Posted 20 September 2010 - 11:54 AM
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR™ )1 is a comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach. It contains elements of many effective psychotherapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. These include psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies2.
American Psychiatric Association (2004). Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines.
• EMDR™ therapy was determined to be an effective treatment of trauma. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress. Washington, DC.
• EMDR™ therapy was placed in the "A" category as "strongly recommended" for the treatment of trauma.
16 randomized controlled (and 8 nonrandomized) studies have been conducted on EMDR in the treatment of trauma.
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