Treatment fidelity and research on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

Description

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing was introduced by Frances Shapiro (1989) as a treatment for PTSD. When controlled studies failed to support the extraordinarily positive findings and claims made by Shapiro, proponents of EMDR raised the issue of treatment fidelity and criticized researchers for being inadequately trained. This paper considers the issues raised by EMDR proponents. It is concluded that treatment fidelity has been used as a specious, distracting issue that permits the continued promotion of EMDR in the face of negative empirical findings. Clinical psychologists are urged to remember the basic tenets of science when evaluating extraordinary claims made for novel techniques.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Gerald M. Rosen

Original Work Citation

Rosen, G. M. (1999, January-April). Treatment fidelity and research on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13(1-2), 173-184. doi:10.1016/S0887-6185(98)00046-2

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Citation

“Treatment fidelity and research on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed April 11, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16404.

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