EMDR

Association

Healing Psychological Trauma

India

EMDR

Association

Healing Psychological Trauma

India

Message from The President

Dear Friends,

Greetings from EMDR Association, India!! I welcome you all on behalf of my team. This is the time of the year to take stock of what have we achieved in the year 2017-2018, and map the road ahead for our association.

As a group of EMDR practitioners we presented the results of our large scale intervention work carried out in Srinagar, at the 3rd EMDR Asia conference in Shanghai, China in the month of April 2017. We presented research papers and posters in this conference. The detailed report is given in the following pages. Some of the members have taken up the task of conducting orientation lectures/presenting papers in prestigious national conferences, held in the year of 2017. This is done with the aim of creating awareness about EMDR as effective therapy for host of mental health issues.

We strongly believe that there is a need to upscale our efforts to reach out to as many stakeholders as possible. I appeal to all of you to contribute in whatever way you can to disseminate scientific information regarding efficacy of EMDR.

In 2018 let us work more actively to reach out to as many individuals or groups that we can and extend helping hand and provide healing touch.

Dr Mrinalini Purandare
Clinical Psychologist

Highlights

Consultation

About EMDR

How EMDR works?

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that was developed to resolve symptoms resulting from disturbing and unresolved life experiences. It uses a structured approach to address past, present, and future aspects of disturbing memories.

The approach was developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro to resolve the development of trauma-related disorders as resulting from exposure to a traumatic or distressing event, such as rape, natural disaster, or childhood trauma. Since Dr. Francine Shapiro introduced EMDR to the clinical community in 1989, the last 25 years have seen a phenomenal research on the effectiveness of this therapy.

Today, EMDR is accepted as a valid method of treatment for PTSD by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association. And widely used in USA, Europe and many parts of Asia. EMDR therapy is recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD by World Health Organization (W.H.O.), 2013.