Research Articles


  1. EMDR Treatment of Recent Events and Community Disasters (and other selected articles. ) Journal of EMDR Practice and Research: click here
  2. EMDR treatment of recent trauma. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Shapiro, E. (2009). 3(3), 141-151. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.3.3.141 .: click here
  3. The EMDR Protocol for recent critical incidents: Brief report of an application in a human massacre situation. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Jarero, I., and Uribe, S. (2011). 5(4), 156-165. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.5.4.156.: click here
  4. The recent-traumatic episode protocol: Outcome evaluation and analysis of three case studies. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Tofani, L. R., and Wheeler, K. (2011). 5(3), 95-110. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.5.3.95.: click here
  5. The EMDR protocol for recent critical incidents: Application in a disaster mental health continuum of care context. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Jarero, I., Artigas, L., and Luber, M. (2011). 5(3), 82-94. doi:10.1891/1933-3196.5.3.82.: click here
  6. EMDR For Disaster-Exposed Children: A Translating Research Into Practice Link. de Roos, C., Greenwald, R., den Hollander-Gijsman, M., Noorthoorn, E., van Buuren, S., and de Jongh, A. (2011). A randomized comparison of CBT and EMDR for disaster-exposed children. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 2, 5694. DOI: 10.3402. : click here
  7. mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings: click here
  8. mhTap SPE-Stress guidelinesGRC - approved version (Feb 21, 2013): click here
  9. [EMDR] International endorsement of EMDR: click here
  10. The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol: Application With Child Victims of a Mass Disaster. Jarero, Ignacio; Artigas, Lucina; Montero, Mar Lena, L Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (ISSN: 1933-3196); Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 97-105(9); 20080601 Springer Publishing Company.

    Abstract:The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment protocol (EMDR-IGTP) has been used in different parts of the world since 1998 with both adults and children after natural or man-made disasters. This protocol combines the eight standard EMDR treatment phases with a group therapy model, thus providing more extensive reach than the individual application of EMDR. In this study the EMDR-IGTP was used Events Scale that was maintained at 3-month follow-up. Although controlled research is needed to establish the efficacy of this intervention, preliminary results suggest that EMDR-IGTP may be an effective means of providing treatment to large groups of people impacted by large-scale with 16 bereaved children after a human provoked disaster in the Mexican State of Coahuila in 2006. Results showed a significant decrease in scores on the Child's Reaction to Traumatic critical incidents (e.g., human-provoked disasters, terrorism, natural disasters). : click here

  11. Building Resilience and Dismantling Fear: EMDR Group Protocol With Children in an Area of Ongoing Trauma. Zaghrout-Hodali, Mona; Alissa, Ferdoos; Dodgson, Philip W. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (ISSN: 1933-3196); Volume 2, No. 2, pp. 106-113(8); 20080601. Springer Publishing Company.

    Abstract: A number of studies indicate that EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) may be efficacious in treatment of children and young people with symptoms of posttraumatic stress. However, reports are limited in the use of the EMDR psychotherapy approach in situations of ongoing violence and trauma. This case study describes work with seven children in an area of ongoing violence who were subject to repeat traumas during the course of an EMDR psychotherapy intervention, using a group protocol. Results indicate that the EMDR approach can be effective in a group setting, and in an acute situation, both in reducing symptoms of posttraumatic and peritraumatic stress and in "inoculation" or building resilience in a setting of ongoing conflict and trauma. Given the need for such applications, further research is recommended regarding EMDR's ability to increase personal resources in such settings. click here

  12. The EMDR Integrative Group Treatment Protocol: Application With Adults During Ongoing Geopolitical Crisis. Jarero, Ignacio; Artigas, Lucina Journal of EMDR Practice and Research (ISSN: 1933-3196); Volume 4, No. 4, pp. 148-155(8); 20101101 Springer Publishing Company.

    Abstract: The eye movement desensitization and reprocessing Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (EMDR-IGTP) has been used in its original format or with adaptations to meet the circumstances in numerous settings around the world for thousands of disaster survivors after natural or man-made incidents. In this study, the EMDR-IGTP was applied during three consecutive days to a group of 20 adults during ongoing geopolitical crisis in a Central American country in 2009. Results in this uncontrolled study showed significant decreases in scores on the Subjective Unit of Disturbance Scale and the Impact of Event Scale (IES). Changes on the IES were maintained at 14 weeks follow-up even though participants were still exposed to ongoing crisis. Controlled research is recommended to further evaluate the efficacy of this intervention.click here