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Participants’ Experiences of EMDR Training.

Farrell, Derek and Keenan, Paul (2013) Participants’ Experiences of EMDR Training. Journal of EMDR Practice & Research, 7 (1). pp. 2-16. ISSN 1933-3196

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This research projects spans a 6-year period surveying 485 participants’ experiences of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) training in the United Kingdom and Ireland between the periods of 2005 and 2011. This research used a mixed research methodology exploring EMDR training participants’ application of EMDR within their current clinical practice. The rationale was to explore potential differences between EMDR-accredited and EMDR-nonaccredited clinicians in relation to retrospective reports of treatment. Results indicate that EMDR-accredited clinicians report better treatment outcomes. An argument is presented that EMDR has progressed from a convergent technique to a divergent psychotherapeutic approach. Consequently, the research explored whether current EMDR training is “fit for purpose.” A comprehensive model for EMDR training is outlined, proposing the importance of developing more EMDR training in academic institutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: academic, EMDR, learning, outcome, teaching, training
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Health and Society
Depositing User: Derek Farrell
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2013 14:08
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:08

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