EMDR therapy is widely recognized as an effective trauma treatment by organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. In addition, 20 randomized trials demonstrate the positive effects of the eye movement component. Unlike other empirically supported approaches, it is unnecessary for the client to describe the trauma memory in detail or do daily homework to achieve positive effects. This presentation will demonstrate the eight phases of EMDR treatment with both adults and children through discussion, exercises and client videotapes.
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Francine Shapiro, Ph.D., is the originator and developer of EMDR, which has been so well researched that it is now recommended as an effective treatment for trauma in the Practice Guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association, and those of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Dr. Shapiro is a Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, CA, and founder and President Emeritus of the Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a non-profit organization that coordinates disaster response and low fee trainings worldwide.