EMDR: Role of universities in research, curriculum, training and intervention


The present paper is an overview of role of university departments in (1) Research, (2) Curriculum, (3) Training, and (4) Intervention with special reference to EMDR. It is proposed that tertiary level research (Doctoral dissertation) can be initiated. Two such Doctoral dissertations have been completed using EMDR as choice of intervention with college students as well as comparative study of EMDR with other Indian approaches of therapy. EMDR as intervention strategy is included in the curriculum of Master’s students, specializing in clinical and counselling psychology. EMDR practitioners not only guide the students in the theoretical and empirical support for the therapy but also share the positive results that they see in their practice resulting in trauma alleviation using EMDR. The university department actively organizes EMDR training from level I to trainer’s training. The rigorous standards and highest quality of training is ensured due to overall academic context in which the trainings take place. Finally the trained clinicians/counsellors are good support system for undertaking large-scale trauma counselling projects. One such example is trauma-counselling work undertaken for the victims of earthquake. Department faculty and students were major stakeholders of this program.






Mrinalini Purandare

Original Work Citation

Purandare, M. (2014, January). EMDR: Role of universities in research, curriculum, training and intervention. In EMDR and research (Udi Oren, Chair). Presentation at the 2nd EMDR Asia International Conference, Manila, The Philippines



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