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Open Access An Investigation Into Clinicians' Experiences of Integrating EMDR Into Their Clinical Practice

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Abstract:

This study was conducted in the United Kingdom at two major conferences to examine how therapists (N = 83) integrated eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) into their clinical practice. Data from a mixed methodology suggests that up to 40% of the sample experienced difficulties post-EMDR training. Results indicated that analytically trained and humanistic therapists experienced significantly more difficulties in integrating EMDR into the current clinical practice than integrative or cognitive behavioral clinicians. This study also ascertained that EMDR clinicians experienced workplace difficulties and challenges. Consideration is given to how the study findings may have implications for both the teaching and learning of EMDR and workplace issues.

Keywords: DISSEMINATION OF EMPIRICALLY SUPPORTED THERAPIES; EMDR; INTEGRATION; PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC ORIENTATIONS

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1933-3196.5.4.177

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice.
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