Memories of EMDR founder Francine Shapiro

September 7, 2021

Francine Shapiro

Sandi Richman describes how she first met the pioneering founder of EMDR, Francine Shapiro in 1994 and was trained by her in what was then a radical new therapy. It’s a fascinating insight into the late Francine Shapiro from someone who worked alongside her to establish EMDR in Europe and the UK. Sandi says “Francine was passionate about making EMDR available worldwide to alleviate people’s suffering.”

The wide ranging interview also explores issues such as whether EMDR therapists are more prone to burn out and vicarious trauma; it asks “is EMDR truly transcultural?” and looks at what needs to be done to make EMDR more accessible.