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Attachment-Focused EMDR

Constance Kaplan is an EMDRIA Certified and Approved Consultant in EMDR. She is Faculty and Senior Trainer for EMDR Basic Training Parts 1, 2, and 3 for the Parnell EMDR Institute. The Parnell EMDR Institute was founded by internationally recognized psychologist, author of 5 books and EMDR Trainer/Consultant Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. for the purpose of training clinicians worldwide in Attachment-Focused EMDR. AF-EMDR is an innovation in EMDR and the field of trauma in that it specifically works to repair the effects of relational/attachment traumas on the mind-body throughout the lifecycle. Common issues include anxiety, phobias, depression, relationship issues and creative blocks to name a few. Relational traumas can include parental misattunement, parental alcohol and substance abuse, physical, sexual, emotional abuse and neglect, medical traumas, significant early losses or living in a family where relational traumas have been passed down from generation to generation. The consequences of such traumas need not be intentional but are nevertheless persistent and pervasive in that they become part of the neural circuitry of the brain and can effect how one feels, thinks, perceives and acts in relationship to self and others.

In her private practice, Ms. Kaplan integrates Attachment-Focused EMDR into a full therapy toolkit designed to meet the specific needs of each individual adult client.  Her tools include Attachment-Focused EMDR, somatic modalities, contemporary psychodynamic interventions, and mindfulness techniques.   

She provides individual and group consultation to therapists seeking EMDR Certification, Approved Consultancy and those completing their Basic Training consultation hours. 



EMDR BASIC TRAINING: PARTS 1 & 2 -- Transforming Trauma with EMDR 

Part 1 & 2 - April 9 - 11 and April 23 - 25, 2021 -- 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (PST)