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EMDR Research News August 2017

This month there are 20 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. One has a link to the open access full text article.

3 Clinical Trials
  • Child treatment; obsessive compulsive disorder, recent incident treatment with R-TEP

5 Review articles
  • phantom limb pain; neural correlates PTSD, neural effects, refugees, chronic pain

1 Department of Veteran Affairs/Defense Practice Guideline
  • Full text: VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder

4 Case reports
  • Combat trauma, pediatric asthma, complex grief, eating phobia

1 Laboratory study
  • Does prior treatment knowledge affect the degrading effects of eye movements on memories?

1 Quasi-experimental study
  • Vaginismus

1 Sport psychology study
  • Golf

2 Neuro studies
  • 1 Neuropsychological
    • 1 Psychophysiological

2 Overview papers
  • 1 historical review
    • 1 overview with refugees

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 April 2017

This month there are 13 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. Three have links to open access full text articles.

2 Randomized Clinical Trials
  • Full text: Morphovolumetric changes after EMDR treatment in drug-naïve PTSD patients
  • Efficacy of EMDR on phantom limb pain of patients with amputations with 24-month follow-up

5 Meta-analysis or reviews
  • Full text: Psychosocial interventions for children and adolescents after man-made and natural disasters
  • Reviewing outcomes of psychological interventions with torture survivors
  • Early child disaster mental health interventions
  • Psychological interventions for PTSD in people with severe mental illness
  • Psychological interventions for post-traumatic stress symptoms in psychosis

1 APA Practice Guideline (pre-publication)
  • Full text: Clinical practice guideline for the treatment of PTSD in adults (Adopted as APA Policy February 24, 2017)

2 Case reports
  • Performance blocks in sport: Recommendations for treatment and implications for sport psychology practitioners
    • EMDR therapy for PTSD in a child and an adolescent with mild to borderline intellectual disability

3 Laboratory studies
  • Eye movement during retrieval of emotional autobiographical memories
  • Eye movement during recall reduces objective memory performance: An extended replication
  • Attenuating physiological arousal through the manipulation of simple hand movements

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 February 2017

This month there are 14 new articles to report. Three have links to open access full text articles.

1 Randomized Clinical Trial
  • Full text: EMDR vs. Treatment-as-Usual for non-specific chronic back pain patients with psychological trauma

1 Meta-analysis
  • Psychological treatments for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in children, adolescents, and young adults

3 Innovative case reports
  • Idealization and maladaptive positive emotion: EMDR therapy for women who are ambivalent about leaving an abusive partner
    • Anorexia nervosa and EMDR: A clinical case
    • A case of Asperger syndrome with comorbidity of posttraumatic stress disorder and selective mutism

2 EMDR and Addiction
  • EMDR interventions in addiction
    • EMDR therapy reduces intense treatment-resistant cravings in a case of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid addiction

1 Neurobiology study of EMDR
  • Full text: Degrading traumatic memories with eye movements: A pilot functional MRI study in PTSD

1 Laboratory replication
  • Full text: Replication requires psychological rather than statistical hypotheses: The case of eye movements enhancing word recollection.

2 Integrative
  • Integrating neurobiology of emotion regulation and trauma therapy
    • Cognitive analytic therapy and EMDR therapy

2 General PTSD
  • Predicting post-traumatic stress disorder treatment response in refugees
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder: Overview of evidence-based assessment and treatment

1 EMDR organizational development
  • EMDR training for Bosnia-Herzegovina mental health workers resulted with the founding of Bosnia-Herezegovina EMDR association, which became a full member of EMDR Europe in 2015

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 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 May 2016

This month there are 19 new articles related to EMDR therapy. Of note are: clinical treatment guidelines for those with self-injurious behavior and for sex offenders, clinical outcome studies of treating depression, pain and obsessive compulsive disorder, two laboratory working memory investigations of substance abuse, a combat PTSD treatment records review, and outcome studies of treating refugees and those in a postwar/conflict region of a developing country. One English language journal article on the treatment of addiction is available with open access for immediate download.

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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EMDR Research News December 2015

This month there are 5 new articles related to EMDR therapy. Two English language journal articles are available with open access for immediate download.

The
video of the month is “EMDR: The unconventional therapy treating PTSD with the wave of a finger.” This seven minute video from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation November 20, 2015 by Reporter Lauren Day, features an interview with EMDR Australia trainer Graham Taylor and one of his patients, whose medical first responder husband had committed suicide.

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 November 2015

This month there are 9 new articles related to EMDR therapy. One English language journal article is available with an open access link for immediate download.

