Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a multi-component therapeutic procedure for traumatic memories and for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that purports to restart and facilitate blocked processing of the traumatic memory, promote more adaptive cognitions regarding the trauma, and to install alternate positive cognitions, coping strategies, and adaptive behaviors.
Original Work Citation
Chemtob, C. (2003). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). In B. E. Saunders, L. Berliner, & R. F. Hanson, (Eds.) Child Physical and Sexual Abuse: Guidelines for Treatment (Final Report: January 15, 2003) (pp. 39-42). Charleston, SC: National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center.
“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed June 16, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19154.