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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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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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EMDRIA Conference 2022 Preview

The EMDRIA Conference is just around the corner! This year’s event will be virtual, with sessions on September 10, 11, 13, 17, and 18, 2022. We offer a Spanish track, and any session can be attended live or viewed as a recording until December 30, 2022. This means attendees can take their time absorbing the […]

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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 and AAPI Populations

It is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, a time to recognize and celebrate Asian, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian talents, diversity, and contributions. One month could never adequately address the impact and backgrounds of such a diverse group of people, so EMDR therapists with clients of AAPI heritage are urged to continue […]

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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 […]

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EMDRIA Trailblazers on How EMDR Therapy Has Changed Over the Years

The Growth of EMDR Therapy EMDR therapy’s first research article was published in 1989 by Dr. Francine Shapiro. The field of EMDR therapy expanded greatly in the 1990s, facing both enthusiasm and criticism as many developing therapies do. Dr. Shapiro established an EMDR training organization, the EMDR Institute, in 1990. Shortly after, EMDRIA, the EMDR […]