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is a California licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist with 34 years of experience in the private practice of psychotherapy. He practices in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Leeds received his BA in Psychology with honors in 1972 from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an MA in Clinical Psychology in 1974 from Goddard College, and his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1983 from International College. After early training in Gestalt and Somatic psychotherapies, Dr. Leeds served a 2-year internship as program coordinator for an alcohol abuse treatment program in Santa Cruz and received his license as a Marriage and Family Therapist before going on to obtain his doctorate. During his doctoral program, he studied cognitive behavioral therapy, Ericksonian hypnosis, and self psychology. Dr. Leeds received his initial EMDR training in 1991 and became an EMDR training supervisor that same year. In 1993, he became an EMDR trainer. He has conducted EMDR trainings for 15,000 clinicians at 140 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England, and Japan. He has presented papers on EMDR for regional, national, and international conferences. He is the author of a book, book chapters, and several journal articles on EMDR. He served for 2 years on the Standards and Training Committee of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and for 3 years as an elected member of the EMDRIA Board of Directors. He presently serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research . He is an EMDRIAApproved Consultant providing consultation to EMDR clinicians around the world.