EMDR Research News January 2018

This month there are 29 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. 18 articles have links to the open access full text article.

2 are Randomized Controlled Trials
  • EMDR added to Treatment as usual for substance use disorder
  • EMDR compared to CBT to treat low self-esteem in a general psychiatric population

4 are Quasi-experimental Studies
  • EMDR treatment of combat trauma
  • EMDR integrative group protocol with adolescent survivors of the central Italy earthquake
  • EMDR for children with post-traumatic stress disorder from traffic accident
  • Posttraumatic growth after Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy or EMDR therapy

1 is a Qualitative Study
  • EMDR therapy compared to CBT for grief

3 are Case Series reports
  • Use of the flash technique in EMDR therapy
  • CBT combined with EMDR for resistant refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • The use of the "sleeping dogs" method to overcome children's resistance to EMDR therapy

1 is a general survey
  • Assessing receptivity to empirically supported treatments in rape crisis centers

2 are individual case reports
  • A case study of severe interpersonal trauma, dissociation, and survival in adolescence

3 are non-clinical analogue lab studies
  • Effect of bilateral eye-movements versus no eye-movements on sexual fantasies
  • Eye movement attenuation of intrusive social anxiety imagery
  • Auditory and visual memories in PTSD patients targeted with eye movements and counting

8 are Review articles
  • EMDR therapy and eating disorders
  • EMDR therapy for depression
  • EMDR therapy of panic disorder and agoraphobia
  • EMDR therapy with refugees and asylum seekers
  • EMDR, community and innovative use of a trauma recovery network for social change
  • Traumatic experiences and EMDR in childhood and adolescence
  • Five effective treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder

1 is a Theoretical paper
  • AIP model-based acute trauma and ongoing traumatic stress conceptualization

3 are related papers on one Mechanism of Action
  • A hypothetical mechanism of action of EMDR: The role of slow wave sleep
  • EMDR and slow wave sleep: A putative mechanism of action
  • The role of slow wave sleep in memory pathophysiology: Focus on PTSD and EMDR

1 is a Physiological study
  • Basal blood DHEA-S/cortisol levels predicts EMDR treatment response in adolescents with PTSD

The
book of the month is the long awaited update to Francine Shapiro’s standard reference text Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures 3rd Edition.

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 2017

This month there are 13 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. One has a link to the open access full text article.

1 Theoretical study validating the AIP model

1 Theoretical review of the AIP model

2 Randomized Clinical Trials
  • EMDR versus CBT for Panic Disorder
  • Group EMDR (G-TEP) versus waitlist

2 Pilot study
  • Posttraumatic growth after EMDR therapy
  • Treatment of depression with EMDR therapy

1 Case report
  • Treatment of OCD with EMDR therapy

1 Laboratory study
  • Failed replication study of memory modification by novel learning

1 Meta-analysis
  • EMDR treatment of children and adolescents

2 General literature reviews
  • Treatment of PTSD
  • Treatment of work-related PTSD

2 EMDR literature reviews
  • EMDR treatment of substance abuse
  • EMDR therapy beyond PTSD


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 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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