Who is she?
Francine Shapiro is a psychologist and researcher who developed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a type of therapy that helps people deal with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Shapiro wrote many articles and books on EMDR and received many awards for her work. She is also founded a nonprofit organization that provides disaster response and training worldwide. Dr. Shapiro was a speaker at psychology conferences around the world and won several awards for her contributions to trauma psychology. She passed away on June 16, 2019. (source)
Writing, Interviews, Research, and Lectures
Dr. Francine Shapiro wrote several books about EMDR:
- "Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures" (1997)
- "EMDR as an Integrative Psychotherapy Approach: Experts of Diverse Orientations Explore the Paradigm Prism" (2002)
- "Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy" (2012)
And a series of in-depth videos as well:
Francine Shapiro also produced a huge volume of research on EMDR.
- Interview With Francine Shapiro: Historical Overview, Present Issues, and Future Directions of EMDR.
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR): Information processing in the treatment of trauma.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Anxiety Disorders: Clinical and Research Implications of an Integrated Psychotherapy Treatment
- Eye movement desensitization: A new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder
- Efficacy of the eye movement desensitization procedure in the treatment of traumatic memories
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
Other figures you may be interested in
Many researchers have studied and contributed to the development of EMDR, along with Francine Shapiro, such as
- David S. Feinstein: Dr. Feinstein is a clinical psychologist and EMDR researcher who has written many articles on the use of EMDR for treating trauma and other conditions. He has also helped in legal cases related to EMDR.
- Mark D. Luber: Dr. Luber is a clinical psychologist and EMDR trainer who has studied using EMDR for treating trauma and other conditions. He has also written about using EMDR in forensic settings.
- Barbara Olasov Rothbaum: Dr. Rothbaum is a clinical psychologist and EMDR researcher who has done many studies on using EMDR to treat PTSD and other anxiety disorders. She is the director of the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine.
- Marie-Josée Roy: Dr. Roy is a clinical psychologist and EMDR researcher who has done many studies on using EMDR to treat PTSD and other conditions. She is the director of the EMDR Institute of Canada.