Research Findings and Key Publications
International Research Findings
EMDR is endorsed as a therapy for traumas, internationally,
by government and professional organizations.
- American Psychiatric Association. (2004). Practice guideline for
the treatment of patients with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic
stress disorder. Arlington, VA: Author. (Practice Guidelines)
- Bleich, A., Kotler, M., Kutz, I., & Shalev, A. (2002). Guidelines
for the assessment and professional intervention with terror victims
in the hospital and in the community. Jerusalem, Israel: National
Council for Mental Health.
- Chambless, D.L., et al. (1998). Update of empirically validated therapies,
II. The Clinical Psychologist, 51, 3-16. (Australia)
- Foa, E.B., Keane, T.M., & Friedman, M.J. (2000). Effective
treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines of the International Society
for Traumatic Stress Studies. New York: Guilford Press.
- Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
(INSERM). (2004). Psychotherapy: An evaluation of three approaches. Paris,
France: French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
- Northern Ireland Department of Health. (2003). The management of
post traumatic stress disorder in adults. Belfast, Ireland: Department
of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Clinical Resource Efficiency
Support Team (CREST).
- Quality Institute Heath Care CBO/Trimbos Intitute. (2003). Multidisciplinary
guideline anxiety disorders. Utrecht, Netherlands: Author. (Dutch
National Steering Committee on Mental Health Care)
- Sjöblom, P.O., Andréewitch, S. Bejerot, S., Mörtberg,
E., Brinck, U., Ruck, C., & Körlin, D. (2003). Regional
treatment recommendation for anxiety disorders. Stockholm, Sweden:
Stockholm City Council, Medical Program Committee.
- United Kingdom Department of Health. (2001). Treatment choice in
psychological therapies and counselling evidence based clinical practice
guideline. London, England: Department of Health.
- United States Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense.
(2004). VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for the management of
post-traumatic stress. Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs & Department
- van der Kolk, B.A., Spinazzola, J., Blaustein, M.E., Hopper, J.W., Hopper, E.K., Korn, D.L., & Simpson, W.B. (2007). A randomized clinical trial of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), fluoxetine, and pill placebo in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: Treatment effects and long-term maintenance. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 68, 37-46.
For more research resources on EMDR, see www.emdrhap.org/researchandresources.htm.
- Chemtob, C.M., Tolin, D.F., van der Kolk, B.A., & Pitman, R.K.
(2000). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In E.B. Foa,
T.M. Keane, & M.J. Friedman (Eds.),
Effective treatments for PTSD: Practice guidelines from the International
Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (pp. 139-155, 333-335). New
York: Guilford Press.
- Greenwald, R. (1999). Eye Movement Desensitization
and Reprocessing (EMDR) in child and adolescent psychotherapy.
Northvale, New Jersey: Jason
- Levin, P., Lazrove, S., & van der Kolk, B.A. (1999). What psychological
testing and neuroimaging tell us about the treatment of posttraumatic stress
disorder (PTSD) by Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13, 159-172.
- Lovett, J. (1999). Small wonders: Healing childhood
trauma with EMDR. New York: The Free Press.
- Marcus, S., Marquis, P., & Sakai, C. (1997). Controlled
study of treatment of PTSD using EMDR in an HMO setting. Psychotherapy,
- Maxfield, L., & Hyer, L.A. (2002). The relationship
between efficacy and methodology in studies investigating EMDR treatment
of PTSD. Journal
of Clinical Psychology, 58, 23-41.
- Parnell, L. (1999). EMDR in the treatment of adults
abused as children. New York: Norton.
- Perkins, B., & Rouanzoin, C. (2002). A critical evaluation
of current view regarding Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
points of confusion. Journal of Clinical Psychology,
- Rothbaum, B.O. (1997). A controlled study ofEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
for posttraumatic stress
assault victims. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic,
- Shapiro, F. (2002). EMDR as an integrative psychotherapy
approach: Experts of diverse orientations explore the
paradigm prism. Washington, DC: American
Psychological Association Press.
- Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols and procedures (2nd
ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
- Silver, S., & Rogers, S. (2001). Light in the
heart of darkness: EMDR and the treatment of war and terrorism survivors. New York: Norton.
- Tinker, R.H., & Wilson, S.A. (1999). Through
the eyes of a child: EMDR with children. New York: Norton.
- Wilensky, M. (2006). Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as treatment for phantom limb pain. Journal of Brief Therapy, 54(1), 31-44.
- Wilson, S.A., Becker, L.A., & Tinker, R.H. (1995).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) treatment for
psychologically traumatized individuals. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,
- Wilson, S.A., Becker, L.A., & Tinker, R.H. (1997). Fifteen-month follow-up
of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) treatment for ptsd
and psychological trauma. Journal of Consulting
and Clinical Psychology, 65, 1047-1056.
EMDR with Children