Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)-old

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  2. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)-old

This application is only for current providers already trained in this EBP to determine eligibility for specialized Medicaid rates. Information for new providers interested in starting training and consultation will be released in the coming months. 
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What is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy? 

EMDR is a structured therapy for individuals who have experienced a trauma and are having symptoms associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). During treatment, the therapist guides patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), to help process and resolve the emotion associated with trauma memories.

EMDR is typically delivered in six to twelve sessions lasting from 60-90 minutes. The phases of treatment include: 1) history and treatment planning, 2) preparation, 3) assessment, 4) desensitization, 5) installation (strengthening a positive belief), 6) body scan, 7) closure, and 8) reevaluation.

Population Served

EMDR therapy is for children, adolescents and adults who are experiencing distress or mental health symptoms related to a traumatic event.

For more information:
Visit EMDR International Association