Synopses & Reviews
This volume provides a comprehensive guide to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the psychotherapeutic approach developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is the most widely investigated treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder, and many other applications are also being explored.
This volume provides the definitive guide to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the psychotherapeutic approach developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is one of the most widely investigated treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder, and many other applications are also being explored. Presenting background on EMDR’s development, theoretical constructs, and possible underlying mechanisms, the volume also contains detailed descriptions and transcripts that guide the clinician through every stage of therapeutic treatment, from client selection to the administration of EMDR and its integration within a comprehensive treatment plan. Among the many clinical populations for whom the material in this volume has been seen as applicable are survivors of sexual abuse, crime, and combat, as well as sufferers of phobias and other experientially based disorders. Special feature: Two online-only appendices were added in 2009 (www.guilford.com/EMDR-appendices). These appendices comprehensively review current research on EMDR and its clinical applications.
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).
New to This Edition:
*Updated neurobiological data, findings from controlled clinical studies, and literature on emerging clinical applications.
*Updated protocols and procedures for working with adults and children with a range of presenting problems.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 387426) and index.
About the Author
Francine Shapiro, PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR, is a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California; Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, California; and founder and President Emeritus of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a nonprofit organization that coordinates disaster response and pro bono trainings worldwide. She is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for distinguished contribution to psychotherapy, from the City of Vienna; the American Psychological Association Division 56 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology; and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award, from the California Psychological Association. Dr. Shapiro was designated as one of the "Cadre of Experts" of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations' Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare. She has written and coauthored more than 60 articles, chapters, and books about EMDR.
Table of Contents
2. The Model as a Working Hypothesis
3. Components of EMDR Treatment and Basic Treatment Effects
4. Treatment Sequence, Phase One: Client History
5. Treatment Sequence, Phases Two and Three: Preparation and Assessment
6. Treatment Sequence, Phases Four to Seven: Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan and Closure
7. Strategies for Working with Abreaction and Blocks
8. Phase Eight: Reevaluation and the Use of The EMDR Three-Pronged Protocol
9. Protocols and Procedures for Special Situations
10. The Cognitive Interweave: A Proactive Strategy for Working With Challenging Clients
11. Special Populations
12. Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications
A. Clinical Aids.
B. Client Safety.
C. EMDR Resources.
D. Online-only Appendices.