This editorial introduces the special issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research that commemorates the 25th anniversary of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy by highlighting EMDR humanitarian programs around the world—in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. EMDR therapy is a valuable and appropriate intervention in humanitarian crises, given its effectiveness as a brief individual treatment, consecutive-day application, and group therapy. There are many compelling clinical vignettes in this issue, including some from a refugee camp in Syria, a hurricane in South America, and earthquakes in India and Italy. The authors in this issue bring years of experience to their articles, and their commentary on the challenges, future needs, and concerns is illuminating and thought-provoking.
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Maxfield, L. (2014). Editorial: Commemorating EMDR’s 25th Anniversary by Highlighting EMDR Humanitarian Projects. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 8(4), 179–180. https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-3184.108.40.206
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