Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (Third Edition)

Author(s): Francine Shapiro


The authoritative presentation of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, this groundbreaking book - now revised and expanded - has enhanced the clinical repertoires of more than 100,000 readers and has been translated into 10 languages.

Originally developed for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this evidence-based approach is now also used to treat adults and children with complex trauma, anxiety disorders, depression, addictive behavior problems, and other clinical problems. EMDR originator Francine Shapiro reviews the therapy's theoretical and empirical underpinnings, details the eight phases of treatment, and provides training materials and resources. Vivid vignettes, transcripts, and reproducible forms are included. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

EMDR therapy is recognized as a best practice for the treatment of PTSD by the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the World Health Organization, the U.K. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany, and other health care associations/institutes around the world.

New to This Edition

  • Over 15 years of important advances in therapy and research, including findings from clinical and neurophysiological studies.

  • New and revised protocols and procedures.

  • Discusses additional applications: treatment of complex trauma, addictions, pain, depression, and moral injury, as well as post-disaster response.

  • Appendices with session transcripts, clinical aids, and tools for assessing treatment integrity and outcomes.


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“This third edition provides an updated and comprehensive—yet very accessible—description of Shapiro's pioneering technique. Shapiro has consistently promoted research to substantiate the efficacy of EMDR therapy and has also incorporated the feedback she has received from both clinicians and clients. EMDR is a sophisticated, highly integrative treatment that draws from a variety of theoretical orientations. It is experiential and client centered, with the goal of assisting clients to reprocess and heal from their dysfunctional storage of trauma-based material. This book should be in the libraries of all clinicians—it has changed the way trauma is treated and has broad applicability to myriad other mental health conditions.” —Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, private practice (retired), Washington, DC; consultant and trainer, trauma psychology and treatment

Francine Shapiro, PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR therapy, is Senior Research Fellow Emeritus 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 Trauma Recovery/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, presented by the City of Vienna in conjunction with the World Council for Psychotherapy; the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from Division 56 of the American Psychological Association; 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 Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare and has served as advisor to a wide variety of trauma treatment and outreach organizations and journals. She has been an invited speaker at psychology conferences worldwide and has written and coauthored more than 90 articles, chapters, and books about EMDR. Her website is href=www.emdr.com>www.emdr.com.

1. Background

2. Adaptive Information Processing: The Model as a Working Hypothesis

3. Components of EMDR Therapy and Basic Treatment Effects

4. Phase One: Client History

5. Phases Two and Three: Preparation and Assessment

6. Phases Four to Seven: Desensitization, Installation, Body Scan, and Closure

7. Working with Abreaction and Blocks

8. Phase Eight: Reevaluation and Use of the EMDR Therapy Standard Three-Pronged Protocol

9. Standardized Protocols and Procedures for Special Situations

10. The Cognitive Interweave: A Proactive Strategy for Working with Challenging Clients

11. Selected Populations

12. Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications


Appendix A: Clinical Aids

Appendix B: Client Transcripts

Appendix C: Clinical and Outcome Assessments

EMDR Fidelity Rating Scale (EFRS)

Empirically Evaluating EMDR Without a Control Group

Appendix D: Diverse Clinical Application and Evaluation

Appendix E: Client Safety

Appendix F: EMDR Therapy Resources


General Fields

  • : 9781462532766
  • : Guildford Publications
  • : Guildford Publications
  • : 2.05
  • : November 2017
  • : 3.2 cm X 16 cm X 23.8 cm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Francine Shapiro
  • : Hardback
  • : 3rd Edition
  • : English
  • : 616.85210651
  • : 568