This interview with Dr. Francine Shapiro, originator and developer of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), provides an overview of the history and evolution of EMDR from its inception to current findings and utilization, as well as future directions in research and clinical development. Dr. Shapiro discusses the psychological traditions that informed the development of EMDR and the Adaptive Information model, as well as the implications for current treatment. The rationale for the application of EMDR to a wide range of disorders is discussed, as well as its integration with other therapeutic approaches. Topics include research on the role of eye movements, the use of EMDR with combat veterans, somatoform disorders, attachment issues, and the distinct features of EMDR that have allowed it to be used for crisis intervention worldwide.
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Luber, M., & Shapiro, F. (2009). Interview With Francine Shapiro: Historical Overview, Present Issues, and Future Directions of EMDR. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3(4), 217–231. https://doi.org/10.1891/1933-322.214.171.124
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research