Philip Manfield, PhD

Philip Manfield, PhD, has practiced psychotherapy in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975. He has authored or edited five books about psychotherapy and EMDR and taught on six continents. Most of the cases in Dr. Manfield’s two most recent books, Dyadic Resourcing: Creating a Foundation for Processing Trauma and EMDR Up-Close: Subtleties of Trauma Processing, have been included in a free website containing more than 40 free full length clinical videos ( Most recently, Dr. Manfield has developed the flash technique, a process used in the preparation phase of EMDR that permits overwhelmingly disturbing memories to be processed with virtually no pain. A paper describing the flash technique appeared in the November, 2017 issue of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Currently, research papers verifying the effectiveness and safety of the flash technique have been submitted and are under review by various professional journals.

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