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 September 2015

This month there are 22 new articles related to EMDR therapy. Two journal articles are available with an open access link for immediate download.

This month the books of the month features four new books: from by Paul Miller MD DMH MRCPsych, EMDR Therapy for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses 1st Edition; and three books from Dr. Marilyn Luber PhD (Editor) EMDR and Emergency Response: Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets for Mental Health Interventions; EMDR for Clinician Self-Care: Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets for Mental Health Interventions; EMDR with First Responders: Models, Scripted Protocols, and Summary Sheets for Mental Health Interventions.

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 May 2015

This month there are 19 new articles directly about EMDR therapy plus a related article on treatments for attention deficit disorder. Nine journal articles are available with an open access link for immediate download.

The
book of the month features two books on treatment of children. Trauma-Attachment Tangle by Joan Lovett, M.D. and EMDR for the Next Generation-Healing Children and Families 2nd Ed by Joanne Morris-Smith and Michele Silvestre.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News March 2015

This month there are 6 new articles directly related to EMDR therapy plus a related article on Breathing biofeedback as an adjunct to TF-CBT. There are 5 articles and 8 book reviews from the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. One article this month is available with an open access link for immediate download.

The
book of the month features the recently released book from Bessel van der Kolk M.D. - The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

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 January 2015

This month there are 16 new articles directly related to EMDR therapy. Several articles from a special issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research report on humanitarian work from around the world. Three articles this month are available with open access links for immediate download. One of these open access articles features a study showing EMDR therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy provided equivalent gains in a PTSD residential treatment program for combat veterans that included group therapy.

The
book of the month features the recently released book from EMDRIA Approved Consultant, Mark I. Knickerson and award winning author, Joshua S. Goldstein - The Wounds Within: A Veteran, a PTSD Therapist, and a Nation Unprepared.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News October 2014

This month there are 5 new articles directly related to EMDR therapy. Three of these articles are available with open access links for immediate download.

The
book of the month features a just recently released book from EMDR Master Clinician Jim Knipe, Ph.D - EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News September 2014

This month there are 13 new articles directly related to EMDR therapy. Four of these articles are available with open access links for immediate download.

There is a randomized controlled study of EMDR therapy for treating PTSD in those with chemical dependency. There is a wonderful first report from The European Depression EMDR Network study [EDEN] with a non-randomized exploratory study of EMDR therapy as an adjunct for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for those with major depressive disorder.

There are two meta-analyses: the first analyzed studies of EMDR therapy for adults with PTSD, the other examined EMDR therapy for child victims of natural and manmade disasters.

There are two new review articles: one reviews reports of EMDR therapy for traumatized refugees, the other reviews EMDR therapy for victims of natural disasters. There also is a quality of care article examining subjective patient reports of responses to therapy for PTSD.

There are three neurological reports. One is an fMRI study of healthy subjects responses of monaural versus bilateral auditory stimulation. A second examines EEG responses in a case series of subjects with PTSD. The third is an EEG study of the inter hemispheric coherence hypothesis of EMDR therapy that reports on the effects of bilateral eye movements on positive memories in non-clinical subjects.

There are three clinical case reports. One from Korea examines two cases of patients with bipolar disorder treated for PTSD with EMDR therapy. A second reports on a single case of nightmares treatment with EMDR therapy. The third explores the use of compassion focused interweaves in EMDR therapy.

The
book of the month features a just recently released book from Dolores Mosquera and Anabel Gonzalez on Borderline Personality Disorder and EMDR Therapy.

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 July 2014

This month there are eight new articles directly related to EMDR therapy.

There are three case reports for: grief, specific phobia and for the treatment of sexual offenders trauma experiences.

There are four randomized controlled trials (RCT). Two are pilot studies: EMDR for trauma experiences in Bipolar I and II patients; and there is a variation on the Feeling State Protocol for tobacco smoking relapse. There is a PTSD vs health control group exploring EMDR therapy effects on PTSD regarding mood, anxiety, subjective, and objective sleep (evaluated by polysomnographic recording). There is a much needed RCT studying treatment of PTSD in children comparing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy versus EMDR therapy which found that both TF-CBT and EMDR are effective and efficient in reducing PTSD symptoms in children.

Finally, there is 25th anniversary review article by Francine Shapiro that appeared in the APA Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) Newsletter.

The
video of the month is a recently released 2009 video from the Netherlands of Joany Spierings in conversation with Francine Shapiro at the 10th annual EMDR Europe Conference.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News May 2014

This month I bring you five new articles directly related to EMDR therapy and two bonus articles addressing the neurobiology of PTSD.

