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EMDRIA Trailblazers Offer Recommendations for Newly Trained EMDR Therapists

This post is Part 3 of a 4 part series featuring EMDRIA Trailblazers. EMDRIA Trailblazers We are celebrating the EMDRIA Trailblazers, EMDR therapists who have been with EMDRIA and practicing EMDR therapy for more than 20 years!  These EMDR therapists have been navigating discovery and critique in the EMDR field while gathering wisdom and continually […]

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EMDR Therapy and Teenagers

EMDR therapy can help teenagers in many ways, from providing resources for grounding and stabilizing to reprocessing negative beliefs and traumatic events. Teenagers, maybe more than any other developmental age group are navigating SO much in their worlds. The cross over from childhood into adulthood involves changes that involve the brain being primed for flexibility, […]

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EMDR Therapy Gains Celebrity Exposure

More celebrities are going public with their EMDR therapy journeys. Their stories are making a difference. It takes courage to speak out about difficulties with mental health in a culture that promotes power and prestige while stigmatizing vulnerability as a weakness. Our culture takes this even a step further. It bombards us with images, storylines, […]

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EMDRIA Trailblazers on How EMDR Therapy Changed Their Careers

This post is Part 2 of a 4 part series featuring EMDRIA Trailblazers. View Part 1 on Changes in the Field of EMDR therapy here. EMDRIA Trailblazers We are celebrating the EMDRIA Trailblazers, EMDR therapists who have been with EMDRIA and practicing EMDR therapy for more than 20 years!  These EMDR therapists have been navigating […]

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EMDR Therapy and Tinnitus

One common question in the EMDRIA community is: “I have a client experiencing tinnitus. Has anyone used EMDR therapy to help tinnitus?” Tinnitus is a condition in which someone hears noises that are not from an external source and which other people generally cannot hear. It is not uncommon for people who experience tinnitus to […]

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EMDRIA Members in the News

EMDRIA Members in the News! Marianne Silva, LCSW and EMDRIA Member was featured in a Veterans Affairs Podcast Network Byte discussing EMDR with Andrea L. Jamison, podcast host and a clinical psychologist with the National Center for PTSD. PTSD Bytes #8: Treatments for PTSD 5: EMDR _______________________ Dr. Elizabeth Wood, EMDRIA Member, was interviewed on […]

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EMDR Therapy with LGBTQ Populations

Pride Month is a time to celebrate the wonderfully diverse ways we as humans can express ourselves, our sexuality, our gender, and our love for others. It is also a time to remember how many types of trauma someone who identifies as LGBTQ(IA+) may have experienced. LGBTQ populations are as much at risk as the […]

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When Did ‘EMDR’ Change to ‘EMDR Therapy’?

Not everyone knows about this EMDR therapy history moment, so we wanted to share this ever pertinent blast from the past. In 2014, EMDR therapy founder Francine Shapiro wrote a short article in an EMDRIA Newsletter advocating for the change in terms from ‘EMDR’ to ‘EMDR Therapy.’ The article is reprinted below. Eye Movement Desensitization […]

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EMDRIA in the News

EMDRIA and EMDRIA Members in the News! EMDRIA member Carla Archuletta LPC/MHSP, discusses the importance of EMDR therapy in her professional life at Alive Hospice in this Nashville based news article. _______________________ Kashif “Chief” Brown, CAC, EMDRIA member, was interviewed on Close Up Radio about using EMDR therapy in his Las Vegas based practice, Chief […]

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EMDR Therapy and Expressive Arts

Expressive Arts as a therapy modality uses the creativity of the client via art, music, writing, dance, symbolism, or drama to help heal and make new meanings from difficult experiences. Both Expressive Arts therapy and EMDR therapy can be used to treat trauma. Like EMDR therapy, Expressive Arts therapy is considered a bottom-up trauma approach […]