Dr. Philip Manfield: I am a psychotherapist with over forty years clinical experience. Although a significant portion of my professional activity is devoted to EMDR training and consultation with other therapists, I still reserve half my hours for direct provision of treatment to clients. Over the years I have worked with and helped hundreds of individuals and couples through a wide range of difficulties. My style is respectful, interactive and dynamic, I’ve learned that there are a lot of ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. For example, for individuals with problems arising from recent traumatic events or from childhood trauma or neglect, whose parents may have been inconsistent or worse, I often combine EMDR with cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic strategies. Most recently I have developed a technique (the “flash technique”) which has been demonstrated to accelerate EMDR and yet make it easier for clients to engage in.  My office is in Albany, CA across the creek from El Cerrito Plaza. (I no longer have offices in Walnut Creek, CA or Berkeley, CA.)

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 2021 Regional Meeting (Mini-Conference) on April 10, 2021.

An interview with Dr. Manfield