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Help your clients move beyond the tyranny of their traumatic histories...

Dr Laurel Parnell, world-renowned leader and innovator in the field of Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), offers us a way to embrace two often separate worlds of knowing: the science of early attachment relationships and the practice of healing within an EMDR framework.

In this masterfully presented intensive online course, Dr Parnell combines attachment theory (one of the most dynamic theoretical areas in psychotherapy today) with EMDR to teach you a groundbreaking way to heal your clients struggling with relational trauma and attachment deficits.


Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR Course:
A clinician’s guide to healing trauma and developmental deficits

Value price £592.79
Today Only £149.99
 (VAT Inclusive)

EARN 8.75 CPD HOURS (+8.5 bonus CPD hours)

Priority Enrolment Period Ends Soon!



Your clients no longer have to be overwhelmed by the uncontrollable intensity of past trauma...


For many traumatised clients, attachment repair is a critically important component of successful treatment. Over the last two decades, Attachment-Focused EMDR has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical tools available to effectively and efficiently help trauma therapists improve their therapeutic outcomes.

Through 7 powerful sessions, Dr Parnell will teach you how to modify traditional EMDR protocols to use with your most difficult and challenging clients.

Centred around videos of actual client sessions conducted by Dr Parnell, you'll be able to see, not just hear, how to apply Attachment-Focused EMDR to your trauma treatment approach.


Dr Laurel Parnell will guide you step-by-step through 7 intensive sessions:


Session 1: The 5 Basic Principles of Attachment-Focused EMDR

Session 1 lays the groundwork for Attachment-Focused EMDR and details what is needed from you, the EMDR therapist, to repair your client's attachment wounds.

Session 2: Tapping in Resources

In this session, Dr Parnell outlines the steps to effectively install the 4 most important resources a client must have to process their traumatic memories. You'll watch Dr Parnell uses these steps in an in-session video demonstration with a client.

Session 3: Utilising Love Resources and Other Attachment Repair Resources

Building on your new resource installation skills and understanding of the four most important attachment repair resources, session 3 covers alternative resources that clients may develop, including creating new parents, utilising love resources and the right way to use the therapist as a resource.

Session 4: Preparing Clients for EMDR

With resources installed, you and your client are ready to begin EMDR treatment. In this session, you'll explore the three phases of Attachment-Focused EMDR treatment: assessment and preparation; processing and integration; and creativity, spirituality and integration. You'll also get valuable techniques to help prepare your clients for treatment.

Session 5: The Modified Protocol

How does an EMDR therapist manage challenging clinical situations? This session gets into strategies and steps to modify the standard EMDR protocol. Through demonstration videos and discussion, you'll learn the 5 benefits of the modified EMDR protocol and explore how and why you should adapt the standard EMDR protocol for clients with attachment wounds.

Session 6: Successful Target Development

In this session, you'll master techniques to get through the most challenging parts of EMDR therapy. You'll get 4 ways to integrate an Attachment-Focus into the desensitisation, installation, closure and re-evaluation phases of EMDR, plus you'll gain valuable strategies to successfully use the bridging technique.

Session 7: Helping Clients with Processing Difficulties and Using Interweaves

Processing difficulties can quickly derail an EMDR session if you aren't prepared for them. In this session, Dr Parnell teaches you techniques to help your 'stuck' client work through their processing difficulties by:

  • Working with abreactions
  • Helping clients who dissociate during EMDR
  • Working with numbness, sleepiness and memory changing

Through in-session video demonstrations and discussion, Dr Parnell will teach interweave strategies and show you the right way to close an EMDR session so your clients can fully process their memories and leave the session at peace.

Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR Course:
A clinician’s guide to healing trauma and developmental deficits

Value price £592.79
Today Only £149.99
 (VAT Inclusive)

EARN 8.75 CPD HOURS (+8.5 bonus CPD hours)

Priority Enrolment Period Ends Soon!


"Dr Parnell is an exceptional teacher and EMDR therapist/trainer. Her workshops are outstanding — I highly recommend them to colleagues looking for expert guidance in EMDR and related therapies."

—Bessel van der Kolk, MD


Enrol now and you'll also get these FREE bonuses...A £272.66 value!


Attachment-focused EMDR for an Eating Disorder

In this in-session video, Dr Parnell demonstrates how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR with a client struggling with binge eating. You’ll watch the client transform before your eyes as Dr Parnell guides her through installing a positive cognition during their EMDR session.

