SonomaPTI Director of Training
Dr. Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D.
Dr. Leeds is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Instructor in EMDR and an EMDR Europe accredited EMDR trainer. He has conducted EMDR training for more than 13,000 clinicians at some 135 training programs in the United States, Canada, France, England and Japan. Dr. Leeds received initial training in EMDR in 1991. He is the author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols for Clinicians, Supervisors, and Consultants, 2nd Ed. (2016, Springer Publishing Company: New York) book chapters and journal articles.
SonomaPTI Training Consultants and Supervisors
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Dr. Robert Benavides Jr., Ed.D.
Diane Di Grazia, M.A., MFT
Wendy Sue Horn, LCSW
Christine Sells, Ph.D.
Christine Sells, Ph.D., is a private practice therapist in Newport Beach, CA. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in New York, and her Master’s and Advanced Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She brings over two decades of licensed practice as a psychologist to the community and has worked as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Argosy University. She has served as an expert witness performing forensic evaluations for the Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Court systems and has led sex offender group therapy via the Orange County Probation Department. She maintains an ongoing volunteer relationship with WomenShelter of Long Beach as a psychologist serving their domestic violence survivors. In her private practice, she specializes in the EMDR treatment of trauma-related issues impacting children, adolescents and adults, and she also has a passion in training future EMDR therapists via group and individual consultation services. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist and an EMDRIA Consultant in Training.
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Our mission and philosophySonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute provides evidence-based, post-graduate education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of survivors of trauma and neglect through public workshops and home study programs.
Sonoma PTI conducts scholarly research that supports the development and delivery of high quality educational and training programs.
We are committed to foster understanding, compassion and competence in clinical assessment and treatment of childhood neglect and abuse and lifespan trauma.
We promote the use of findings and principles from positive psychology in prevention and treatment programs.
We strive to maintain the highest standards of scholarship for historical depth and recent findings.
Our programs present context on issues where there is current consensus as well as where there is scholarly disagreement.
Licensed Training SitesThe SonomaPTI training model is now being licensed to select, highly qualified EMDR International Association Approved Consultants. These EMDRIA approved providers of basic training meet EMDRIA standards and are separate business. They use the same training format as our original Northern California program. They schedule four two-day weekends about four weeks apart with consultation sessions included. They use the same participant manual and the same presentation slides. Please use the contact us form if you have questions about licensing the SonomaPTI program for use in your area. Please use the links below to learn about these training programs and schedules.
EMDR Center of the Rockies
7430 E. Caley Ave. Ste. 130E
Centennial, CO 80111