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This video provides an insightful view of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), probing both its widespread popularity and areas of controversy. Larry Beutler, prominent psychotherapy researcher, serves as commentator in a program that features Francine Shapiro, EMDR's originator, as well as others in the field. The video offers a demonstration of the eight-step EMDR protocol and explores a range of issues surrounding this unique therapy. The accompanying manual by Jon Allen and associates reviews the clinical protocol and available research and features a helpful patient education handout.
Note: EMDR is now recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as an effective treatment for ameliorating symptoms of both acute and chronic PTSD (APA Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder).
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Comments from a Viewer Survey "This video presents an excellent, balanced view of EMDR. Good work!"
"Very well done....This video faces head-on the controversial aspects of EMDR."
"Very clear and concise....Presents EMDR in a clear, systematic manner and takes all the mystery out of it."
"Excellent video providing objective introduction to clinical applicability and research in using EMDR. Watching Dr. Shapiro work has helped me with a few of the subtleties in using this amazing technique."
"This video gives a visual recipe and view of the theory and process of how to do Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)....The video and the manual are highly recommended as complementary components for clinicians who wish to increase their comfort level in successfully introducing EMDR to their clients and peers." — Bulletin of Menninger Clinic