Demanualizing EMDR thanks to standard variations


The presentation will interest researchers and clinicians alike, in that it challenges the current tendency to develop specific protocols for each diagnosis, context, and population. While demonstrating EMDR's effectiveness and efficacy in the treatment of a large number of mental health issues is a widely shared priority, does the ever-growing number of new protocols really serve that purpose? What is research measuring and what are the core elements of EMDR? Using the concept of "standard variations", the presenter will first discuss the relevance of a wide range of modifications made to the standard procedures and protocols to justify the existence of "special EMDR protocols", then propose specific and detailed guidelines on when and why to consider applying each of these standard variations, both for clinical practice and as an object of research.






Jenny Ann Rydberg

Original Work Citation

Rydberg, J. A. (2016, June). Demanualizing EMDR thanks to standard variations. Presentation at the at the 17th EMDR Europe Association Conference, The Hague




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