Among the five EMDR therapy articles, there are two
case reports. These examine EMDR therapy for mild dementia and for complex regional pain syndrome. There is a research report from the Netherlands showing that the eye movements used in EMDR therapy produce enduring changes in memory but only when there is sufficient duration of the eye movements. There is a Clinical Q & A article on a new metaphor for helping clients understand their issues and recognize their gains in the EMDR approach to therapy. Finally, there is a clinical overview of how to apply EMDR therapy to cases of borderline personality disorder from my Spanish co-authors, Dolores Mosquera and Anabel Gonzalez and myself.

In addition you will find a summary of a French article on magneto-encephalographic (MEG) brain recordings during traumatic memory recall in women with post-traumatic stress disorder which is dedicated to the memory of our colleague David Servan-Schreiber who died in 2011. Finally, there is full text link to an in-depth article on a theoretical model of the neurobiology of the hyperarousal subtype of PTSD.

In the
books section you will find the just released book on EMDR Therapy from Ulrich F. Lanius PhD, Sandra L. Paulsen PhD, and Frank M. Corrigan MD - Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Towards an Embodied Self and a preview of the forthcoming EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation from Jim Knipe, Ph.D.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News April 2014

Due to a busy travel schedule there was no time for a March research listing this year. As of early April there are seven new journal articles since our February update on EMDR therapy, two recently released books for EMDR trained clinicians, and a wonderful video about a simple (and research supported) way to increase personal presence.

Among the seven articles, there are three
case reports. These examine EMDR therapy for trauma with mild intellectual disabilities, for treating complex trauma, and for adult survivors of sexual abuse.

There are two
research articles: the first a potentially highly significant randomized controlled trial with combat veterans from the Iraq war comparing CBT and EMDR; the other a follow-up report on outreach efforts after the 2005 bombings in London that included some EMDR treatment.

There are two
review articles: the first is a major review article by Francine Shapiro in The Permanente Journal addressing applications of EMDR in medicine; the other reviews treatment approaches for PTSD in Germany.

The
video of the month features an inspirational Ted Talk with social psychologist Amy Cuddy on a simple way to increase personal presence.

In the
books section I reprise my earlier reviews of Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children and Integrative Parenting by Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer and Stefanie Armstrong of the Omaha based Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska as these books are now available for purchase.

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 February 2014

There are seven new journal articles on EMDR therapy this month -- which you will find below the break -- including the second part of an article on “Dissociation of the personality and EMDR therapy in complex trauma-related disorders: Applications in phases 2 and 3 treatment” by Onno van der Hart, Mariëtte Groenendijk, Anabel Gonzalez, Dolores Mosquera and Roger Solomon. This article is available now to members of EMDRIA. In recognition of the many contributions of these authors to the understanding of EMDR therapy and Structural Dissociation, I am bringing you a special section on EMDR therapy and Structural Dissociation.

With each journal article referenced 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. Read More...

EMDR Research News January 2014

There are five new journal articles on EMDR therapy this month and one new book. There are no videos this month. One of the articles includes the full text of a treatment manual for the use of EMDR therapy as part of the treatment of acute and post-traumatic stress disorders following multiple shocks from implantable cardiac defibrillators.

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 December 2013

To close out 2013, this month there are ten new journal articles on EMDR therapy, two new books of interest to EMDR trained clinicians, and a moving video testimonial about the healing power of EMDR therapy.

Among the ten articles, there are three
case reports: A case report on treatment of separation anxiety disorder in a 10-year-old child; from South Korea, a case series examining DeTUR for pathological gambling; and from the UK, a case study on compassionate mind training as a resource in EMDR.

There are two
clinical articles from the Netherlands: a clinical article on treatment of sexual issues associated with trauma with a case example; and guidelines for EMDR conceptualization and treatment with psychosis.

There are three
review articles: an update of the 2005 and 2007 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews of psychological therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder in adults; a review of studies on EMDR treatment of chronic pain patients; and from Germany a review of EMDR as an evidenced-based treatment for depression.

There is an article on the
evaluation of EMDR supervisor training in Pakistan using q-methodology.

Finally there is a
research study on the mechanism of EMDR investigating hemispheric contributions to episodic memory performance through an examination of the effects of saccadic bilateral eye movements on fluency in recall of episodic and semantic autobiographical memory.

In the
books section is an overview of Marilyn Luber’s latest book available on CD-ROM, paperback and kindle: Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-Made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets as well as a new edited anthology from Daniel J Siegel and Marion Solomon on Healing Moments in Psychotherapy.

The video of the month features Dayna Cakebread from Portland speaking from the heart about “
How EMDR Completed my Daughters' Recoveries!

