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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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While a growing body of evidence over the last 20 years has shown that EMDR provides effective trauma treatment for civilians, the VA has not conducted any EMDR research. Instead they have focused on pharmaceuticals, CPT and PE, and alternative…

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might be reduced through eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, so we used the procedures described by Popky (unpublished report) to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the effects…

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…

"Healing Hands" described the efforts by trauma counselors to confront the shock and grief caused by the tsunami [April 4]. It was wonderful to see in the photo of people from the Thai village where Jane Lopacka is providing trauma therapy that they…

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Excerpt, In my experience over the past 15 years, I've found that many people with trauma histories respond to eye movement de-sensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with psychotherapy when it is done in a competent manner, there is a trusting…

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In Isaac Bashevis Singer’s prolifi c Holocaust novel, Enemies: A Love Story (1972), the main character, Herman Broder, sets his eyes into an oscillating motion whenever he needs to deal with stress or anxiety. The books and poems of Native American…

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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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Steve Mraz has done a service to your readers by bringing them solid information about eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), the evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder that has won the highest level of…

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

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)…

The purpose of this letter is to draw attention to anxiety literature that we believe is relevant to research in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy but has not been adequately integrated as of yet.

The debate conducted in this journal and elsewhere on the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is characterized by incredulity, fervent belief and emotion. Theorists and clinical pragmatists, not to mention the…

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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Shapiro, in her response to Metter and Michelson, criticizes that their failure to replicate must have been because they used an 'aberrant version' of her technique. She cites many uncontrolled case reports, but her original 1989 publication remains…

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Therapists who use E.M.D.R. know it works very well for post-traumatic stress disorder. That much is well documented in the research. That's why thousands of us are trained in its use. And why hundreds of us have volunteered our services to trauma…

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…

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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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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One appears to be Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an extensively researched therapeutic technique with scientifically proven powerful effects in relieving traumatic memory. There is brain imaging research that identifies the…

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The article on eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (‘In the blink of an eye’, March 2002) brings new hope of recognition to rolled-up newspaper therapy (RUNT). Your more knowledgeable readers will be aware that I discovered RUNT…

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"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…

In short, I view best clinical practices and scientific evaluation as going hand in hand to ensure a responsible development of EMDR and, as stated in the interview, affording the best protection against “excessive orthodoxy” or “anything goes.” I…

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Lipke's criticisms of the experiment reported by Bates and colleagues are without merit. Data from the experiment show either that the procedure was sound or that the clinical measurement reported by eye-movement densitization (EMD) therapists is…

In summary, we submit that the evidence cited by Lipke in support of the proposal that eye movements contribute to treatment outcome does not meet the burden of proof. Specifically, eye movements and other laterally alternating stimuli have not been…

cedure in which patients with PTSD are exposed to their traumatic memories involves unacceptable risks, nor is there any evidence that the use of emotion regulation skills is a prerequisite for a positive treatment outcome or high end-state…

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…

The news analysis article on disaster planning from a psychological viewpoint in the December issue (‘Healing the wounds of the mind’) described EMDR as ‘eye movement desensitisation and reprogramming’. The correct name is of course ‘eye movement…

We find no substance in Greenwald's criticisms.  [Excerpt]

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Letter reiterates the value of eye movement desensitization and reprogramming as a treatment for PTSD.

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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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…

Pour David Servan-Schreiber, il n’e´ tait pas envisageable que l’EMDR ne devienne pas un jour une discipline acade´mique ! C’est aujourd’hui chose faite et ce dernier serait heureux de voir l’essor de cette approche the´ rapeutique dans des…

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Poole, de Jongh and Spector ask for empirical research rather than emotive arguments when evaluating EMDR. When one applies this standard, Poole et al.s remaining points are devoid of substance. EMDR, like other Power Therapies, is a miracle cure…

Rosen, Lohr, McNally and Herberts (1998) arguments directed at the so-called Power Therapies and, in particular, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) are examined. It is suggested that their paper does not adequately review the…

In Less Than Meets The Eye (letter - March 16), Timothy Moore and James Alcock stated that EMDR's "enormous popularity as a treatment for anxiety disorders appears to have greatly outstripped the research evidence adduced for its efficacy." Although…

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Robin Logie (‘EMDR – more than a therapy for PTSD?’, July 2014) invites a debate in The Psychologist and tells us his hope is that his article will provoke one that is lively. With the intention of pleasing I would like to challenge the ‘EMDR…

Rosen argues that the eye movements experienced by Shapiro during the incident leading to her development of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) could not, as she later inferred, have been saccadic. The present author disputes…

Francine Shapiro, the founder of eye movement desensitization therapy (EMD) claims to have serendipitously discovered this technique by experiencing spontaneous saccadic eye movements in response to disturbing thoughts during a walk in the woods.…

The Journal ’s instructions to authors are located inside the back cover of every issue. The relevant passage stated, “Articles that recommend a clinical approach that differs from EMDR’s standard protocol or its foundational Adaptive Information…

Thank you for the invitation to respond to Dr. Lipke’s letter. I will confine myself to statements regarding the adaptive information processing (AIP) model and my text. However, I would like to begin by stating that I applaud the free exchange of…

In the letter to the editor titled “On Science, Orthodoxy, EMDR, and the AIP,” the writer criticizes the EMDRIA’s defi nition of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This defi nition affects EMDR training requirements, EMDRIA…

It was disappointing that the Institute of Medicine (IoM) panel findings gave so links coverage to Eye Movement Desensirizacion and Reprocessing (EMDR). As a clinician in private practice who has treated active-duty military personnel, the clear…

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Många personer som exponerats för traumatisk stress kan inte verbalisera sina upplevelser och känslor vilket försvårar krisbearbetningen. En del av dessa riskerar psykisk invaliditet, posttraumatiskt stresssyndrom (PTSD).Many people who were exposed…
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