The information gap in the EMDR controversy
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a recently developed treatment for traumatic memories. The literature on EMDR is characterized by widely contrasting results and interpretations of findings. The author traces this variation to the substantial information gap between those with and without formal EMDR training. Misconceptions are highlighted, and EMDR is reassessed favorably with fidelity to the treatment protocol emerging as a critical factor. Recommendations are made for higher standards of publication, research, and training in EMDR, particularly in light of the wider availability of information and training engendered by the publication of an EMDR textbook.
Original Work Citation
Greenwald, R. (1996, February). The information gap in the EMDR controversy. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 27(1), 67-72. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.27.1.67
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