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 November 2013

This month there are five new journal articles and two commentaries. First, there is a quasi-experimental study of EMDR therapy for students with speech anxiety. There is a randomized controlled comparison of EMDR and progressive counting for single-incident trauma or loss. There is a review article that mentions EMDR in relationship to perceived treatment helpfulness in cohort of World Trade Center rescue and recovery workers. Then, there is a curious randomized controlled treatment outcome study from Iran comparing EMDR therapy with prolonged exposure therapy for combat veterans suffering from chronic PTSD. It is curious because subjects who received PE were given twice as many treatment sessions as those receiving EMDR. And, there is another experimental study from the working memory group in the Netherlands on the blurring of emotional memories through eye movements.

Finally there is a commentary critical of the 2013 Lee and Cuijpers meta-analysis of the specific effects of eye movements in both laboratory and EMDR therapy outcome studies along with a rebuttal from Lee and Cuijpers. A preview of the first page of each of these commentaries is open access. These commentaries stand clearly on their own merits, but merely as an introduction I would offer you this quotation from Arthur C. Clark:

"It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. When this happens, the most well-informed men become blinded by their prejudices and are unable to see what lies directly ahead of them."



This month I am bringing you the introduction to a video recording of Debra Wesselmann’s 2010 workshop at the EMDR Europe Conference in Hamburg on “
Adapting EMDR for Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Behaviors.”

In the
forthcoming books section you will find an early announcement of two exciting books from Debra Wesselmann and her co-authors Cathy Schweitzer and Stefanie Armstrong on a team treatment model for offering EMDR therapy to parents and their children with attachment and trauma issues.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News October 2013

This month there are eight new journal articles, six on EMDR therapy and two studies of eye movements. There are two randomized controlled trials of EMDR therapy from Europe: the first is on EMDR vs. wait list for dental phobia and the second is on EMDR vs. prolonged exposure for PTSD in patients with psychosis. Also from Europe, there is a single case study of a sex offender and two general review articles. Then there are two non-clinical, laboratory studies of eye movements, both claiming to be studies of EMDR: the first with negative findings on the working memory hypothesis and the second examining defenses against negative messages about eating fruits and vegetables. (No joking, it really is a study about coping with negative messages about eating fruits and vegetables.) Finally there is a psychoanalytic critique of EMDR and its theory.

This month I bring you the full length video of my Invited Closing Plenary delivered June 13, 2010 at the EMDR Europe Conference in Hamburg on “
The Future of EMDR.”

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News September 2013

I am especially pleased to bring you this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR.

This month there are five articles from the special issue on
Breaking New Ground of Volume 7 Issue 3 of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR) for which I served as guest editor. While I do not normally include listings for editorials, I make an exception to also list my editorial below. Members of EMDRIA can access my editorial on “The Future of EMDR” in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website.

This special issue includes two controlled pilot studies of EMDR versus CBT. The first by Faretta examines the treatment of panic attacks. This is the first direct treatment comparison of panic by EMDR and CBT. The second controlled study by Capezzani, et al. explores the application of EMDR for cancer patients. Amano et al. present a case report of a woman with phantom limb pain after anesthesia failed during surgery in which near-infrared spectroscopy was used to identify real-time brain changes during successful EMDR treatment. Gauvry et al. present a case report of successful hospital based treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in a boy. Finally, there is a case study from Italian psychologists Maria Zaccagnino and Martina Cussino of a depressed mother who presented with a dismissing attachment style (with regard to both parents) who showed adaptive changes in caregiving capabilities and attachment organization following treatment with EMDR as measured by the Parent Development Interview.

There is also an abstract for a registered research proposal to study EMDR with non-specific chronic back pain in a randomized controlled trial. 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 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month there are three new articles. In the first of these, de Jong et al. (2013) compare the effectiveness of EMDR with bilateral eye movements or tones with recall only (watching a blank wall) in a “real world” study from the clinical practices of Dutch EMDR therapists. Interestingly they found equivalent benefits for those with either PTSD or other diagnoses. Clinicians and clients who prefer bilateral tones to eye movements, may find the results of this "real world" study challenge their assumptions. Read the abstract below for the provocative results. Then there are two review articles. In the first, Gillies et al. (2013) publish their review of psychological therapies for PTSD in children and adolescents. In the second, Verstrael et al. (2013) report their meta-analysis of (EMDR) as treatment for combat-related PTSD. In both cases, the findings make it clear that there needs to be much more research with EMDR.

On a brighter note, the
World Health Organization released new clinical protocols and guidelines to health-care workers which recognize both EMDR and trauma focused CBT for treating the mental health consequences of trauma and loss in children, adolescents, and adults. Below the break you will find how to get free PDF copies and a short commentary on their findings.

