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Education/Experience

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  Approved Consultant status in EMDR from EMDRIA.

Constance is a Parnell Institute Approved Consultant, Senior Faculty of the Parnell Institute and Senior Trainer for the EMDRIA Approved Parnell Institute Basic Training Parts 1, 2 and 3. She has trained clinicians in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Eureka, and Arkansas and facilitated trainings with Dr. Laurel Parnell in Singapore and Malaysia. She is co-director of the Training the Trainer Program at the Parnell Institute. Constance was a keynote presenter and instructor at the 2017 first annual Parnell Institute Innovations in EMDR Conference at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA. and in 2018 at the Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York. ​​​Ms. Kaplan is a ​​​​contributing author, Rewiring the Addicted Brain: An EMDR – Based Treatment Model For Overcoming Addictive Disorders (Parnell, 2018, pages 261-272)

Constance 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 is also trained in Integrative Somatic Therapies to alleviate the physical and emotional dysregulation that results from past and present trauma. 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. 




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.