Attachment-Focused EMDR

Attachment-Focused EMDR

Constance Kaplan, LMFT  is Senior Approved Consultant and  Trainer for Attachment-Focused EMDR Basic Trainings Parts 1, 2, and 3 at the Parnell Institute.  The Parnell Institute for AF-EMDR was founded by internationally recognized psychologist, author, and trainer, Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., for the purpose of educating and training clinicians worldwide in Attachment-Focused EMDR. 

AF-EMDR is an innovation in EMDR and the field of trauma in that it emphasizes a client-centered approach as we  work to repair both life-threatening traumas and the emotional, somatic, and spiritual effects of relational/attachment distress  throughout the lifecycle. Common issues we treat include anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, depression, relationship issues, work issues, creative blocks, sleep, medical traumas, car accidents, assault, early losses, abuse, inherited traumas that have been passed down from generation to generation, to name a few. Distressing incidents and traumas need not be intentional but are nevertheless persistent and pervasive in that they become part of the neural circuitry of the brain-body and can affect how one feels, thinks, perceives and acts in relationship to self and others. The work honors our individual and cultural backgrounds including but but not limited to race, gender, sexual orientation, and class. 

In her private practice, Ms. Kaplan integrates Attachment-Focused EMDR into a comprehensive 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 AF- EMDR Consultation, Certification, Approved Consultancy and those completing their Basic Training consultation hours.



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

Part 1 & 2 - April 5 - 7,  2024 and April 26 - 28, 2024 -- 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (PACIFIC TIME)


Attachment Focused EMDR Basic Training Parts 1 & 2