Francine Shapiro on the evolution of EMDR therapy
Francine Shapiro: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR, is a form of therapy that focuses on memory and the brain. Every different form of therapy has a different model, a different way of conceptualizing cases and different procedures. For instance, in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), pathology is based on inappropriate beliefs and behaviors. In psychodynamic therapy, it’s intra-psychic conflicts. In EMDR therapy, pathology is based on unprocessed memories that are stored intact—so if someone has some irrational beliefs or negative behavior, that’s not the cause but rather the symptom. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Wetherford, R. (2014). Francine Shapiro on the evolution of EMDR therapy. Psychotherapy.net. Retrieved from http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/francine-shapiro-emdr#top
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