Note from the Editor

Better online

A warm welcome to your new digital version of EMDR Therapy Quarterly. As we get to grips with the latest challenges that coronavirus has subjected us to, read how some NHS services are responding and glimpse what the future may hold in store for EMDR therapy. Take a peek at what else awaits you on these pages.


Four trends that will shape the future of EMDR

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our way of life. Therapy is no exception and in this article Richard Worthing-Davies speculates on four major trends that he believes will transform how we learn and practise EMDR therapy.


Adapting a Trauma Pathway within an Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Service in the context of Increased Demand and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19)

In response to extended waiting lists and the onset of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (COVID-19) pandemic we, as an IAPT service in the North East of England, explored the feasibility of adapting our existing EMDR pathways to meet these challenges through group and online delivery methods.

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EMDR and The Flash Technique: A match made in heaven?

Justin Havens reviews recent innovations in Philip Manfield’s Flash Technique and gives a personal account of how its integration with the Standard Protocol has transformed his EMDR Practice


Tuning in to the heart of EMDR

Julie Dorey attended Alexandra Dent’s workshop on EMDR and Spirituality. She gives her view of how it might enhance her practice of EMDR.

Case Study

Case study

The use of compassion-focused techniques to support memory reconsolidation in EMDR therapy for complicated grief

This Case Study shows how the EMDR protocol can be used to treat Complicated Grief, explores how memory reconsolidation can occur within this symptomatology, and demonstrates how creative and compassion-focused interweaves can support this.
Dr Jenny Ward



A call to arms against overprescribing of psychiatric medication

New guidance to therapists on the dangers of overprescribing of psychiatric medication highlights the gap in many professional training courses for counsellors and psychotherapists on this subject.

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