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Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a well-supported evidence-based psychosocial treatment that clinically and significantly helps clients meeting the DSM criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Dozens of well-controlled clinical trials and…

Thank you for supporting therapy in your column. I'd like to tell you about a technique I've been using with clients for almost four years. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing helps people heal from traumas and works faster than just…

Richard Saltus quotes an EMDR enthusiast as saying that more than 60,000 people have been trained in the therapy. It is common for EMDR folks to cite the number of people who have attended EMDR workshops, and they do so in order to lend credibility…

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It would be a serious error to consider that EMDR procedure can be learned and taught without instruction or feedback as to how well one is developing skill in the use and application of of EMDR...

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The Wave of a Hand "Can Trauma Be Relieved By the Wave of a Hand" {Cover Story, April 21} was a disappointment in that it failed to inform the reader about many important developments taking place not only related to Eye Movement Desensitization and…

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"Can Trauma Be Relieved By the Wave of a Hand" {Cover Story, April 21} was a disappointment in that it failed to inform the reader about many important developments taking place not only related to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)…

"Treating War's Toll on the Mind" [October 9] was helpful in illuminating the enormous toll that post-traumatic stress disorder is taking on the lives of the men and women involved in war. Untreated PTSD damages the lives of the soldiers.…

EMDR Prom Effective At Pennsylvanin VA Facility In Sandra Basu's interesting article on the work of military mental health professionals responding to wmbat stress reactions rNavy Used ID, Prevention To Ease Combat Stress," p.1, U.S. MEDICINE, April…

As a clinical psychologist recently trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), I read with interest your article on the controversy associated with this approach to psychotherapy (July 11). Until recently, I was as skeptical of…

After the publication of the preceding article, "What is EMDR?", the editors of the Harvard Mental Health Newsletter were deluged with letters of protest. They wrote back to one correspondent, "We have received so many thoughthful criticisms of the…

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The article by James D. Herbert and Kim T. Mueser that appeared in the August 15 issue presents an extreme point of view on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), a new method for treating reactions to traumatic memories.  Your readers…

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In a newspaper account of your link between rapid eye movement therapy and mental illness, I noted your speculative correlate with REM sleep.

Presents a email letter to the editor in response to the article "Does EDMR Work?," published in the August 2004 issue of the periodical "Psychology Today."

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After months of increasing restlessness and a diminishing ability to function on a day-to-day level, I sought talk therapy. Luckily for me, my therapist was also trained in EMDR. When certain anxiety-triggering events shut me down, she suggested a…

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Steketee's and Goldstein's thoughtful comments concentrate on the need for empirical study of EMDR and I could not agree more. Treatment outcome research is notoriously scarce and traditionally lags far behind clinical practice. For instance, 13…

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"I would like to ask some questions concerning the protocol you have developed for the miners. Do you differentiate it with people trapped under buildings? I've read your paper quite carehlly and I know you mention it does, but I was wondering about…

We are writing as behavior therapists and researchers who returned from the 25th Annual AABT Convention with serious concerns regarding a workshop we attended on the use of "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)." A number of…

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Argues that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and hypnosis are qualitatively different states of neurophysiological functioning. An experiment is reported in which the effects of EMDR on brain functioning of 3 Ss are examined. EEGs…

Body Institute, practiced meditation, and attended two different support groups. Although these methods certainly had their benefits, after five years I still felt as if I could slingshot into my deepest grief with the slightest trigger. I debated…

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Dear Tom and Ray: Your recent column about the person experiencing trauma after her Toyota was rear-ended by some guy going 70 mph invited me to add my thoughts: I am a psychologist in Minnesota and have treated a number of car crash victims just…

I am writing in response to Baer, Hurley, Minichiello, Ott, Penzel, and Riccardi letter of May, 1992, (the Behavior Therapist, Vol. 15, 5, p. 110) about the EMDR workshop conducted at the AABT Convention, November, 1991.

