EMDR Aid

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
1.8
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,650
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 21, 2008
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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EMDR Aid allows users to continue Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy outside their therapist's office. The program's simple interface and functions make it an attractive treatment option.

EMDR should be performed only with the guidance of a qualified therapist, and EMDR Aid makes it clear that this program is not for self-diagnosis or treatment. In fact, users looking to treat themselves without professional guidance will likely be disappointed in this program; there's not much to it. For therapists and their clients who have established an EMDR treatment plan, however, this program may be useful. The interface is simple. Users first select the duration of their session in 30-second increments from 30 to 180 seconds (an unlimited options is also available). Users then watch a black square move back and forth across a white field, with an optional tone sounding each time the square hits an edge. Users can control the speed and direction of the square's movement. EMDR Aid has no Help file to speak of, although it does offer some basic information about how EMDR works and post-traumatic stress disorder. The missing Help file is not much of a problem, as the program's functions are limited and obvious to those familiar with this treatment method.

EMDR Aid is free, and it installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to therapists and their clients who are looking for an easy way to continue EMDR treatment at home.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Does not work"

October 01, 2012  |  By ilyasiss

 |  Version: EMDR Aid 4.1

Pros

can't find any because the program doesn't run because of missing file

Cons

the program doesn't run because of missing file

Summary

the program doesn't run because of missing file, big shame I really wanted to try it

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1 stars

"do not waste your time."

November 04, 2011  |  By terrymiz

 |  Version: EMDR Aid 4.1

Pros

The advertising makes it look appealing. It is not.

Cons

More headaches than operational.

Summary

Spend your time on something worthwhile. Not this.

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4 stars

"Decent freeware - Needs MS hotfix"

March 13, 2011  |  By H2oGrrl

 |  Version: EMDR Aid 4.1

Pros

Once the "comctl32.ocx" Microsoft hotfix is applied the freeware does what it says it does in a very simple and easy to use way.

Cons

The user has to apply a hotfix and/or find the missing file online and register it on the PC.

Summary

It would be nice if the software Dev's corrected the missing file issue, but it's freeware so don't expect them to spend much time fixing a Windows compatibility issue. Here's how to take care of it yourself if you want to give the software a go.

1. Search for the missing file "comctl32.ocx" online.
2. (optional) Run a quick virus scan on the file.
3. Copy it to the "C:\windows\system32" folder.
4. Register the file: Start > Run > (type) regsvr32 comctl32.ocx

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1 stars

"DOESN'T WORK!! MISSING FILE!!"

January 16, 2011  |  By DeseretFlower

 |  Version: EMDR Aid 4.1

Pros

I have downloaded this software several times on two different computers. IT DOESN'T WORK. All I get after the initial screen is that there's a missing file. Big waste of time.

Cons

I have downloaded this software several times on two different computers. IT DOESN'T WORK. All I get after the initial screen is that there's a missing file. Big waste of time.

Summary

Would be nice if it would work.

Updated on Apr 2, 2011

Well, thanks to H2oGrrl's review (thanks, H2oGrrl!!), I was able to use the program. I would upgrade it to maybe 2 stars--2.5 stars if Cnet would let me. For one thing, once I set the session length, I couldn't find any way to change it, even when I exited and reopened the program. There were no adjustments or help of any kind. Also, it's a small window which you CANNOT maximize, so you need to put your face much closer to the screen or your eyes won't get the movement required. Personally, I'm sorry I wasted my time on getting EMDR Aid. But H2oGrrl's suggestion did work.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1
Version 4.1 has been updated to run on Windows Vista
General
Publisher Special Mates
Publisher web site http://www.special-mates.co.uk
Release Date August 21, 2008
Date Added August 21, 2008
Version 4.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 351.33KB
File Name EMDR4setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,650
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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