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EMDR Research News December 2016

This month there are eight new articles to report.

There are three new articles on PTSD issues related to EMDR therapy with abstracts.

  • Review of the evidence base for psychosocial treatments for trauma exposed children and adolescents
  • Predicting post-traumatic stress disorder treatment response with EMDR therapy in refugees
  • Practice comparisons between treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder

There are four EMDR therapy articles with abstracts

  • An expanded report on a randomized controlled trial of resource activation (RDI) for treating PTSD conducted in Cambodia
  • A near-infrared spectroscopy study of the effects of eye movements during EMDR therapy
  • A pilot functional MRI study on degrading traumatic memories with eye movements
  • EMDR HAP UK training for Bosnia-Herzegovina mental health workers leads to the Bosnia-Herezegovina EMDR association joining EMDR Europe

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  • Three full text articles are available for immediate download including the following excellent review of PTSD and two others:
  • Overview of evidence-based assessment and treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder
  • A pilot functional MRI study on degrading traumatic memories with eye movements
  • EMDR training for Bosnia-Herzegovina mental health workers leads to the Bosnia-Herezegovina EMDR association joining EMDR Europe



With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries of journal articles can be found on the EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR-related research is available at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access recent Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. JEMDR issues older than 12 months are available open access on IngentaConnect.


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EMDR Research News October 2016

This month there are 11 new articles related to EMDR therapy.

Of note are studies on:

  • The neurobiology of Resource Development and Installation
  • The neurobiology of EMDR Therapy for PTSD
  • An updated review of therapy for traumatized children and adolescents
  • A review of interventions after domestic violence
  • A review of neurobiology of EMDR and eye movements
  • Comparing eye movements versus changing visual input
  • Comparing eye movements vs. eye fixation vs. simple exposure in treating PTSD
  • Comparing EMDR vs. COMET (behavioral ego strengthening) for self-esteem in anxiety
  • Comparing EMDR vs Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for workplace violence
  • Developing credibility and positive expectancy for treatment of psychosis among trauma therapists
  • A controlled study of trauma focused treatment in those with psychosis with and without dissociative subtype PTSD

Two articles are available with open access for immediate download.

The book of the month is
EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children, Second Edition: Infants to Adolescents 2nd Edition and the companion Treatment Manual 2nd Edition by Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. and Carolyn Settle, MSW LCSW.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries of journal articles can be found on the
EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR-related research is available at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access recent Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. JEMDR issues older than 12 months are available open access on IngentaConnect.
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EMDR Research News August 2016

This month there are 18 new articles related to EMDR therapy.

Of note are:

  • the first randomized clinical trial for the use of resource activation (RDI) for the treatment of PTSD by colleagues in Cambodia,
  • an in-depth exploration of the role of eye movements in memory,
  • a meta-analysis of randomized treatment trials for children and adolescents with PTSD,
  • a randomized clinical trial of EMDR therapy for postoperative pain in adolescents,
  • a randomized clinical trial treating PTSD in patients with multiple sclerosis
  • a neurological study of whole brain function using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging in trauma exposed firefighters before and after EMDR therapy,
  • a case series examining seizure-related posttraumatic stress and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents treated with EMDR,
  • a provocative expert consensus analysis of the current treatment guidelines for complex PTSD in adults suggesting stabilization is unnecessary.

Five articles are available with open access for immediate download.

The book of the month is
Every Moment of a Fall: A Memoir of Recovery Through EMDR Therapy by Carol Miller.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries of journal articles can be found on the
EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR-related research is available at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access recent Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. JEMDR issues older than 12 months are available open access on IngentaConnect.
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EMDR Research News March 2016

This month there are 15 new articles related to EMDR therapy. Four English language journal articles are available with open access for immediate download.

There are two
books of the month. Both address issues of working with parts of the personality, a topic that often become essential when treating cases with complex posttraumatic stress disorder or structural dissociation.

The
video of the month is a set of over 30 live demonstration videos made publicly available by Philip Manfield.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries of journal articles can be found on the
EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR-related research is available at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access recent Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. JEMDR issues older than 12 months are available open access on IngentaConnect.
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