Dr. Laurel Parnell is one of the world’s experts on the therapeutic tool EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops and instructional videos. Dr. Parnell is the author of A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children, Transforming Trauma: EMDR, and Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resource Through Bilateral Stimulation as well as articles and a chapter in the EMDR Casebook. Dr. Parnell's newest book, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, integrates the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR. Dr. Parnell has served on the faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University.
An EMDR pioneer and innovator, Dr. Parnell has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991 bringing a client-centered attachment-focused approach to the work. A frequent presenter at conferences, she has been interviewed for television, radio and print. She maintains a private practice in San Rafael, California.