EMDR Research News August 2023

In this fourth posting of 2023 there are 28 new articles related to EMDR therapy. 21 articles have links to the open access full text article. There is 1 new treatment guideline, 6 quasi-experimental studies, and 5 randomized controlled studies. There is 1 discussion of mechanisms of action. Building on the work of Wesselmann, Schweitzer & Armstrong (2014), a case series explores an integrative treatment model of EMDR and family therapy for children with severe symptomatology after child abuse and neglect. The second article on the Positive Affect Tolerance and Integration Protocol appeared in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research "Foundations of the Positive Affect Tolerance Protocol".

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Previous posting to this blog can be viewed by year in the sidebar below right (visible on computer and tablet - landscape). Summary listings by topic are available at
EMDR Research. 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 Connect - Springer Publishing Company.

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Overcoming clinicians fear of using EMDR therapy: Practical Steps for Success

Overcoming clinicians’ fear of using EMDR therapy: Practical Steps for Success


Andrew M. Leeds
Director of Training, Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, Santa Rosa, California

This article can be downloaded as a PDF free of charge
https://andrewmleedsphd.gumroad.com/l/iotqn

Introduction
EMDR therapy can be intimidating for newly trained clinicians. This article addresses common fears that may hinder clinicians from implementing standard EMDR reprocessing procedures and provides practical steps to overcome these challenges.

Three Common Fears
Three common fears can inhibit newly EMDR trained clinicians from using standard EMDR reprocessing procedures. These are:
1) The fear of leaving the client more disturbed (worsening symptoms) than before reprocessing.
2) The fear of the clinician experiencing vicarious traumatization from exposure to aspects of the client’s memory.
3) The fear of not being able to adequately use standard EMDR therapy procedures.

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EMDR Research News July 2023

In this third posting of 2023 there are 18 new articles related to EMDR therapy. 15 articles have links to the open access full text article. There is 1 new meta-analysis, 2 quasi-experimental studies, and 3 study protocols. There are 2 commentaries. A commentary by Brewerton examines the need for the integrated treatment of eating disorders with co-occurring PTSD. The other by Rosen challenges the origin story of EMDR therapy and examines the background of Francine Shapiro before EMDR. A laboratory study from Germany describes a lab set up that can be used to explore the effects of alternating bilateral stimuli (using lights) on conditioned fear responses in mice. A case-series from Singapore reports EMDR shows promise as a treatment for Postpartum Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. A case-series from Turkey reports EMDR showed positive effects on panic disorder in adolescents.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Previous posting to this blog can be viewed by year in the sidebar below right (visible on computer and tablet - landscape). Summary listings by topic are available at
EMDR Research. 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 Connect - Springer Publishing Company.

The book of the month is the 3rd edition of
EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle.

The video of the month is a free 90-minute webinar from
Mary-Anne Kate on using the MID-60 to identify dissociation.

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EMDR Research News May 2023

In this second posting of 2023 there are 29 new articles related to EMDR therapy. 16 articles have links to the open access full text article. There is 1 new meta-analysis, 3 more randomized controlled trials, 4 quasi-experimental studies, and 4 study protocols. There are also 3 new EMDR Group Treatment outcome studies.

Notable among the three RCTs is a study from China by Zhao, et al. that found EMDR therapy significantly reduced scores on both the clinician administered post-traumatic stress disorder scale (CAPS) and the structured interview for psychosis risk syndrome (SIPS). The research team found EMDR therapy to be safe and effective in this at risk population. This is the first paper to show a trauma focused intervention can safely reduce the risk of developing psychosis.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Previous posting to this blog can be viewed by year in the sidebar below right (visible on computer and tablet - landscape). Summary listings by topic are available at
EMDR Research. 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 Connect - Springer Publishing Company.
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EMDR Research News March 2023

In this first posting of 2023 there are 45 new articles related to EMDR therapy. 26 articles have links to the open access full text article. There are 8 new meta-analyses, 3 more randomized controlled trials, 12 quasi-experimental studies, and 2 neuropsychological studies. The second of these neuropsychological studies by Szeska, et al (2023) is the first human research to support a role for the superior colliculus as a mechanism of action for bilateral stimulation in EMDR therapy first described in the landmark mouse study by Baek, et al in 2019. There are also 3 new EMDR Group Treatment outcome studies.

Among the 5 articles listed from Issue 1 of the
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, you will find a pilot study on change in attachment security, a review of reports on EMDR for pregnant clients with substance use disorders, and a meta-analysis on EMDR treatment of substance user disorders.

With each reference below, you will find the citation, abstract and author contact information (when available). Previous posting to this blog can be viewed by year in the sidebar below right (visible on computer and tablet - landscape). Summary listings by topic are available at
EMDR Research. 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 Connect - Springer Publishing Company.

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