COVID-19 NOTICE: No face-to-face trainings will be held until the COVID-19 threat has substantially passed. EMDRIA has approved an online EMDR Part I training on June 26-28, 2020 and an online Part II training on September 11-13, 2020.
Dr. Manfield has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist since 1975. He has authored or edited five books about psychotherapy and the use of EMDR. An international trainer, he has taught in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. In January, 2001, he was honored to be featured in the book, "3 Minute Consultations with America's Greatest Psychotherapists." (Jason Aronson, Publishers) He is currently Northern California Regional Coordinator for the EMDR International Association. Click here for information about the 2019 Regional Meeting (Mini-conference) at Preservation Park on March 30, 2019.
This technique is used during the preparation phase of EMDR, and allows clients to reduce the disturbance associated with extremely painful memories without actually feeling the pain.