EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach: Experts of Diverse Orientations Explore the Paradigm Prism

Pages: 444
Item #: 431797A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-922-2
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Copyright: 2002
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In EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach, EMDR originator Francine Shapiro explores the latest developments and theoretical perspectives on, and clinical implications of, this complex psychotherapy approach originally developed to treat posttraumatic stress disorder. Leading spokespersons of all major schools of psychotherapy explore how EMDR meshes with their approaches, identifying the elements and outcomes salient to their world view. They offer guidelines and techniques, amply illustrated, across a range of problems and disorders, including depression, attachment disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, body image disturbance, marital discord, and existential angst. From this diversity of viewpoints emerges a picture of similarities, differences, and strengths across disciplines and suggestions and opportunities for more robust and comprehensive treatment.
Table of Contents




  1. Introduction: Paradigms, Processing, and Personality Development
    —Francine Shapiro
  2. EMDR Treatment: Overview and Integration
    —Francine Shapiro
  3. Beyond the Talking Cure: Somatic Experience and Subcortical Imprints in the Treatment of Trauma
    —Bessel A. van der Kolk
  4. The Developing Mind and the Resolution of Trauma: Some Ideas About Information Processing and an Interpersonal Neurobiology of Psychotherapy
    —Daniel J. Siegel
  5. EMDR and Psychoanalysis
    —Paul L. Wachtel
  6. EMDR and Cognitive–Behavior Therapy: Exploring Convergence and Divergence
    —Nancy J. Smyth and A. Desmond Poole
  7. Combining EMDR and Schema-Focused Therapy: The Whole May Be Greater Than the Sum of the Parts
    —Jeffrey E. Young, William M. Zangwill, and Wendy E. Behary
  8. EMDR: An Elegantly Concentrated Multimodal Procedure?
    —Clifford N. Lazarus and Arnold A. Lazarus
  9. EMDR and Hypnosis
    —Stephen Gilligan
  10. EMDR and Experiential Psychotherapy
    —Arthur C. Bohart and Leslie Greenberg
  11. Feminist Therapy and EMDR: Theory Meets Practice
    —Laura S. Brown
  12. EMDR in Conjunction With Family Systems Therapy
    —Florence W. Kaslow, A. Rodney Nurse, and Peggy Thompson
  13. Transpersonal Psychology, Eastern Nondual Philosophy, and EMDR
    —Sheila Krystal, John J. Prendergast, Phyllis Krystal, Peter Fenner, Isaac Shapiro, and Kali Shapiro
  14. Integration and EMDR
    —John C. Norcross and Francine Shapiro

Appendix A: Evaluations of EMDR

Appendix B: EMDR Resources

Appendix C: Commonly Asked Questions About EMDR and Suggestions for Research Parameters
—Louise Maxfield

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editor

Editor Bio

Francine Shapiro, PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR, is a senior research fellow at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. She is the founder and president emeritus of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a nonprofit organization that coordinates disaster response and pro bono training worldwide. She has served as advisor to a wide variety of trauma treatment and outreach organizations and journals.

Dr. Shapiro has been an invited speaker on EMDR at many major psychology conferences, including two divisions of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society Presidential Symposium on PTSD. She has written and coauthored numerous articles, chapters, and books about EMDR, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, and EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award presented by the California Psychological Association.