EMDR now and tomorrow: Connecting EMDR therapy research to practice


In 1989 the first publications on EMDR emerged. Now, almost 30 years later, there is enough evidence to conclude that EMDR is an established, time-limited treatment for PTSD. Although, based upon Shapiro’s AIP model, one would predict that EMDR is capable of resolving disturbing memories of events that are critical in the development and maintenance of many other mental health conditions, it still appears to be difficult for EMDR therapy to become part of treatment guidelines of other disorders than PTSD per se. How come?

The aims of this presentation are to : 1) provide an overview of the current empirical evidence (‘state of the art’) involving the application of EMDR for various DSM disorders, 2) provide answers to the question as to how to ensure that the findings of research are implemented in future guidelines and routine clinical practice, 3) address some new developments in the field of trauma that create opportunities for EMDR therapy, and could be highly beneficial to our clients.






Ad de Jongh

Original Work Citation

de Jongh, A. (2018, June). EMDR now and tomorrow: Connecting EMDR therapy research to practice. Keynote presented at the at the 19th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Strasbourg, France



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