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.