EMDR Therapy and Sexual Assault Awareness

Note: Information on this page could be sensitive to some readers. Dial 1-800-656-HOPE for the National Sexual Assault Hotline or chat here. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a…

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EMDR Therapy for Depression: Implications for Mental Health

Depression is one of the most common mental health issues. Although EMDR therapy is most widely known as a PTSD trauma treatment, using EMDR therapy to treat people struggling with…

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Addictions

Top Ten Tips for EMDR Therapists in Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Facilities

By David Franks, MS, LAC, LPCC, NCC, EMDR-T Determine Appropriateness of the Use of EMDR Reprocessing Phases Having a good assessment process is vital in understanding the needs of patients.…

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How EMDR Therapists Can Help Clients Manage War Anxiety

The war in Ukraine has left us deeply concerned and full of uncertainty about the adverse impact on the mental health of individuals, families, and communities worldwide. It is a…

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Olympic Speed Skater Used EMDR Therapy to Help with Tension and Insomnia

Jorrit Bergsma, a Netherlands ice speed skater, and marathon skater is a three-time Olympic medal winner is currently competing in his second Winter Olympics this month. He used EMDR therapy…

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Online EMDR Therapy: Recent Research and Overview

Can EMDR Therapy be Done Online? Pre-pandemic, this question was met with skepticism. Maybe a few therapists who were already digitally savvy were making online EMDR therapy work, but there…

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EMDR Therapy and Dissociation

Dissociation is a disconnection between a person’s thoughts, sensory experience, memory, and/or sense of identity. On a mild level, dissociation is a common experience that many people recognize as wanting…

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EMDR Therapy and Persons with Disabilities – Guest Blog Post with Mary Rixford, LPC

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate and recognize the diverse experiences, capabilities, and contributions of people with differing abilities. Standing alongside people with…

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EMDR Therapy and Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day to celebrate and recognize the diverse experiences, capabilities, and contributions of people who have differing abilities. Standing alongside people…

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EMDR Therapy and Suicide

It is Suicide Prevention Week, a time to focus on being supportive to those struggling to make sense of life. Suicide’s devastating effects make it difficult to talk about, but…

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EMDR Therapy Helps Heal Religious Childhood Sexual Abuse

[Trigger warning.] EMDR therapy helps heal childhood sexual abuse in this Columbus Dispatch news article. Author Danae King shares the survivor story of Chris Graham and explains how being sexually…

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Board President Wendy Byrd Discusses Integrating EMDR Therapy in Podcast

The Behavioral Health Today podcast interviewed EMDRIA Board President Wendy Byrd, LPC, LMFT about EMDR therapy. Listen to the podcast here.

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