The following is a list of resources that we hope are helpful to you in your growth and development as an EMDR Therapist. We strive to keep this list active and current; toward that goal, we welcome any recommendations for future submissions to the resource list.
Healing Trauma: EMDR Patients Share Their Stories
This documentary-style video spotlights EMDR clients as they share personal stories of healing, health, and hope. This video is a production of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and is available for download and use by EMDRIA members.
Recognition of EMDR as a Treatment for PTSD
EMDR therapy is listed as a treatment for PTSD and other trauma and stressor disorders by the following organizations. These treatment guidelines are based on reviews that evaluate research of established evidence-based mental health treatments.
American Psychiatric Association. (2004). Practice guideline for the treatment of patients with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Washington DC.
American Psychological Association. (2017). Clinical practice guideline for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. Washington DC.
Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense. (2017). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder. The Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Work Group. Office of Quality and Performance publication. doi:10Q-CPG/PTSD-04.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. (2018). PTSD prevention and treatment guidelines methodology and recommendations. Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. (2018). Post-traumatic stress disorder. NICE guideline [NG116].
Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (2013). Australian guidelines for the treatment of acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. Melbourne, Australia.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services America. (2012). Comparative effectiveness research series. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy: An information resource. SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (2013). Psychological therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults. Issue 12. Article no. CD003388. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003388.pub4.
World Health Organization. (2013). Guidelines for the management of conditions specifically related to stress. Geneva.
EMDR is found effective by the United Kingdom Department of Health, Dutch National Steering Committee for Health Care, Israeli National Council for Mental Health, and many other international health and governmental agencies.
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Getting Started with EMDR Therapy: a Guide for Newly Trained Clinicians
Guidelines for clinicians in selecting clients for initial application of EMDR reprocessing during and immediately following basic training in EMDR. This helpful article is written by Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D., Director of Training at Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute in Santa Rosa, California.
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