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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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Eye Movement Desensitization is an interesting manoeuvre. While its mechanism remain obscure, the benefits in particular cases are beyond doubt. There is every reason to be skeptical about the technique and the results, and there are equally strong…

Asserts that EMDR's demonstrated efficacy justifies its therapeutic use even though its therapeutic credibility has not been scientifically established.

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Endorses the efficacy of eye movement desensitization as treatment for PTSD.

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…

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…

The Maxfield, Lake, and Hyer acerbic attack on my review is filled with fallacies and inaccurate and unwarranted accusations that deflect attention away from the main issue pertaining to the insufficient evidence base for current claims that EMDR is…

The following letter from S. Vogelmann-Sine, L. Sine, and N. Smyth discusses a unique application of a therapeutic method termed "eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)" to chemical dependency, suggesting effects of EMDR additional to…

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

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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 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.

This commentary raises questions about how we assess therapeutic techniques. In particular, it critiques a recent paper promoting EMDR for use with college students.

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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 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…

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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"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…

"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…

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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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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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 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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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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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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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…

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…

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.

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…

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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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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…

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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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 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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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…

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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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…

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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"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…
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