George Abbott, PhD

George Abbott completed doctoral training at Temple University in Philadelphia. His major professional activities have involved the practice and teaching of clinical hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He has lectured and taught on several topics, including EMDR, clinical hypnosis, meditation, stress management, and therapy with adolescents. He formerly taught clinical psychology and child clinical psychology at Smith College.

Dr. Abbott’s primary doctoral research was in the area of hypnotizability and family functioning. Later, in 1992, he founded the Association for the Advancement of Skill in Clinical Hypnosis (AASCH). He published the AASCH Newsletter for 7 years. He continues to serve as the organization’s chairperson. Dr. Abbott is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, and is a certified EMDR Trainer. He has been an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant since 2001. He has presented workshops at the EMDRIA International Conference in 2004 and 2005.

Currently, he serves as a national Trainer in the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. Dr. Abbott established the Stress Management Program-a mindfulness-based stress reduction course-at Holyoke Medical Center in 1995, and served as the Program’s senior clinician for 10 years. He was honored to deliver the 2007 plenary address, “The Miracle of Mindfulness / The Miracle of EMDR,” at the WMEMDRIA annual conference.

Personal Statement
I have the great fortune to be able to do the work I most love, that is to practice psychotherapy, and to train and consult to others who share this love of healing work across the US. Discovering clinical hypnosis, mindfulness practice, and EMDR in my career has added richness to my professional life, and powerful tools for the practice of healing. I have made it my highest priority to learn these approaches and to bring the fruits of this learning to both clients and colleagues.

George Abbott, Ph.D.
EMDR Trainer for the Humanitarian Assistance Programs
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant
EMDR Institute Facilitator

Individual & Group Consultation

Individual Psychotherapy

Workshops & Webinars