Attachment-focused EMDR to Heal a Relationship Trauma

Triggered by a recent situation that activated a strong emotional response, the client in this in-session video describes how he had been emotionally harmed by the actions of a previous therapist. Watch and learn the Attachment-Focused EMDR techniques Dr Parnell uses to help the client feel grounded and at peace.

Attachment-focused EMDR for the Repair of Early Childhood Separation and Loss

During this in-session video, Dr Parnell demonstrates how to use Attachment-Focused EMDR with trauma from early childhood separation and loss. Overwhelmed by anxiety, trouble sleeping and irritability related to a future move, the client presents distressed and tearful as she describes her fears and concerns about leaving her friends and family to move to a new city.

Attachment-Focused EMDR for Early Child Sexual Abuse by a Stranger

During this session, Dr Parnell works with a client with a history of sexual assaults and childhood physical abuse. The client reports symptoms of dissociation and present-day triggers that are troubling to her. This session demonstrates the use of resources and the modified EMDR protocol that allow the client to feel safe enough to enter and process her traumatic memories.

Attachment-focused EMDR for Panic and Anxiety

During this session, Dr Parnell works with a woman struggling with a life-limiting and debilitating phobia. Upon seeing or hearing young mothers with small children in distress, the client becomes so overwhelmed with anxiety and panic that she attempts to intervene or flee from the situation. Watch as Dr Parnell uses Attachment-Focused EMDR to help the client feel grounded and at peace.

EMDR for PTSD from a Natural Disaster

In this in-session video, you’ll watch Dr Parnell use the three-part protocol to bring the client to a single-session breakthrough where he feels solid, relaxed and confident that he can manage future events. Watch as Dr Parnell uses bilateral stimulation to help the client:

  • Process the pain and memories associated with past trauma
  • Identify and process the present stress
  • Imagine a future scenario of security and serenity

EMDR for a Sleep Issue Related to Medical Trauma

For the client in this demonstration video, the trauma associated with a medical procedure keeps her from being able to sleep well and wake rested. By integrating bilateral stimulation into therapy, Dr Parnell guides the client through processing her memories and emotional triggers. As the session progresses, the client begins to view her bed as a safe and welcoming space, and is no longer afraid of falling asleep.

EMDR for Panic and Anxiety in an Overwhelmed Single Mother

In this session, the client, a single mother of four children, presents with a terror that her children will get sick. This case is complicated, multifaceted and contains multiple contributors linked to her stress and anxiety. You’ll watch as Dr Parnell successfully uses EMDR to provide same day relief and a significant diminishment of her anxiety by the end of the session.

EMDR for Fear of Public Speaking

In this session, the client's severe anticipatory anxiety is causing sleepless nights and preventing her from advancing her career. Watch as Dr Parnell uses EMDR to address the client reach her goal of being a more confident presenter.

Laurel Parnell, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on EMDR. A clinical psychologist, she has trained thousands in EMDR in her international workshops. Dr Parnell is the author of A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR, EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children, Transforming Trauma: EMDR, Tapping In: A Step-by-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, and Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma as well as articles and a chapter in the EMDR Casebook. 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-centred 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.

Speaker Disclosure
Financial: Laurel Parnell is in private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Laurel Parnell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

You'll get ALL this in ONE online CPD course:
Over 19 hours of training on healing trauma and developmental deficits through Attachment-Focused EMDR Course. Click here for course objectives and outline. Please note: this course is not a substitute for basic EMDR training, which should be completed prior to making use of this course material.
Online message boards to collaborate with other professionals also taking the course. You'll be part of a community of hundreds of practitioners all focused on these materials, providing valuable opportunities to share insight and experiences to build your professional network. 
Earn 8.75 CPD Hours (+8.5 bonus CPD hours)
Unlimited online access to the portal, plus you can download all videos and materials to keep forever. Review the course materials at your own pace and at your convenience! Plus, use the PESI Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.

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Register for this intensive training course without risk. If you're not completely satisfied, give us a call at 01235847393. We’re that confident you'll find this learning experience to be all that's promised and more than you expected.

So, what happens next?

  • Register now for instant access to the online portal for this course. Watch your email for your order confirmation
  • Login to begin viewing videos at your own pace.
  • Start interacting with hundreds of online attendees via chat message boards.
  • Complete your CPD tests online when it's convenient for you, to earn 8.75 CPD Hours (+8.5 bonus CPD hours)



Laurel Parnell’s Attachment-Focused EMDR Course:
A clinician’s guide to healing trauma and developmental deficits

Value price £592.79
Today Only £149.99
 (VAT Inclusive)

EARN 8.75 CPD HOURS (+8.5 bonus CPD hours)

Priority Enrolment Period Ends Soon!


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