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Laurel Parnell, PhD Clinical psychologist, author, and consultant

Laurel Parnell is a clinical psychologist and director of the Parnell Institute for EMDR. One of the world's leading experts on Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she is the originator of the EMDR-related therapies Attachment-Focused EMDR and Resource Tapping.

Dr. Parnell has served on the faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University. She is the author of several books and videos on EMDR, including Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, A Therapist's Guide to EMDR, and Tapping In. Dr. Parnell keynotes conferences, trains clinicians in EMDR, and teaches workshops internationally on Rewiring the Addicted Brain, Resource Tapping, and Attachment-Focused EMDR.

She also has a lifelong interest in humanitarian work that is now focused on bringing EMDR and related techniques to underserved populations worldwide.

Current Program


Upcoming Program

Professional Development
Transforming Trauma with EMDR
April 24 - May 1, 2020
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic method for healing trauma-based problems. Informed by research in contemporary neuroscience, EMDR is part of a holistic approach to healing trauma by integrating body, mind, and spirit. In this professional training with Dr. Laurel Parnell—EMDR pioneer and author—you will gain skills to work more effectively with complex cases using EMDR tools.

Past Program