It has been 30 years since Dr. Shapiro’s chance discovery led to the development of EMDR therapy, and it has been through rigorous and unbiased research that EMDR therapy has become recognized as an effective psychotherapy for the treatment of trauma-related disorders. The EMDR Foundation continues to work to fund and disseminate more research that will help determine how EMDR therapy can be utilized in the treatment of even more disorders, issues, and populations. We invite you to read our 2017 Highlights document.This attractive, trifold document describes the first 10 years of work of the EMDR Foundation; including a list of EMDR research projects that have been granted awards by the Foundation. We encourage trainers, consultants, clinicians, researchers, Regional Coordinators and others to download this document and distribute it freely. Post these 2017 Highlights online, send by email, or distribute printed copies at your next event, training, or meeting.

View 2017 Highlights

EMDR Foundation Posters

Spread the word about the Foundation’s existence and mission.  Please support research in EMDR therapy in your office or event with our attractive posters. In closing, We now have two beautifully crafted posters you can display in your waiting rooms,  an EMDR  training or regional network event. This is a passive, yet powerful way to let your colleagues and clients know a way to “pay it forward” for the benefits they received from EMDR therapy. Please download the two poster files for printing and distribution.

Download Poster: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…

Download Poster: Giving Back Some of What EMDR Therapy has Given You….

Informational Handout

The EMDR Foundation has created an informational handout that you can distribute freely – by paper or electronically.  Use it to introduce your colleagues, trainees, consultees, or others to the important work of the EMDR Foundation.  It provides more information about our vision and mission, history, and grant awards; as well as special resources that can assist both clinicians and researchers.

Download EMDR Foundation Informational Handout

Why does EMDR research matter to you?

Your experience as a client, family member, clinician, student, community member, business owner, or organization is worth sharing.  It may inspire others to donate to the EMDR Foundation so that we can fund MORE high quality, clinically relevant research in the use of EMDR therapy across a broad range of issues and populations.

Your story might inspire a therapist to keep up to date on clinical research that informs practice.  Your experience could inspire a doctoral student or researcher to investigate how EMDR therapy can make a difference in the lives of others. Your experience can inspire organizations, groups, and individuals to donate today.

Do it now.  Send us an email telling us why research matters to you, and why you support the EMDR Foundation. Write to us at  

Amazonsmile Program

Fund research that matters while you shop.  With a simple action at no cost to you, Amazon will donate to the EMDR Foundation!

If you shop at Amazon, please choose the EMDR Foundation as your Amazonsmile charity. Through the AmazonSmile program, Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to the EMDR Foundation – allowing us to fund more EMDR therapy research – to advance the evidence base for EMDR therapy to more populations and conditions.

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Donate Online

You can help! Funding and promoting scientific research is crucial to the advancement of EMDR and its positive impact on people’s lives. With your help, the EMDR Foundation is investing in the health and well-being of people everywhere. Please donate today!

Visionary Alliance
Your sustaining gift will automatically repeat each month. Sustaining gifts provide vital funds that support the EMDR Foundation mission. The Visionary Alliance program includes monthly donations of $15 or more. Sustaining gift programs are vital to the success of the organization because they provide a predictable, continuous stream of income that will give the Foundation leverage when pursuing funding from larger organizations, granting agencies and foundations. It also allows us to predict the amount we can distribute to support research proposals.

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Show Your Support

We invite our donors to show their support by adding our “I Support Research!” button to their website, facebook page, or email signature line. Just copy and paste the code below:

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