EMDRIA’s New President – Meeting the Needs of the Mission

January 13, 2021

As of January 1, 2021, Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT is now the president of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. We interviewed her as a way to introduce her to the…

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EMDR Therapy Beginnings: Francine Shapiro

January 5, 2021

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

December 7, 2020

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

November 11, 2020

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

October 25, 2020

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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EMDR Therapy Helps Firefighters

September 18, 2020

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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EMDR Resources in the Era of COVID-19

August 6, 2020

This compilation of resources edited by Marilyn Luber is intended to help EMDR therapists during the time of COVID-19. Luber states: “Everyone who has contributed to this work has done…

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EMDRIA Conference 2020 Changing Lives

EMDRIA Virtual Conference 2020

August 5, 2020

The first-ever Virtual EMDRIA Conference 2020 was a success! Thanks to all who participated. We had more than 1,800 attendees representing 36 countries who registered which was the largest conference…

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EMDR Therapy Indicated as the Most Cost-Effective Trauma Treatment

July 28, 2020

Mavranezouli, et al. (2020) assessed the cost-effectiveness of a range of interventions for adults with PTSD in this thorough analysis. They stated: “EMDR was found to be the most cost-effective…

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EMDR in the Arts

July 24, 2020

“IRISIRIS is a set of looping online videos that corresponds to the eight phases of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. EMDR focuses on reprogramming the brain’s response to…

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What the Heck is EMDR Therapy?

July 19, 2020

“… in EMDR, the culprit fueling mental health issues is unprocessed, inadequately digested memories storied in the brain and body.” Linder, J. N. (2020, July 19). What the heck is…

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EMDRIA’s Commitment to Confront the Trauma of Racial Injustice

June 8, 2020

The EMDRIA Board of Directors recently issued the following statement to our members regarding racial discrimination and the disproportionate experience of violence by police that minority populations face. EMDRIA is…

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