Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD as a treatment for trauma-related disorders. Although EMDR has been used primarily as therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it has also been used for other such other disorders as phobias and depression.1,2 EMDR is recognized by the VA/DOD Guidelines as an evidence-based, trauma-focused psychotherapeutic treatment for PTSD.3 However, a good deal of debate surrounds its mechanism of action and whether EMDR is superior to other forms of treatment for PTSD.
Original Work Citation
Morrison, T. (2012, April). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
“Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 26, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22863.