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Learn about how EMDR therapy works, what it is like, and how widely it is recognized. Courtesy of EMDRIA. https://youtu.be/Pkfln-ZtWeY

The Connecticut EMDR Psychotherapists Directory is an online resource providing information regarding psychotherapists trained in EMDR in Connecticut. The directory provides networking, continuing education, consultation and training opportunities for psychotherapy and regional meeting information for the New Haven EMDR Regional Network. and for This website facilitates access to psychotherapists in private practice in various agencies and institutions.

The community of clinicians specializing in EMDR grows continually in breadth and capacity as does the community of those served. The site connects individuals seeking mental health treatment with area practitioners. It also provides current information regarding the numerous EMDR Therapy resources, trainings and events available in our area, within the New Haven EMDRIA Regional Network and beyond.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy is a highly effective, evidenced-based psychotherapeutic treatment approach that is successful in treating not only the wide range of single to complex traumatic events but additionally a wide scope of clinical issues such as: phobias, self-defeating or self-harming behaviors, panic attacks, relationship issues, grief and loss and binge eating and behavioral addictions, to name just a few. The therapists listed on this website are EMDR Therapy trained, and/or EMDR Therapy Certified and may additionally hold advanced certification in Consultation, Teaching and Training. EMDR Therapy is one modality amongst a rich multitude of interventions that the psychotherapists listed here share in common to treat trauma and other psychological conditions. The psychotherapists in this directory represent a community comprised with approaches stemming from a vast range of skill-sets, disciplines, therapeutic orientations, expertise and training.

The CT EMDR Therapists Directory does not examine, determine, or warrant the competence of any EMDR therapist listed in this and does not warrant that the EMDR therapists listed in this Directory are currently or properly licensed. Under no circumstances should this Directory be used to verify the credentials of EMDR therapists. Use of this Directory wholly voluntary and will not result in any liability against CT EMDR Therapists Directory. In no event shall the CT EMDR Therapists Directory be liable for damages to any user of the Directory.

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World Health Organization (2013). Guidelines for the Management of Conditions Specifically Related to Stress. Geneva, Switzerland

"Trauma-focused CBT and EMDR are the only psychotherapies recommended for children, adolescents and adults with PTSD.

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American Psychiatric Association (2004). Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines.
EMDR therapy was determined to be an effective treatment of trauma.

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Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense (2004, 2010). VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post-Traumatic Stress. Washington, DC.
EMDR therapy was placed in the "A" category as “strongly recommended” for the treatment of trauma.
24 randomized controlled (and 12 nonrandomized) studies have been conducted on EMDR in the treatment of trauma

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"The speed at which change occurs during EMDR contradicts the traditional notion of time as essential for psychological healing. Shapiro has integrated elements from many different schools of psychotherapy into her protocols, making EMDR applicable to a variety of clinical populations and accessible to clinicians from different orientations."

- Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

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"The discovery of EMDR is one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of psychotherapy.
Having used it as part of my practice for 15 years, I - and many of my patients - still marvel at the depth and speed with which it can help heal and change the minds and brains, and even bodily symptoms of people who have been locked in, and suffering from trauma for decades...(it is) a method of healing trauma that has already helped millions."

- Norman Doidge, MD, Professor at the University of Toronto's Department of Psychiatry and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York. author of "The Brain that Changes Itself".

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"Dr. Shapiro is a pioneer in the field of helping people overcome trauma and negative past experiences."

— Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
author 'Change Your Brain, Change Your Life'
Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Founder of the Amen Clinics.

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"Francine Shapiro has given a life-transforming gift to the world by her rigorous development of a science-validated approach to soothing the suffering of our small and large life traumas. Our experiences are remembered in networks of interconnected neural patterns that can later create maladaptive ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that may form prisons of the mind, forcing us to live in automatic ways we may believe we cannot change. Yet how we focus the mind can actually change the very structure of the brain itself. The key is to know how to use our awareness to create this important healing."

- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and author of "The Developing Mind" and "Mindsight".

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"EMDR allows for the transmutation of the perpetual re-experiencing of distressing events with a learning experience that becomes a source of resilience.”

- Roger Solomon, PhD, EMDR Institute Trainer, police psychologist for the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and a consultant to the trauma programs of the U.S. Senate and several state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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To the EMDR community:
"I think that we are privileged and have a big responsibility. We have a medicine for some of the most painful illnesses in the world. If we do not share it, it is a shame. We have a treasure. It is important to touch as many people as we can, as it will have huge consequences for them and for their families. It is not too late. It is never too late."

- Susana Gabriela Uribe Ramirez, EMDR Institute Trainer, Approved Consultant EMDR Iberoamérica and for EMDRIA
EMDRIA Newsletter March 2014