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The EMDR Institute™, founded by Dr Francine Shapiro in 1990, offers quality trainings in the EMDR™ methodology, a treatment approach which has been empirically validated in over 24 randomized studies of trauma victims.  An additional 24 studies have demonstrated positive effects for the eye movement component used in EMDR therapy. 

All EMDR Institute instructors have been personally trained and approved by Dr Shapiro.

Participants will have an opportunity to practice EMDR therapy in small groups with direct observation and constructive feedback from highly skilled EMDR Institute trained clinicians.  These experiential trainings will consist of lecture, live and videotaped demonstrations and supervised practice.  Participants will learn a broad spectrum of EMDR therapy applications sufficient to effectively treat the therapeutic needs of a wide range of clients and issues.

World Health Organization (2013). Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress. Geneva, Switzerland:  Author.
*    Trauma-focused CBT and EMDR are the only psychotherapies recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD. 

American Psychiatric Association (2004). Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines.
*    EMDR therapy was determined to be an effective treatment of trauma. 

Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004, 2010). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress. Washington, DC.
*    EMDR therapy was placed in the "A" category as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma.

24 randomized controlled (and 12 nonrandomized) studies have been conducted on EMDR in the treatment of trauma.

EMDR Institute, Inc.
PO Box 750
Watsonville, CA 95077

Office 831.761.1040
Fax 831.761.1204