Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma-based disorders
EMDR is a recommended treatment for PTSD by the APA, DOD, and other professional bodies, yet many clinicians are unaware of this approach or question its efficacy. With accumulating research documenting the efficiency of EMDR, clinicians may be overlooking an effective treatment option for their patients. This session explains the 8-stage EMDR process summarizing efficacy research and demonstrating through case examples. Learning Objectives: After completing this activity, participants should be able to: 1.Assess and identify appropriate patients for EMDR when determining treatment of trauma-based disorders. 2.Describe the EMDR process and when to appropriately incorporate the therapy into practice. 3.Monitor therapy progress and patient improvement with evidence-based patient outcomes of EMDR.
Original Work Citation
Barker, S. (2010, November). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma-based disorders. Presentation at the 23rd Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Florida
“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of trauma-based disorders,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed May 28, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/20704.