Participants' experiences of EMDR training in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Description

This research projects spans a 6-year period surveying 485 participants' experiences of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) training in the United Kingdom and Ireland between the periods of 2005 and 2011. This research used a mixed research methodology exploring EMDR training participants' application of EMDR within their current clinical practice. The rationale was to explore potential differences between EMDR-accredited and EMDR-nonaccredited clinicians in relation to retrospective reports of treatment. Results indicate that EMDR-accredited clinicians report better treatment outcomes. An argument is presented that EMDR has progressed from a convergent technique to a divergent psychotherapeutic approach. Consequently, the research explored whether current EMDR training is “fit for purpose.“ A comprehensive model for EMDR training is outlined, proposing the importance of developing more EMDR training in academic institutions.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Derek Farrell
Paul Keenan

Original Work Citation

Farrell, D., & Keenan, P. (2013). Participants' experiences of EMDR training in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 7(1), 2-16. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.7.1.2

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Citation

“Participants' experiences of EMDR training in the United Kingdom and Ireland,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22007.

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