EMDR Therapy

Research overview
Clinical applications
Francine Shapiro Library – open access
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research – open access to past issues
Interview with Dr Francine Shapiro (Video)
EMDR Institute

Tools:

Video tutorial of EMDR Assessment (Phase 3)
TICES Grid (Word document) – Download
Urge Reduction With EMDR – Hase et al (2008)
YouTube: The Light Stream – Guided Visual Imagery (Meditative)
Electronic equipment for bilateral stimulation – EMDR Equipment Europe

Join EMDR Association UK & Ireland:

EMDR Association UK & Ireland
Special offer: Free Year 1 membership for EMDR Therapy trainees up to completing Part 3 – Application Form and Direct Debit Mandate
Apply to join after training – Application Form and Direct Debit Mandate

 Required reading:

EMDR PPP Shapiro’s (2001) ‘Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures’, 2nd Edition – the text on which EMDR Therapy training worldwide is based.
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Getting past Shapiro’s ‘Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy’ – includes wonderful case examples of the AIP model.
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Recommended reading:

Royle & Kerr’s ‘Integrating EMDR Into Your Practice: Getting the Basics Right ‘ – well received addition to the field of EMDR Therapy. This book answers the questions which come up for therapists when they lack the knowledge they feel they need or are stuck about what to do next.

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EMDR EST Forgash & Copeley’s (eds) ‘Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy’ – experts in the field of using ego state therapy within the EMDR Therapy framework, share their knowledge and skills in this highly acclaimed book now translated into several languages.

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Bergmann EMDR Bergmann’s ‘Neurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice’ – this book explains all aspects of our neurobiological responses to life events from the simple synapse to ictal activity occurring with state switches in clients with complex presentations.

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EMDR for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses Miller’s ‘EMDR for Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses’ – this is written in an easy to read style and has been applauded by learned members of the EMDR Therapy community.

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EMDR next gen Morris-Smith & Silvestre’s ‘EMDR for the Next Generation – Healing Children and Families, 2nd Edition’ – a landmark up-to-date book on EMDR therapy with younger clients.

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small wonders Lovett’s ‘Small Wonders – Healing Childhood Trauma With EMDR’ – a popular book full of excellent information and guidance. Very reasonable price!

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Trauma Attachment Tangle Lovett’s ‘Trauma-Attachment Tangle: Modifying EMDR to Help Children Resolve Trauma and Develop Loving Relationships’ – up to date book considering the impact of trauma on attachment and how to address it with EMDR Therapy. A highly regarded publication.

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EMDR Fam Ther Shapiro et al’s ‘Handbook of EMDR and Family Therapy Processes’ – experts in the field come together to deliver this comprehensive text on how to use EMDR Therapy in a wide range of family circumstances.

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Trauma

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS)
Trauma FAQs
David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages

Tools:

National Center for PTSD – resources and PILOTS database
Adverse Childhood Experiences International Questionnaire (ACE-IQ). Key questions about childhood experiences to help identify risk of trauma-related physical and mental ill health.

Recommended Reading:

Perry’s ‘The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories’ – wonderful accounts of challenging cases from Dr Perry’s casebook. When read with Shapiro’s AIP model in mind these are wonderful examples of how early life traumas lead to significant presenting difficulties.

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traumatic stress Van Der Kolk et al’s ‘Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society’ – a must read for those wanting to further their understanding of psychological trauma. The expert authors explain the field in a very readable way.

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body keeps score Van Der Kolk’s ‘The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma’ – superbly written book, a must for every trauma therapist’s book collection.

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waking tiger Levine’s ‘Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences’ – a superb book which I couldn’t put down. This gives a great understanding of trauma and our neurobiological responses.

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Dissociation

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Disssociation (ISSTD)
European Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
Dissociaton FAQs
Dissociation annotated bibliography
Introduction to treating dissociative disorders
Educational information

Tools:

Dissociative Experiences Scale II (DES) with interpretive guide
DES Taxon calculator
Dissociative Disorders Interview Schedule (DDIS) DSM 5 version

Recommended reading:

Boon coping trauma diss Boon, Steele & Van Der Hart’s ‘Coping With Trauma Related Dissociation’ – an excellent book written in an easy to read style which provides a wealth of techniques to help manage dissociation.

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Neurobiol dissoc Paulsen, Lanius and Corrigan’s ‘Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Towards an Embodied Self’ – excellent scholarly text written in a comfortable reading style.

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ego states tt Watkins & Watkins’ ‘Ego States: Theory and Therapy’ – a wonderful text initially explaining the psychodynaic theory and then giving superb case transcripts of working with parts of the personality. This book set me on my way to developing my expertise in working with ego states.

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EMDR EST Forgash & Copeley’s (eds) ‘Healing the Heart of Trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy’ – experts in the field of using ego state therapy within the EMDR Therapy framework, share their knowledge and skills in this highly acclaimed book now translated into several languages.

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