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Digital Seminar

Attachment-Focused EMDR to Heal a Relationship Trauma

Laurel Parnell, PhD
1 Hour 07 Minutes
Jan 01, 2015
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In this session, Laurel Parnell shows how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR in order to heal relationship trauma. Laurel Parnell is a certified EMDR therapist who is dedicated to motivating clients and clinicians in gaining understanding, balance and healing. You will walk away inspired to follow through with the concepts in your personal and professional lives.

This video demonstrates the use of Attachment-Focused EMDR to heal a past relationship trauma that was causing the client distress in the present. The client was a man who was triggered by a recent situation that activated a strong emotional response. He reported that several years previously he had been emotionally harmed by the actions of a therapist. He wanted to be free from the threat of being triggered in future situations.

You will learn the EMDR techniques Laurel Parnell uses in order to find the target and help the client to feel grounded and at peace.


Laurel Parnell, PhD's Profile

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Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Trainer

Private Practice

Laurel Parnell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and director of the Parnell Institute for Attachment-Focused EMDR. One of the world's leading experts on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she is the originator of the EMDR-related therapies Attachment-Focused EMDR and Resource Tapping. Dr. Parnell has served on the faculty of the California Institute for Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University. She is the author of several books and videos on EMDR, including, Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma, Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment, A Therapist's Guide to EMDR and Tapping In. Dr. Parnell keynotes conferences, trains clinicians in EMDR, and teaches workshops internationally on Attachment-Focused EMDR, Rewiring the Addicted Brain and Resource Tapping. Learn more about Dr. Parnell at


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Laurel Parnell maintains a private practice. She is adjunct faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Parnell receives compensation as an EDMR trainer, and she receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Parnell receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Laurel Parnell has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  1. Debate the importance of the therapeutic relationship and therapist flexibility in adapting to the client’s needs.
  2. Develop resources for overcoming roadblocks in the therapeutic session.
  3. Implement the modified protocol in therapeutic sessions with clients affected by a relationship trauma.


  • Introduction of Laurel Parnell and EMDR
  • Introduction of session
  • Exploring the Presenting Problem
  • History
  • Establishing the Bilateral Stimulation
  • Installments
    • Peaceful Place
    • Nurturing Figures
    • Protector Figures
    • Wise Figure
  • Checking the EMDR Target from Past Session
  • Picture
  • Attempting to Bridge to Find an Early Incident
    • Body Sensation
  • Modified Protocol
  • Checking the Target
  • Checking the SUDS
  • Socratic Interweaves
  • Checking the SUDS
  • Checking for a Positive Cognition (PC)
  • Body Scan
  • Checking the Recent Trigger
  • Processing the Trigger
  • Imagining a Future Scenario
  • Closure
  • Session Summary

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers

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