Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy that is efficacious and considered to be evidence based practice (SAHMSA, WHO). EMDR Therapy is an 8 phased treatment that is effective for the treatment of trauma in infants to adults. The phases include standardized protocols that incorporate best practices from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has been taught and used in more than 70 countries around the world and helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress.
Please review the questions below for more information on EMDR Therapy, or click here to contact Dr. Robbie to speak with her about EMDR Therapy.
EMDR Therapy is a method of psychotherapy that helps people resolve emotional distress and heal from symptoms that are caused by disturbing life experiences. EMDR Therapy promotes the healing process that is necessary to work through a psychological trauma. It is recognized by APA, the World Health Organization, and the Department of Defense as an effective treatment of trauma and other disturbing experiences.
During therapy, clinicians trained in EMDR Therapy traditionally direct lateral eye movement during a therapy session. This can also be accomplished through tapping the hands or audio stimuli. By having the patient focus on specific memories surrounding a traumatic event, the therapy requires less clinician-led interpretation and instead allows patients to gain insights through accelerated intellectual and emotional processes.
Patients interested in receiving EMDR Therapy should seek an EMDRIA-trained professional. Dr. Robbie practices primarily in Tempe, AZ but is more than willing to provide referrals for EMDR Therapy internationally.
Please visit the EMDRIA.org webpage to find a qualified EMDR Therapist.
Yes. Dr. Tapia has written about EMDR Therapy for infants and toddlers. Read her book, and view this brochure.
If you are a clinician that is interested in being trained in EMDR Therapy, there are training and workshops around the world that range from basic training to advanced workshops.
In order to complete EMDR Basic Training you must complete two Weekends of training, begin implementing EMDR into you professional practice, and receive 10 hours of consultation. Look under our Training & Workshops tab to see Upcoming Classes and Register for EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.
You can also visit EMDRIA.org for EMDRIA Approved Basic Trainings in EMDR Therapy.
As a clinical professional, you can be considered EMDR trained once you have completed EMDR Basic Training (Finish Weekend 1, Weekend 2, and 10 hours of consultation). You cannot work towards EMDR Certification until you have fully finished Basic Training. You can learn more about the Certification process on EMDRIA's website here.