Arne Hofmann, M.D.

Guest Speaker

Dr. Arne Hofmann is a specialist for internal and psychosomatic medicine. He is head of the EMDR-Institute Germany and co-leader of an EMDR Trauma hospital near Cologne. He learned about EMDR in 1991 during a residency at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California, and has learned EMDR there from Dr. Shapiro. He has introduced EMDR in German-speaking countries, founded one of the first inpatient units for victims of trauma in Germany, and has helped to develop aftercare programs after mass disasters. Dr. Hofmann is a founding board member of EMDR-Europe, a founding and honorary member of the German-speaking Society of Traumatic Stress Disorders (DeGPT) and a member of the German national guideline commission for the treatment of PTSD. He is teaching, researching, and publishing internationally in the field of psychological trauma, EMDR, and depression. He has received a number of scientific awards, including the EMDRIA Award for outstanding research in 2015 and 2018. For his work, he was also rewarded with the German Federal Cross of Merit.


GS6: EMDR in the Treatment of Depression – The EMDR DeprEnd Protocol

Presented by Arne Hofmann, M.D. in Advanced, Intermediate, Introductory at 1:30 PM on Sunday, October 4th.

Session Description: Severe depression is one of the most common mental disorders and affects between 15-20 % of the general population in their lifetimes. Although many psycho-therapeutic and pharmacologic interventions exist that are considered to be effective in depression, the treatment results are often less than satisfactory. High relapse rates (ranging at 50% after two…