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The Francine Shapiro Library is a compendium of scholarly works, presentations, and articles related to Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and the adaptive information processing model (AIP.) 

Dedicated to Francine Shapiro, originator and developer of the AIP model and EMDR therapy, the Francine Shapiro Library was created by Barbara Hensely, Ed.D. in 2007 with the purpose of providing up to date information for clinicians, researchers, and lay people on the effectiveness and efficaciousness of EMDR therapy for a wide range of mental health issues.

"The idea for this website began with one person's seminal question, 'How can we comprehensively make available to clinicians, researchers and interested individuals an accurate and current listing of EMDR citations?'  The Francine Shapiro Library (FSL) was officially launched in 2007. It has involved untold hours of dedicated work on the part of Dr. Hensley and was formerly hosted by Northern Kentucky University's W. Frank Steely Library.  In October 2014, the FSL transitioned to the EMDRIA International Association where work continues in terms of data collection, data verification, and web development." (Schleyer, M. from

With over 8000 citations, the library strives to maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of citations solely related to AIP and EMDR therapy. It does not include citations for any methods developed outside of EMDR. Inclusion of citations in FSL does not constitute endorsement by the EMDR Research Foundation, the EMDR International Association and/or the EMDR community.


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