The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice

Objective Investigations of Controversial and Unorthodox Claims in Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry, and Social Work

EDITORIAL

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Ethical Considerations of EMDR Marketing, Training, and Research

Author:
Jeffrey S. Yarvis, Department of Social Work, University of Georgia and U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
Christina Spivey, Department of Social Work, University of Georgia.

Author Note:
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jeffrey S. Yarvis, The University of Georgia, School of Social Work, Tucker Hall, Athens, GA 30602. E-mail: armymsw@arches.uga.edu.

Abstract:
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) has been both popularized and criticized in recent literature. Although a number of investigators continue to examine the efficacy of EMDR, few articles have critically evaluated the training practices and requirements for EMDR certification. This editorial is a qualitative and informal look into some of the training practices and requirements of EMDR level I training. The marketing of EMDR is discussed to identify ethical concerns relevant to EMDR’s promotion.


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The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, vol. 2, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2003).
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