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Thousands of victims of phobias, rape, childhood abuse, natural disasters, and combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder have benefited from a controversial new treatment called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Developed in…

You've experienced a loss - your parent died, your child died, your spouse died. You went through the funeral and the official mourning period. You've had family members and fiiends by your side. The casseroles appeared every morning; the invitations…

One of the beauties of EMDR is that, in most cases, clients can simply begin each set of eye movements by focusing on their associations from the previous set. The therapist simply says, "Go with that." This workshop will identify clients for whom…

Confusion regarding EMDR has lead to the need for the education of clients and professionals alike. Participants will learn the theoretical, empirical, and historical issues regarding EMDR and 1) placebo effects; 2) exposure procedures; 3) the eye…

This workshop will be primarily lecture based. Content will be drawn from various areas of memory and cognition, conditioning and learning, psychophysiology, neurology, and other relevant material. Efforts will be made to form multi-level models,…

Comment on: Davidson, P. R., & Parker, K. C. H. (2001, April). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 69(2), 305-316; with the QUESTION: Is eye movement…

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), often resulting in dramatic symptom relief in clients, has become an increasingly popular treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and a variety of other diagnoses and symptoms. EMDR…

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…

Kotbe: (Voiceover) In April of 1998, Mike reached a breaking point. He thought about committing suicide and was desperate for help. He was willing to try anything. But could this possibly be the answer to 30 years of misery? It's called "EMDR" and…

His therapist felt that Jack could be helped by a relatively new therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR was originated in 1987 and has become a recognized means of helping those dealing with the effects of traumatic…

Jag har arbetat de senaste tio åren med behandling av barn och ungdomar på en BUP-mottagning i Stockholm i ett invandrartätt område. Jag träffar därför många barn/ungdomar med olika typer av krigstrauman men naturligtvis också klienter med andra…

I have made some interesting observations regarding the mechanisms underlying Francine Shapiro’s Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. [Excerpt]

Toward the end of a powerful session, my client closed her eyes and laid her hands lightly on her lap. Immediately, they began a fluttering, spontaneous movement: left hand, right hand. While this was occurring, my client was mostly silent and was…

The following speculations are submitted to stimulate discussion and perhaps research about some of the primary neuropsychological processes involved in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

This workshop will focus on insider tips for healthy and practical EMDR practice issues. An effective strategy for introducing EMDR therapy and how to make it part of your initial patient interview will be described from the nitty-gritty aspect of…

I hope that my previous editorial "Sorry is not enough", which was subtitled "like Railtrack in the LJK,we have a big programme of modernisation going on", wasn't a bad omen! We all know what has happened to Railtrack! I'm pleased to say that The…

The eyes. say the poets, are the windows to the soul. They may also be a catalyst for the brain. According to Francine Shapiro. Ph.D.. senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., there is an intimate relationship…

In the past 12 months, psychologist Francine Shapiro has lived out the dream of every therapeutic innovator. Since last November, when the Networker featured her once-obscure discovery, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), on its…

EMDR may seem innocuous, but it is not. There are well-established, validated treatments for many of the conditions for which EMDR is being recommended. Patients should not be induced to forgo established treatments for the sake of an unproven…

New York — In what was described as the first direct comparison of biologic and psychosocial treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, both modalities were effective in this patient population.

When it comes to treating trauma victims, more controlled studies support the efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing than any other therapy, according to Dr. Francine Shapiro, who developed the approach.

I have followed with interest the ongoing debate in the Behuvior Therapist regarding the practice and dissemination of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) technique. I am most struck, however, by the willingness of behavior…

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) took me by surprise in the fall of 1994, when a person we'll call Ann told me how she had recovered from Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in one two-hour session. While in a foreign…

Seven years after a tree suddenly fell across their car in a rainstorm, severely injuring her husband, but sparing her, a woman of 58 was referred to me with a curious, persistent post traumatic symptom. In most regards she had recovered well from…

The "Dealing with Feelings" series has focused on innovative methods and strategies for nurses and others to use to better manage their feelings. This month's installment continues in that direction, but with a variation. This divergence from the…

Many of us are experienced enough to have observed the bandwagons of enthusiams as psychotherapy fads and trends have come and gone, each accompaied by overzealous claims. We don't hear much anymore about Transactional Analysis or marathon encounter…

Have you ever looked empathically at a client and said something like, "I wish I had a magic wand that I could just wave over your forehead and all your problems would go away"? Iknow Ihave. The rest of the story, of course, is telling the client, "…

Participants will: 1) be able to understand and utilize the EMDR approach in treatment conceptualization, planning, and reprocessing; 2) learn to identify and integrate their years of clinical training and experience seamlessly into their EMDR…

This article continues "More thoughts on EMDR training" by J. Kleinman

What a weird thing – that was my first thought, as I read a short notice about EMDR for the first time. A work in a psychiatric/psychotherapeutic day treatment programme, the number of multiple-traumatised patients increased rapidly. One patient…

For the first time, therapists may have a prcedure to quickly and effectively desensitize their traumatic memories. When psychologist Francine Shapiro first published her initial study on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1989,…

Standard EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) technique consists of repeatedly pairing recollections of the uauma with sets of eye movements. until patients' subjective levels of distress (SUDS) are dissipated for each and every…

Julie, age 40, came to therapy depressed and feeling "stuck." She was married to a verbally, and, at times, physically abusive man, and had recently quit her job. As a child, she had been verbally abused and beaten by an emotionally removed…

In what may be the first study of its kind, researchers are trying to determine whether therapy that incorporates an unusual trauma treatment helps victims of domestic violence.

The client is a 27-year-old woman known to me from her first psychiatric hospitalization 2 1/2 years ago, during which she was diagnosed with Major Depression with psychotic features. She also had dissociative syrnptoms including well-defined…

Origin of EMDR: "I noticed that some disturbing thoughts I was having were suddenly disappearing, and when I went to bring them back, they just didn't have the same charge anymore, they just weren't as emotionally loaded. I noticed that when that…

Baggrund: Den 30.09.1994 fløj jeg til Amsterdam. Formålet med rejsen var at deltage i en workshop, hvor jeg skulle lære en ny behandlingsmetode til brug for klienter, der lider af Post Traumatisk Stress Syndrom (PTSD). Min interesse for dette…
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