EMDR Clinician Survey

In 1992 an extensive survey was sent to the 1200 clinicians Francine Shapiro had trained asking about their clinical experience with EMDR. EMDR was new and it would take a while before many randomized controlled studies would be available (actually there were very few RTCs of method of therapy for the effects of trauma then), so it seemed important that there be information available about the effects of EMDR from independent sources. In addition there was the important, and not often seen, body of clinical “lore” that would be based on a systematic collection of data, not just the passing on of clinical impressions, which is/was a common way clinicians receive our information. So, here is the survey presented at The American Psychological Association Annual Convention (August, 1994) “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): A Quantitative Study of Clinician Impressions of Effects and Training Requirements” and as published in the now out of print first edition of Shapiro’s basic text, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (1995).