The Francine Shapiro Award is given each year in june, to the author of the best paper published during the year before the EMDR Europe annual Meeting. The paper is selected by the EMDR Europe Research Committee, during the spring before the annual meeting.
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
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.
2010 : Roos Rodenburg, The Netherland
Rodenburg R, Benjamin A, de Roos C, Meijen AM, Stams GJ. Efficacy of EMDR in children. Clinical Psychology Reviews, 2009; 29:599-606.
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.
2012: Iris Engelhard, The Netherland
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.
2013: Myriam Nijdam, The Netherland
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
2014 : Paul A.J.M. de Bont, The Netherland
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. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.07.002. Epub 2013 Jul 27.
2015: Benedikt Amann, Spain
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy in subsyndromal bipolar patients with a history of traumatic events: a randomized, controlled pilot-study.
Novo P, Landin-Romero R, Radua J, Vicens V, Fernandez I, Garcia F, Pomarol-Clotet E, McKenna PJ, Shapiro F, Amann BL.
Psychiatry Res. 2014 Sep 30;219(1):122-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.05.01