A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, Second Edition

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A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, Second Edition

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Author: Andrew M. Leeds PhD

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This second edition of an acclaimed guide to the theory and practice of EMDR provides updated information regarding new evidence for its treatment efficacyand an in-depth presentation of state-of-the-art research on its mechanisms of action. The book reviews outcome studies suggesting EMDR’s effectiveness fordiagnoses beyond PTSD, along with studies on its use for treatment of depression, with cancer patients, and with groups. It surveys new strategies onadvanced EMDR therapy topics such as when treating dissociative and personality disorders, along with references for more in-depth information. The secondedition also provides an expanded glossary and extensively updated references and reflects changes corresponding to the DSM-5.

The book delivers clear, concise treatment guidelines for students, practicing clinicians, supervisors, clinic directors, and hospital administratorsinvolved in the treatment of those with PTSD, specific phobias, and panic disorder. For researchers conducting treatment outcome studies, it provideseasy-to-access treatment guidelines and a comprehensive set of fidelity checklists for all aspects of EMDR therapy. Many new charts, forms, scripts,illustrations, tables, and decision trees present key information clearly and concisely to guide treatment planning and documentation. Case studies withtranscripts illustrate the different protocols and further guide practitioners of EMDR therapy in informed decision making.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Describes updated information on mechanisms of action of EMDR therapy
  • Presents new evidence-based EMDR therapy
  • Delivers outcome studies for the use of EMDR with a broad range of diagnoses
  • Surveys new research about using EMDR with cancer patients and those with severe depression
  • Discusses the evolution of the theory of memory networks in EMDR therapy
  • Examines the effectiveness of bilateral stimulation on adaptive memories and images
  • Reflects changes resulting from DSM-5
  • Includes extensively updated and expanded references and glossary
  • Provides new charts, forms, scripts, illustrations, decision trees, and case studies illustrating different protocols

Key Features:

  • Presents an easy-to-use set of forms and scripts available for download from www.springerpub.com/leeds-2e
  • Focuses on safety and efficiency of EMDR therapy in many situations
  • Expands AIP model regarding using EMDR to resolve psychological defenses
  • Discusses ethical issues in clinical application, consultation, supervision, and research

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 03, 2016
  • Page Count 464
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826131164
  • EISBN 9780826131171

About The Author(s) 

Andrew M. Leeds, PhD

, is a California-licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist with 40 years of experience in the private practice of psychotherapy. He practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He is the director of training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, which offers basic and advanced training programs in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Dr. Leeds received his BA in psychology with honors in 1972 from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an MA in clinical psychology in 1974 from Goddard College, and his PhD in clinical psychology in 1983 from International College. After early training in gestalt and somatic psychotherapies, Dr. Leeds served a 2-year internship as program coordinator for an alcohol abuse treatment program in Santa Cruz and received his license as a marriage and family therapist before going on to obtain his doctorate. During his doctoral program, he studied cognitive behavioral therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis, and self-psychology. Dr. Leeds received his initial EMDR therapy training in 1991 and became an EMDR therapy training supervisor that same year. In 1993, he became an EMDR therapy trainer. He has conducted basic EMDR therapy trainings for 15,000 clinicians at 140 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England, and Japan. He has presented papers on EMDR therapy for regional, national, and international conferences. He is the author of a book, book chapters, and journal articles on EMDR therapy. He served for 2 years on the Standards and Training Committee of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and for 3 years as an elected member of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. He presently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the

Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

and, in 2013, was the guest editor for volume 7, issue number 3. He is an EMDRIA-Approved Consultant providing consultation to EMDR therapy clinicians around the world. Dr. Leeds contributed to the evolution of EMDR by articulating, publishing, and teaching the EMDR procedure that he named

Resource Development and Installation

(RDI). In 1999, he received an EMDRIA award for creative innovation in the development of EMDR as well as the Ronald A. Martinez PhD Memorial Award. In 2013, he received the Francine Shapiro award from EMDRIA.

Table of Contents 


Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition




The Conceptual Framework for EMDR Therapy

Chapter 1 The History and Evolution of EMDR Therapy

Chapter 2 The Adaptive Information Processing Model

Chapter 3 An Overview of the Standard Eight-Phase Model of EMDR Therapy and the Three-Pronged Protocol


Case Formulation, Treatment Planning, and Preparing Patients for EMDR Reprocessing

Chapter 4 Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Chapter 5 Assessing Readiness for Reprocessing

Chapter 6 The Preparation Phase


Phases 3 to 8 of the Standard Protocol for PTSD With the Standard Procedural Steps for EMDR Reprocessing

Chapter 7 The Assessment Phase

Chapter 8 The Desensitization Phase: Basic Procedures

Chapter 9 Maintaining and Restoring Effective Reprocessing in the Desensitization Phase

Chapter 10 The Installation, Body Scan, and Closure Phases

Chapter 11 The Reevaluation Phase and Completing the Treatment Plan

Chapter 12 Cases Illustrating EMDR Treatment of PTSD


Research-Supported Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Other Disorders and Situations

Chapter 13 Treating Specific Phobia

Chapter 14 Treating Panic Disorder

Chapter 15 Cases Illustrating EMDR Therapy for Panic Disorder


Professional Development

Chapter 16 Professional Development in Clinical Application

Chapter 17 Supervising and Consulting on EMDR Therapy


Fidelity Checklists, Forms, Resources, and Glossary

Appendix A: Fidelity Checklists

Appendix B: Procedural Scripts and Forms for Planning and Documenting EMDR Treatment

Appendix C: Resources

Appendix D: Glossary