EMDR: The breakthrough therapy
In 2005 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) published new guidelines on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), recommending either trauma-focused CBT or Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) as treatment. EMDR was created in the1980s by the American clinical psychologist Dr Francine Shapiro. From her research with Vietnam veterans she developed a specific protocol. Now worldwide over a million people have been treated and EMDR is the most thoroughly researched method of trauma treatment.
Original Work Citation
McDonnell, F. (2006). EMDR: The breakthrough therapy. Body and Soul Magazine
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