Ms. Kaplan (MFC 33021) received her Bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University, her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, her post graduate training in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute (aka The New Center for Psychoanalysis) and her International Certification in EMDR from EMDRIA. She is also an EMDR Approved Consultant, on Faculty of the Parnell Institute and Senior Trainer for Laurel Parnell's Basic Training levels 1, 2 and 3. She is co-director of Training the Trainer Program at the Parnell Institute. She was a keynote presenter and instructor at the 2017 first annual Parnell Institute Innovations in EMDR Conference at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA. She is also trained in Integrative Somatic Therapies to alleviate the physical and emotional dysregulation that results from past and present trauma.
Ms. Kaplan is former facilitator and founding President of the Board of the Trauma Resource Institute as well as former President of the Association for Psychoanalytic Thought of Southern California. By invitation, she served on two committees at the American Psychoanalytic Association. She has served on various trauma relief teams, facilitated Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) trainings and provided onsite trainings to first responders and mental health professionals around the country. During her early training, Ms. Kaplan provided therapy to patients and education to medical residents at Santa Monica Hospital Family Practice Residency Program. She also provided therapy to the Los Angeles community at the Los Angeles Free Clinic.
Ms. Kaplan narrated the video, “Help Stop the Choking Game” for Erik’s Cause www.erikscause.org, an international organization that educates teenagers, parents, schools, clergy and health care providers on the life threatening dangers of the silent epidemic call “The Choking Game”. The video originally aired on ABC’s Nightline in April 2012, www.abcnews.go.com/US/youtube-help-choking-game-thrive-teens.story.
Previously, she appeared in the DVD version of New Line’s Motion Picture “The Butterfly Effect” starring Ashton Kutcher where she discussed the psychology of chaos theory and time travel (Beyond the Movie Features).
She is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies (GAINS), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, (CAMFT) and EMDR International Association, (EMDRIA). In addition, she currently serves on the alumni undergraduate admission committee of Tufts University.