This month as a change from a video of the month, I am bringing you a link to a National Public Radio interview by Krista Trippett from July 11, 2013 "Restoring the Body: Bessel van der Kolk on Yoga, EMDR and Treating Trauma.”

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. Read More...

Advanced EMDR Training in Los Angeles and Oakland

It is with great pleasure that I announce SonomaPTI will be sponsoring two advanced training workshops in EMDR to be offered in March 2014 led by my Spanish colleagues and co-authors Anabel Gonzalez and Dolores Mosquera.

Both are EMDR Europe Supervisors (Approved Consultants) and EMDR Spain Speciality presenters regularly offering advanced workshops on the application of EMDR to the treatment of Dissociative Disorders and of Borderline Personality Disorder. When I was thinking of inviting them, I could not decide which of their advanced speciality workshops to sponsor. So to make things simple for me, I decided to offer both. Now the tough part is up to you. Which one will you decide to take?

Treating Borderline Personality Disorder with EMDR will be held March 15 and 16, 2014 at the Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard.

Treating Dissociative Disorders with EMDR: The Progressive Approach will be held March 22 and 23, 2014 at the Hampton Inn and Suites Oakland Airport-Alameda. Read More...

EMDR Research News July 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. Following June’s first month in memory with no new research articles -- and no blog entry -- this month there are four new articles.

First, there is an exciting controlled comparison investigating early, immediate (within 48 hours) EMDR treatment for victims of workplace violence compared with eclectic therapy. Second, there is a registry description of a planned Dutch study to examine random assignment to prolonged exposure, EMDR and waiting list for patients with a current diagnosis of psychosis and co morbid post traumatic stress disorder. Third, there is a preliminary set of two cases in which two veterans with chronic PTSD, received four weekly sessions of 3MDR therapy - combining virtual reality exposure with EMDR while on a treadmill. Finally there is a meta-analysis in
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reporting that effective psychotherapies with similar treatment effect sizes included cognitive therapy, exposure therapy, and EMDR and that effective pharmacotherapies, with much smaller treatment effect sizes, included paroxetine, sertraline, fluoxetine, risperidone, topiramate, and venlafaxine.

This month I feature a May 2013 video from KSTP TV Twin Cities with Elaine Wynne, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and two clients describing the benefits of EMDR therapy.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News May 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. The first series of articles come from volume 7, issue 2 of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. EMDRIA members can download these articles now by logging in to the members’ only area at EMDRIA.org. Bellecci-St. Romain offers a clinical report implementing the concepts of “flash-forwards” from Engelhard et al.'s 2011 study. Blore et al. explore the applications of the “blind to therapist EMDR protocol”. Jarero et al. report on a randomized controlled trial with first responders of a modified EMDR individual protocol for paraprofessional use. Lobenstine and Courtney present a case report of intensive EMDR and ego state therapy for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. van der Hart et al. present the second part of their overview of structural dissociation of the personality and EMDR therapy focusing on applications in the stabilization phase. Finally Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 92 “Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)” is now available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through the free link listed below.

A bonus feature this month, (below the break) as announced in the May EMDRIA e-Newsletter, comes courtesy of Marilyn Luber and Springer Publishing Company with five chapters from the forthcoming book
Implementing EMDR Early Mental Health Interventions for Man-made and Natural Disasters: Models, Scripted Protocols and Summary Sheets.

This month I feature another of the videos recorded August 17, 2012 at the ONE80CENTER’s treatment facility at Summitridge in Los Angeles. This month’s video features Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. speaking on “Can you define some guidelines for clinicians in recommending EMDR for an addict in treatment”. This is one of eight question and answer segments available on their YouTube channel.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News April 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month there are five new EMDR specific articles including a pilot study of treating PTSD after childbirth, a case series investigating internet delivered EMDR (full text free online), and a case report from Francine Shapiro. In addition, there is one review of neurobiological measures of PTSD (Zantvoord, et al., 2013) which found similar neurobiological effects for TF-CBT and EMDR. There is also an article, which mentions EMDR in passing (Taghva et al., 2013), but which provides an in depth review of the neurobiological mechanisms of PTSD (with useful brain images and schematics - full text free online) while examining the potential of deep brain stimulation treatments for PTSD - (a procedure which requires brain surgery).

This month I feature the video published October 18, 2012: an Interview with Prof. Marcel Van den Hout on EMDR and Psychotherapy.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News March 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month there are 7 new EMDR specific articles, 6 general review articles that touch on EMDR, and 2 general articles of possible interest to trained clinicians and researchers.

