Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures

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Guilford Press, Aug 6, 2001 - Psychology - 472 pages
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This volume provides the definitive guide to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the psychotherapeutic approach developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is one of the most widely investigated treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder, and many other applications are also being explored. To keep up with this growing body of knowledge, the second edition has been revised to incorporate current neurobiological data, findings from controlled clinical studies, and literature on emerging clinical applications. Chapters provide background on EMDR's development, theoretical constructs, and possible underlying mechanisms, and present updated protocols and procedures for working with adults and children with a range of presenting problems. Among the many clinical populations for whom the material in this volume has been seen as applicable are survivors of sexual abuse, crime, and combat, as well as sufferers of phobias and other experientially based disorders. Detailed descriptions and transcripts guide the clinician through every stage of therapeutic treatment, from client selection to the administration of EMDR and its integration within a comprehensive treatment plan

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Francine Shapiro, PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR, is a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California; Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, California; and founder and President Emeritus of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a nonprofit organization that coordinates disaster response and pro bono trainings worldwide. She is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for distinguished contribution to psychotherapy, from the City of Vienna; the American Psychological Association Division 56 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology; and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award, from the California Psychological Association. Dr. Shapiro was designated as one of the "Cadre of Experts" of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations' Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare. She has written and coauthored more than 60 articles, chapters, and books about EMDR.

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