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), and treatment of trauma-related disorders, including the dissociative disorders. He has lectured and taught on several topics, including EMDR, clinical hypnosis, meditation, stress management, and trauma-related disorders. 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. Dr. Abbott is on the national faculty of the EMDR Institute, and is a certified EMDR Trainer for the Trauma Recovery/Humanitarian Assistance Programs. He has been an EMDR International Association Approved Consultant since 2001. He has presented workshops at the EMDRIA International Conference in 2004 and 2005.

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 serially presents an international webinar,  “The Miracle of Mindfulness / The Miracle of EMDR.”

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 powerful tools for the practice of healing, as well as added richness to my life.  I have made it my highest priority to advance these approaches for patients, students, and colleagues.

George Abbott, Ph.D.

EMDR Trainer for the Humanitarian Assistance Programs
EMDRIA-Approved Consultant
EMDR Institute Facilitator

George Abbott, PhD

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Workshops & Webinars