Clinical Training

Dr. Manfield was trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro, the originator of EMDR, in 1991. He has been a faculty member of the EMDR Institute for roughly twenty years and is currently a facilitator for the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program.  Dr. Manfield is a contributor to Extending EMDR: A Casebook of Innovative Applications (P. Manfield, ed.). In addition, he is a founding member of the EMDR International Association and is the EMDRIA Regional Coordinator for Western Oregon. He has facilitated trainings worldwide and also has lead a consulting and supervision group for advanced EMDR clinicians since 2001.  Explore the following link for a fascinating collection of articles on EMDR and its applications:

In addition, Dr. Manfield is trained in family systems, marital and Gestalt therapies. He is particularly interested in ego state work and the enhancement of object relations and attachment.