Required Reading



Getting Past Your Past:  Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
by Francine Shapiro PhD

Francine Shapiro, the creator of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), explains how our personalities develop and why we become trapped into feeling, believing and acting in ways that don’t serve us. Through detailed examples and exercises readers will learn to understand themselves, and why the people in their lives act the way they do. Most importantly, readers will also learn techniques to improve their relationships, break through emotional barriers, overcome limitations and excel in ways taught to Olympic athletes, successful executives and performers.

This is required reading before the first weekend of EMDR Basic Training.


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols and Procedures
by Francine Shapiro, PhD, Guilford Press, New York, 2017 (3rd ed.)

The primary EMDR textbook is essential for mental health professionals and university courses. It is available through Amazon, the EMDR Institute and the EMDR Trauma Recovery Program (this is an EMDR non-profit that benefits volunteer EMDR training around the world. Trauma Recovery makes a small profit on book sales that benefits their work.)

This is required reading before the second weekend of EMDR Basic Training.