A review of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR):  Research findings and implications for counselors

Description

The last 6 years have seen the emergence of a new therapeutic technique, most often used to treat symptoms of PTSD, called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A number of uncontrolled case studies followed the initial studies of EMDR alleging remarkable successes in the treatment of PTSD. More recently, controlled studies examining the efficacy of this strategy have appeared, most often in the behavioural literature. Considerable variability exists in the findings of the controlled studies, making definitive conclusions difficult to achieve. This article examines the strengths and weaknesses of the published studies, illuminates the nature of the debate about efficacy of EMDR, and reviews implications for practicing counsellors and counsellor trainees.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Kathryn C. MacCluskie

Original Work Citation

MacCluskie, K. C. (1998, April). A review of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): Research findings and implications for counselors. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 32(2), 116-137

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Citation

“A review of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR):  Research findings and implications for counselors,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15400.

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