Announcing...The Carol York Memorial Fund: Hope for Children
The EMDR Research Foundation is honored to announce a new funding opportunity, “The Carol York Memorial Fund: Hope for Children.” All monies raised will be exclusively earmarked for EMDR therapy research with children. Last October, the EMDR therapy community suffered a tremendous loss when Carol York died in a freak auto accident. Carol was a pioneer in working with children and made EMDR therapy a significant part of her life’s work. Carol touched many people’s lives in numerous ways. She was EMDRIA’s first Executive Director and served in this capacity for 7 years. She was committed to enhancing the professionalism of EMDR therapy and remained dedicated to EMDR therapy as a trainer, specialty instructor, consultant and exemplary clinician. The EMDR Research Foundation is grateful to have had Carol as a donor and to all who have and will contribute in her memory. By donating to this fund you will support EMDR therapy research and provide “Hope for Children” as well as honor our esteemed colleague.
It was great to see everyone at our fundraising event in Minneapolis in August. We are grateful to everyone who stopped at our booth, bought raffle tickets, sent your "I love EMDR research" selfie to our Facebook page, picked up a poster for your waiting rooms and wore your badge ribbons and celebratory pin throughout the weekend. Our EMDR Research Foundation: A Decade of Making A Difference campaign goals were met and exceeded. We are thrilled and very grateful for your donations and continued support.
Publications from unbiased EMDR research supported by donors
The following EMDR journal articles and scholarly presentations are from our grant recipients. This is the fruit of science and practice working together to change people's lives:
Schubert, S. J., Lee, C. W., Araujo, G., Butler, S. R., Taylor, G., & Drummond, P. D. (2016). The Effectiveness of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy to Treat Symptoms Following Trauma in Timor Leste.Journal of traumatic stress,29(2), 141-148.
Abstract: Participants were 21 Timorese adults with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), assessed as those who scored 2 on the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ). Participants were treated with EMDR therapy.Depression and anxiety symptoms were assessed using the Hopkins Symptom Checklist.
2016 Research Award Recipients
Four grants, totaling $60,130 were awarded in May 2016: including two $25,000 research grants, one $5,130 research grant, and one $5,000 dissertation research award.
Two $25,000 research grants were awarded in May 2016 to the following:
G. Di Lorenzo, MD. PhD | University of Rome
Co-Applicants: L. Ostacoli, MD, A.Hofmann, MD & M. Pagani, MD, PhD
Project Title: Neurobiological processing of emotions in Major Depression: comparing the effects of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Anti-Depressant Medication.
EMDR Research Update 2015
3 new studies were granted $25,000 awards 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: