Philip Manfield, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Consultant and Trainer

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Dr. Philip Manfield: I am a psychotherapist with over forty years clinical experience. Although a significant portion of my professional activity is devoted to EMDR training and consultation with other therapists, I still reserve half my hours for direct provision of treatment to clients. Over the years I have worked with and helped hundreds of individuals and couples through a wide range of difficulties. My style is respectful, interactive and dynamic,  I've learned that there are a lot of ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. For example, for individuals with problems arising from recent traumatic events or from childhood trauma or neglect, whose parents may have been inconsistent or worse, I often combine EMDR with cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic strategies. My office is in Alblany, CA across the creek from El Cerrito Plaza. (I am no longer seeing clients in Walnut Creek, CA or Berkeley, CA.)

Dr. Manfield has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist since 1975. He has authored or edited five books about psychotherapy and the use of EMDR. An international trainer, he has taught in the US, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. In January, 2001, he was honored to be featured in the book, "3 Minute Consultations with America's Greatest Psychotherapists." (Jason Aronson, Publishers) He is currently Northern California Regional Coordinator for the EMDR International Association. Click here for information about the 2019 Regional Meeting (Mini-conference) at Preservation Park on March 30, 2019.

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Dr. Manfield can be reached by telephone at 510-849-9411 or 925-944-0805, or by email: pem49.jpg (15594 bytes) (This address is intentionally difficult to read. the second letter in the email address is "e" The last three are "edu").

Directions to Dr. Manfield's offices:

Address for new Albany Office: (405 Kains Ave., Suite 105, Alblany, 94706) 

Walnut Creek Office: As of November 1, 2018, I am longer be seeing clients in Berkeley or Walnut Creek. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

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Web links for information about EMDR: 

Videos of 27 full sessions of EMDR and Dyadic Resourcing conducted by Dr. Manfield are available for a small fee to any licensed clinician or interns through JFK University CE Dept.  Most of the sessions included in Dr. Manfield's two most recent books are included in this collection. They can be accessed through of 27 full sessions of EMDR and Dyadic Resourcing conducted by Dr. Manfield are available for a small fee to any licensed clinician or interns through JFK University CE Dept.  Most of the sessions included in Dr. Manfield's two most recent books are included in this collection. They can be accessed through

Free Stuff for Therapists:

Free Videos of 30 full sessions of EMDR, including ten of Dyadic Resourcing and twenty of EMDR Trauma Processing, conducted by Dr. Manfield are available free to stream. They can be accessed through

Books by Dr. Manfield can be ordered from this page or through major book vendors:

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"EMDR Up Close. provides a rare opportunity to get inside the mind of a talented and experienced EMDR therapist as he works with both straightforward and complex therapeutic challenges. Dr. Manfield provides verbatim transcripts with commentary at each choice point that explains why he chooses to use one intervention over another, what cues he is attending to, and what language he employs for his interventions. This book would be valuable for both beginning and seasoned EMDR therapists. It will assist newly trained therapists in developing their capacity to understand how to handle the challenges that inevitably arise during EMDR sessions. It would also be valuable for advanced practitioners because it would expose them to Dr. Manfield’s elaborations and refinements of Francine Shapiro’s brilliant protocol." - Lewis Engel, PhD is an EMDR Consultant, Contibutor to EMDR Casebook, and author of Imaginary Crimes: Why We Punish Ourselves and How to Stop


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"What I most enjoyed about this book is the sense that I was listening to a master clinician, and watching him put all of his skills to work in the service of EMDR. Basically, watching a lifetime of experience.  It is more complete on this topic (resourcing) than anything else I am aware of. I will be recommending it as a primary source on resource development." - Robert Tinker, PhD, Co-author with Sandra Wilson, PhD: Through the Eyes of a Child: EMDR with Children, (W.W.Norton, 1999)

A Portuguese language version is also available.


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"This volume opens the door and allows us to view the practices of a diverse group of seasoned EMDR clinicians.  EMDR Casebook allows readers to consider the implications of an integrated, focused therapeutic approach to the treatment of a wide range of often resistant pathologies. It also extends an open invitation to readers to further expand the EMDR knowledge-base in terms of both innovative theoretical and preactical applications." - Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

"I found this to be a highly readable volume and recommend it to clinicians interested in using EMDR for an expanding range of patient concerns." - Donnah Nickerson-Reiti, M.D., in Psychiatric Services

(A German language version of Extending EMDR entitled, Innovative EMDR - Ansatze, is now available from Junfermann Publishers).   You can order or find out more about Extending EMDR or EMDR Casebook by clicking here on |
Extending EMDR  

"Extending EMDR is an important and necessary addition to the library of any clinician using EMDR." - David A. Console, M.D., The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas.

"This volume offers a vivid picture of the practice and expanding range of applications (of EMDR)." - Paul Wachtel, Ph.D., City U. of N. Y.

"This rich complexity makes for a volume that can be instructive in helping to define the very process and parameters of change." - Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.




Split Self, Split Object)  

"Dr. Manfield's book is nothing less than a masterwork of clinical teaching. ... It is a real gift to mental health professionals and to the people they serve." - Stephen M. Johnson, Ph.D., author of Humanizing the Narcissistic Style and Character Styles.

"Split Self/ Split Object is a brilliant and highly readable book." - Jeffrey Seinfeld, Ph.D., author of The Empty Core.





3 minute consultation copy.jpg (52244 bytes) "The essays in this book, written by the most prominent psychotherapists today, are taken from their seminal works. Divided into two parts, this resourceful collection covers basic issues that come up in every therapy and addresses specific situations for the psychotherapist, counselor, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, student, and layperson." - Editorial Review

If you have any difficulty obtaining these books contact the author, Philip Manfield at pem49.jpg (15594 bytes) or telephone 510-849-9411

EMDR Casebook, edited by Philip Manfield, Ph.D.  Published by  W.W. Norton, 2003. List price: $27

Extending EMDR: A Casebook of Innovative Applications, edited by Philip Manfield, Ph.D.  Published by  W.W. Norton, 1998. List price: $37

Split Self/ Split Object: Understanding and Treating Borderline, Narcissistic and Schizoid Disorders by Philip Manfield, Ph.D.   Published by  Jason Aronson, 1992.   List price: $55

Most booksellers typically sell these books at a discount, usually about 20% off of the list price.


EMDR Professional Consultation

Groups (Ongoing) Conducted by Dr. Manfield

For becoming an EMDRIA approved consultant:

     Third Fridays of each month: 10am to 11:50am combination telephone and face-to-face

Monthly Face to Face:

    First Fridays: 10-11:45am  - face-to-face, FREE Study Group, Drop in

           (study group is held at Northbrae Community Church, Berkeley, CA and open to all EMDR-trained

            clinicians at no charge. This group is large and does NOT offer credit as a consultation group, although cases are often discussed.)

    Second Fridays: 9:30am-11:20am  $80 face-to-face  (Seasoned EMDR therapists) 

    Third Fridays: 12-1:50pm $80 face-to-face  (Seasoned EMDR therapists) 

    Second Fridays: 12-1:50pm $80 face-to-face  (New group especially for newly trained EMDR therapists) 

    Third Fridays: 10-11:50am $80 face-to-face  (New group especially for newly trained EMDR therapists)

Monthly Telephone Groups (All times are Pacific Coast time):

    First Fridays: 3:00pm-3:50pm  $40 telephone

    First Thursdays: 11:00am-11:50am  $40 telephone

    First Mondays: 12-12:50pm $40 telephone

    Second Mondays: 12-12:50pm $40 telephone

    Third Mondays: 12-12:50pm $40 telephone

CONTACT Dr. Manfield directly to inquire about available spaces in ongoing groups or for individual consultation:

     Dr. Manfield can be reached by telephone at 925-944-0805 or 925-944-0805, or by email at pem49.jpg (15594 bytes)  (the first three letters are "pem")

   The fee for individual consultation is $200/hr.

HOW TO ENROLL: People interested in enrolling in a telephone consultation group should select a group and email Dr. Manfield

       at pem49.jpg (15594 bytes) (the first three letters are "pem") indicating their interest in the selected group. Assuming there is space in the group, Dr. Manfield will

       email back that you have been enrolled in the group, and you will receive an e-invitation with instructions, including the telephone

       dial-in number, the access code that allows you to join the discussion, and arrangements for payment. It is requested that participants pay for ten

       group meetings in advance. (Alternate arrangements can be made.) While enrolled, participants are responsible for payment for all meetings,

       whether or not they are able to attend. Absense from two consecutive groups without communicating intent to remain in the group may result

       in a participant being removed from the group.

HOW TO UNENROLL: A week's notice is required for withdrawal from a group. Any unused funds after withdrawal will be refunded. If group

       attendance is purely to satisfy the training requirement of 10 consultation hours, an attendee may want to withdraw from a group once that

       requirement is satisfied. This must be communicated explicitly.  Requesting a certificate of completion is not equivalent to withdrawal from a

       group, nor is exhausting of prepaid group fees. To request a certificate of completion, send an email to your consultant with the dates of the

       consultations you have attended. As indicated above, group consultation is $40/hr. Individual consultation is currently $200/hr.

BECOMING EMDRIA CERTIFIED: After you have completed the training, including the 10 required hours of consultation, you can begin

       to work towards EMDRIA CERTIFICATION. If Dr. Manfield is providing consultation to you for this purpose, about half way through the

       consultation process (or before), he will ask you to bring in and go over at least one recording (video, audio or transcript) of an EMDR session. This is not a test, but

      part of the learning/training process. Reviewing at least one of your EMDR sessions will enable him to point out issues that would not come up in a self-generated account

      of your sessions, and will enable him to write you a letter of recommendation with confidence.


 Other Consultation Groups and Consultants Approved by Dr. Manfield

for Participants in his Trainings:

Consultation Groups with Lewis Engel:

        Alternate Fridays, noon to 12:55pm 

        Dr. Engel can be reached at 415-978-9011 or at

Consultation Groups with Carol Odsess:

        TBA (all groups meet once or twice per month)

       Dr. Odsess can be reached at 510-559-8240 or codsess at

Consultation Groups with April Wise:

        Fridays 1-3 (all groups meet once per month)

        Thurs(once per month) 7pm-9pm

       April Wise can be reached at 253-0740 or

Consultation Groups with Charles Wickstrand:

       First Fridays 6-8pm

       Charles Wickstrand can be reached at 510-530-9434  or


Consultation Groups with Colleen West:

       Fridays (various)

       Colleen West can be reached at 510-412-2155  or

Consultation Groups with Sara Brashear

       Mondays 6pm, once/mo, in Sonoma, CA.

       Sara Brashear can be reached at 707-361-2493

Consultation Groups with Dean Dickerson:

       First Fridays 9-11am in Davis

       Dr. Dickerson also conducts more advanced groups in various CA locations, and can be reached at 530-756-0555 x-102 or

Consultation Groups with Rachel Walker:

       First and Third Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:30pm

       Rachel Walker can be reached at 510-501-2936


Other consultants approved for providing the required consultation for Dr. Manfield's trainings:  Rena Zahorsky (408-266-7826 x-107), Nancy Joyce (925-286-6580), Rachel Walker (510-845-2225 ), Carol Odsess (510-559-8240),   David Manfield (502-223-2391), Karen Forte (541-388-0095), Cynthia Kong (415-285-1987), Harriet Sage (510-527-6100), and further north in California, Sara Brashear (707-361-2493), Dean Dickerson (530-756-0555 x-102 ), Susan Curry (530-304-9927), and Merril Powers (530-852-5066 ), all Portland and Washington EMDRIA-approved consultants.



Dr. Manfield's

EMDR Training Schedule

(for Mental Health Professionals):

For information and registration materials for the EMDR Parts I & II Trainings in Fresno, CA   June 9-11, 2017 and September TBA, Click Here.

For information and registration materials for the EMDR Parts I & II Trainings in Bend, OR   in Fall, 2017 please phone 510-457-6239.

For a listing of EMDR Trainings and Workshops on the West Coast, including those taught by Dr. Manfield in the S.F. Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno, Portland, Southern California and Hawaii, go to