Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

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Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

SKU# 19333196

The Official Publication of the EMDR International Association

Editors: Louise Maxfield, PhD, CPsych

ISSN: 19333196

eISSN: 1933320X

FREQUENCY: Quarterly


The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is a quarterly, peer-reviewed publication devoted to integrative, state-of-the-art papers about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is a broadly conceived interdisciplinary journal that stimulates and communicates research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice.

The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research is the Official Publication of the EMDR International Association. Please visit their site for full information about the association and its activities at www.emdria.org.

For the Journal to be the premiere resource on EMDR, all members of EMDRIA and the mental health community are encouraged to contribute manuscripts. Examples of articles include:

Case Studies

  • Assess the applicability of EMDR for a client(s) with a specific disorder or challenging presentation
  • Examine changes to the standard protocol using a case series approach

Research Studies

  • Investigate outcome by using randomized clinical trials
  • Investigate treatment processes
  • Evaluate the role of eye movements and bilateral stimulation
  • Assess individual factors/personality variables to treatment outcome or process

Clinical Contributions

  • Discussion of the impact of ethnicity and culture
  • Suggestions on how to evaluate client readiness for treatment
  • Recommendations for treatment of a specific disorder

Review Articles

  • Summarize literature and research in a particular domain

Theoretical Reviews

  • Summarize research and propose hypotheses

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Editorial Board 


Louise Maxfield, PhD, CPsych
Ontario and Lakehead University
London, Ontario, Canada


Nancy J. Abel, MSW
South Portland, ME

Sheila Sidney Bender
Florham Park, NJ

Uri Bergmann, PhD
Commack, NY

John G. Carlson, PhD
Tucson, AZ

Ad de Jongh, PhD
University of Amsterdam, Centre for Psychotherapy and Psychotrauma
Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Carlijn de Roos, Drs, MA
Psychotrauma-center for Children and Youth
Leiden, The Netherlands

Tonya Edmond, PhD
Brown School of Social Work at Washington University
St. Louis, MO

Derek Farrell
University of Worcester, UK

Isabel Fernandez
Psychotraumatology Research and Studies Center
Milan, Italy

Judith Flaxman, PhD
Center for Multimodal Treatment
Evanston, IL

Carol Forgash
Smithtown, NY

Blanche Freund, PhD, RN, FAACS
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Denise J. Gelinas, PhD
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Earl Grey, PhD
Walden University
Pittsburgh, PA

Ricky Greenwald, PsyD
Child Trauma Institute
Greenfield, MA

Arne Hofmann, MD
University of Cologne
University of Witten
Herdecke, Germany

Hellen Hornsveld, PhD
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lee Hyer, EdD, ABPP
Mercer Medical School (Medical College of Central Georgia)
Newark, NJ

Daeho Kim, MD, PhD
Hanyang University
Seoul, South Korea

Deborah L. Korn, PsyD
The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute
Brookline, MA

Christopher Lee, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Andrew M. Leeds, PhD
Santa Rosa, CA

Howard Lipke, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences
North Chicago, IL

Therese McGoldrick
University of Sterling
Sterling, Scotland, UK

Miriam Ramos Morrison, MA
Madrid, Spain

Mark D. Moses, PhD
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Katy Murray, MSW
Olympia, WA

John M. O’Brien, PhD
Portland, ME

Stacee L. Reicherzer, PhD
Walden University
Minneapolis, MN

Susan Rogers, PhD
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Coatesville, PA

Jenny Ann Rydberg
Avignon, France

Martin Sack, MD
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Sarah J. Schubert, BA(Hons)
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Francine Shapiro, PhD
Mental Research Institute
Palo Alto, CA

Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, MSW
University at Buffalo - School of Social Work
Buffalo, NY

Robert Stickgold, PhD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
The Trauma Center
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Boston Community Practice Site
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT

Call for Papers 


The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research provides the following author resources. Please download and carefully read these materials before submitting your manuscript:

Guidelines for Authors (PDF File)

Instructions for Writing a Clinical Practice Article (.docx File)

Instructions for Case Study and Case Series Articles (.docx File)


The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research seeks your manuscripts on research and theory about EMDR, and their application to clinical practice. The Journal will publish experimental studies; theoretical, review, and methodological articles; case studies; brief reports; and book reviews. Submissions can be emailed to Dr. Louise Maxfield (maxfield@rogers.com). All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. All figures must be sent as tiff (300 ppi) or eps (800 ppi) files.

Authors should prepare manuscripts according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition). Manuscripts are generally expected to be 20-25 pages in length. Brief reports will be 10-15 pages in length. All instructions for preparation of the manuscript can be found through the Author Resources.


Manuscripts submitted to the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research should be sent by e-mail to the Editor, Louise Maxfield maxfield@rogers.com.

Online Access 

Official Publication of EMDR International Association
Endorsed by the EMDR Europe Association

Member Subscriptions
Members of EMDR International Association receive the print journal as well as access to the current and all back issues online. To access the online edition sign in to the EMDRIA members area and and click the link to the journal.

Members of associations affiliated with EMDR Europe and the EMDR Association of Australia receive online access to the journal including all back issues as a benefit of membership. After you become a member you will receive an e-mail from SpringerJournals.com with access instructions, including your user name and password. Forgot your password? Simply visit www.springerjournals.com and enter your e-mail address. Your password will be resent to your inbox in 2-3 minutes.

New Members
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