TRICARE Covers EMDR

The TRICARE Policy Manual Chapter on Psychotherapy was amended November 3, 2010 to cover EMDR.  “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is covered for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in adults,” the Manual now reads.  It further states that the effective date is “April 16, 2007, for EMDR for the treatment of PTSD in adults.”  We would expect that TRICARE will have a procedure in place to handle claims of EMDR treatment given between April 16, 2007 and November 3, 2010. EMDRIA began a campaign to get approval by TRICARE in 2005.  Many members wrote letters and spoke with high ranking government officials; and special thanks go to Beverly Dexter, PhD, CDR, USN (ret) for her leadership.

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About EMDR

The EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and EMDR researchers seek the highest standards for the clinical use of EMDR. EMDR is an accepted psychotherapy by leading mental health organizations throughout the world for the treatment of a variety of symptoms and conditions. This website provides information to the greater EMDR community including clinicians, researchers, and the public that our members serve.

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