The development of EMDR therapy has been solidly steeped in research from its origin. The EMDR Research Foundation, founded in 2006, is a natural outgrowth of the fundamental research roots of EMDR therapy. In 2018, we recognize that the research in EMDR is a global affair. Research studies advancing our understanding and applications of EMDR are being conducted all over the world, and the results influencing clinical applications of EMDR therapy in every corner of our globe.
Our unique mission…
The EMDR Research Foundation is the only funding source dedicated solely to supporting EMDR research worldwide. These efforts inform, strengthen, and expand the understanding and effective use of EMDR therapy. Here are some of our accomplishments over the years:
Four Types of Awards Offered:
Research & Dissertation Grants, Research Consultation Award, & Dissemination Travel Award
$25,000 Research Grant, Starting in 2015, our regular Research Grants have increased from $10,000 to $25,000.
Research Resource Directory (click for details)
Two regular e-newsletters – Research-focused Clinical newsletter and EMDR and The Military In Action newsletter
Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) articlesEMDR Early Intervention Researcher's Toolkit (click for details)
Current Research Priorities (click for details)
1st - Advancing Evidence Based Practice in key clinical areas
2nd -Exploring the use of Standard and Early EMDR Interventions to address the Global Burden of Trauma
3rd - Building Clinical Evidence in areas where clinical evidence is positive, but research is lacking
Why your donations are so important….
The EMDR Research Foundation is sustained by a small number of annual donors and our Visionary Alliance members. Each year, annual giving provides funds for the coming year’s grants. Each year's fundraising efforts are a vital step towards creating more opportunities for grants in the future.
Join the efforts
As 2015 comes to a close, you can join us in making a difference. Become a Visionary Alliance donor with a monthly pledge of $25 (or a minimum of $15). If you are already a monthly donor, you might consider raising your pledge TO or BY $25. You might consider a tribute gift of $25, $250 or $2500 in the name of a loved one, friend or colleague, or simply in the name of EMDR Research. Additionally, this might be the right time for you to consider your planned giving arrangements. There are many options to choose from such as an Endowment Gift, where the funds are used annually in perpetuity or you can name the Foundation as a beneficiary in your Will or Trust. Please visit the Get Involved page of our website to learn how to support us now and well into the future.