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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…

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

In effect, a person trained in EMDR is asked never to teach that which they will allegedly know. Any psychologist concerned with the scientific dissemination of knowledge thereby faces an ethical dilemma.

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EMDRIA has submitted comments critical of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assess the scientific evidence on treatment modalities for PTSD. The 2007 report concluded that “the evidence is…

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…

Comments on Does EMDR reduce post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology in combat veterans? by David L. Albright and Bruce Thyer (see record 2010-02408-001). As an Army Chaplain and psychotherapist for 30 years, I have used a variety of…

Prof Davidson also trots out that old chestnut of McNally’s (1996 a & b) regarding EMDR to wit: “What is new is not effective and what is effective is not new”. This has been effectively rebutted by Perkins & Rouanzoin (2002) who…

This letter documents adverse complications following a course of EMDR in and individual suffering from an adjustment disorder. Ethical issues are raised by the widespread use of this technique without sufficient screening for possible adverse…

The writer comments on the use of eye movement desensitization treatment and treatment evaluation.

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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…

It is my great pleasure to acknowledge the Japan EMDR Association for its long-standing dedication to rigorous clinical and scientific practices. From the initial use of EMDR in Japan to address the effects of natural disaster to the current…

I have no involvement with EMDR and cannot comment on the claims and counterclaims for its efficacy or theoretical basis. However, those working to assess claim and counterclaim will not be well guided if they accept at face value Robert Forde’s view…

As a counsellor, and one of the many of thousands of people who have been treated with EMDR, and whose therapist can provide convincing evidence of EMDR, I read last months article, EMDR: Whats the Evidence? (CP, April 2002) with mounting horror. I…

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I was quite pleased to see Dunne and Farrell (2011) intelligently and usefully address clinician experience incorporating eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) into practice. I was also pleased that they could find some use for the…

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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…

The role of eye movements in EMDR therapy is not yet clear. However, it is clear that Hembree and Foa's uncritical report of evidence nonsupportive of the importance of eye movement, or other sensory/motor activity in EMDR, suggests this is a closed…

Discusses the validity of a study on the efficacy of eye movement desensitization that did not follow the exact principles of EMDR as enunciated by Francine Shapiro.

It is also true that there are at least three relatively new therapies widely practised in North America which can help expedite relief for PTSD sufferers. These therapies are: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) developed by Dr.…

"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…

The article presents a response by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz to a letter to the editor about their article "Taking a Closer Look," published in a previous issue.

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A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Taking a Closer Look," by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz published in a previous issue.

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A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Taking a Closer Look," by Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz in a previous issue. The authors state that EMDR is not more effective than standard behavioral and cognitive-behavioral…

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In the “Disputing a slam against psychology” article, APA’s Katherine Nordal is reported as defending psychologists against the charge that we are unscientific in our practice of psychotherapy by claiming psychologists are not frequent practitioners…

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It is important to note that according to the experts, the evaluated EMDR did not receive a rating of a first-line therapy for PTSD on any of the questions about individual psychotherapies (i.e., 13 through 17). [Excerpt]

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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These letters criticize alleged omissions in a review of the literature on treatment of PTSD.

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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…

The article ‘Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing. A matter for serious consideration?’ by Jeanette Senior (July 2001) points to a number of interesting questions and areas of uncertainty regarding EMDR, such as its expanding range of…

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Bruce Grimley’s letter in the August issue of The Psychologist in response to my article (‘EMDR – more than a therapy for PTSD’, July 2014) includes a claim by Dr John Grinder that he suggested to Francine Shapiro a way to treat a rape victim and…

Letters to the editor discuss the following: EMDR controversies; substance abuse training for psychologists; support for public television; violence as a public health issue; use of the words "males" and "females"; contact information in the Monitor;…

The Expert Consensus Guideline Series is a commendable endeavor, and the design has obviously been carefully thought out. However, although the Guidelines may represent the cutting edge in some respects, at least one element is definitely lagging…

I am writing out of concern that the recent Supplement, “The Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” has some problems in presentation that may distort the findings. [Excerpt]

Comments on an article by E. B. Foa and G. P. Street,"Women and Traumatic Events, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Vol 62(Suppl 17), 2001. Special issue: Understanding posttraumatic stress disorder, pp. 29-34 regarding psychotherapeutic interventions…

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As U. S. military veterans ourselves, we respect Colonel Hurley’s 30 years of military service to our country. We also appreciate this psychotherapeutic experience. We applaud and wholeheartedly agree with his commitment to “providing our military…

These letters to the editor discuss the following topics: help for psychology students with emotional problems, Medicaid privatization and opportunities for psychologists, eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), help for new immigrants,…

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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…

I am a practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The writer evidently knows little if anything about EMDR as she claims it is "hypnotic" and leaves clients open to suggestions (of sexual abuse) during the procedure. During…
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