The Parnell Institute

Attachment-Focused EMDR Training

We train mental health professionals to address the whole person — body, mind, heart, and spirit — and to adapt their technique and approach to meet the needs of each individual.

The Parnell Institute is the leading authority on Attachment-Focused EMDR and a major provider of training and educational programs. Developed by Dr. Laurel Parnell, Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) is a therapy that heals trauma including from early childhood abuse and neglect.

AF-EMDR emphasizes a client-centered, reparative approach that recognizes the uniqueness of each individual treating the whole person within his or her cultural context.

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Training Mental Health Professionals

Our trainings and workshops equip clinicians in Attachment-Focused EMDR (AF-EMDR) and emphasize reparative therapeutic relationships using a combination of Resource Tapping, EMDR, and Talk Therapy.

Equipping Therapists with Tools & Resources

Our recordings and print materials allow mental health professionals to learn on their own time so they’re better prepared to meet the growing needs of their client base.

Certifying Highly Skilled Clinicians

Our certification program combines classroom learning with individual mentorship. We’ll oversee your growth and provide custom consultation each step of the way.

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Our People-focused Approach

We teach clinicians how to effectively tailor their approach to each individual’s culture, psychology, gender, and background..

Alleviate Suffering. Change Lives.

We equip clinicians with effective relational therapy techniques while raising awareness and educating people about the power of Attachment-Focused EMDR.

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