Books About EMDR Therapy

Books about EMDR

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Books for Clients/Patients who are in psychotherapy or counseling, or participating in self-help education/activities

Calm and Confident: Overcome Stress and Anxiety With EMDR by Mark Grant (1997).

Two guided visualizations, soothing music, and EMDR combined to help listeners relax and feel more confident about dealing with stress and anxiety-producing situations. A instruction booklet included.

EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma.
by Francine Shapiro, & Margot Silk-Forrest (1996). (New York: Basic Books).

EMDR explained and includes many case histories. For the general public as well as professionals.

Emotional Healing at Warp Speed: The Power of EMDR by Grand, D. (2001)

EMDR: Transforming Trauma. by Laurel Parnell, (1996). (New York: W.W. Norton).

Basic EMDR information for the general public as well as professionals. Dr. Parnell writes from a transpersonal perspective about her experiences with EMDR.

Small Wonders: Healing Childhood Trauma with EMDR. by Joan Lovett, M.D. (1999) (The Free Press, Simon and Schuster Publishers).

Collection of stories about children, adolescents and adults who have puzzling symptoms and anxiety. It offers therapists who treat children and do inner child work, a in-depth look the EMDR process and valuable clinical histories. EMDR information is explained in a easily understandable way for clients. Lovett is a wizard at integrating EMDR into multidimensional therapeutic contexts.

Helpful Books for EMDR Clinicians:

Finding the Energy to Heal: How EMDR, Hypnosis, TFT, Imagery, and Body-Focused Therapy Can Help Resolve Health Problems by Maggie Phillips (2000) (Norton Professional Books).

A excellent book for EMDR practitioners. The author EMDR explains concepts like Positive Image Installation, Positive Target Image, Conflict Free Image, Resource Interweave, Ego State Therapy during EMDR without Hypnosis, Renurturing Interweaves, Developmental Learning Interweaves, concepts and procedures related to the Safe Place and Safe Place Image, Temporal Resource Interweaves, and many other concepts and resources that can be useful to the EMDR clinician.

EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. (1999). (New York: W.W. Norton)

EMDR and Psychotherapy Integration: Theoretical and Clinical Suggestions With Focus on Traumatic Stress by Lipke, H. (1999)

Lipke integrates EMDR practice with behavioral, dynamic, and humanistic psychotherapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures  by Francine Shapiro, (1995). (New York: Guilford).

Theoretical conceptualization of EMDR is outlined by Dr. Shapiro. Most of the information here is presented at the Level I and II EMDR trainings.

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in Child and Adolescent Therapy by
Ricky A. Greenwald, PsyD. (1999). (Jason Aronson Inc.)

Extending EMDR: A Casebook of Innovative Applications by Philip Mansfield (Editor)(1998). (New York: W.W. Norton)

Healing the Divided Self: Clinical and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Conditions by Maggie Phillips, Claire Frederick (1995) W.W. Norton & Company.

This book doesn’t discuss EMDR specifically but it does discusses Ego State Therapy as well as dissociation, hypnosis, and other relevant topics to EMDR Therapists.

Pain Control with EMDR by Mark Grant. (1997).

Designed to minimize all kinds of pain, including chronic, postoperative, and migraine, the audio cassette and booklet contain two visualizations of pain-relieving imagery.

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild. (2000) (New York. W.W. Norton)

Trauma in the Lives of Children: Crisis and Stress Management Techniques for Teachers, Counselors, and Student Service Professionals by Kendall Johnson. (1998). (Hunter House).

This book is for the professionals who treat children. The second edition includes information about the advances in the understanding of memory and post-traumatic stress in children. Includes a chapter on EMDR.

Transforming Trauma: EMDR: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Freeing the Mind, Clearing the Body, and Opening the Heart by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. (1998). (New York: W.W. Norton).

Dr. Parnell takes the reader into her own experience as a EMDR therapist and her clients’ abuse histories sharing how traumatic events frozen in time are released by using the EMDR method.

Through the Eyes of a Child: EMDR with Children by Robert H. Tinker, Sandy A. Wilson, Robbie Dutton, Sandra D. Wilson. (1999). New York: (W.W. Norton).

This books shows how EMDR can be successfully applied to helping children over come childhood trauma. The EMDR protocal is modified so it can be applied to children as young as two years old. There are many case examples including, phobias, auto accidents, bereavement, ADHD, anxiety, depression and reactive attachment disorders, and eating disorders.

Neurobiology & Attachment Books

Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self: The Neurobiology of Emotional Development by Allan N. Schore (Paperback 1999)

The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience by Daniel Siegel (1999)(Guilford Press)

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View fromPsychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology by Daniel N. Stern (Paperback)

Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Neuroscience: Emotion, Evolution, Cognition, Language, Memory, Brain Damage, and Abnormal Behavior by Rhawn Joseph (1996).(Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins)

Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder by Marsha M. Linehan(1993). Guilford Press

Other Books Written by EMDR Clinicians

Getting Through the Day: Strategies for Adults Hurt As Children by Nancy J. Napier.(1994). W.W. Norton & Company


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