Andrea B. Goldberg, LCSW

EMDR Psychotherapist  & Consultant in NJ

EMDR Organizations:

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
The U.S. professional association for EMDR therapists and researchers that sets practice standards and certification and training criteria.

EMDR Institute
Training institute founded by Dr Francine Shapiro; offers trainings in the EMDR methodology.

Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs
A non-profit organization that provides low-cost EMDR training to clinicians working in underserved communities, utilizing a volunteer network of EMDR trainers, facilitators, and consultants.

Online Articles about EMDR:

The Evidence on E.M.D.R.
Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. addressed New York Times reader questions about the current state of research on EMDR therapy.
Expert Answers on E.M.D.R.
Dr. Shapiro addressed New York Times reader questions about clinical applications of EMDR, including how the therapy is done, what types of trauma it can treat, and more.
The Many Faces of Fear and How to Deal with Them
Why Our Unconscious Rules Us and What to Do About It
How Memories Keep Us Apart: The Past Is Present
Huffington Post article by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

 EMDR Self-Help Resource:

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

Videos about EMDR:

Introduction to EMDR
EMDRIA produced this video to explain how EMDR therapy works and what you can expect during an EMDR session.
Getting Past Your Past /     Francine Shapiro
Rodale Books promotional video for EMDR self-help book, with interview of author Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

EMDR-Inspired Song

Shachar Bar, an art therapist and teacher in Sderot, Israel, created a song that incorporated EMDR-inspired bilateral alternating hand and foot movements to help children who were traumatized by the falling rockets to learn a way to deal with their fear. Before the song, when the alarm sounded the children were becoming hysterical and some were freezing, unable to seek cover.

The children were taught to sing with accompanying motions (in Hebrew): “My heart is pounding, boom, ba-ba, boom, boom, boom. My body is shaking, doom, da-da, doom, doom, doom … Breathe deep, now we can laugh. It all passed and I’m glad it’s over — yes!” The song and bilateral movements helped the children to accept, express and release their fears. A teacher in the video said, “We beat those who wanted to defeat us. They didn’t succeed. On the contrary, it strengthened us. We move on with more strength.”