Book: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures

Book Title:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures

Author(s): Francine Shapiro.

Year: 2018.

Edition: Third (3rd).

Publisher: Guildford Press.

Type(s): Hardcover and Kindle.

Synopsis:

The authoritative presentation of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this ground-breaking book – now revised and expanded – has enhanced the clinical repertoires of more than 125,000 readers and has been translated into 10 languages. Originally developed for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this evidence-based approach is now also used to treat adults and children with complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addictive behaviour problems, and other clinical problems. EMDR originator Francine Shapiro reviews the therapy’s theoretical and empirical underpinnings, details the eight phases of treatment, and provides training materials and resources. Vivid vignettes, transcripts, and reproducible forms are included.

New to This Edition

  • Over 15 years of important advances in therapy and research, including findings from clinical and neurophysiological studies.
  • New and revised protocols and procedures.
  • Discusses additional applications, including the treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, and moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.
  • Appendices with session transcripts, clinical aids, and tools for assessing treatment fidelity and outcomes.

EMDR therapy is recognised as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD by the US Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defence, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the World Health Organisation, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany, and other health care associations/institutes around the world.

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