In the EMDR specific research, there is one
new research study, “EMDR-based multicomponent trauma treatment with child victims of severe interpersonal trauma” (Jarero, Roque-Lopez & Gomez, 2013); one EMDR neuroimaging review “Correlates of EMDR therapy in functional and structural neuroimaging” (Pagani, Hogberg, Fernandez & Siracusano, 2013), one EMDR Training Survey “EMDR training experience in UK and Ireland” (Farrell & Keenan, 2013). There are two EMDR case reports: “Specific phobia: Flight” (Laker, M. (2013) and “Considerations in comorbid irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia” (Tynes & Spiegel, 2013). And from a new feature in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research there are two new EMDR case consultations: “Traumatized pregnant woman” (Forgash, Leeds, Stramrood & Robbins, 2013) and “Unremitting depression” (Shapiro, Hofmann & Grey, 2013).

This month there are six
treatment reviews mentioning EMDR: “Meta-Analysis of dropout in treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder” (Imel, Laska, Jakupcak & Simpson, 2013); “Effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based practices in residential care settings” (James, Alemi & Zepeda, 2013); “Effectiveness and implementation of evidence-based practices in residential care settings” (James, Alemi & Zepeda, 2013); “Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with severe mental illness” (Mabey, & van Servellen, 2013); “Interventions for children exposed to nonrelational traumatic events” (Forman-Hoffman, et al. 2013); “Interventions to reduce distress in adult victims of rape and sexual violence” (Regehr, Alaggia, Dennis, Pitts, & Saini, 2013); “

Finally there are two non-EMDR articles of potential interest to EMDR clinicians and researchers on general topics of trauma: “Trauma: A unifying concept for social work” (Joseph & Murphy, 2013) and “Transference-Focused psychotherapy with former child soldiers” (Draijer & Van Zon, 2013).

This month I feature the 2007 video
Francine Shapiro: EMDR for Trauma Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News January 2013

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month there are 17 new articles of interest to EMDR trained clinicians and researchers.

There are seven new
treatment reviews mentioning EMDR. Of these, three are new reviews of trauma-informed treatment for adolescents (Black et al., 2012; Gillies et al., 2012; Greyber et al., 2012); plus, there are reviews of treatments for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (Baslet, 2012), of women veterans with insomnia and PTSD (Hughes, et al., 2012), and sleep disturbances in PTSD (Schoenfeld, et al., 2012). There are two general reviews of EMDR: EMDR for post-traumatic stress (Norgate, 2012) and EMDR as a neurorehabilitation method (Zarghi, et al., 2013). There are two EMDR single case reports: sexual trauma and contamination fears (Nijdam et al., 2012), and treating violent impulses in a military client (Wright and Russell, 2012). There are two EMDR case series reports. The first is a series involving brief assessment and treatment from the Democratic Republic of the Congo of sexual trauma and mutilation (Mankuta et al., 2012) and from South Korean there is a series examining plasma levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor before and after eight sessions of EMDR (Park, et al., 2012).

Then there are a series of five “non-EMDR articles” of potential interest to EMDR clinicians and researchers. First there is an article and a commentary on legal and ethical issues related to acute disaster mental health service which mentions EMDR (Call, et al., 2012; Howe, 2012). Then there are two non-EMDR randomized controlled trials. The first is of a manualized hypnotic treatment for
Ego State Therapy (Christensen, et al., 2012). The second examines treatment effects on insular and anterior cingulate cortex activation during classic and emotional Stroop interference in child abuse-related complex post-traumatic stress disorder (Thomaes, et al., 2012) -- a research paradigm that has been used in some EMDR studies. Finally I include a listing for one non-EMDR review of exposure based treatment for PTSD (Rauch et al., 2012).

This month I feature the video (audio only) of
EMDR For Pain Relief by Mark Grant.

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 December 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. There are 9 new EMDR articles, including one full text, open access article on EMDR treatment of addiction. I am also pleased to announce the publication of the Spanish edition of my 2009 book A Guide to the Standard EMDR Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants.

Several other articles of interest appear this month. Perhaps most crucial to EMDR's scientific acceptance is the long awaited meta-analysis from Chris Lee and Pim Cuijpers examining 15 clinical and 11 laboratory trials in which there was both an EMDR treatment and a no eye movement condition. They found "the additive effect of eye movements in EMDR treatment studies was moderate and significant." While this may seem like old news to EMDR clinicians who depend on this effect for clinical purposes, funding for EMDR research in the USA has languished in the long shadow of Davidson and Parker's (2001) statistically flawed paper which claimed eye movements made no difference over "exposure". Lee and Pim (2012) conclude, "Results ... suggest the processes involved in EMDR are different from other exposure based therapies."

