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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
Ottawa, ON, Canada


Nancy J. Abel
South Portland, ME

Ian Barron
University of Dundee, UK

Sheila Sidney Bender
Florham Park, NJ

Uri Bergmann
Commack, NY

John G. Carlson
Tucson, AZ

Mark Dworkin
Torrington, CT

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

Carlijn de Roos
Psychotrauma-Center for Children and Youth
ZB Leiden, The Netherlands

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

Derek Farrell
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham, UK

Isabel Fernandez
Psychotraumatology Research and Studies Center
Milan, Italy

Judith Flaxman
Center for Multimodal Treatment
Evanston, IL

Carol Forgash
Smithtown, NY

Blanche Freund
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Denise J. Gelinas
Baystate Medical Center
Springfield, MA

Ricky Greenwald, PhD
Child Trauma Institute
Greenfield, MA

Earl Grey
Walden University and private practice
Pittsburgh, PA

Arne Hofmann
University of Cologne
University of Witten
Herdecke, Germany

Hellen Hornsveld
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Lee Hyer
Mercer Medical School
Macon, GA

Matthew D. Kiernan
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Daeho Kim
Hanyang University
Seoul, South Korea

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

Christopher Lee
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Andrew M. Leeds
Santa Rosa, CA

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

Therese McGoldrick
University of Stirling, UK

Miriam Ramos Morrison
Madrid, Spain

Mark D. Moses
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Dolores Mosquera
Institute for the Study of Trauma and Personality Disorders
A Coruña, Spain

Katy Murray
Olympia, WA

John M. O’Brien
Portland, ME

Udi Oren
Ra’anana, Israel

Marco Pagani
Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, CNR,
Rome, Italy

Stacee L. Reicherzer
Southern New Hampshire University
Hooksett, NH

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

Jenny Ann Rydberg
Avignon, France

Martin Sack
Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany

Sarah J. Schubert
Murdoch University
Murdoch, Australia

Francine Shapiro
Mental Research Institute
Palo Alto, CA

Nancy J. Smyth
University at Buffalo—School of Social Work
Buffalo, NY

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

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

Debra Wesselmann
The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska
Omaha, NE

Kathleen Wheeler
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT



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. 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 (6th Edition). Manuscripts are generally expected to be 20-35 pages in length. All instructions for preparation of the manuscript can be found through the Author Resources.


Please submit manuscripts electronically at www.editorialmanager.com/emdr. Manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt. Following preliminary review by the Editors, to ensure compliance with required elements, manuscripts are peer reviewed. Determination regarding potential publication is made upon completion of the review process.

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 affiliated organizations receive online access to the journal as a benefit of membership. Members should contact their organization administrator for directions regarding how to access the journal online.

New Members
Visit the appropriate website listed below for information about new members and how to join: