Is EMDR Therapy in danger of splitting?

How can we develop EMDR without losing its essence? Peter Liebermann's provocative keynote address to the 2021 Europe conference gave much food for thought.


Seeing the wood and the trees: a pilot study of the clinical value and ease of use of four approaches to case formulation

This article compares four approaches to case formulation and treatment planning in EMDR therapy. The paper suggests revisions to the diagrams used and reflects on the relationship between case formulation and treatment protocols.

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A new NHS competence framework for EMDR

Oenone Dudley summarises a new competence framework for EMDR, which she co-authored. The framework was recently published by UCL.


Help or hindrance? Medication in therapy

As the use of psychotropic medication becomes increasingly widespread, therapists have a responsibility to understand their place. Dannie Rosenhammer reports on a recent EMDR UK webinar given by psychiatrist Dr Millia Begum.

EMDR Europe Conference 2021 Highlights


Caring for the carers: EMDR in the context of a pandemic

Professor Brandon Hamber's keynote address drew parallels between the wider impacts of conflict and those of the pandemic. Amie Smith elaborates from her experience of working with frontline NHS staff.


A deeper look at interweaves through the lens of dissociation theory

Olivier Piedfort-Marin''s workshop considered the 'Psychological Process of Integration of Traumatic Memories in EMDR Psychotherapy'. Omar Sattaur reports.


Deep Brain Reorienting: unlocking body memory

Abrar Hussain was fascinated by Dr Frank Corrigan’s talk on Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) and the role of the midbrain in processing trauma.


Preventing and managing secondary trauma among supervisees

Jessica Woolliscroft looks at the difficulties of managing secondary trauma in supervision groups


The potential impact of group protocols on lifting the burden of trauma

Emma McClane reports on research into group approaches to EMDR therapy, one of the themes of this year’s Europe Conference.


No spiders were harmed in the making of this experiment

Frightening undergraduates with spiders sheds light on how EMDR does its magic. Report by Jessica Woolliscroft


New ideas on the role of BAS and a proposed new mechanism for EMDR

Does BAS merely destabilise a memory? Omar Sattaur reports on new animal research into the mechanism of EMDR


More evidence for intensive EMDR in complex PTSD

Daily therapy, intense physical activity plus psychoeducation sessions. Professor Ad de Jongh provides evidence for Psytrec's success in treating CPTSD. Report by Jessica Woolliscroft


EMDR Therapy and Research: what have we got right and what can we improve?

The evidence base for EMDR is very good. The trouble is that guidelines for treatment are woefully out of date. Professor Chris Lee revealed the forces that EMDR has to fight against.


Serendipitous resource installation

Michael Hase holds that it is essential to resource depressed patients prior to Phase 4 processing and offered 'instant' resourcing approach.



EMDR primer gives theoretical information in bite-size pieces

Since starting my basic training in EMDR, the second edition of this text had been my constant companion. Well thumbed, decorated with splashes of fluorescent marker pen and a smattering of coffee cup rings, it has lived either by the side of my laptop and, more recently, underneath it for optimum height during Zoom sessions. […]

Mike O'Connor

President's update

EMDR UK update: current initiatives and future developments

President's update on EMDR UK

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