Those who were concerned about Hornsveld et al.'s 2011 paper "Evaluating the Effect of Eye Movements on Positive Memories Such as Those Used in Resource Development and Installation" in Volume 5 number 4 of JEMDR, will want to read the commentary by Leeds and Korn "A Commentary on Hornsveld et al. (2011): A Valid Test of Resource Development and Installation? Absolutely Not" and the rebuttal by Hornsveld, de Jongh and ten Broeke "Stop the Use of Eye Movements in Resource Development and Installation, Until Their Additional Value Has Been Proven: A Rejoinder to Leeds and Korn (2012)" in Volume 6 number 4 of JEMDR. See the abstracts below.

This month I feature the trailer from the 2007 “
The Legend of EMDR” from Director Michel Meignant.

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 November 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. There are 7 new EMDR articles, including two full text, open access articles and a review article (Jeffries and Davis, 2012) which found scientific support for the argument that eye movements are essential to EMDR therapy and that a theoretical rationale exists for their use.

This month we feature “
EMDR as an orientation as opposed to a technique?” one of eight video segments with questions from Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, Executive Director of the ONE80CENTER who interviewed me at their Summitridge treatment center in Los Angeles August 17, 2012.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News October 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. There are 12 new EMDR articles, including 10 from Volume 62, Issue 4, (October 2012) of the European Review of Applied Psychology as well as one full text, open access article of an EEG study of EMDR’s neurobiological bases. (See Makinson and Young, 2012 below.)

This month we feature “
Why is EMDR important in treating addicts?” one of eight video segments with questions from Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, Executive Director of the ONE80CENTER who interviewed me at their Summitridge treatment center in Los Angeles August 17, 2012.

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. Read More...

EMDR Research News September 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. Eight of the articles are excepts from recently published books on EMDR which appeared in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research Volume 6 Number 3. Two are original articles from Iranian journals.

This month we feature “
How EMDR works” one of eight video segments with questions from Stephen Dansiger, PsyD, Executive Director of the ONE80CENTER who interviewed me at their Summitridge treatment center in Los Angeles August 17, 2012.

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 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR including five European papers, one from the USA and one from Hong Kong.

This month’s brief video from Shamengo features an interview with Francine Shapiro.

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 July 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month we find all European reports: two surveys on the use of specialized methods of treating trauma, one from from Germany (Kliem et al, 2012 for Type II trauma) and one from the UK (Murphy et al., 2012 for NICE informed specialty trauma services); three case reports from Switzerland and France on EMDR treatment of illegal drug use, victims of domestic abuse, and domestic partner rape; a laboratory study from the working memory group in the Netherlands of the effects of eye movements on reaction times for “future recall”; and two theoretical papers. Rachel Worthington (2012) proposes that violence is often the result of traumatic experiences and that EMDR should be considered preferable to exposure and TF-CBT when treating traumatic origins of violence. Finally Hans Welling proposes that methods such as EMDR, based on reconsolidation are preferable for “transforming maladaptive emotions, whereas exposure is most appropriate for accessing disowned and avoided experiences.” After reading Welling’s abstract below, readers may want to review my February 2010 essay on “Extinction or Reconsolidation: Differences between suppression and transformation in how we recover from traumatic experiences.

This month’s video from the Veteran’s Health Administration features an interview with Sue Rogers, Ph.D. on “
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EMDR Research News June 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month brings us 17 new articles including eight new articles from a special issue of Revista di Psichiatria organized by the EMDR Association of Italy. The Italian articles include two neurobiological studies – one showing hippocampal growth with successful EMDR treatment of PTSD – a non-randomized comparison of EMDR and CBT treatments for Panic Disorder, and a randomized comparison of EMDR versus SSRI for PTSD. This month Volume 6 Issue 2 of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research brings us three new articles and a commentary by Howard Lipke as well as a randomized comparison of EMDR and biofeedback/stress Inoculation training in treating test anxiety published as an homage to the life and work of our EMDR colleague, first author, Rosemary Cook-Vienot who passed away in 2008.

In this month’s video Linda Curran interviews Babette Rothschild on “
Dual Awareness for treating PTSD” and shows client vignettes in which she demonstrates methods for stabilization through building self-regulation and presentification skills. Read More...

