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EMDR Therapy and Adaptive Information Processing
Resource: The following article offers an overview of the similarities and differences between EMDR and CBT, as well as underscoring the AIP perspective regarding the importance of treating the effects of trauma worldwide.
Shapiro, F. (2014). EMDR therapy humanitarian assistance programs: Treating the psychological, physical, and societal effects of adverse experiences worldwide. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 8, 181-186.
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research:
The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice.
Journal of EMDR Practice and Research
EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs:
EMDR-Humanitarian Assistance Programs (HAP), a 501(c) (3), nonprofit organization, can be described as the mental health equivalent of Doctors Without Borders: a global network of clinicians who travel anywhere there is a need to stop suffering and prevent the after-effects of trauma and violence. It provides low cost training to non-profit agencies and the Department of Veterans Affairs. HAP also provides a Traumatology Workshop to educate helping professionals and the general public about trauma and its effects. HAP’s Trauma Recovery Network coordinates clinicians to treat victims and emergency service workers after crises such as the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and Hurricane Katrina. HAP is supported by tax-deductible contributions from the general public and by volunteer services of clinicians and others. Clinical aids and manuals are also available.
For more information contact: PO Box 6505 Hamden, CT 06517 Telephone: 203 288-4450 Fax: 203 288-4060
EMDR International Association:
The EMDR International Association is a professional organization of EMDR-trained therapists and researchers devoted to promoting the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education for the public good. EMDRIA provides educational materials, publications, and an annual Conference. In addition, EMDRIA evaluates and sets standards for EMDR trainings and specialty programs and certifies EMDR trained clinicians, consultants, and instructors of the basic training of EMDR.
For more information about EMDRIA, contact the association at 5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 360, Austin, TX 78731, Phone: (512) 451-5200.
EMDR Europe Association:
With 14 member nations, the EMDR Europe Association is the governing body for all the national European EMDR Associations including Israel. It works in close cooperation with EMDRIA and performs a similar function as the overseeing professional organization of European EMDR-trained therapists and researchers. It is also devoted to promoting the highest possible standard of excellence and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education. The website contains an overview of EMDR, research, clinician resources, and training opportunities.
Dr. Shapiro, the originator of EMDR, founded the EMDR Institute in 1990 and she has trained all workshop leaders. Trainings are conducted worldwide in strict adherence to the researched protocols. The EMDR Institute also provides access to 63,000 graduates of its programs for client referrals. Its website contains a list of commonly asked questions, latest research, and published clinical applications. Web Site at http://www.emdr.comThe EMDR Institute is one of the many training organizations certified by EMDRIA (see above). Trainings authorized by the Institute display the EMDR Institute logo.
For further information on training or referral, the Institute can be reached by phone at (831) 761-1040, fax (831)761-1204, email. PO Box 750, Watsonville, CA 95077.