Compliments of the EMDR International Association
What is EMDR Therapy?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD, anxiety, depression, and panic disorders.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)is a powerful therapeutic form of healing trauma based problems and bringing unfinished issues to a completion. EMDR is a form of therapy that integrates elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment outcomes. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies.
American Psychiatric Association (2004). Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines.
• EMDR was determined to be an effective treatment of trauma. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress. Washington, DC.
The EMDR Journal of Research and Practice, is a publication that provides the latest research on effectiveness of EMDR.
The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs/Dept. of Defense, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the World Health Organization among many other national and international organizations recognize EMDR therapy as an effective treatment.
For more information on EMDR and the results of recent research visit: emdria.org