EMDR Research News May 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month I reprise the pilot study by van den Berg and van der Gaag, “Treating trauma in psychosis with EMDR” which was indexed in December 2011 for its online publication, and now for its print publication in March 2012. It highlights the application of EMDR to a well-documented series of cases of psychosis with co-occurring PTSD without any extended preparation or adverse treatment effects. There is also a systemic review by Haugen, Evces and Weiss, “Treating posttraumatic stress disorder in first responders” in which four of the 17 studies involved treatment with EMDR. This month you will also find a summary of a forthcoming book Child Psychotherapy by our EMDR colleague, Robbie Adler-Tapia now available for pre-publication purchase as well as the video of the month, “About EMDR” from the EMDR Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
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EMDR Research News April 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. This month you will also find summaries for two forthcoming books on EMDR (by Uri Bergmann and Ana Gomez), and a new book chapter (by Robbie Adler-Tapia). 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. Each month I also feature an EMDR video. This month we start with the trailer from EMDR - a documentary film from Michael Burns.

Be sure to scroll to the last of the alphabetically listed articles for the new study from van den Hout, et al. “Tones inferior to eye movements in the EMDR treatment of PTSD” and then join the EMDR International Association Members discussion on this topic on LinkedIn. Read More...

EMDR Research News March 2012

Here are this month’s recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. First, I want to express my deep appreciation to Udi Orren for his moving obituary of David Servan-Schreiber. For each article below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries 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. Each month I also feature an EMDR video. This month we start with an EMDR video from ABC News 20/20.
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EMDR Research News February 2012

Here are this month’s selected, recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. For each article you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries can be found on the EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR related research at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. Each month I also feature an EMDR video. Below you will find this month’s EMDR video PTSD treatment with EMDR from ABC 7 News (Australia) featuring interviews with John Buttsworth and Gary Fulcher. This month there is a bonus video interview with Dr. Barbara Rothbaum from This Emotional Life on PBS. Read More...

EMDR Research News January 2012

Here are this month’s selected, recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. For each article you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries can be found on the EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR related research at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. Each month I also feature an EMDR video. You will find this month’s video EMDR Success with Iraqi War Veteran from Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC of Compassion Works below. Read More...

Spring 2012 Basic Training in EMDR

Our next EMDR International Association approved basic training in EMDR begins February 11, 2012, at the Flamingo Conference Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa. The early registration discount remains open until January 5, 2012. As with our previous trainings, participants will be traveling to Santa Rosa from throughout the SF Bay area because of their attraction to the unique SonomaPTI EMDR basic training model.
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EMDR Research News December 2011

Here are this month’s selected, recently published, peer-reviewed journal articles related to EMDR. For each article you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Prior quarterly summaries can be found on the EMDRIA website and a comprehensive listing of all EMDR related research at the Francine Shapiro Library. EMDRIA members can access the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research articles in the member’s area on the EMDRIA website. Each month I also feature an EMDR video. You will find this month’s video EMDR: first-choice treatment for the effects of psychotrauma from the EMDR Association of the Netherlands below.
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Fall 2011 basic Training in EMDR in Alameda

The spring 2011 training is now underway and plans for the fall 2011 basic training in EMDR to be held in Alameda are set. See the training schedule page for the dates. Participants in our spring 2011 training met for the first of four weekends of the program on February 5 and 6. They praised the tranquility and beauty of our training facility at the Harbor Bay Isle Community Center. They expressed appreciation for the comprehensive training manual and overall organization of the training. With the growing number of participants, the training staff are assuming greater responsibility in the practice exercises and consultation sessions. The feedback forms showed all “4s” and “5s” indicating participants found the training staff supportive and skillful. Read More...

Spring 2011 basic Training in EMDR in Alameda

Plans for the spring 2011 basic training in EMDR to be held in Alameda are set. We are currently accepting registrations. Yes, what you have heard is true. We offer the most competitive pricing for basic training in EMDR in California. We offer special rates for pre-licensed interns, graduate students and clinicians working in agencies and the lowest rates available to licensed clinicians. We invite you to compare our training fees, our training schedule, our curriculum and our training materials with all other EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved basic trainings in EMDR. We believe you will chose SonomaPTI.
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Inaugural Training Launch

Our first group of clinicians completed Weekend One of the SonomaPTI basic training in EMDR on September 9 and 10. Participants were enthusiastic and gave high marks on their evaluations for the training format, exercises and the teaching faculty. The facilities at the beautiful and historic Flamingo Hotel Resort and Spa were wonderful.
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Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute Web Site Launched!

Our first group of clinicians completed Weekend One of the SonomaPTI basic training in EMDR on September 9 and 10. Participants were enthusiastic and gave high marks on their evaluations for the training format, exercises and the teaching faculty. The facilities at the beautiful and historic Flamingo Hotel Resort and Spa were wonderful.
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