The evolution and future of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy

Description

Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy initially developed by Dr Francine Shapiro for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, has broadened its scope to include other forms of stress and trauma, even showing promise for physical health conditions. This commentary on a series of three articles on EMDR in this journal outlines the therapy's underlying theoretical model, adaptive information processing (AIP), which involves trauma-focused case conceptualisation. It also introduces the work of the EMDR Council of Scholars, which identified three categories of treatment: EMDR psychotherapy, EMDR treatment protocols and EMDR-derived techniques. Finally, it considers EMDR training and credentialing and the aim of current leaders in the EMDR community to solidify EMDR's standing as a scientifically validated, front-line trauma therapy, while honouring Shapiro's legacy of striving to end the cycle of violence, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

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Journal

Language

English

Author(s)

Paul W. Miller

Original Work Citation

Miller, P. W. (2024, June). The evolution and future of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy. BJPsych Advances, First View, 1 - 3

Collection

Citation

“The evolution and future of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 25, 2024, https://francineshapirolibrary.omeka.net/items/show/29207.

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