EMDR Treatment for Abuse Histories

This course will give the student an opportunity to comprehend how EMDR works on traumatic symptomology. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a type of treatment that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). Shapiro’s (2001) Adaptive Information Processing model posits that EMDR allows the accessing and processing of traumatic memories to bring these to an adaptive resolution.