EMDR: Caveat emptor!
The past year has witnessed a flurry of letters to the Behavior Therapist about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment. Most of these letters address the controversy over the methods used to train clinicians in EMDR, such as the requirement that participants in workshops sign statements agreeing not to share any of the training materials with other clinicians. The recent surge in interest in EMDR is reflected by the explosive growch in training opportunities and applications to diverse clinical populations and syndromes (e.g., the children of alcoholics). Given such widespread interest, it is troubling that the most fundamental question about EMDR-its efficacy-has received so little attention.
Original Work Citation
Mueser, K. T., & Herbert, J. D. (1993, September). EMDR: Caveat emptor!. the Behavior Therapist, 16(8), 218-219
“EMDR: Caveat emptor!,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed December 4, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/16480.