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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Depression: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

About the Course

This article reviews the meta-analysis of studies on EMDR for depression. The articles looks at outcome measurements as well as quality of the studies included in the analysis. Suggestions are made for future areas of research.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for Depression: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. created by Sara Carletto, PhD et al in 2021.

Publication Date:

European Journal of Psychotraumatology. Volume 12, 1894736 2021

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Sara Carletto, PhD

Dr. Carletto is a Research fellow at the Department of Neuroscience of University of Turin. Beginning in 2012 she has conducted research on EMDR and Mindfulness-based interventions in PTSD, mood disorders and somatic diseases. She has published more than 80 works in peer reviewed journals.

Francesca Maldrone, PhD Fellow

Dr. Maldrone is a psychologist, cognitive psychotherapist, and a PhD Fellow in Experimental Medicine and Therapy in the Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences, University of Turin. Her research focuses on investigating psychotherapeutic and mindfulness-based interventions from a neurobiological point-of-view. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Francine Rubinstein, Psy.D. PY5333
Dr. Rubinstein received her Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Rubinstein’s professional interests include recovery from trauma, chronic illness/chronic pain, anxiety, stress management and eating disorders. In addition to her experience as a clinician, Dr. Rubinstein has been published in areas addressing post-traumatic stress and chronic illness.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe a meta-analytic review of studies using EMDR as the primary target for the treatment of depression.
  2. Identify limitations of studies that have evaluated the efficacy of using EMDR to treat depression.
  3. Discuss how EMDR can be can effectively be used to treat depression.

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Course Number 103443
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