Chris Lee

EMDR therapy and research: what have we got right and where can we improve?

Christopher Lee is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University and has worked in a private practice alongside for 25 years. He is a clinical psychologist, a certified trainer by both the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and the International Society of Schema Therapists. He authored numerous publications on the treatment of PTSD and personality disorders . He has received several rewards for his research, including the Francine Shapiro award for research excellence and a special recognition award from EMDRIA for his work on having EMDR officially recognised by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the USA.

Peter Liebermann

Between fundamentalism and liberalism - where is EMDR going?

Peter Liebermann MD works in a private practice in Leverkusen, Germany. He specialises in psychiatry and psychotherapy, and is an EMDR-Trainer (EMDR Europe), part of the EMDR Trainer Cooperation.
He was co-founder of the German speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT) and deputy head of the working group on acute traumatisation of DeGPT. He was also a founding member and board member of EMDR Germany (president 2005-2012) and has been treasurer of EMDR Europe till 11/2019. He teaches for various psychotherapeutic training institutions and is a member of the steering group of the German PTSD guidelines

Hee-Sup Shin

The neurobiological mechanism underlying EMDR therapy of fear disorders

Hee-Sup Shin, MD is director of the Center for Cognition and Sociality, leading the the Social Neuroscience group in the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, Korea.
He received his MD in immunology from the College of Medicine of Seoul National University in 1974. In 1983, he obtained a PhD in genetics and cell biology from Cornell University, USA.
His research work is aimed at understanding how changes in calcium dynamics in nerve celles regulate brain functions. His work contains numerous publications and awards in the Republic of Korea and the USA.

Arne Hofmann

EMDR in the Treatment of Depression

Arne Hofmann MD specialises in psychosomatic medicine and is the head of the EMDR-Institute in Germany.
He was trained in EMDR in 1991 and has introduced it to the German speaking countries. He is one of the founding members of EMDR Europe and a member of the German national guideline commission on the treatment of PTSD. He teaches, publishes and does research in the field of psychological trauma and EMDR. He taught at the Universities of Cologne, Boston and Peking and co-founded the European EDEN research group, for research on EMDR and depression. For his work has received several awards and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Jonathan Lee

Dissecting the impact of BAS on specific memory phases: relevance for the mechanistic understanding of EMDR

Jonathan Lee is a behavioural neuroscientist interested in the mechanisms and functions of memory processes, in particular the phenomenon of memory reconsolidation.
He has a PhD in Experimental Psychology, and is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Birmingham. He published many papers and his current research focusses on the potential targeting of the memory destabilisation-reconsolidation process to reduce the impact of traumatic and addictive drug memories on anxious and drug-seeking behaviours.