This is to reinforce the idea that EMDR embodies the "truth" of other approaches. I have utilized an eclectic approach in my private practice including gestalt, inner child imagery, and more recently C-B techniques. EMDR "fits" very easily into what I have learned through trail and error in my own work. The accelerated thought processing explains why some clients seemed to get better and others stay stuck. I do believe there are many ways to "process" the emotional/physical aspects of memory and in fact that is what does create change in therapy. However, in all my experimentation with various therapies, nothing has ever created change as consistently and permenantly as EMDR. With my cognitive orientation, it has been very easy for me to identify negative cognitions to target. I still think that these early developed self-beliefs are shaping in one's perception of the world. When this is negative, then one's perception is always tainted. Of course, with EMDR, I recognize that the emotion gives energy to the belief. That is why I greatly appreciate that EMDR takes all aspects into consideration.
Other areas for discussion that interest me are the differences in protocol/approach to clients with very recent trauma (I have a client who survived a plane crash last month) and single subject research design.
Thank you for your contribution to this field.