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.

2023: Andrea Mattera, ITA
A Biologically Inspired Neural Network Model to Gain Insight Into the Mechanisms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Front Psychol.

2022: Laurian Hafkemeijer, NL
Hafkemeijer L, Starrenburg A ,van der Palen J,  Slotema  K, de Jongh A, Does EMDR Therapy Have an Effect on Memories of Emotional Abuse, Neglect and Other Types of Adverse Events in Patients with a Personality Disorder? Preliminary Data. J Clin Med. 2021 Sep 23.

2021: Ifigeneia Mavranezouli, UK
Mavranezouli I, Megnin-Viggars O, Grey N, Bhutani G, Leach J, Daly C, Dias S, Welton NJ, Katona C, El-Leithy S, Greenberg N, Stockton S, Pilling S., Cost-effectiveness of psychological treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder in adults, PLoS One, 2020 Apr 30, 15(4):e0232245, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232245, eCollection 2020, PMID: 32353011

2020: Hee-Sup Shin, South Korea
Jinhee Baek, Sukchan Lee, Taesup Cho, Seong-Wook Kim, Minsoo Kim, Yongwoo Yoon, Ko Keun Kim, Junweon Byun, Sang Jeong Kim, Jaeseung Jeong & Hee-Sup Shin, Neural circuits underlying a psycho-therapeutic regimen for fear disorders, Nature 566, 339–343 (2019)

2019: Luca Ostacoli, Sara Carletto, Marco Cavallo, Paula Baldomir-Gago, Giorgio di Lorenzo, Isabel Fernandez, Michael Hase, Anai Justo Alonso, Maria Lehnung, Giuseppe Migliaretti, Francesco Oliva, Marco Pagani, Susana Recarey-Elris, Riccardo Torta, visal Tumani, Ana I. Gonzalez-Vazquez, Arne Hofmann
Comparison of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Adjunctive Treatments for Recurrent Depression: The European Depression EMDR Network (EDEN)  Randomized Controlled Trial. Front Psychol. 2018 Feb 13;9:74. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00074. eCollection 2018.

2018: Carlijn de Roos, The Netherlands
Carlijn de Roos, Saskia van der Oord, Bonne ijlstra, Sacha Lucassen, Sean Perrin, Paul Emmelkkamp, Ad de Jongh. Comparison of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, cognitive behavioral writing therapy, and wait-list in pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder following single-incident trauma: a multicenter randomized clinical trial.Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 58:11 (2017), pp 1219–1228.

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 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

Novo P, Landin-Romero R, Radua J, Vicens V, Fernandez I, Garcia F, Pomarol-Clotet E, McKenna PJ, Shapiro F, Amann BL.  Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy in subsyndromal bipolar patients with a history of traumatic events: a randomized, controlled pilot-study. 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