EMDR Therapists: “Get Curious Not Cautious”
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
4d ago
EMDR Therapists: “Get Curious Not Cautious” Guest Blog Post by Dr. Annabel McGoldrick   How can getting curious about our own parts help an EMDR therapist to avoid being too cautious?   Note from the author: Treating three new clients who described having been ‘harmed’ by EMDR left me curious about what’s missing in EMDR training. The more I understand about parts and ego states and become informed by the insights of Internal Family Systems therapy, the more I realize that’s just a part of me–a therapist part, a worried part, a perfectionist part, an impatient part perhaps, that’s ge ..read more
Visit website
In the News: May 31
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
1w ago
In the News EMDRIA’s Board of Directors announced that EMDRIA has “reached an agreement with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Beginning January 1, 2025, the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (JEMDR) will be published by AAAS’s Science Partner Journal’s (SPJ) program.” _______________________ EMDRIA member Megan Bigwood, LCMHC and business partner Ali’i (Bear) Alo are featured in St. George News article “This New Therapy ‘Brings You Down to Earth’ While Having A Knockout Impact on Healing.” The article highlights their program Grow Your Mind Body & Spirit ..read more
Visit website
EMDR Therapy and Medical Trauma
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
2w ago
EMDR Therapy and Medical Trauma Guest Blog Post by Dr. Livia Perez   Tell us a little bit about you, your experience becoming an EMDR therapist, and how you became interested in medical trauma and health psychology? I initially graduated from law school. While working as an attorney, I had to take a workshop in psychology, and a shift occurred that led me to change my career. The connection I felt with psychology during that training was what I call “my real purpose.” I honored it and decided to follow my new professional path. When I graduated with my master’s degree in psychology, I beg ..read more
Visit website
EMDRIA Members Respond: Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
3w ago
EMDR therapists can celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by intentionally using the lens of Community Cultural Wealth to identify internal and external resources in their clients. We asked EMDRIA members for video or written responses for the following: “Describe ways that you incorporate community cultural wealth into your work with clients who identify as AANHPI. For instance, what internal or external cultural resources might you install or strengthen to help these clients?”   ***NOTE: Play the video and click on the ‘CC’ icon in the ..read more
Visit website
The Road to Understanding
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
1M ago
The Road to Understanding Guest Blog Post by Decca Knight, LPC The integration of Ego State Therapy with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) offers a comprehensive approach to trauma treatment. By addressing different ego states or parts of an individual’s personality, Ego State Therapy addresses complex trauma and fragmented parts, promoting self-integration. While parts work can support EMDR’s Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model, some clients struggle with understanding the organization of their internal parts. The “Road to Understanding” framework, developed by the ..read more
Visit website
In the News: April 26, 2024
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
1M ago
In the News EMDRIA member Dr. Chinwe Williams, LPC is interviewed in PureWow article “Could EMDR Therapy Help You Unpack Trauma?” The article mentions that EMDR therapy is featured in an Law & Order: SVU episode. _______________________ EMDR therapy is mentioned as a therapy option for students who experience interpersonal violence at The University of Alabama in The Crimson White‘s article “UA Organizations Come Together to Celebrate Take Back the Night Event.” _______________________ EMDRIA member Becca Reed, LCSW mentions EMDR as a therapy of choice for people dealing with infertility i ..read more
Visit website
EMDR Therapy in Correctional Settings
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
2M ago
EMDR therapy’s adaptive information processing (AIP) model views that we all have the innate ability to heal. This goes hand in hand with the emerging research on brain neuroplasticity; the understanding that our brains can learn, grow, and change throughout our lifespan. We recently learned that April is Second Chance Month, which recognizes the importance of supporting individuals to reentry communities after incarceration. This recognition allowed us to talk with member Paula Harry, LCSW, to learn more about using EMDR therapy in correctional settings. EMDR Therapy in Co ..read more
Visit website
Setting Client Expectations in EMDR Therapy
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
2M ago
Setting Client Expectations in EMDR Therapy One thing EMDR therapists know to be true is the importance of setting client expectations. It is exciting that EMDR therapy is becoming more and more recognized as an effective and important treatment for healing trauma. Public acceptance of EMDR therapy has grown, especially as well-known people like Prince Harry and Sandra Bullock have shared their personal stories about EMDR therapy. With a wider audience hearing about EMDR therapy, both clients and therapists need to clarify expectations for successful EMDR therapy. Clear expectations create mor ..read more
Visit website
In the News: March 29, 2024
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
2M ago
In the News EMDRIA member Deany Laliotis, LCSW honors Dr. Francine Shapiro in this short video clip “Cherishing Dr. Francine Shapiro: A Tribute to Friendship, Triumphs, and EMDR Therapy Legacy” on International Women’s Day. _______________________ EMDR therapy is highlighted as a psychotherapy of choice in Medriva‘s article “Revolutionizing PTSD Treatment: New Guidelines Endorse Psychotherapy Over Medication.” The article discusses the 2023 update to the VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder. A recent synopsis of these cli ..read more
Visit website
EMDR Therapy and Endometriosis
EMDR International Association Blog
by SusannaKaufman
2M ago
To commemorate Endometriosis Awareness Month, we turned to EMDRIA member Peter Pruyn, LMHC, therapist and writer on EMDR therapy and endometriosis. EMDR Therapy and Endometriosis Guest Blog Post by Peter Pruyn, LMHC “To see the world through the lens of EMDR is to see pain as an invitation to healing.” – Peter Pruyn Tell us a little bit about you, your experience becoming an EMDR therapist, and what drew you to the topic of endometriosis and menstrual pain. The first thing to say is that I didn’t really enter the mental health field with a particular interest in mind. I think what ended up hap ..read more
Visit website

Follow EMDR International Association Blog on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR