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What does the data say about the importance of eye movement in EMDR?

Lee, C.W. and Cuijpers, P. (2015) What does the data say about the importance of eye movement in EMDR? Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45 (1). pp. 226-228.

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Earlier this year we published a paper that gave an up-to-date review of the evidence for whether eye movement had an effect in facilitating the processing of trauma memories (Lee & Cuijpers, 2013). In this paper we did a meta-analysis to look at this issue both in laboratory contexts and in treatment studies that used Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Devilly, Lohr, and Ono (2013) have provided a commentary on our article that contains many inaccuracies and several irrelevant points that could have the effect of clouding our findings. We therefore take this opportunity to repeat the main findings which were not addressed in their commentary and document both the irrelevancies and inaccuracies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: Elsevier
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