Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method of psychotherapy that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
-Excerpt from EMDR International Association
EMDR Research & Recommendations
In the new Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense Practice Guidelines, EMDR therapy is listed in category "A", as "highly recommended" for the treatment of trauma.
See U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.
It has received a high level of recommendation by the American Psychiatric Association and by the mental health departments of Israel, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and more.
For a full listing visit EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
EMDR is also listed as an effective form of therapy, backed by research, on a new National Institute of Mental Health sponsored website: Check under "Adult MH Therapist for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder."
See Therapy Advisor
-Adapted from EMDR Network