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.