EMDR Therapy is Effective

EMDR is effective therapy.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is known to be an effective form of psychotherapy.

At EMDR Professional Training™, we believe one sustaining fact that makes our work very purposeful:  EMDR therapy is effective.

How Do We Know EMDR Therapy is Effective?

Ongoing research continues to confirm the efficacy of EMDR therapy, especially in its treatment of trauma-related conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depressive or anxious comorbid symptoms. For example, in the article titled, “Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Children and Adolescents with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” (2017), Moreno-Alcázar, et.al. concluded that, from a meta-analysis of eight studies, “EMDR therapy was superior” to other conditions.  Add to this research and many more studies like it with similar results, the recommendations of entities such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2017), where both strongly recommend EMDR for the treatment of trauma (p. 6), citing strong evidence for the use of the protocol from clinical trials.

Effective Education for Effective Therapy

Because EMDR therapy is proven to be an effective therapy, EMDR Professional Training™ is also committed to providing you with effective education to support your practice of it.

That’s why we offer you both online and live, in-person education, giving you options in the way you engage in your EMDR therapy training.

Ways to Engage

EMDR Professional Training both online and in classroom environments.
EMDR Professional Training provides effective education both online and in live settings.

For many, an online environment is an effective form of education where the freedom to set your own pace and revisit the material offers flexibility.  Others regard live education, such as our advanced workshop weekends, as their best option because of the intense focus over the span of a weekend, along with the opportunity to network and discuss the material with colleagues.

In addition to providing options for the way you train, we offer you a stellar list of presenters who not only hold distinguished résumés of experience in the mental health field, but also exhibit clinical excellence in their practice of EMDR therapy.  In short, you’ll find effective instruction from each of our presenters, affording you the best education available in EMDR therapy.

So that’s why we’ve chosen Effective as a word to describe what we’re about at EMDR Professional Training™.  An effective form of treatment available to you in effective modes of instruction.

Join us!

Join us live or online for your next Advanced Course or get started with a three-weekend Basic Training. We’d love to support you in your work and continuing education of EMDR therapy.

Dr. Michelle Gottlieb


Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense (2017). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Acute Stress Disorder.

Washington, DC: Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense. Retrieved November 9, 2019 from https://www.healthquality.va.gov/guidelines/MH/ptsd/VADoDPTSDCPGClinicianSummaryFinal.pdf

Moreno-Alcázar, A., Treen, D., Valiente-Gómez, A., Sio-Eroles, A., Pérez, V., Amann, B. L., & Radua, J. (2017).

Efficacy of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in Children and Adolescent with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Frontiers in psychology8, 1750. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01750