It is abosolutely true that there are people for whom current CBT approaches do not help, or only help minimally. However, the same is true for EMDR: Not everyone who receives EMDR benefits from it, or they benefit only minimally from it. There is no credible evidence that EMDR helps a broader range of people than other forms of CBT and there is no credible evidence that EMDR helps people who fail to benefit from CBT. Finally, there is no evidence that the effective components of EMDR are anything more than a combination of "common factors," coping skills training, exposure, and cognitive restructuring.
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