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About the Author
Andrew M. Leeds, PhD, is a California-licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist with 40 years of experience in the private practice of psychotherapy. He is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, which offers basic and advanced training programs in EMDR therapy.
Dr. Leeds received his initial EMDR therapy training in 1991 and became an EMDR therapy training supervisor that same year. In 1993, he became an EMDR therapy trainer. He has conducted basic EMDR therapy trainings for 15,000 clinicians at 140 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England, and Japan. Dr. Leeds has presented papers on EMDR therapy for regional, national, and international conferences and is the author of a book, book chapters, and journal articles on EMDR therapy. He served for two years on the Standards and Training Committee of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and for three years as an elected member of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. Dr. Leeds is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, and in 2013 was a guest editor for the Journal. Dr. Leeds has contributed to the evolution of EMDR by articulating, publishing, and teaching the EMDR procedure he named Resource Development and Installation (RDI). In 1999, he received an EMDRIA award for creative innovation in the development of EMDR as well as the Ronald A. Martinez, PhD Memorial Award. In 2013, he received the Francine Shapiro award from EMDRIA.