EMDR Research News April 2019

In this second posting of 2019 there are 31 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. 7 articles have links to the open access full text article.

4 Randomized Controlled Trials
  • EMDR plus Standard Care (SC) versus SC alone for PTSD in adults with intellectual disabilities
  • EMDR Versus Guided Imagery on Insomnia Severity in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psychological and Brain Connectivity Changes Following Trauma-Focused CBT and EMDR Treatment in Single-Episode PTSD Patients
  • The Effect of EMDR on Childbirth Anxiety of Women With Previous Stillbirth

12 Review articles
  • A Review of the Role of Negative Cognitions About Oneself, Others, and the World in the Treatment of PTSD
  • To expose or not to expose? The integrative therapist and PTSD
  • Interventions for Cancer-Related Traumatic Stress Symptoms: A Systematic Review
  • Treatments of PTSD in Civilian Populations
  • Biological clues to an enigmatic treatment for traumatic stress
  • Psychological interventions for ICD-11 complex PTSD symptoms: systematic review and meta-analysis
  • That which does not kill you—May afflict you? Psychological trauma in bipolar disorder
  • Cortisol and alpha-amylase assessment in psychotherapeutic intervention studies: A systematic review
  • Cultural adaptations in psychosocial interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder among refugees: A systematic review
  • A Systematic Review of Psychological Trauma Interventions for Juvenile Offenders
  • Efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions in asylum seekers and refugees: systematic review and meta-analysis
  • What do clients say about their experiences of EMDR in the research literature? A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research papers

1 case series reports
  • Flash Technique Group Protocol for Highly Dissociative Clients in a Homeless Shelter: A Clinical Report

2 individual case reports
  • The EMDR DeTUR protocol for the treatment of self-injury in a patient with severe personality disorder: a case report
  • The Applicability and Effect of EMDR in a Patient With a Mild Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease
2 Quasi-experimental
  • Immediate treatment following the November 13 attacks: Use of an EMDR emergency protocol
  • Pre-treatment cortisol awakening response predicts symptom reduction in PTSD after treatment
    1 Survey
    • Opening the Black Box: Identifying Common Practice Approaches in Urban and Rural Rape Crisis Centers

    1 Validation of Fidelity Scales
    • Developing the Interrater Reliability of the Modified EMDR Fidelity Checklist
      2 Investigations of Mechanisms of Action
      • Neural circuits underlying a psychotherapeutic regimen for fear disorders
      • When do anorexic patients perceive their body as too fat? Aggravating and ameliorating factors

      4 Theoretical
      • Integrating EMDR in psychotherapy
      • Synthesis and Realization (Personification and Presentification): The Psychological Process of Integration of Traumatic Memories in EMDR Psychotherapy
      • How We Do What We Do: The Therapist, EMDR, and Treatment of Complex Trauma
      • Expanding Horizons of Satvavajaya Chikitsa: Through EMDR & CBT

      2 Study Protocols
      • Testing the leadership and organizational change for implementation intervention in Norwegian mental health clinics: a randomized design study protocol
      • A Multicenter Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare the Effectiveness of EMDR Therapy vs. Treatment as Usual in Patients With Substance Use Disorder and History of Psychological Trauma: A Study Design and Protocol



      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 Connect - Springer Publishing Company.


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      EMDR Research News February 2019

      In this first posting of 2019 there are 15 new articles to report related to EMDR therapy. 3 articles have links to the open access full text article.


      4 Randomized Controlled Trials
      • Health–economic benefits of treating trauma in psychosis.
      • Clinical efficacy of trauma-focused psychotherapies in treatment-resistant depression in-patients
      • Treating complicated grief and posttraumatic stress in homicidally bereaved individuals
      • Effectiveness of CBT and EMDR in Child Victims of Domestic Violence

      4 Review or Meta-analysis articles
      • Comparing the Effectiveness of EMDR and TF-CBT for Children and Adolescents: a Meta-Analysis
      • Retrieving and Modifying Traumatic Memories: Recent Research Relevant to Three Controversies
      • Older Adults as Caregivers for Veterans with PTSD
      • Military psychological trauma and therapy

      2 case series reports
      • Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder using EMDR Therapy
      • EMDR as a treatment for tinnitus

      2 individual case reports
      • EMDR as a treatment approach of PTSD complicated by comorbid psychiatric, somatic, and cognitive disorders
      • Efficacy of an EMDR intervention for a head and neck cancer patient with intolerable anxiety undergoing radiotherapy
      2 qualitative outcome studies
      • Processing birth experiences: A content analysis of women’s preferences
      • EMDR for adults with intellectual disabilities
        1 mechanism of action outcome study
        • Fear extinction learning improvement in PTSD after EMDR therapy: an fMRI study

        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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