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Dr. Francine Shapiro died on June 16, 2019, at the age of 71, after a prolonged illness. Acknowledged worldwide as a visionary, leader, and humanitarian, she is best known as the developer of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)…


rancine Shapiro in 2011. She built the case for therapy based on eye movement one person at a time, experimenting first on herself and then on friends and colleagues.

The American psychologist Francine Shapiro, who has died aged 71, devised the form of therapy known as eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR). Having started out as an English teacher, she summed up her life’s work with William Blake’s…
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