Laurel Parnell, Ph.D., 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. She is an EMDR pioneer with expertise in transpersonal psychology who has immersed herself in the practice and development of EMDR since 1991.

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, A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment, and Tapping In

Dr. Parnell keynotes conferences, trains clinicians in Attachment-Focused EMDR, and teaches workshops nationally and internationally on Attachment-Focused EMDR, Rewiring the Addicted Brain and Resource Tapping.