EMDR Books, Reading & Resources for EMDR Therapy Trainees

The following reading and resources are either required or recommended as part of your training and formation in EMDR Therapy. The only book that the EMDR International Association requires as part of the training is Dr. Shapiro’s 2001 textbook. We do not recommend that you try to tackle through this before the training. In our experience, it makes the most sense to read after your Part I training. We’ve taken the opportunity to present our reading list, as it appears in our manuals, here on the webpage, using the following symbols to indicate the most ideal time to read each resource:

Recommended Videos & Article to Explore Before Training

Reading List Legend

Suggested Reading & Resources (from The Institute for Creative Mindfulness)

General Trauma Reading
EMDR Books and related resources
EMDR Videos