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EMDR Therapy and Dissociative Disorders

PESI Team

EMDR has been popularized due its success with PTSD patients – yet, it also has proven successes treating patients with Dissociative Disorder.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat Eating Disorders

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat eating disorders? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows that many eating disorders may stem from underlying trauma.

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How to Become a Certified EMDR Therapist

PESI Team

Considering becoming an EMDR certified therapist? Learn what a therapist does in EMDR, as well as the criteria to become certified today from our guide.

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Using EMDR Therapy to Treat OCD

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat OCD? Although a commonly used treatment for PTSD, research shows EMDR can also be effective in treating patients with OCD.

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Does EMDR Work as a Treatment for Depression?

PESI Team

Can EMDR be used to treat depression? EMDR is a common treatment for PTSD – however, research shows it also has benefits in treating depressive disorders.

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What is EMDR Therapy and How Does It Work?

PESI Team

EMDR is a treatment for PTSD, focusing on using bilateral stimulation (BLS) to help the brain access and process traumatic memories. Learn more.

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5 Resources for Virtual EMDR

Free Tools to Bring to Your Next Session

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

Conduct successful EMDR trauma treatment sessions via telehealth without sacrificing effectiveness with these five free resources recommended by Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, EMDR CIT.

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Adapting EMDR to Telehealth

Guidance from an EMDR-certified expert

Megan McQuary, LCSW, CSUD, CCTP, EMDR CIT

EMDR is an essential tool in the treatment of trauma that can accelerate therapeutic outcomes, but skillful utilization of EMDR via telehealth is not without challenges. Learn the extra steps that must be taken prior to your first virtual EMDR session.

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EMDR: Safety and Stabilization

When and with whom do we use EMDR?

Linda Curran, BCPC, LPC, CACD, CCDPD

In addition to improved practice outcomes, effective integration of EMDR can lead to the long-term trauma resolution that your clients so desperately desire. But we need to stop and ask: when and with whom do we use EMDR?

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An Attachment-Focused EMDR™ In-session Demonstration with Dr. Laurel Parnell

PESI, Inc.

In this free, short video, Dr. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of EMDR, shows you how to prepare your client for safe and effective trauma treatment.

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