Show 191 What is EMDR?

I’ve been doing a lot of reading and the abbreviation EMDR is coming up in many documents and websites. I don’t know what that is so I wanted to do a quick episode to learn more about it and find out how it can be helpful as a treatment option.

This is a quick episode on the definition of the treatment and some resources you can check out and follow up on.

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Resources Mentioned: 

The American Psychological Association has a page about EMDR, what it is, who is it for and the treatment process.

The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association has a resource page for therapists and people interested in the process.

Every Day Therapy Podcast has an interview with Jessica Callahan, LPT-C about EMDR. The link will take you to the Apple podcast episode 60 recording.

If you are interested in finding an EMDR trained therapist, there is a search feature at the creator of the treatment’s website, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. There is also an information page for therapists and
laypeople that describes and outlines the treatment.


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