Francine Shapiro Award

EMDR Europe awards researchers throughout the world who have been credited with making a significant contribution to the advancement of EMDR research, thereby fostering effective clinical applications in the most diverse populations. The Francine Shapiro Award is a tribute to authors of the best paper during the year before the EMDR Europe annual conference. Potential nominations for awards are investigated by the Research Committee and conferred by vote of the Research Committee.

2018: Carlijn de Roos, The Netherlands


2017: Ceren Acarturk, Turkey
Acarturk, E. Konuk, M. Cetinkaya, I. Senay, M. Sijbrandij, B. Gulen and P. Cuijpers
The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees: results of a randomized controlled trial. Psychol Med. 2016 Sep;46(12):2583-93.

2016: D.van den Berg, the Netherlands                                                                                                                                                     van den Berg, de Bont, van der Vleugel, de Roos, de Jongh, van Minnen                                                                                           Prolonged exposure vs eye movement desensitization and reprocessing vs waiting list for posttraumatic stress disorder in patients with a psychotic disorder: a randomized clinical trial. 2015 Mar;72(3):259-67.

2015: Benedikt Amann, Spain
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy in subsyndromal bipolar patients with a history of traumatic events: a randomized, controlled pilot-study. Novo P, Landin-Romero R, Radua J, Vicens V, Fernandez I, Garcia F, Pomarol-Clotet E, McKenna PJ, Shapiro F, Amann BL. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Sep 30;219(1):122-8.

2014: Paul A.J.M. de Bont, The Netherlands
de Bont PAJM, van Minnen A, de Jongh A.
Treating PTSD in patients with psychosis: A within-group controlled feasibility study examining the efficacy and safety of Evidence-Based PE and EMDR protocols Behavior Therapy, 2013 Dec;44(4):717-30.

2013: Myriam Nijdam, The Netherlands
Nijdam AJ, Gersons BP, Reetsma JB, de Jongh A, Olff M.
Brief eclectic psychotherapy versus eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for post traumatic stress disorder: A randomized control trial. Brit J Psychiatry 2012; 3:224-31

2012: Iris Engelhard, The Netherlands
Engelhard I M, van den Hout M, Dek ECP, Giele CL, van de Wielen JW, Reijnen MJ, Van Roij B. Reducing vividness and emotionality of recurrent “flashforwards” by taxing working memory: an analogue study. J Anxiety Disorders 2011: 25; 599-603.

2011: Marco Pagani, Italy
Nardo D, Högberg G, Looi JC, Larsson S, Hälstrom T, Pagani M,
Gray matter density in limbic and paralimbic cortices is associated with trauma load and EMDR outcome in PTSD patients. J Psyciatr Res 2010; 44:477-485.

2010 : Roos Rodenburg, The Netherlands
Rodenburg R, Benjamin A, de Roos C, Meijen AM, Stams GJ. Efficacy of EMDR in children. Clinical Psychology Reviews, 2009; 29:599-606.

2009: Christopher Lee, Australia
Lee CW, Drummond PD. Effect of eye movement versus therapist instruction on the processing of distressing memories. J Anxiety Disorders, 2008; 22: 801-808.

2008 : Martin Sacks, Germany
Sacks M, Lempa W, Steinmetz A, Lamprecht FF, Hofmann A. Alteration of autonomic tone during trauma exposure using eye movement desentization and reprocessing (EMDR): Result of a preliminary investigation. J Anxiety Disorders, 2008; 22:1264-1271