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Is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing/reprogramming (EMDR) an empirically supported treatment (EST)? If so, what research has be done that supports EMDR?

Sample Key Terms
EMDR, study, research, empirical supported treatment, EST (NOTE: EST also means e-learning-based speech therapy), research-supported, psycho-therapy, counseling, therapy, interventions, programs, empirically supported psychological interventions

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