EMDR Research Foundation Update 2015
The EMDR Research Foundation funded 3 new studies in 2015:
- Pagani,M. Neurobiological features and response to EMDR treatment of PTSD in breast cancer patients.
- Osctacoli, L. & Hofmann, A. Role of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) versus Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in reducing depressive symptoms in patients with Current Depressive Episodes and Recurrent Depression: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
- Amann, B. Comparison of a novel Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Bipolar protocol versus Supportive Therapy (ST) in the prevention of affective relapse in bipolar patients with a history of trauma: a multicenter single-blind randomized controlled trial.
6 Foundation-funded studies are in progress - with one each in the area of:
"Given the Uncertainty of Life... When is NOW the Right Time to Plan?"
In light of the events over the last several weeks, the uncertainty of life was brought to the forefront of my mind. This is the most somber article I have written for the EMDRIA Newsletter and hope it is the last. It is so clear to me that little is certain and planning for the future is necessary NOW.
The terror attacks in Paris made me pause to wonder what is next and if there is safety anywhere in the world. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by these unthinkable and horrific acts. As trauma therapists, we know how far and deep the effects can run. However, as EMDR therapy clinicians we are fortunate to know the depth of healing that can be accomplished quickly and completely. Katy Murray, our esteemed colleague, friend and Foundation Board member, reminded us in a written message shortly after the Paris attacks:
Year end slideshow
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We are sad to announce the tragic death of one of our esteemed colleagues, dear friend and incredible pioneer in the EMDR community, Carol York. She was the victim of a traffic accident caused by a hydroplaning truck in the flooded roads near Austin, Texas on Friday, October, 23, 2015. Our hearts go out to her family, and her many friends throughout the world.
Carol was an early powerhouse in the EMDR profession – serving as the first Executive Director of EMDRIA from 1997 to 2004. She contributed more to our professional community than can be recounted – as a gifted clinician, consultant and presenter of advanced workshops in EMDR therapy with children.