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Addresses S. Joseph's critical commentary on the original article by F. Shapiro and L. Maxfield which reported on the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). The current author offers support for EMDR, disputing the…

I write in reply to Robert A. Forde’s amusing but misguided parody of EMDR (Letters, May 2002). I would encourage him to provide some initial strong evidence of RUNT’s (rolled-up newspaper therapy) clinical efficacy and research status.Then I would…

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Responds to the comments by S. Joseph made regarding the original article by F. Shapiro and L. Maxfield which reported on the clinical applications of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Joseph's comment cautioned against…

The past year has witnessed a flurry of letters to the Behavior Therapist about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. Most of these letters address the controversy over the methods used to train clinicians in EMDR, such as…

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Your recent newspaper column regarding the person experiencing trauma after her Toyota was rear-ended by some guy going 70 mph invited me to add my thoughts: I am a psychologist in Minnesota and have treated a number of car-crash victims just like…

The Post did an especially untimely disservice in ridiculing EMDR ["EMDR, In the Eye of the Storm," Oct. 30]. For survivors in need of serious and sensitive mental health care, EMDR adds a valuable dimension to the recovery process.

The article was clearly written to denigrate this effective and efficacious treatment. Conveniently, the article failed to mention the plethora of research supporting the use of EMDR as a valid, helpful treatment not only for post-traumatic stress…

We hypothesized that drug cravings, like disturbing thoughts, might be reduced through eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, so we used the procedures described by Popky (unpublished report) to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the effects…

I am surprised at the wide-eyed naivete with which Janelle Brown has eaten up all of the praises lavished upon EMDR without taking a critical look at the controversy surrounding this treatment. EMDR may be a good treatment for trauma/PTSD but it also…

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The absolute lack of skepticism in this article was a disappointing lapse from Salon's usual standards. The writer failed to point out that 1) The evidence that EMDR is beneficial is somewhat weak; 2) the treatment is not accepted by the American…

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Thank you for publishing such a good article on EMDR and its humanitarian assistance program. Many people will profit from having read this, and will hopefully look for help for something that can now be treated.

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It is refreshing to find he has put the emphasis on health rather than illness. To translate that in the British context, one has to question the real advance that has taken place in making that shift. It is fashionable to call every service in terms…

Thank you kindly for your thoughtful letter. Even though so much of psychiatry has turned to medication management, it's wonderful to know that there are psychiatrists out there who realize the interrelatedness of scientific medicine, the wonderful…

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Value of EMDR It is always a pleasure to read about Dr. Robert T. London's approach to psychiatry, which combines not only medication and psychotherapy, but also philosophy and a broad array of psychotherapeutic techniques (“Strategies for Treating…

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"I concur with David Lister's model of utilising EMDR in Medical Practice. My own personal trauma has been around radical surgery when I was 24, which was life saving but nonetheless changed the course of my life. The possibilities for healing are…

"This article as well as others in the EMDR Practitioner are inspirational and a tribute to compassionate ways of healing trauma. Ricky Greenwald's paper is particularly poignant for me as I recently completed Level I training and came away very…

For EMDR to be used safely, I strongly agree with the position emphasised during training with the EMDR Institute, that this is an adjunct technique which should only be integrated into existing and appropriate professional practice. Furthermore,…

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Replies to the comments by H. Lipke (see record 2002-12440-004) concerning the article by G. J. Devilly (see record 2001-18447-002) which discussed distraction during exposure. The author presents evidence that he feels will help an audience reach…

Having developed EMDR since1987, I am well aware that there are a variety of philosophies regarding traiing and client risk.  One AABT workshop participant informed me that client risk was secondary to scientific advancement and it need not concern…

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Replies to the comments by L. Waters (see record 84-36309) on the article by J. G. Carlson et al (see record 84-01737) regarding the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment (EMDR) to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)…

Comments on R. Greenwald's (see record 83-27577) article in which he argues that fidelity to the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) protocol is the critical factor that determines whether a treatment outcome study will show that…

Discusses the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment of psychopathology in children. Systemic research concerning EMDR is sparse. The use of EMDR in the treatment of anxiety disorders and posttraumatic stress…

The present article is a response to R. May's commentary (see record 2005-03961-005) on our original article: "A Look at EMDR: Technique, Research and Use with College Students" (see record 2003-10645-005). May points out the controversial nature of…
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