Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing | The Village

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD in the late 1980s.

This 8-phase treatment enables a person who has suffered traumatic experience(s) to identify those memories as well as any traumatic symptoms and/or harmful coping strategies that have resulted.

Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

This treatment model is used in various Village programs as part of our Collaborative Trauma Center.