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Do Stabilization Strategies Improve
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John Hartung, Psy.D. & Carol Forgash, MSW, LCSW


Bergman, U. (2010). EMDR’s neurobiological mechanisms of action: A survey of 20 years of searching. J. of EMDR Practice & Research, 4, 1, 2010, 22-42.

APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice (Eds.). (2006). Evidence-based Practice in Psychology. American Psychologist, 61, 4, 271- 285.

Borckardt, J.J., Nash, M.R., Murphy, M.D., Moore, M., Shaw, D., & O’Neil, P. (2008). Clinical practice as natural laboratory for psychotherapy research: A guide to case-based time-series analysis. American Psychologist, 63, 2, 77- 95.

Brown, D.P. and Fromm, E. (1986). Hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis. Jillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Dworkin, M. (2005). EMDR and the relational imperative. New York. Routledge

Forgash, C. (2010). Stabilization phase of trauma treatment. In Luber, M. (Ed.), EMDR scripted protocols: Special populations, 209-233. New York: Springer.

Forgash, C., & Copeley, M. (2007). Healing the heart of trauma and dissociation with EMDR and ego state therapy. New York: Springer.

Forgash, C, & Knipe, J. (2001). Safety focused EMDR/ego state treatment of dissociative disorders. Presentation, EMDRIA annual conference.

Forgash, C, & Knipe, J. (2012). Integrating EMDR and ego state treatment for clients with trauma disorders. Journal of EMDR: Research and Practice, 6, 3.

Fraser, G. (2003) Fraser's "Dissociative Table Technique" Revisited, Revised: A Strategy for Working with Ego States in Dissociative Disorders and Ego-State Therapy. The Journal of Trauma and Dissociation: Issue: , 4(4), 5-28.

Gonzalez, A. Mosquera, D (2012). EMDR and dissociation: the progressive approach. (Revised). Madrid.

Harper, M., Rasolkhani-Kalhorn, T., & Drozd, J.F. (2009). On the neural basis of EMDR therapy: Insights from qEEG studies. Traumatology, 15, 2, 81-95.

Hartung, J. (2009). Enhancing positive emotion and performance with EMDR. In M. Luber (Ed.) EMDR scripted protocols: Basics and special situations (pp. 339-375). New York: Springer.

Hartung, J. (2012). Innovative practices from the East and West for bodymind health. Singapore: BII Press.

Hartung, J. G., & Galvin, M. D. (2003). Energy psychology and EMDR: Combining forces to optimize treatment. New York: Norton.

Kazdin, A.E. (2007). Mediators and mechanisms of change in psychotherapy research. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 3, 1-27. Also: doi:10.1146/annurev.clinpsy.3.022806.091432.

Kluft, R.P. (2013) Shelter from the storm: Processing the traumatic memories of DID/DDNOS patients with the fractionated abreaction technique. North Charleston, SC.: CreateSpace

Knipe, J.(2014) EMDR Toolbox: theory and treatment of complex PTSD and dissociation.New York. Springer Publishers.

Lescano, R.O. (Ed.). (2004). Trauma y EMDR: Un nuevo abordaje terapéutico.

Buenos Aires: EMDR Latinoamerica.

Levine, P. (2005). Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body. Boulder, CO. Sounds True.

Manfield, P. (Ed.). (1998). Extending ED: A casebook of innovative applications. New York: Norton.

Manfield, P. (2010). Dyadic resourcing. Author, available from Amazon. [Phil allows you to download a very useful chapter for free.]

Paulsen. S,(2009) Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An illustrated guide for EMDR therapists and clients. Booksurge Publishing

Perry, B. D. (2006). The neurosequential model of therapeutics: Applying principles of neurodevelopment to clinical work with maltreated and traumatized children. In E.B. Webb (Ed.), Working with traumatized youth in child welfare. New York: Guilford.

Porges, S.W. (2011). The polyvagal theory: Neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, communication, self-regulation. New York: Norton.

Rasolkhani-Kalhorn, T., & Harper. M. (2006). EMDR and low frequency stimulation of the brain. Traumatology, 12, 1, 9-24.

Rosenthal, R. (1979). The ‘file drawer’ problem and tolerance of null results. Psychological Bulletin, 86: 638-641.

Shapiro,F. (2001). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Basic principles, protocols, and procedures. (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

Shapiro, R. (Ed.). (2005). EMDR solutions: Pathways to healing. New York: Norton.

Solvey, P., & Ferrazzano de Solvey, R. (Eds.). (2006). Terapias de avanzada: Tecnicas de integracion cerebral: tecnicas de energia. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Ricardo Vergara.

Solvey, P., & Ferrazzano de Solvey, R. (Eds.). (2008). Terapias de avanzada: EMDR: avances en teoria y tecnica. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Ricardo Vergara.

Twombly, J. (2000). Incorporating EMDR and EMDR adaptations into the treatment of clients with dissociative identity disorder. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 1, 2. New York: Haworth.

van der Hart, O., Nijenjuis, E., & Steele, K. (2006). The haunted self: Structural dissociation and the treatment of chronic traumatization. New York: Norton.

van der Hart, O., Groenendijk, M., Gonzalez, A., Mosquera, D., & Solomon, R. (2013). Dissociation of the personality and EMDR therapy in complex trauma-related disorders: Applications of the stabilization phase. Journal of EMDR Practice and research, 7, (2), 81-94.

Van der Kolk, B.A., Roth, S., Pelcovitz, D., Sunday, S., & Spinazzola, J. (2005). Disorders of extreme stress: The empirical foundation of a complex adaptation to trauma. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18, 389-399.

For additional references regarding interventions and strategies used in the treatment of complex trauma and dissociative disorders in EMDR treatment, the following sites provide information.

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation:

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages:

The Sidran Institute: Traumatic Stress Education and Advocacy:

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