Review Articles

  • Summarize literature and research in a particular domain

Theoretical Reviews

  • Summarize research and propose hypotheses


Editorial Board


Louise Maxfield, PhD. CPsych

  • University of Western Ontario
  • Lakehead University, London, ON, Canada


Board Members


Nancy J. Abel, MSW
South Portland, ME

Ian Barron, D.Ed.Psy
University of Dundee, UK

Sheila Sidney Bender
Florham Park, NJ

Uri Bergmann, PhD
Commack, NY

John G. Carlson, PhD
Tucson, AZ

Ad de Jongh, PhD
University of Amsterdam, Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychotrauma
Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Carlijn de Roos, Drs, MA 
Psychotrauma-center for Children and Youth
Leiden, The Netherlands

Tonya Edmond, PhD
Brown School of Social Work at Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Derek Farrell
University of Worcester, UK

Isabel Fernandez
Psychotraumatology Research and Studies Center
Milan, Italy

Judith Flaxman, PhD
Center for Multimodal Treatment
Evanston, IL

Carol Forgash
Smithtown, NY

Blanche Freund, PhD, RN, FAACS 
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Denise J. Gelinas, PhD 
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Earl Grey, PhD
Walden University
Pittsburgh, PA

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD 
Child Trauma Institute
Greenfield, MA

Arne Hofmann, MD
University of Cologne
University of Witten
Herdecke, Germany

Hellen Hornsveld, PhD 
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lee Hyer, EdD, ABPP 
Mercer Medical School (Medical College of Central Georgia)
Newark, NJ

Matthew D. Kiernan, PhD
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Daeho Kim, MD, PhD
Hanyang University
Seoul, South Korea

Deborah L. Korn, PsyD
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Brookline, MA

Christopher Lee, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Andrew M. Leeds, PhD
Santa Rosa, CA

Howard Lipke, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences
North Chicago, IL

Therese McGoldrick 
University of Sterling
Sterling, Scotland, UK

Miriam Ramos Morrison, MA
Madrid, Spain

Mark D. Moses, PhD
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Katy Murray, MSW
Olympia, WA

John M. O’Brien, PhD
Portland, ME

Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD
Walden University
Minneapolis, MN

Susan Rogers, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Coatesville, PA

Jenny Ann Rydberg
Avignon, France

Martin Sack, MD
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Sarah J. Schubert, BA(Hons)
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Francine Shapiro, PhD
Mental Research Institute
Palo Alto, CA

Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, MSW
University at Buffalo - School of Social Work
Buffalo, NY

Robert Stickgold, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
The Trauma Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Boston Community Practice Site
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP
The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT


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