The History of EMDR
In 1980’s when EMDR emerged as a ”psychotherapic innovation”,as a new method, in United States of America, it created a great resistance than ever before.
In the last 20 years, EMDR has more controlled clinical trials than other psychotherapeutic treatments. The results of these studies are so impressive that it is still impossible to understand the definition of EMDR as a controversial method in its home country, the United States. In Europe, particularly in Germany,EMDR introduced in 1991. Also in the Netherlands, England and Italy, this method became part of the standard repertoire of many therapists. In June 2006, the Scientific Advisory Council for Psychotherapy adopted the EMDR scientifically for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.
This technique is Paul Watzlawick’s quote : ” When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. “
Since 2013, EMDR has been one of the two methods recognized by the World Health Organization in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. This method of psychotherapy is not a complete science; a continuous and ongoing development process is continuing. Positive results continue to be added to the literature.