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Drs. Francine Shapiro and Debora Korn, 2002

Dr. Deborah Korn with Dr. Francine Shapiro, developer of EMDR therapy, circa 2002

Deborah Korn, PsyD.

Deborah Korn, PsyD

Deborah's practice is currently full and she is not able to accept new clients at present.

Deborah L.  Korn, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist, maintains a private practice in Cambridge, MA, and is an adjunct training faculty member at the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston. She has been on the faculty of the EMDR Institute for the past 28 years, is the former Clinical Director of the Women’s Trauma Programs at Charter Brookside and Charles River Hospitals, and is a past board member of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (NESTTD). Dr. Korn has authored or coauthored numerous articles and chapters focused on EMDR therapy, including comprehensive reviews of EMDR applications with Complex PTSD. She is an EMDR International Association-approved consultant and is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. She has been a regular presenter at the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Conference and was invited to present EMDRIA’s very first “Masters Series” class. She served as the vice-chair of the Clinical Practice Group and on the Steering Committee of the Council of Scholars, an international group associated with the Future of EMDR Therapy Project.  Dr. Korn presents and consults internationally on the treatment of adult survivors of childhood abuse and neglect. As a clinician, teacher, researcher, and consultant, Dr. Korn is known for her EMDR expertise as well as her creative integration of many different clinical models.  When she’s not hard at work, you’ll likely find her biking, hiking, singing, or kicking up her heels with friends and family.

Q: Why did you want to write Every Memory Deserves Respect?


A: I offer this book in the hope of providing a new framework for understanding trauma-related symptoms and struggles—one that provides a sense of optimism and validation. It was written with survivors of trauma and their families and friends in mind, as well as for therapists (both EMDR-trained and those practicing other therapy approaches), doctors, educators, and even lawyers and probation officers. Our hope is that concerned professionals will share this book with those in their care. I've collected other trauma resources that may also be helpful to anyone on this path. It provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to trauma-informed treatment and EMDR therapy. If you are on a personal healing journey, I hope that we have succeeded in creating a book that challenges you to be courageous and fierce about your recovery, provides you with a sense of direction, and inspires you to embark or continue on a path that will change your life in ways that you perhaps can’t even begin to imagine.


"A book that fills a gap in the literature [and] explains the profound benefits of EMDR therapy to a wide audience.  In sum, it is a perfect blend of wisdom and compassion couched in language understandable to all."

-Deborah Rozelle, PsyD, EMDRIA-Approved Consultant; co-editor of Mindfulness-Oriented Interventions for Trauma: Integrating Contemplative Practices


Learn More about EMDR

If you want to dive deeper into EMDR and trauma recovery, explore our recommended books, podcasts, websites, and more on our RESOURCES page. Check out our upcoming EVENTSor view our IN THE MEDIA page for podcasts and forums featuring Michael and Deborah, articles by or about the authors, and other press about trauma and EMDR therapy.

Find A Therapist

Deborah's practice is currently full. If you are looking for an EMDR therapist in your area, please consult the "Find a Therapist" directory on the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) website.

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